Imperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, engineering, medicine and business.

We're ranked among the top ten best universities in the world, making an Imperial degree highly valued by employers across the globe.

Our location in central London is a huge advantage in what we do, setting us in the heart of a truly international community, with some of the world's biggest businesses on our doorstep.

But it's not all work and no play at Imperial – we currently have over 340 student-led clubs, societies and projects reflecting all the different things that are students are interested in. If you can't find one to suit you then you can get help from Imperial College Union to start your own.

Reputation and rankings

We're consistently rated in the top-five UK universities and in the top-ten worldwide.

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World rankings

  • 3rd in Europe; 11th in the world
  • 4th in Europe; 8th in the world
  • 6th in Europe; 25th in the world

Central London Location

Imperial’s central London location sets you at the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Over 100 of Europe’s 500 largest companies are headquartered in London, putting a global job market right on your doorstep.

If you want a student experience unlike any other London has plenty to offer – most recently ranked the best in the world, in the QS Best Student Cities 2019.

Living in London


Generous financial support

We want to attract the very best students to Imperial, regardless of their financial background.

That's why we offer one of the most generous bursary scheme of its kind of any UK university, as well as a wide range of scholarships.

Imperial Bursary

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Guaranteed accommodation

Moving to a new place can be daunting – especially in a city the size of London.

That's why we guarantee a place in College accommodation to all first year undergraduates, and students on an official exchange, who meet our terms and conditions.

Fun, friendly and with a healthy dose of independence, living in halls is a great way to fully immerse yourself in the Imperial experience from your very first day.



Career success

Imperial currently holds the top spot for graduate employability in The Guardian University Guide 2021 and top for graduate prospects in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. We’re committed to maintaining this success.

Our Careers Service is on hand to support your career planning from your very first day and for up to three years after graduation. As an Imperial alumnus, you will also enjoy a number of other benefits, including invitations to events and discounts on further study at the College and at Imperial College Business School.

Find out more about careers, entrepreneurship, placements and internships, and volunteering.

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