Students on an field trip in Dorset

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. Each year we welcome students from over 130 countries.

East Asian nations currently represented at Imperial include:

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan

In addition, the College is very active in the East Asia region, with several key institutional partners particularly in China and South Korea.

Imperial visits you

Come and meet us to ask any questions you may have about studying at Imperial. For more information about these events, please email Jake Ganymede.

Date and TimeLocationEvent
Saturday 14 October 2017, 09.00–16.oo Venue: Gymnasium, Beihang University
Address: No. 37, Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China
地点:北京航空航天大学体育馆
地址:北京市海淀区学院路37号
2017 International Graduate Scholarship Fair (IGSF)
Wednesday 18 October 2017, 13.00–18.00 Venue: Gymnasium, Zhejiang University (Zijin’gang Campus)
Address: 866 Yuhangtang Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province
地点:浙江大学紫金港校区体育馆
地址:浙江省杭州市西湖区余杭塘路866号
2017 International Graduate Scholarship Fair (IGSF)
Saturday 28 October 2017
15.30–18.00
Belle Salle Shinjuku Grand Conference Center,
5F Sumitomo Real Estate Shinjuku Grand Tower,
Nishi-Shinjuku 8-17-1, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
QS World Grad School Tour
Tuesday 31 October 2017
Time: TBC
Millennium Seoul Hilton
50, Sowol-ro, Jung-gu,
Seoul 04637,
South Korea
QS World Grad School Tour
For East Asian events listed above the contact is Jake Ganymede
East Asia events

International student support

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.

English language support

Our Centre for Academic English offers a three-week pre-sessional English course for students who have met our English language requirements, but wish to further develop their academic language and literacy before starting their course.

The Centre also provides free English language support throughout your time here. This includes courses and workshops on academic writing, presentations, social English and academic listening, as well as one-to-one consultations and online resources.

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.

Scholarships and awards

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

Undergraduate students

President's Undergraduate Scholarships

Master's students

Leonard Chow Engineering Scholarship (Hong Kong)

Research students

President's PhD Scholarships
CSC Imperial Scholarships
Lee Family Scholarship (China and Hong Kong)
Stephen and Anna Hui Fellowship (China and Hong Kong)

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:

  • Chinese Students and Scholars Association
  • Chinese society
  • Japanese society
  • Korean society
  • Taiwan 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 East Asia these include:

  • Alumni Association of China (Beijing)
  • Alumni Association of East China (Shanghai)
  • Alumni Association of South China (Shenzhen)
  • Alumni Association of Hong Kong
  • South Kensington Kai, Japan
  • Alumni Association of South Korea
  • Alumni Association of Taiwan
"Studying at Imperial immerses you in the vibrant atmosphere in South Kensington, right in the epicentre of London. When I arrived here I quickly settled in and found it easy to become part of the College community. I have loved my time here so far and working as a President’s Ambassador have been lucky enough to get involved in some of the public events that the College organises throughout the year, which has made it even easier for me to make new friends outside my Department."

Vanessa Ho (Hong Kong), BSc Chemistry