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 in the QS World University Rankings 2020, making an Imperial degree highly valued by employers across the globe.

We were also revealed as the UK's most international university for the third year in a row by Times Higher Education in 2018. Students from over 140 countries come to study at the College, and we are involved in significant research collaborations that span the globe.

Our location in central London is a huge advantage in what we do: attracting the best minds from all corners of the world and setting us in the heart of a truly international community of employers. This paves the way for guest lectures from top industry experts, internships with major companies, industry-inspired project work and exciting careers.

And it starts right here.


Reputation and rankings

We're consistently rated in the top five UK universities and in the top 10 worldwide.

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World rankings

  • 3rd in Europe; 9th in the world
  • 9th in the world
  • 5th in Europe; 24th 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 ranking.

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.

Over 90% of Imperial undergraduates live in our halls of residence in the first year.

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.

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Career success

Imperial currently holds the top spot for graduate employability in The Guardian University Guide 2020 – and 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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