Imperial's American football team

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.

In 2018, Imperial was ranked the most international university in the UK for the third year in a row by Times Higher Education. The 2018 league table of the world's most international universities places Imperial as 1st in the UK and 5th overall.

Our international community of students from over 140 countries includes a growing number of students from Canada and the USA.

A substantial number of the College’s US students are in possession of a prestigious Fulbright or Marshall scholarship.

There are several long-standing exchange programmes between Imperial and universities in the USA, including the University of California, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon University.

The College also collaborates on a number of short-term summer programmes with partners including MIT and the University of British Columbia (UBC). These allow undergraduates from both institutions to undertake a period of supervised research overseas at the partner institution.

MIT and Imperial also collaborate on the Global Fellows Programme, a summer school for early-stage PhD students from both institutions. You can find out more about our links with North America on our Global Imperial website.

Imperial visits you

Come and meet us to ask any questions you may have about studying at Imperial. For information about any of these events, please email Catherine Eames, International Recruitment Manager.

USA

Date and timeLocationEvent
30 September 2018
13:00 - 16:00
Bayou City Event Center
9401 Knight Rd
Houston, TX 77045
USA
NACAC Houston STEM College and Career Fair
6 October 2018
11:00 - 12:30
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Beverly Hills
10740 Wilshire Blvd
LA
CA 90024
USA
Please register via Eventbrite: World Class Study in London information session - Los Angeles 2018
7 October 2018
11:00 - 14:00
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara
CA 95054
USA
NACAC Silicon Valley STEM College and Career Fair
8 October 2018
19:30 - 21:00
4500 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara
CA 95054
USA
Please register via Eventbrite: World Class Study in London information session - Silicon Valley 2018
9 October 2018
19:00 - 20:30
582 Market Street, Suite 101
San Francisco
CA 94104
USA
Please register via Eventbrite: World Class Study in London information session - San Francisco 2018
14 October 2018
13:00 - 16:00
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001
USA
NACAC New York City STEM College and Career Fair

Scholarships and awards

You can search all of our scholarships in one place using our scholarships search tool. Examples of scholarships for students from North America include:

Undergraduate students

President's Undergraduate Scholarships

Master's students

Fulbright – Imperial College London Award

Master's and Research students

Imperial Marshall Scholarships
Imperial Commonwealth Scholarships
 (developing countries)

Research students

President's PhD Scholarships

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 information on a range of relevant issues, such as opening a bank account in the UK and accessing the National Health Service.

Visa advice

We offer specialist immigration advice, including on Tier 4 (general) student visas, before you arrive and throughout your studies. One-year Master’s students can access a streamlined visa process and may stay in the UK for six months after their studies.

Student life

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:

  • A cappella society
  • American football
  • American society
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Canadian society
  • Cheerleading
  • Dodgeball
  • Ice hockey
  • North American 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 North America these include:

  • Alumni Association of British Columbia, Canada
  • Alumni Association of Ontario, Canada
  • North America East Alumni group (ICENAE)
  • Alumni Network in Chicago, USA
  • Imperial College Chapter in New York, USA (ICinNY)
  • Alumni Association of Northern California, USA
  • Alumni Network in Seattle, USA
  • Alumni Network in Washington DC, USA

Videos

Imperial and Canada

Imperial has strong ties to Canada. In the past five years alone, Imperial researchers have co-authored 1,800 publications with their Canadian peers. And we have more than 100 Canadian students, 60 staff members and nearly 1,700 alumni living in Canada, including Olympians and astronauts!

Imperial and Canada video

Imperial and Canada

Imperial College London has strong ties to Canada.

Imperial has strong ties to Canada. In the past five years alone, Imperial researchers have co-authored 1,800 publications with their Canadian peers. And we have more than 100 Canadian students, 60 staff members and nearly 1,700 alumni living in Canada, including Olympians and astronauts!

Imperial and the USA video

Imperial and the USA

Imperial and the United States have worked closely for years.

Imperial College and the United States have worked closely for years, with education and research links reaching back more than 70 years.

Professor Robert Winston on The Late Late Show

Science experiments with Professor Robert Winston

Imperial's Professor Winston made an appearance on CBS's The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Imperial's Professor Robert Winston made an appearance on CBS's The Late Late Show with James Corden in September 2016. Our Professor of Science and Society performed three gas-based experiments in front of a live studio audience.

"Studying at Imperial is intense and rewarding. Everyone at the College is extremely bright and motivated – the atmosphere is contagious and you end up working hard as a result. And with all the fantastic institutions nearby, there’s always someone new to chat with about your research and get new ideas. I also love the energy and diversity of London. There are so many different people who all seem to be ambitious and doing something interesting."

Tyler Sorensen (USA), PhD Computing