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What are we looking for from applicants?

We’re looking for applicants who have:

  • an enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics as demonstrated by your personal statement;
  • excellent academic ability;
  • strong English language skills;
  • a clear motivation for attending the programme.

Academic requirements

You will need to demonstrate excellent academic ability and we require:

  •  GCSE grades 9 – 7 (A* - A) across all subjects, or the international equivalent.
  •  Minimum grade 7 (A) in GSCE level maths and science subjects, or the international equivalent.

If you receive a conditional offer, you will need to send us an up-to-date transcript of your most recent school or college grades to demonstrate that you have met the required academic standard. Where this is not available, further information from your teacher, tutor, school counsellor or equivalent would be required.

 See our guide for the most common international qualifications and the UK equivalents.

English language requirements

Strong English language skills are required. We will ask you to provide proof of an English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) if your first language is not English or English is not the language in which you are taught at school.

The requirements for the Global Summer School are in line with the English language requirements for undergraduate programmes at Imperial. 

If you are unsure that you have the needed English language requirement, please contact us for clarification. 

Age requirements

To enrol on the 2022 programme you must:

  • be 16 years old on or before 31 August 2022
  • not turn 18 years old before or during the programme