Information for international counsellors
We understand the important role that international teachers and counsellors play in your students' university application journey and we can support you during each stage of the UCAS cycle - from advising on courses and the UCAS application process to answering questions from offer-holders.
If you have any questions, or you are holding a careers events or would like to request a presentation/webinar for your school, please contact the International Recruitment Team.
You may find the following resources on the UCAS application process useful when advising your students and writing the UCAS references. You and your students can also find out more about Imperial through our open days, webinars, Global Summer School or chatting to our current students.
- UCAS guidance for Advisors (UCAS website)
- UCAS guidance on writing references (UCAS website)
- BMAT guide for teachers
- Imperial Undergraduate Admissions - Information Session for International Advisors (webinar recorded 20 May 2020)
- Undergraduate open days
- Undergraduate webinars
- Global Summer School
- Group visits to the South Kensington campus
- Chat to our current students
What makes a successful applicant?
Mel Williams, Director of Admissions and Student Support (Financial and International) at Imperial College London, talks about the process of applying to universities like Imperial through UCAS. (Recorded for the 2019 Open Days)
Personal Statement Advice
Richard Patient from the Student Recruitment and Outreach department talks about things to consider when writing your personal statement, and advice on how to go about writing it. (Recorded for the Open Day 2018)
Global Summer School
Imperial invites students to experience a summer like no other on our intensive two-week residential programme - students will learn from academic experts, surrounded by state of the art environments for Medicine and Life Sciences, Physics and Engineering.
We attend a number of international counsellor conferences throughout the year - participating in networking events and presenting in panel discussions. These are excellent opportunities to meet us and ask any questions you have about Imperial.
For more information about these events, email the International Recruitment team.
CIS Global Forum on International Admission and Guidance
- Date and time: 17 - 19 November 2020, 09.00 to 17.00 CET (time is provisional)
- Place: Virtual conference
- Register: CIS Global Forum
International HE Advisors newsletter
Stay up to date with the latest news from Imperial by joining our e-newsletter mailing list for international teachers and school counsellors.
With three editions a year, regular newsletter topics include:
- New undergraduate courses
- Scholarships for international students
- Imperial visits to your country
- On-campus events and summer schools
- Student profiles
- Events for HE advisors
On occasion, we may also send important news updates in between newsletters. You will have the option to opt in to these further updates when you subscribe. *
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Hear more from our current international students
Akila, final-year Biological Sciences with Management, India
Akila talks: Student accommodation, moving away from home and the Imperial Indian Society
Meet Akila, a Biological Sciences with Management student from Bangalore, India. She shares what life is like as an International student studying and living in London. She reflects on finding a home away from home in London by finding support from the large Asian community here. She shares her journey from the application process to choosing accommodation to life in the capital.
Daniel, first-year Biomedical Engineering, Spain
Daniel talks: Imperial's quality of teaching, the African Caribbean society and curly fries
Meet Daniel, a first-year Biomedical Engineering student from Spain who shares his experience with us so far. He talks about making friends, joining the African Caribean society and his love for curly fries from our student union pub.
Erica, first-year Biological Sciences, Canada
Erica talks: Canada, Imperial's clubs and societies and embracing life in London
Meet first-year Biological Sciences student, Erica from Toronto, Canada. One of the main reasons Erica chose Imperial as her first choice was the social aspect of university life. She is part of Art society, Pilots club and the Tennis club which has allowed her to learn new skills, make friends and have fun!
Kah Yan, second-year Medical Bioscience student, Malaysia
Kah Yan talks: Malaysia, Imperial's scientific research and settling into life in London
Second-year Medical Biosciences student Kah Yan from Malaysia shares her experience of being an international student and how she settled into university life in London
Ramana, third-year Aeronautics, Singapore
Ramana talks: Spacecraft, Singapore and money saving tips
International student Ramana discusses his passion for planes and engineering from a young age and the reason he chose to relocate to London to study Aeronautical Engineering with us. He shares his top budgeting tips and why London is the best city to live in!