Official Imperial College 2023 Undergraduate Applicants Thread

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Welcome to the discussion thread for undergraduate applicants to Imperial College for 2023 entry. Chat with other applicants, see who's getting offers etc.

If you are applying for postgraduate courses, click here for the 2022/23 thread.

Here's a template to get discussion going:

1 - What course are you thinking of applying for?
2 - What A-levels (or equivalent) are you taking?
3 - Are you sitting an admissions test for your course?
4 - Why Imperial?
5 - What other unis are you interested in applying for?

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FAQs:
  • "When will I hear back??!" A: When the uni feels like it. Be prepared to wait months and months; Imperial takes a long time.
  • "It's been <x amount of time> since I applied and I've heard nothing. Am I rejected?" A: No.
  • "Someone who applied before me has received an offer and I'm still waiting. Am I rejected?" A: No. This happens all the time and it doesn't really have any bearing on your chances.
  • "I only sent my application off in January, am I at a disadvantage?" A: No. The admissions staff have been doing this for years, they know to pace themselves when handing out offers.
  • "I'm taking a gap year/reapplying, am I at a disadvantage?" A: Most cases, no. If applying for maths then do try to keep your brain stimulated though.
  • "I didn't take further maths and I'm applying for <some mathsy course>. Am I at a disadvantage?" A: Hard to say. If it's because your school didn't offer further maths then definitely not (as long as your reference makes it clear).
  • "Am I going to receive a higher offer if my predicted grades are above the requirement?" A: No. Although for some courses, the typical offer is higher than the stated minimum requirement.
  • "What extracurriculars do I need?" A: It really doesn't matter. As long as you can clearly show in your personal statement why you want to study the course and how you have shown your interest in it outside the classroom.

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  • Do not use the anonymous function unless your post contains sensitive information. Most of the accounts posting on these kinds of threads are brand-new; you're anonymous anyway.
  • Do not post specific details about your interviews that could benefit other applicants
  • For undergraduate admissions statistics for all courses from the past 5 UCAS cycles, click here, scroll down and download the spreadsheet.
  • I'm a current physics undergraduate, so feel free to ask me questions about the course or anything more general, but don't expect me to know the minds of the admissions staff.
  • Beware of group chats set up by advertisers trying to sell club tickets and wristbands. There may be fake students in there, and they may steal your contact info and spam you.
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1. Joints Maths and Computing
2. Maths, Further Maths, Physics A level and Computing AS level
3. No. Think they do an online test.
4. It’s ranking for Maths & Computing, the course, it being in London.
5. Oxford, Kings, UCL, Warwick.
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2023 will also see the first students in two new undergrad course: BSc Biomedical Technology Ventures and BSc Economics, Finance & Data Science. Seems like Imperial is slowly broadening its undergraduate offering.
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I'm thinking about applying to both math&cs and computing(AI and ML), does anyone know that will ICL give out different or same online admission test and interviews for courses in the same department(both cs)? I 'm worrying that they will combine the chances and once I fail in one test I'll be rejected for both course application
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(Original post by silviwdwd)
I'm thinking about applying to both math&cs and computing(AI and ML), does anyone know that will ICL give out different or same online admission test and interviews for courses in the same department(both cs)? I 'm worrying that they will combine the chances and once I fail in one test I'll be rejected for both course application
Admissions for both those courses are run by the department of computing so you should only apply to one of them. Might be possible to switch between them, though
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okay thx!
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Admissions for both those courses are run by the department of computing so you should only apply to one of them. Might be possible to switch between them, though
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:bump:
pretty quiet here...
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1 - What course are you thinking of applying for? - biochemistry, biological sciences, medical biosciences (having a hard time deciding which course!!)

2 - What A-levels (or equivalent) are you taking? - Biology, Maths, Chemistry, EPQ
3 - Are you sitting an admissions test for your course? - no admissions tests
4 - Why Imperial? - London uni, Imperial is also world-known for leading scientific research and its courses are all focused on the sciences. After attending the imperial summer school, i fell in love with its vibe and all the undergrad students were super welcoming and helpful.
5 - What other unis are you interested in applying for? - UCL, KCL, Bath, Bristol, Exeter
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1 - What course are you thinking of applying for?
Mechanical engineering (Meng)


2 - What A-levels (or equivalent) are you taking?
Further maths, maths, physics

3 - Are you sitting an admissions test for your course?
An IOT test

4 - Why Imperial?
Central london uni. Amazing for mechanical engineering. Loved the uni and facilities on their open day!

5 - What other unis are you interested in applying for?

Oxford, QMUL, Nottingham, Exeter
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1) Hoping to apply for physics
2) Taking physics, chemistry, maths and further maths at A-level
3)I am sitting an admissions test
4)Why imperial? I would love a London uni, I know some people who go there and love it, the quality of research is really high, I still need to go to an open day to really confirm if I want to apply there
5)other unis: Cambridge, st Andrews, Bath, Manchester, Edinburgh
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