David Tyoumber in the Enterprise Lab

Our admissions schemes are for UCAS applicants with a Home fee status or an appropriate UCAS residential category. When you apply to Imperial, Admissions will assesses your application against the contextual factors described below in order to identify whether you are eligible for our admissions schemes.

Please note that this assessment will not be re-evaluated after your application is submitted, so where any of these factors rely on applicant declarations, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that they complete these declarations correctly at the outset. Please note that the College reserves the right to request documentary evidence to verify any such declaration made on your UCAS application.

Our schemes have been developed with the aim that individuals from underrepresented groups are not disadvantaged in the application or selection process when applying to the College. We wish to ensure that those from disadvantaged backgrounds are given the opportunity to demonstrate that they have the academic potential to succeed in their studies and benefit from an Imperial education.

As an applicant, you do not need to do anything extra to be considered; Admission will automatically assess your application based on the information you provide when you submit your application via UCAS.

What data is considered?

Information we will take into consideration in determining widening partition applicants includes:

  • Whether you have spent time in care under a local authority or had primary carer responsibilities whilst completing your secondary education.
  • Your school performance measures including, key-stage-five national averages and free-school-meals percentiles.
  • Whether you are the first in your family to attend higher education.
  • Geographical indices of deprivation or low-participation rates in higher education, based on POLAR 4 and indices of multiple deprivation.