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Imperial is proud of the innovations, ideas and inspiration that come from the European members of its community, which includes 2,800 students and over 2,000 staff. For updates on information for EU students following the EU referendum see our support for EU staff and students page.
European nations currently represented at Imperial include:
In the last decade alone, Imperial has published more than 60,000 research papers with European partners. You can find out more about our links with Europe on our Global Imperial website.
Imperial visits you
Come and meet us to ask any questions you may have about studying at Imperial. For more information about these events, please email our International Recruitment team.
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International student support
As a student in London, you'll be welcomed into a city where over 300 languages are spoken and where over 100,000 students from 200 countries come to study each year.
Imperial is the most international university in the UK, and the fifth most international in the world. Our International Student Support team offers a range of dedicated support for overseas students, including an international welcome event for new students and a year-round social programme. They can also provide expert advice on a wide range of immigration issues.
They can also provide information on a range of relevant issues, such as opening a bank account in the UK and accessing the National Health Service.
English language support
Our Centre for Academic English offers a three-week pre-sessional English course for students who have met our English language requirements, but wish to further develop their academic language and literacy before starting their course.
The Centre also provides free English language support throughout your time here. This includes courses and workshops on academic writing, presentations, social English and academic listening, as well as one-to-one consultations and online resources.
Scholarships and awards
You can search all of our scholarships in one place using our scholarships search tool. Examples of scholarships for students from Europe include:
Master's and Research students
Imperial Commonwealth Scholarships (developing countries)
If you need to complete National Service and you apply to Imperial two years before you are due to complete this, you should initially apply for deferred entry.
If your place is confirmed within the UCAS cycle in which you apply, you can then contact the relevant Admissions team the next September to request another deferment of your place to the following year (i.e the year you are due to complete your National Service).
We try to accommodate all deferment requests but these are subject to approval.
Our 350+ student-run societies, clubs and projects also provide a supportive social network, bringing together people who share a similar interest, course or culture. See the full list on Imperial College Union's website, including more information on:
- Dutch society
- European Union society
- French society
- German society
- Hellenic society
- Italian society
- Romanian society
- Scandinavian society
- Spanish society
Life beyond Imperial
Your relationship with Imperial does not end when you graduate. As an Imperial alumnus you will join a community of over 190,000 former students in 200 countries. We have alumni groups worldwide to help you build links with other former students.
In Europe these include:
- Alumni Network in the Czech Republic
- Alumni Association of France
- Alumni Club of Germany
- Alumni Association of Greece
- Alumni Association of Italy
- Alumni Network in the Netherlands
- Alumni Network in Sweden
- Alumni network in Switzerland (Zurich)
- Alumni network in Switzerland (Geneva)
"When I came on a student-led tour I could really easily picture myself here, and the location is absolutely amazing – South Kensington is such a beautiful and safe area. The large percentage of international students and the advanced research facilities were definitely also pros. I love everything about living in London, from the liveliness of the city to the endless list of places you can go to during the weekend."
Liu Haoyun (Switzerland), BSc Biochemistry and Management
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Imperial College London is a global university, collaborating with universities, researchers and industry worldwide. Find out more about Imperial's links with Europe.
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