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How to apply

Our reputation as a world-leading global top 10 university attracts top-performing students from across the world. You will study alongside a diverse community of talented individuals in a unique environment devoted entirely to business, science, and technology.

  • UCAS code: L1N3
  • Institution code: I50

Minimum entry requirements

A*AA with an A* in Mathematics: 

  • Further Mathematics is useful, but not required
  • Economics A-level is welcome, but not a pre-requisite  
  • General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted 

Minimum 39 points including:

7 in Mathematics at higher level

6 in two further subjects at higher level

Either Mathematics Analysis and Approaches or the Applications and Interpretation syllabi will be accepted at higher level with no preference.

If you are studying a High School Diploma that is accepted by Imperial alongside Advanced Placements, requirements outlined below may apply to both your Diploma and Advanced Placements. 

Please consult Imperial’s country index to check whether we accept your High School Diploma programme for admission. 

Our minimum requirements for this course are grades 5, 5, 5 to include: 

  • 5 in Calculus BC 
  • 5 in two other subjects 

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed above, please see our  academic requirements by country  page for guidance.

Higher requirement UG  

IELTS score of 7 overall (minimum 6.5 in all elements) 

Submitting your application

All applications for undergraduate entry are accepted through UCAS. The application process is managed by UCAS, key dates and deadlines can be found on the UCAS website.

Deadline for 2024 entry

  • 31 January 2024

Next steps

If your written application is successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview. Interview weeks for 2024 entry are to be confirmed.

There are two parts to the interview, which will be completed within the same week:

  • An online maths quiz (30 minutes at a set time to ensure fairness to all candidates more details can be found on our FAQs page)
  • An online interview with an academic (20-30 minutes)

Quiz performance may be used to inform interview questions, but will not in itself be a criteria in the selection process. The purpose of the interview is for us to to find out more about your motivation, analytical thinking, and communication skills. As such, no particular preparation is needed and we do not expect you to demonstrate prior knowledge of economics, finance and/or data science. Our aim, at the meeting, is to identify prospective students who are most likely to enjoy and succeed on the degree.

Useful resources

There are a variety of resources to help you during the application process, a few key ones are highlighted below:

UCAS is where you will receive a final decision from us. You will also be able to manage your application and programme choices through UCAS. If you need to make changes to your application, such as your contact details, you need to do this through UCAS, as well as letting us know at

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