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Imperial College London

Language of Instruction: English
United Kingdom
Term: Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Exchange study abroad program with Imperial College London's Chemical Engineering Department

The next application deadline is Oct 1, 2019
See other program dates


Imperial College London is one of the highest ranking institutions in the world for sciences and engineering. Undergraduate Columbia Engineering students may study abroad at Imperial College London through an exchange. The program is only available for students in the Chemical Engineering department. You will most likely live in university accommodations.


Imperial College provides world class scholarship, education, and research in science, engineering, and medicine. The exchange with Imperial is only available for Chemical Engineering students from Columbia. Full-degree British students traditionally study in one department during their undergraduate career. As an exchange student, you will be admitted to the Chemical Engineering Department. You will only take courses within the Department. You will take classes alongside local students. For optimal course integration, we recommended that you plan to spend an entire academic year at Imperial College London. It is best to go during junior year.

Program Features

Imperial College London is located in South Kensington district in central London. You will most likely live in Imperial’s university accommodations, which offer a variety of options based on taste and budget. As an exchange student, you will have access to Imperial’s Student Union, with over 300 clubs and societies.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • Clearance applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis or reviewed soon after the application deadline. If eligible, you may be asked to submit further materials for nomination as an exchange student. If nominated, you will be provided further information.
    • Admission to Imperial College London is highly selective. You must have a GPA of at least at least 3.5, and have the support of the Chemical Engineering department. Please meet with your Office of Global Programs adviser to discuss details further.

Fact Sheet

Columbia Engineering
Language of Instruction:
United Kingdom
Academic Year, Spring, Fall

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019