As with all UK universities, candidates apply through UCAS. Students may make up to 5 choices of universities, EXCEPT for medical students, who can apply up to 4 medical courses, and a fifth, non-medical course.
French students require a Baccalaureate score of 15-17, and a recognised and standardised English language proficiency test such as an IELTS score of 6.0-7.0. Please see the individual department webpage for requirements for your chosen course
On UCAS, candidates upload a letter of motivation (Personal Statement), their predicted exam marks, and a letter of recommendation from one of their teachers. Students may only submit 1 Personal Statement for all the universities they apply for (maximum of 5 choices). The Personal Statement, no more than 4,000 characters, should explain why students want to study their chosen course, what aspects particularly interest them, what steps they have already taken to engage with the subject (reading, conferences, internships etc), and, if possible, what aspects they are looking forward to studying.
Many courses also require an admissions test, for which you must register for no later than October 15th. Courses require the following tests:
- Medicine requires the BMAT
- All BSc and MSci Mathematics courses require the MAT
The majority of courses also interview candidates who demonstrate potential after the tests. These interviews take place between December and February, and may include group work.
The interview is a chance to see whether you are right for the course and whether the course is right for you. International students may arrange interviews via Skype. The University website offers information and tips to help prepare for the interviews.
Apart from Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine courses where the application deadline is October 15th 2019, the deadline for applications for 2020 entry is January 15th 2019. See this page for more information on applying to Imperial.