Imperial College London

Why Imperial College London?

Consistently rated in the top five universities in the UK and in the top 10 worldwide, Imperial College London is a world leading university whose reputation for excellence in teaching and research attracts students and staff of the highest international quality. It was ranked third in Europe and 10th in the world in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019-2020.

Imperial is a place where engineers work alongside clinicians, scientists rub shoulders with designers, and mathematicians collaborate with business experts. As the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, engineering, medicine and business, there’s a dynamic environment of collaborative discovery where exciting things happen every day.

The main campus is in South Kensington, a beautiful area of central London. With the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum and Hyde Park nearby. It is within easy reach of the best of London’s museums, parks, shops, and nightlife.

International Students

With students coming to study at Imperial from more than 125 different countries, the college has a truly international community. The university’s International Student Support team is dedicated to making sure that international students settle well into life both at the college and in the UK.

This support begins before students even start their studies – prospective students who need help completing their Tier 4 (General) student visa can contact the team for up-to-date visa and immigration advice. New international students will also receive a warm welcome when they arrive with a dedicated event during Welcome Week. This support continues with a year-round programme of events and trips organised by International Student Support and a free programme of English language support in our Centre for Academic English. More information on the range of support for international students is available on our International Student website.

What Students Say:

Imperial has many experts in the field of Biochemistry, especially in Neuroscience which I am interested in, as well as plenty of support such as problem classes, academic tutorials and help from technicians during lab practicals.

The problem classes and academic tutorials have been so helpful to me because we can reinforce the knowledge we have learnt in the lectures as well as to think further for ourselves which makes it more interactive.

The extracurricular Imperial Horizons courses are also really good, providing you with the opportunity to do something you are interested in outside of your degree.

Crystal Zhang, BSc Biochemistry

Quick Facts

  • Approximately 16,800 students and 3,750 academic and research staff
  • Notable alumni include Queen guitarist Brian May, Nobel Prize winning pharmacologist Sir Alexander Fleming and the former New Zealand Prime Minister Julius Vogel
  • Four Nobel Prize Laureates

Contact

Address

South Kensington Campus, Kensington and Chelsea, SW7 2AZ

Student Testimonials

Imperial has many experts in the field of Biochemistry, especially in Neuroscience which I am interested in, as well as plenty of support such as problem classes, academic tutorials and help from technicians during lab practicals.

The problem classes and academic tutorials have been so helpful to me because we can reinforce the knowledge we have learnt in the lectures as well as to think further for ourselves which makes it more interactive.

The extracurricular Imperial Horizons courses are also really good, providing you with the opportunity to do something you are interested in outside of your degree.