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American and Canadian students represent a growing population amongst our community of 16,882 students (2015–16).
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|
|27–28th April||Toronto, Canada||TBC|
|Vancouver Convention Centre - East Building, East Exhibit Hall AB, 3C1, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver British Columbia V6C 0C3||NACAC International Universities Fair|
Scholarships and awards
You can search all of our scholarships in one place using our scholarships search tool. Examples of scholarships for students from North America include:
Master's and Research students
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:
- A cappella society
- American football
- American society
- Canadian society
- Ice hockey
- North American 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 North America these include:
- Alumni Association of British Columbia, Canada
- Alumni Association of Ontario, Canada
- North America East Alumni group (ICENAE)
- Alumni Network in Chicago, USA
- Imperial College Chapter in New York, USA (ICinNY)
- Alumni Association of Northern California, USA
- Alumni Network in Seattle, USA
- Alumni Network in Washington DC, USA
Imperial's Professor Winston made an appearance on CBS's The Late Late Show with James Corden in September 2016.
Our Professor of Science and Society performed three gas-based experiments in front of a live studio audience. You can watch the full segment below.
"Studying at Imperial is intense and rewarding. Everyone at the College is extremely bright and motivated – the atmosphere is contagious and you end up working hard as a result. And with all the fantastic institutions nearby, there’s always someone new to chat with about your research and get new ideas. I also love the energy and diversity of London. There are so many different people who all seem to be ambitious and doing something interesting."
Tyler Sorensen (USA), PhD Computing
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 North America.
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