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East Asian nations currently represented at Imperial include:
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
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.
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 Time||Location||Event|
|17.00–21.00 (JST) Monday 27 March 2017||British Council Japan, 1-2, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0825 Japan||Education UK Spring Exhibition Japan by British Council|
|For East Asian events listed above the contact is Jake Ganymede|
Scholarships and awards
You can search all of our scholarships in one place using our scholarships search tool. Examples of scholarships for students from East Asia include:
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:
- Chinese Students and Scholars Association
- Chinese society
- Japanese society
- Korean society
- Taiwan 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.
In East Asia these include:
- Alumni Association of China (Beijing)
- Alumni Association of East China (Shanghai)
- Alumni Association of South China (Shenzhen)
- Alumni Association of Hong Kong
- South Kensington Kai, Japan
- Alumni Association of South Korea
- Alumni Association of Taiwan
"Studying at Imperial immerses you in the vibrant atmosphere in South Kensington, right in the epicentre of London. When I arrived here I quickly settled in and found it easy to become part of the College community. I have loved my time here so far and working as a President’s Ambassador have been lucky enough to get involved in some of the public events that the College organises throughout the year, which has made it even easier for me to make new friends outside my Department."
Vanessa Ho (Hong Kong), BSc Chemistry
Did you know?
Imperial College London is a global university, collaborating with universities, researchers and industry worldwide. Find out more about Imperial's links with East Asia.
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