Prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students with an unconditional offer

You should apply for the 3-week course.

Prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students with a conditional offer

Offers conditional on English are either for:

  1. the STANDARD entry level – IELTS 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any element (or equivalent)


  2. the HIGHER entry level – IELTS 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in any element (or equivalent)

Students whose English falls below the required entry level for their course, and within the given ranges below, can apply for the six-week online pre-sessional course:





6.5 overall (no less than 5.5 in any element)

6.0 overall (no less than 5.5. in any element)

6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in any element)


82 overall (no less than 17 in any element)

92 overall (no less than 20 in any element)


56 overall (no less than 50 in any element)

62 overall (no less than 56 in any element)




 Imperial College London considers test scores to be valid for 2 years. Scores must be valid at the beginning of your Pre-sessional English course at Imperial if your application is successful.


Other language tests

If you have taken an alternative language test, or if you need any advice about which course to apply for, please contact us at

Please note that we cannot accept applicants from Imperial College Business School. The Business School no longer offers its own pre-sessional courses, or recognises other pre-sessional courses, as a means of meeting the English language requirement. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Business School directly.