FAQs

1. What is the current intake rate and how many people are expected to be on the course?

We get roughly 5 applications per available place. Between 25 and 35 people will be on the course.

2. What is the deadline for applications?

 

Applications for this course are accepted from November onwards. Offers are made to suitable applicants throughout the year, until the course quota has been filled. At that point, applications to the course are closed. This usually happens in June, therefore we recommend applicants submit applications by the end of February to ensure their application is seen before the course is full.

Applications are rarely accepted after early August.

3. What is the total cost of the course, including bench fees?

To find out more information about fees and what status you would be given (Home/EU or overseas), please visit the Registry department's fees status website and their webpage giving information about the current cost of fees.

Fees for this course include both tuition and bench fees.

To find out more information about fees and what status you would be given (Home/EU or overseas), please visit the Registry department's fees status website and their webpage giving information about the current cost of fees.

Fees for this course include both tuition and bench fees.

If you receive an offer of a place on the course, you will need to complete the terms of the offer (See Application Procedure) before you are accepted by the College. Once you have completed the terms of your offer and received your acceptance letter, you will be asked to pay a deposit of 10% of the full course fees. Full details of deposit payments are sent with offer letters. Candidates who are sponsored and whose fee sponsorship is fully confirmed will not be requested to make the prepayment as the sponsors will be invoiced for the full fee.

Please note that the College Tuition Fees Team deals with all tuition fee payments, not the MSc. Immunology course administrator; please see the Tuiton fees webpage, or contact the Tuition Fees Team directly, for more information on paying fees and the deposit.

4. I've heard that living in London is expensive - can you give me an idea of the costs involved?

Have a look at Living in London to get an idea of the costs of living in London. In addition Imperial's Student Handbook has information about fees, living expenses and how to apply for extra funds. Our advice is to find somewhere close to the Imperial College Hammersmith Campus where the course is based - this reduces transport costs and saves you travelling time (essential when working in the lab.)

5. Are there any accommodation arrangements?

College Accommodation:
It is possible to apply for Imperial College accommodation but home students should be aware that it is rare for home postgraduates to be assigned a room especially at the start of term - college accommodation is somewhat limited and is thus reserved for Overseas students for whom arranging accommodation in advance of the course start is more difficult. Once you have applied and been formally offered a place on the course, your name will be added to the accommodation waiting list.

The Imperial College accommodation website gives a lot of helpful information about accommodation in London.

Private Housing:
Private housing in London is expensive if you wish to live alone. Consequently most MSc students live in shared houses with other students because it is less expensive and beneficial in terms of Council Tax exemption. There are numerous ways to find housing in London - through estate agents, free-advert papers, adverts in shop windows or online. There is help available on the College website but, you may also want to try typing "London student flat share" into Google - this will give you numerous websites dedicated to help students find flats (N.B. Google is an external website, not monitored by the College. Consequently the College cannot take responsibility for the content found).

 

6. I'm an international student - can you offer me any help with visas etc?

The Imperial College website for International students has a wealth of information and has contact details for people who can help you more.

7. Are there any studentships available for the course?

There are no studentships available specifically for the MSc Immunology course but there are Faculty of Medicine studentships and some further sources of funding available, including the UK Government webpages*.

* Please note that these websites are updated throughout the year and may not list studentships if the deadline for this year has passed - if this is the case, check again later in the year for new information.

8. I'm a mature student hoping to do the MSc Imm. course to further my current career - is there any funding available for me?