The majority of our departments interview applicants who demonstrate potential in their UCAS application and in an admissions test (where this applies).
These usually take place between November and February.
If you are shortlisted, you may be offered a virtual interview or an in-person interview, depending on your circumstances and the course you're applying for.
The department you have applied to will contact you directly about the interview with more information, including whether you can attend online.
We will use the email address you provided on your UCAS application to invite you, so please monitor your inbox and respond promptly.
Our interviews range in format, depending on which department you have applied to.
You be may invited to a panel interview which will typically be with one or two people from the department.
Alternatively, you may have the chance to take part in a recruitment day, which could also involve other activities such as a group task, discussion or a written test.
The interview for our MBBS/BSc Medicine course is a little different.
You can read more about our Multiple Mini Interviews approach on the Faculty of Medicine website.
If you are invited to an interview, there are a number of things you can do to help prepare:
- Re-read and familiarise yourself with your personal statement. You may be asked follow-up questions based on things you wrote about in your statement.
- Research whether your school offers mock interviews and attend one if available.
- Practise interview techniques, working on things like body language, eye contact and answering questions in a clear and concise way.
- Think of questions you may want to ask at the interview – the interview is as much your chance to see whether the course is right for you as it is for the department to see if you’re a good fit.
- There is no formal dress code for interviews and you should wear whatever makes you feel comfortable.
You can find more information about interviews for courses of interest on our course pages.
Your Imperial undergraduate interview guide
Your guide to preparing for your undergraduate interview at Imperial College London. Students Crystal from Hong Kong and Jinal from the United Kingdom share information, advice, and their top tips.