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The College has a community of over 70 students from Australia and New Zealand. The majority of these students are studying undergraduate programmes with a strong tendency towards Engineering and Natural Sciences.
Since 2004, researchers from Imperial have co-published more than 4,000 articles with colleagues based at institutions in Australia and New Zealand. You can find out more about our links with Australia and New Zealand on our Global Imperial website.
International student support
Our International Student Support team offers a range of dedicated support for overseas students, including an international welcome event for new students and a year-round social programme.
They can also provide information on a range of relevant issues, such as opening a bank account in the UK and accessing the National Health Service.
English language support
Our Centre for Academic English offers a three-week pre-sessional English course for students who have met our English language requirements, but wish to further develop their academic language and literacy before starting their course.
The Centre also provides free English language support throughout your time here. This includes courses and workshops on academic writing, presentations, social English and academic listening, as well as one-to-one consultations and online resources.
We offer specialist immigration advice, including on Tier 4 (general) student visas, before you arrive and throughout your studies. One-year Master’s students can access a streamlined visa process and may stay in the UK for six months after their studies.
Imperial welcomes applications from a range of international qualifications at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Entry and selection criteria for each course vary and there are further details on each course page. You can refer to the general entry requirement pages for guidance on the minimum grades that are usually expected in your qualification.
English language requirements
It is important to meet the minimum English language proficiency criteria for your course. You can see the list of accepted qualifications and the required scores on our English language requirements pages:
Scholarships and awards
Our 380+ student-run societies, clubs and projects also provide a supportive social network, bringing together people who share a similar interest, course or culture. See the full list on Imperial College Union's website, including more information on:
- Australian society
Life beyond Imperial
Your relationship with Imperial does not end when you graduate. Some of our international alumni stay in the UK, for instance on a Graduate Entrepreneurs visa. Find out what some of our recent Graduate Entrepreneurs are doing.
Others move abroad again, and as an Imperial alumnus you will join a community of over 190,000 former students in 200 countries. We have alumni groups worldwide and you can join our online platform Imperial Plexus to help you build links with other former students.
In Australasia these include:
- Alumni Association of New South Wales, Australia
- Alumni Association of Victoria, Australia
- Alumni Association of Western Australia
"I came to Imperial to study because of its high level of education, its location and its links with industry. Not only am I studying at one of the best universities in the world, but I also get to live in one of the most interesting and vibrant cities in the world! Imperial has a very international feel to it. I think it’s interesting and important to meet lots of different people from diverse backgrounds. It has really opened my eyes to learn about different people’s beliefs and ways of life."
Renee Tonkin (New Zealand), BSc Biochemistry
"Studying at Imperial and living in the city of London has opened my mind to many more opportunities. While there is less of the closed community feeling that a Kiwi city can offer, I feel encouraged to craft a unique and personal university experience that I can cherish for the rest of my life. I was able to travel to explore the different European cultures; meet students from places that I've never heard of; get stuck in labs and work alongside professors on their research projects; and have the opportunity to join over 370 clubs and societies. "
Vanessa Tang (New Zealand), MEng Chemical Engineering