University Guide

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus entirely on engineering, science, medicine and business. The University’s international reputation for excellence in teaching and research is confirmed by its consistent ranking as a top 10 university worldwide. There are currently 17,000 students studying at the University.

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Imperial College London

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Imperial College London .

  • Rankings

    The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 has ranked Imperial College London 3rd in Europe and 11th in the world overall. For physical sciences and Engineering courses, it has been ranked 4th in Europe and 11th in the world.

  • Employability

    The University hosts many careers events throughout the year to give students expose to employers. The University allows students to return for advice from the Careers Team for three years after graduating.

  • Fees

    All students from the UK and EU studying full-time undergraduate courses pay a fee of £9,250 per year. For international students, the fee varies depending on the course of interest. For more information on specific course costs follow this link.

  • Bursaries

    Imperial College London offers a wide range of scholarships and one of the most generous bursary schemes of any UK university to support undergraduates throughout their studies. Eligible students can receive up to £5,000 annually. The threshold for this scheme is an annual income of up to £60,000 which is much higher than the Government.


All first-year students who accept imperial College London as their firm choice are guaranteed one of the 2,500 rooms in College accommodation. There are a range of bedrooms, including more single and twin bedroom options and all bills are included in the rental price. Alternatively, AFS has a range of suggested properties on this page.

Students' Union

Imperial College London’s Student’s Union is a central part of university life. Not only are you able to join clubs and societies, but the Union also hosts a range of other activities, organises volunteering schemes and offers advice to anyone who needs it.

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Imperial College London  Students' Union
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Famous for

The institution has been associated with fourteen Nobel Prize winners including Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin. Other famous alumni include science fiction author H.G. Wells, Queen guitarist Brian May and former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi.


The Duchess of Cambridge has recently visited Imperial College London’s Tommy’s Centre for Miscarriage Research to observe some of the ground-breaking work taking place.

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