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# Entry requirements

Imperial College London regularly considers applicants from many countries holding a wide variety and combination of qualifications.

Around half of our undergraduate intake come to us with A levels, and approximately 15 percent with the International Baccalaureate. During a typical year, Imperial College London considers nearly 100 different qualification types, and we are experienced in dealing with complex combinations of qualifications.

Meeting academic requirements is only one of the factors we take into account when we make our decision on your application. Other factors include suitability for the course, proficiency in English (you will need to pass a College-approved English language test), reference and interview.

## Entry requirements

### A level

Our minimum offer is:

- A* in Mathematics
- A in Physics
- A in third subject

The third subject can be any from the list below, but the preferred subject is Further Mathematics. We prefer Further Mathematics as it provides a better grounding for the material taught in the first year of the course; but it is not essential.

Typical offers are: A* A A to A* A* A

Acceptable third subjects: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computing, Design and Technology, Economics, Electronics, English Literature, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Languages (Classical and Modern), Music Technology, or Music.

If your school/college does not offer Further Mathematics, you may wish to investigate your local Further Mathematics Network Centre.

Applicants are normally expected to gain their A levels at first attempt (that is by end of Year 13). It is acceptable to re-take individual AS and A2 modules in non-reformed subjects (eg Maths) during years 12 and 13.

When an AS has been decoupled from the subject (eg Physics) we do not expect the applicant to have taken the supporting AS.

### Advanced Higher

- A in Mathematics
- A in Physics
- A in third subject

Acceptable third subjects are:

Applied Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Economics, Electronics, Design and Manufacture, Geography, History, Languages (Classical and Modern), Mechatronics, Mechanics of Mathematics, Music, or Technological Studies.

### Australia

**Australian Capital Territory: **

- A in Mathematics and Physics

**Western Australia Certificate of Education:**

- A in Mathematics and Physics

**New South Wales High School Certificate:**

- 45% in Mathematics and 42% in Physics

**Northern Territory Certificate of Education:**

- A+ in Mathematics and A in Physics

**South Australian Certificate of Education**:

- A+ in Mathematics and A in Physics

**Victorian Certificate of Education:**

- A+ in Mathematics and A in Physics

**Tasmania Certificate of Education:**

- EA in Mathematics and HA in Physics

**Queensland Certificate of Education:**

- VHA in Mathematics and HA in Physics

### Austria – Matura

- 1 in Mathematics
- 1 in Physics
- 1 in another subject
- 1.5 overall

### Belgium

Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur, Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts:

- 9 in Mathematics
- 9 in Physics
- 8.5 overall

### Bulgaria – Diploma za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie

- 6 in Mathematics
- 6 in Physics
- 5.75 Overall

### Cambridge Pre-U

Three principal subjects to include

- D2 in Mathematics
- D3 Physics
- D3 Biology, Chemistry or Further Maths.

We will also consider a combination of Pre-U and A level. The requirement for A level would be A* for Mathematics, or A for Physics.

### Canada

For each province’s high school diplomas we require (G12 Subjects)

- 90% in Maths
- 90% in Physics
- 85% in three other subjects
- 85% overall

### Caribbean – Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

1 (AAA) Mathematics [Double Unit] 1 (AAA) Physics [Double Unit] 1 (AAA) Other [Double Unit]

- AAA in Mathematics (Double Unit)
- AAA in Physics (Double Unit)
- AAA (Double Unit) 1 other subject.

### Croatia – Matura

- 5 in Mathematics
- 5 in Physics
- 5 in other subject

### Cyprus – Apolytirion

- 19 in Mathematics
- 19 in Physics
- 19 overall

### Czech Republic – Maturita

- 1 in Mathematics HL
- 1 in Physics HL
- 1 in other HL subject
- 1.5 overall

### Denmark – Studentereksamen

- 12 in Mathematics
- 11 in Physics
- 11 in other subject
- 11 overall

### Estonia – Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus with Riigieksamitunnistus

- 5 in Maths
- 5 in Physics
- 5 in other subject

### European Baccalaureate

- 9 in Mathematics
- 9 in Physics
- 85% Overall

### Finland – Studentexamen

- 7 in Mathematics
- 7 in Physics
- 6 overall

### France – Baccalaureate

- 16 in Mathematics
- 16 in Physics/Chemistry
- 16 in other subject
- 15 overall

Students studying the reformed French Baccalaureat who are applying to Imperial will be required to study ‘Mathématiques expertes’ / Advanced Mathematics.

### Greece – Apolyterion

We require three specialist/concentration subjects to be taken in the Apolyterion

- 19 in Mathematics
- 19 in Physics
- 19 overall

### Germany – Abitur

- 13 in Mathematics
- 13 in Physics
- 1.5 overall

Mathematics and Physics must be taken at the Leistungsfächer level.

### Hong Kong – Advanced Level Examinations

- 5* in Mathematics
- 5 in Physics
- 5 in Calc-Stats or Calc-Algebra

### Hungary Matura/Erettsegi

- 5 in HL Mathematics
- 5 in HL Physics
- 5 in other HL subject

### Iceland – Studentspróf

- 9 in Mathematics
- 9 in Physics
- 9 overall

### India – ISC/CBSE

- 95% in Mathematics
- 95% in Physics
- 95% overall
- Rank on common merit list from JEE performance (*may be waived)

### International Baccalaureate

Around 15% of our students have taken International Baccalaureate.

Our minimum offer is:

- 6 in Higher level Mathematics
- 6 in Higher level Physics
- 38 overall which can include bonus points

Typical offers:

6, 6, 38 – 7, 7, 40

### Ireland – Leaving Certificate

Pre 2017:

- A2 Mathematics
- A2 Physics
- 3 x A2 other subjects
- 1 x B other subject

2017 onwards

- H1 Mathematics
- H1 Physics
- H1 other subject
- 3 x H2 other subjects

### Iran – Pre-University Certificate/ National Entrance Exam

- 19 in Mathematics
- 18 in Physics
- 18 overall
- 80% Kankur

### Israel – Bagrut

- 9.5 in Mathematics (5 unit subject)
- 9.5 in Physics (5 unit subject)
- 9 overall

### Italy – Diploma Di Esame Di Stato

- 9 in Mathematics
- 9 in Physics
- 98 overall

### Liechtenstein – Matura

- 6 in Mathematics
- 6 in Physics
- 6 in 3 other subjects

### Lithuania – Brandos Atestatas – State Exams

- 95 in Mathematics
- 95 in Physics
- 95 in a third subject
- 95% overall

### Luxembourg – Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires

- 55 in Mathematics
- 50 in Physics
- 50 overall

### Malta – Matriculation Certificate

- AA in Mathematics (A Level)
- AA in Physics (A Level)
- AAA (Intermediate Level Subjects)

### Netherlands – VWO

- 9 in Mathematics
- 9 in Physics
- 9 other subject

### New Zealand – National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 3

- E in Mathematics Level 3
- E in Physics Level 3
- E overall – Level 3

### Norway – Vitnemål fra dan videregående opplæring

- 6 in Mathematics
- 5 in Physics
- 5 in other subject
- 5 overall

### Poland – Matura

- 95% in Advanced Level Mathematics
- 90% in Advanced Level Physics
- 90% in other Advanced level

### Portugal – Diploma de Ensino Secundário

- 19 in Mathematics
- 19 in Physics
- 18 overall

### Romania – Baccalaureate

- 9.6 in Mathematics
- 9.6 in Physics
- 9.6 overall

### Serbia – Matura/Secondary School Leaving Certificate

- 5 in Mathematics
- 5 in Physics
- 5 overall

### Singapore – SIPCAL and Diplomas

**Singapore Integrated Programme**

We require 3 subjects at H2 with

- A in Mathematics
- A in Physics
- A in third subject

Acceptable 3rd subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Computing or Economics.

**Polytechnic diplomas**

- 3.8 in Mathematics
- 3.8 in Physics
- 3.8 overall

**National University of Singapore Diplomas**

- 4.5 in Mathematics
- 4.5 in Physics
- 4.5 in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science or Economics
- 4.5 overall

### Slovakia – Maturita

- 1 in Mathematics
- 1 in Physics
- 1 in other subject

### Slovenia – Maturitetno Spricevalo

- 5 in Mathematics
- 5 in Physics
- 5 in other subject

### Spain – Titulo de Bachiller

- 9 in Mathematics
- 9 in Physics
- 8.75 overall

### Sweden – Avgångsbetyg /Fullständigt Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan

- A in Mathematics
- A in Physics
- A majority of subjects

### Switzerland – Maturitätszeugnis, Baccalauréat, Attestato Di Maturità Cantonale

- 5.5 in Mathematics
- 5 in Physics
- 5 in other subject
- 5.25 overall

### UK Foundation Degrees

We only accept students from the following two UK **Foundation** courses. These are specialised courses for overseas students whose home qualifications are not usually accepted for study at UK universities:

- UCL UPCSE: the University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering is a high quality foundation programme. We require 80% overall and 80%+ in Maths and Physics.
- Warwick IFP : The International Foundation Programme has an Engineering specialisation. We require 80% overall and 80%+ in Maths and Physics.

### USA – Advanced Placement

We require a minimum of three subjects passed at grade 5, and would prefer a total of 4 subjects passed at grade 5

- 5 in Calculus BC
- 5 in Physics C: E&M or Physics C: Mechanics
- 5 in two other subjects

We have a strong preference for 5 in both Physics C:E&M and Physics C: Mechanics.

We do not accept Calculus BC, Physics 1, or Physics 2

For 2022 entry our requirements will be changing to

- 5 in Calculus BC
- 5 in Physics C: E&M
- 5 in Physics C: Mechanics
- 5 in one other subject

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