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When to apply
Applications for 2019 entry courses open in autumn 2018 – except the full-time MBA which is open now for 2019 applications.
Imperial College Business School courses have fixed applications deadlines throughout the year. Most other courses remain open until they're full, though apply early for popular courses to avoid disappointment.
To apply for a postgraduate taught course (MSc, MRes, MPH, PG Cert, PG Dip and MBA), you must use our online application system.
We have limited places remaining for entry in 2018 – see our application system for details.
Our full-time MBA is also open now for applications for entry in 2019 – apply now online through our new application system (this is a different system to the system linked to above).
Once you have created an online account, you can search for the course you want to apply for and start your application.
You can only submit one application form in an academic year. You will have the option to apply for up to two courses on one form.
We process your application for your first-choice course first; we will only process your second-choice if your first choice is unsuccessful.
Some courses are not available as a second choice and so will not appear in the second-choice list.
When to apply
Imperial College Business School operates a number of fixed application deadlines throughout the year for its courses.
All other postgraduate courses remain open until they are full, though popular courses tend to close early, sometimes before Christmas. You should apply for these courses early to avoid disappointment.
As a guide, Overseas/EU applicants should aim to apply by no later than 30 July and UK applicants by 1 August to ensure your application can be processed in time for your chosen year of entry.
If you are planning to apply for College funding, you need to be aware of the various closing dates for College awards. Use our scholarships search tool to search for scholarships you may be eligible for.
To show how you qualify for the course(s) you are applying for, you will need to provide information about the higher qualifications you have achieved or which you’re currently studying.
All Imperial applicants must also show that they have a sufficiently good level of written and spoken English to meet the demands of our challenging academic environment. Find out more about our English language requirements for postgraduate study.
We can process your application more quickly if you upload scanned copies of the academic transcripts and certificates for the higher education qualifications you already hold when you apply.
If you receive an offer we may ask you to provide evidence of your previous qualifications as part of the conditions of your offer. Where this applies, you must send the original physical documents by post.
You will need to provide the names of two people who can provide an academic reference in support of your application. An academic reference could be from, for example
- Your personal tutor
- Your thesis supervisor
- Your line manager in a research group
One academic and one relevant professional reference may be acceptable – contact the relevant Admissions team for confirmation before you apply.
An application fee of £100 for MBA applications and £50 for MSc programmes applies to all applications for Imperial College Business School. Find out more about this application fee.
There is no application processing fee for any other postgraduate courses, including the Business School's Doctoral programme, though if your application is successful and we make you an offer, you will need to pay a deposit as part of your offer conditions. This will be deducted from your tuition fees.