Student from Imperial's Saudi society

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.

Middle Eastern nations currently represented at Imperial include:

  • Iran
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates

Imperial visits you

Come and meet us to ask any questions you may have about studying at Imperial.

Date and TimeLocationEvent

Saturday 3 October 2017
17.00–20.00

Dusit Thani Dubai
133 Sheikh Zayed Road
P.O. Box 23335
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
QS World Grad School Tour
Thursday 5 October 2017
Time: to be confirmed
Phoenicia InterContinental
P.O. Box 11/846
Minet El Hosn
Beirut,Lebanon
QS World Grad School Tour
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 the Middle East include:

Undergraduate students

President's Undergraduate Scholarships

Master's students

Santander Master's scholarships

Research students

President's PhD Scholarships
Islamic Development Bank - Imperial College Scholarships

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:

  • Arabic society
  • Iranian society
  • Islamic society
  • Saudi society

Multi-faith provision

There is a student-run Islamic prayer room on campus with separate male and female areas available. Three multi-faith prayer rooms are also available in the Chaplaincy Multi-Faith Centre for use by all faith groups.

All university accommodation is self-catered. Halal and vegetarian options are also available in catering outlets on campus.

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 the Middle East these include:

  • Alumni Association of Bahrain
  • Alumni Network in Lebanon
  • Alumni Network in Saudi Arabia
  • Alumni Network in United Arab Emirates
"Imperial was my first choice for a number of reasons: its international reputation for excellence in teaching and research; the chance to study alongside some of the brightest students; and finally its location at the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities, which gives me the chance to build a network of useful contacts with other professionals from industry and academia."

Saeed Alshiri (Saudi Arabia), PhD Chemical Engineering