Brazilian flags

Central and South American nations currently represented at Imperial include:

  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Mexico
  • Peru

International student support

As a student in London, you'll be welcomed into a city where over 300 languages are spoken and where over 100,000 students from 200 countries come to study each year.

Imperial is the most international university in the UK, and the fifth most international in the world. 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.

Visa advice

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 visits you

Come and meet us to ask any questions you may have about studying at Imperial.

Date and timeLocationEvent
14.30–19:00, Tuesday and Wednesday 28–29 March 2017 W Hotel, Isidora Goyenechea 3000, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile Santiago: Expo-estudiante

Scholarships and awards

You can search all of our scholarships in one place using our scholarships search tool. Examples of scholarships for students from Central and South America include:

Undergraduate students

President's Undergraduate Scholarships

Master's students

Chevening Scholarships

Research students

President's PhD Scholarships
Ciência sem Fronteiras (Brazil)

Student life

Our 350+ 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:

  • Dance society (Latin American, Ballroom, Salsa)
  • Latin American society
  • Portuguese-speaking society

Life beyond Imperial

Your relationship with Imperial does not end when you graduate. As an Imperial alumnus you will join a community of over 190,000 former students in 200 countries. We have alumni groups worldwide to help you build links with other former students.

"Coming from a developing country, studying abroad is not particularly easy to reach. Having the opportunity to study with this scholarship at one of the highest ranked universities in the world has completely changed my life. My research is now linked to a broader global project on poverty alleviation, which would have been unimaginable a couple of years ago."

Boris Fernando Ochoa-Toachi (Ecuador), Imperial College PhD scholar, PhD Civil Engineering