In order to register for your course, pay tuition fees or receive a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to support your visa application, you first need to make sure that you have met all the entry requirements that were set out in your offer.

Meeting your offer conditions

Student study space

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

The Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) was introduced on 1 November 2007 by the UK government. Under this scheme, all non-EEA students who need a visa to study in the UK on certain programmes within specific subject areas; will be required to apply for ATAS clearance before joining the programme, or, in the case of students requiring a Tier 4 visa, applying for their visa. As of 6th April 2015, if you are applying for a programme that does need ATAS clearance, you will need to apply for this even if you are entering the UK on a non-Tier 4 student visa. For more information on the scheme, and how to apply for your clearance, please visit our International Student Support webpages

South Kensington Campus

Academic Conditions

If you have been asked to supply evidence of your previous degree(s) then you must post the original, physical documents to the Registry. Please note we cannot accept photocopies or scanned/electronic copies of these documents so you will need to post the original versions of what we have requested.

For documents that are not originally in English, we will require an official translation to be sent alongside. Translations should be issued or certified by your awarding institution.

Students from UK universities may also provide a statement of qualifications‌ in place of transcripts. This form will need to be dowloaded and completed by your previous university (including the university stamp). They will need to return it to the below address. 

We recommend you post these documents to us as soon as they are available and we would strongly encourage that you include your CID number and confirmation of your postal address when sending your documents so we can ensure they are returned to you promptly. You should post all documents, marked for the attention of the relevant admissions team, to the following address:

Imperial College London
Registry: Admissions
Sherfield Building, Level 3
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ

Please note: Once a document has been received by the Registry it may take up to two weeks for our systems to be updated to reflect receipt. Once you have posted your documents we recommend you regularly check the student e-service, as this is where we will confirm receipt of documents. If your status has not changed three weeks after you have sent your documents please do get in touch with the relevant admissions team, and we will be able to advise you whether we have received the documents. 

Student Studying

English Language Conditions

If you have been asked to demonstrate your English language proficiency we may be able to verify your test results online if you have taken an IELTS, Pearson or TOEFL test.

  • For IELTS, you can provide your Test Report Form Number or a scanned copy of your certificate to the relevant admissions team.
  • For Pearson, ensure you have sent your scores to Imperial via your PearsonPTE account
  • For TOEFL, you can send your 16 digit registration number or a scanned copy of your certificate. Please ensure that you quote your CID number in any email correspondence with the admissions team.

If you have completed another one of Imperial’s accepted English language qualifications, you will need to post the original, physical document to support this qualification. You should post all documents, marked for the attention of the appropriate admissions team, to the following address:

Imperial College London
Registry: Admissions
Sherfield Building, Level 3
South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ

Please note that as a Tier 4 Sponsor, Imperial College is able to make its own assessment of students’ English language ability. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, for more details on how your English language qualification will be recored on your Confirmation for Acceptance of Studies (CAS) please visit our English language requirements page.

Note for research (PhD) applicants

If you are applying for a postgraduate research degree and are asked to present formal evidence of English language ability, in addition to meeting the English entry requirements to the College you will need to fulfil the Postgraduate English Requirement once you have enrolled onto your PhD. This involves taking the Imperial College London initial English assessment (EA1) as soon as you start your PhD studies unless you meet the exemption criteria. After this assessment, internal classes (which are free of charge) may be recommended, and you may be reassessed at a later stage to evaluate your progress.

The aim of this requirement is to help and encourage you to work on your English language skills and to ensure that you receive the necessary support to complete your PhD successfully and communicate your work in the wider academic community. For more information please see the Centre for Academic English website.