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Entry requirements for international qualifications

Find out more about the average entry requirements for our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Imperial visits you

Members of Imperial staff make regular visits overseas to meet prospective students. Please see our list of overseas education fairs for our forthcoming visits to North America.

Professor Robert Winston appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Professor Robert Winston appears on The Late Late Show

Professor Robert Winston, Chair of Science Communication at Imperial College, doing some impressive science experimens.

Scholarships and awards

In addition to the main College and departmental scholarships, international students may also be eligible for country-specific scholarships.

Examples of scholarships for students from North America include:

Master's programmes
Fulbright – Imperial College London Award

Master's and PhD programmes
Imperial Marshall Scholarships
Imperial Commonwealth Scholarships
 (developing countries)

The eligibility criteria, application process and deadlines of scholarships will vary. Find out more about all our available scholarships and tuition fees in our undergraduate and postgraduate student finance webpages.

Student life

Clubs, societies and student-led projects
Students can participate in over 310 extracurricular student-led projects, clubs and societies including:

  • North American Society
  • American Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Dodgeball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse

Find out more at the Imperial College Union website.

Student Profiles

Ioanna Karpathiou - USA/Greece (2015)

MRes Bioengineering


Why did you choose Imperial College London?
It was one of the only universities which offered my unique field of interest, being ultrasound. Of the universities that did offer this research it was the most advanced and offered the most opportunities for novel research at a Master's level. The labs are top of the line and offer all of the instrumentation necessary to perform research on site. This coupled with Imperial’s high rank and stellar reputation drove my decision.

Why did you choose to study this subject?
I studied Biomedical Sciences for my undergraduate degree and found that interdisciplinary research was becoming more common place. As a result, I wanted to diversify into Bioengineering as it offered the mathematics and physics missing from my first degree. I found ultrasound to be of particular interest due to its potential for non-invasive treatments.

Most interesting fact you have learnt during your course so far
That anyone can code! I had limited experience using programming software before starting my course. I am now comfortable using MatLab and look forward to learning more programs.

What are your career goals after your degree?
My aspiration is to build a biotech start-up and make the leap from lab bench to clinic as a way of contributing to better healthcare.

What do you like most about living in London?
That there is always something to do no matter where you are. Whether you like music, art, theatre, sports, reading, or just going for coffee with friends, you can find a venue that matches your interests.

What advice would you give prospective students?
Travel! Whether it is 20 minutes or 20 hours away, go out and explore. You never know what you may find, and the stories you bring back will last a lifetime.

Jeremy Sheung-Him Wu - Canada (2013)

MSci Mathematics, year 2


Why did you choose Imperial College London?
Studying in the UK, particularly at Imperial, was always attractive to me during the application process. The most influential reasons that made me choose Imperial were the immediate specialisation in a discipline that I enjoyed, exciting prospects about living in London, and the desire to be out of my comfort zone in order to make new friends from many nationalities.

What activities and clubs have you been involved with at Imperial College London?
Currently, I am part of the Badminton Society, Muay Thai Society, and Wing Chun Society. During secondary education, I enjoyed playing badminton often and so I wanted to continue this passion. Furthermore, I always had the desire to learn martial arts and self-defence; however, I never committed to this endeavour, but after visiting Fresher’s Fair and seeing all of these opportunities, I knew I had to take advantage of them.

What do you like about living in London?
Living in London has shown me so much in terms of the international community. I really enjoy understanding different cultural perspectives on conversational topics. As well, being a novice cook, it helps when everyone I know has so much more culinary experience and is willing to help me.

Melissa Ishii - USA (2013)

MSc Bioengineering


Why did you choose Imperial College London?

I chose Imperial because of all of the amazing research going on at this institution, especially in the Department of Bioengineering. There are so many interesting projects going all the time. I am particularly interested in The Royal British Legion Centre of Blast Injury Studies where they study the effect of blast injury on service men and women. 

Why did you chose to study MSc Bioengineering
I chose to study bioengineering because I really like the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. My undergraduate degree was in Mechanical Engineering and I have always been interested in medicine and biology, so it just seemed like the perfect fit.

What do you like most about living in London?
I like that there is so much to do and see. Beyond the usual sights, there are always different places to explore, restaurants or events to go to.

What advice would you give prospective students?
I’d say to take advantage of everything Imperial has to offer and always be open to trying something new.

Victoria Romero - USA/Venezuela (2013)

MSc Environmental Engineering and Business Management


Why did you choose Imperial College London?
In addition to being one of the top universities in engineering, I liked the mentoring support and career assistance that Imperial provides to the students. I worked for the last five years in industry, so I wanted to be in an environment where I felt comfortable asking questions and obtaining extra help. Imperial is definitely one of those places! 

What have been the highlights so far of your study at Imperial College London?
I have met people from all over the world with interesting backgrounds, personalities and ways of approaching things. It has opened up my view on many topics - technology, culture, politics and religion - which are extremely valuable to me on a personal and professional level.

What activities and clubs have you been involved with at Imperial College London?
I joined Raincatcher which is a non-profit organization that partners with an NGO in Tanzania to build large tanks that harvest rain during the country’s dry season. The group does research as well fundraising and we will be organizing several events throughout the year to raise money for the team to travel to Tanzania next summer and continue the projects.

What do you like most about living in London?
I like London’s diversity and openness to other cultures. I enjoy exploring different parts of the city every weekend, walking through a park and finding great open markets. Some of my favourite places to visit are Camden, Soho, Borough Market, Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill.

What advice would you give prospective students?
Try to make the most out of your time at Imperial. Join a student organization, attend one of the events at the Union, go to one of the many free museums near campus and meet some new people. Your time at Imperial will be over before you know it and you want to make sure you have enjoyed it!

Any other insights on your time at Imperial?
Make sure you don’t pack your lunch on Tuesdays because there is a Farmer’s Market that comes to the Queen’s Lawn every week. They have lots of delicious food made from fresh ingredients which they cook right in front of you. It’s a great way to start the week!


With alumni groups set up worldwide, former students can develop their global networks - these groups include:

  • Alumni Association of British Columbia, Canada
  • Alumni Association of Ontario, Canada
  • Association of the Cayman Islands
  • North America East Alumni group (ICENAE)
  • Imperial College Chapter in New York, USA (ICinNY)
  • Alumni Association of Northern California, USA
  • Alumni Network in Chicago, USA