Imperial College London, ranked 6th globally in the QS World University Rankings 2023, is a unique UK university centered exclusively on science, engineering, medicine, and business. Imperial University provides a research-driven education, exposing you to real-world problems, and providing the chance to collaborate with people from many cultures and countries.

The university has 9 campuses and affiliate colleges, namely- South Kensington Campus, Hammersmith Medical Campus, Chelsea and Westminster Medical Campus, North West London Hospitals Campus, Royal Brompton Medical Campus, Silwood Park Campus, White City Campus, Charing Cross Medical Campus and St Mary’s Medical Campus, United Kingdom. The university’s neighbors include a number of world-leading cultural organizations including the Science, Natural History, and Victoria and Albert museums; the Royal Colleges of Art and Music; and the Royal Albert Hall. 

With an overall acceptance rate of 18%, ICL demonstrates a strict admission policy. However, with more than 140 nations currently represented on campus, Imperial is one of the most international colleges in the world, with 62% of its student body in 2021–22 being non–UK citizens. IImperial College London alumni include 14 Nobel laureates, a Fields Medalist, and a multitude of other renowned scholars, entrepreneurs, and public figures. Among them are Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, Brian May, the lead guitarist of Queen, and Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, a former Olympic athlete and United Nations Messenger of Peace.

When you apply for undergraduate study at Imperial, you apply to a particular course in an academic department rather than to the university as a whole. The college offers:

  • 130+ undergraduate courses, lasting between 3 and 6 years
  • Courses in 16 academic departments covering science, technology, engineering, medicine, and business
  • Options to enhance your course include study and research abroad, years in industry, and management years in many departments
  • A for-degree-credit module outside of your chosen subject in all courses through I-Explore.

Subjects include Aerospace engineering, Artificial intelligence, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Biological sciences, Biomedical sciences, Business and Management, Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Civil engineering, Communication and media studies, Computer science, Data Science, Design Engineering, Ecological and environmental sciences, Electrical and electronic engineering, Energy, Finance, Geosciences, Materials science, Mathematics and Statistics, Mechanical engineering, Medicine and healthcare, Physics, Public health and Security science and technology.

Class Profile:

  • 2020-21 saw more than 11k undergraduate admissions in the university.
  • For 6798(58.22%) male undergraduates, there were 4471 females(42.78 %).
  • The proportion of students from outside the UK was 61% in 2020-21. 
  • Indians comprised 1.7% of the intl. population.


  • The Overseas rate of tuition varies depending on which department you’re interested in joining. 
  • If you need a student visa, you’ll also need to prove you have enough money to pay for your course and support yourself in the UK.
  • Fees are assessed based on the year of admission to the college, not the year of study. 
  • Subject2022 Cohort
    Aeronautics£35,100.00 (36.3L INR)
    Bioengineering£35,100.00(36.3L INR)
    Chemical Engineering£35,100.00 (36.3L INR)
    Civil and Environmental Engineering£35,100.00 (36.3L INR)
    Computing£35,100.00 (36.3L INR)
    Mathematics and Computer Science£35,100.00 (36.3L INR)
    Design Engineering£35,100.00 (36.3L INR)
    Earth Science and Engineering£35,100.00 (36.3L INR)
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering£35,100.00 (36.3L INR)
    Materials£35,100.00 (36.3L INR)
    Mechanical Engineering£35,100.00 (36.3L INR)
    Biomedical SciencesN/A
    Medical Biosciences£32,950.00 (34L INR0
    Medicine (Years 1 – 3)£46,650.00 (48.3L INR)
    Medicine (Years 4 – 6)£46,650.00 (48.3L INR)
    Natural Sciences
    Chemistry£ 36,200.00 (37.5L INR)
    Life Sciences£ 36,200.00 (37.5L INR)
    Mathematics£ 34,000.00 (35.2L INR)
    Physics£ 36,200.00 (37.5L INR)

The cost of Living in the UK for international students studying at Imperial College London is around GBP 1660 per month i.e. ~ 1.63 lakhs for an Indian Student.

ParticularsAverage monthly Cost in GBPAverage monthly Cost in INR
Rent760 to 1,35060,999  to 1,08,355
Mobile Phone & Internet856,850
Stationery Items503,669
Clothing & Laundry1159,180
Transportation (Monthly Pass)755,974

ICL also offers more than 21 Scholarships based on your fee status, department, and mode of study.


  • An undergraduate degree at Imperial normally lasts three years for a Bachelor’s level qualification or four years for an integrated Master’s.
  • Some departments offer a year abroad or a year in industry which can add to the overall length of your degree.
  • To apply for a full-time undergraduate program at Imperial, you must make an online application via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service – UCAS. The UCAS code for Imperial College London is I50.
  • UCAS allows you to apply to a maximum of five courses in one cycle.

Admission Requirements:

  • Class XII
  • GPA required: 3.5-3.66 GPA or 90-92% (3.5-3.8 GPA or 90-95% in major subjects)
  • English language proficiency scores
    • IELTS: 6.5+
    • Duolingo: 92
    • TOEFL- 92+
  • Standardized Test Scores:
  • BioMedical Admission Test: 38 Overall
  • Mathematics Admission Test: 50% or above
  • Recommendation letters (LORs)
  • Additional essays
  • UCAS Personal Statement
  • Portfolios or interview forms can be required by the course
  • Financial records
  • Form for the fee waiver, if any


Placements by Industry

Industry Annual Average Salary (GBP) Average Salary in INR
Executive Management and Change 100,000 98.97 lakhs
Legal and Paralegal 93,000 91.95 lakhs
Financial Services 90,000 88.99 lakhs
Compliance, AML, KYC, and Monitoring 72,000 71.19 lakhs
Program and Project Management 69,000 68.22 lakhs
Architecture, Real Estate and Design Jobs 63,000 62.29 lakhs


Profession Annual Average Salary (GBP) Equivalent Salary for Indians (INR)
Software Engineer 45,600 45.12 lakhs
Software Developer 36,600 36.22 lakhs
Data Scientist 38,400 38 lakhs
Senior Software Engineer 60,200 59.57 lakhs
Research Scientist 34,000 33.64 lakhs
Mechanical Engineer 32,000 31.66 lakhs
Management Consultant 38,200 37.80 lakhs


  • International Students coming to the UK for study- the course of which is greater than 6 months- require a student visa.
  • A Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) is an electronic document that generates a reference number you need to be able to apply for a visa. 
  • You can request a CAS as soon as you have accepted an unconditional offer.
  • The CAS is not issued before 6 months of the start date of your course, if outside the UK.

Documents For Student Visa:

  • Valid Passport
  • Confirmation of Acceptance of CAS
  • Financial documents
  • Official translations- if documents are not in English
  • ATAS certification for Science and technology programs
  • Negative tuberculosis (TB) testing
  • Consent from the scholarship provider
  • Academic qualifications
  • English language proficiency test results
  • Apply from your country of nationality and residence ONLY.
  • Apply within 6 months of the start date of your course.
  • The visa application fee is £363 per person. (37,620 INR)
  • The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is an additional fee that you need to pay if you’re going to be in the UK for more than 6 months.