Selection process

What we look for in your application

We want students who are excited and enthusiastic about their subject. While academic ability is important, it is not the only factor we look for. We also try to understand your interest and motivation for your chosen course as well as your potential to benefit from life at the College.

Key dates:

  • UCAS’s online application process opens in early September. Find out about applying for a course.
  • We start selecting students for our courses from early October, when the first applications are received, to the end of March.
  • Imperial departments that hold recruitment days or interviews mostly hold them between November–February.
  • You should expect to receive a decision on your application by the end of March.

Find out more about the information we use to shortlist and select our undergraduate students below:

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