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Imperial College London Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014
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Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Undergraduate Student Interview

Undergraduate Student
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Imperial College London in December 2013.

Interview Details First apply through UCAS, i think this is the only way you can do it if you just graduated from college. some COURSES might have interviews, like Chemical Engineering, medicine, the others just requires you to do REALLY REALLY WELL in your A level. I applied for Mathematics, and the offer was A*A*AA similarly from Chemical engineering. Make sure you have good predicted grades as well.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Research Assistant Interview

Research Assistant

Interviewed at Imperial College London

Interview Details I was invited for a 20-minute panel interview.

Interview Question – Would you accept this job if offered? What's your A-Level?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Imperial College London in March 2014.

Interview Details The key point is to build up your real interest in the position, do the research on the position and project itself.

Regular online application.
Interview notice after two weeks.
Two weeks interview preparation time.

20mins presentation on my own work.
5-10 mins presentation on how do I think I fit the position.

I made this job offer because of the second well-prepared presentation.

Interview Question – Most of questions were based on the nature of the research work.

Any experience of team-work.
Availability.
Visa.
  Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. My first ever job offer, I have been more than grateful.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

PhD Student Interview

PhD Student

Interviewed at Imperial College London

Interview Details Application was conducted via an unsolicited email to a potential supervisor. First barrier is usually having a first class degree from a top UK university to be eligible for EPSRC or CASE studentships. Interview dependant on group

Interview Question – n/a   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Research Administrator Interview

Research Administrator
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Imperial College London in April 2013.

Interview Details Applied using application form with personal statement. Had one interview with prospective team members (4 people) lasting less than an hour

Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a higher salary based on the skills I brought to the position


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Computing Undergraduate Interview

Computing Undergraduate
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Imperial College London in March 2011.

Interview Details Submitted Application through UCAS, applied for 2 courses. Invited for an interview after a month and received answer after 3 weeks.

Interview Question – Geometry and mathematical related questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

PhD Student Interview

PhD Student

Interviewed at Imperial College London

Interview Details Send in CV and cover letter with academic references. Prepare for the interview and read a lot of literature. Answer the questions concisely and to-the-point. Be prepared to be asked about your long-term plans. Be confident and know you stuff.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 10 years?   View Answer


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

MSC Economics and Strategy for BUsiness Interview

MSC Economics and Strategy for BUsiness
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Imperial College London in September 2013.

Interview Details Skype Interview

Interview Question – If you could choose to be CEO of any company, which one would it be? Would you change anything to their strategy, and if yes, what and how would you change it?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

PhD Student Interview

PhD Student

Interviewed at Imperial College London

Interview Details PhD Student studentship oil/gas numerical modelling Visual C++ rock fracture simulation

total 56 candidates
final round 6 candidates and there were four interviewers 1 from the company and 3 from the university

final round 6 candidates and there were four interviewers 1 from the company and 3 from the university

Interview Question – no unexpected question   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

PhD Student Interview

PhD Student
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Imperial College London.

Interview Details Attended a PhD programme studentship interview after application with a personal statement.
Interview consists a panel of 4 people lasting around 30 min.

Interview Question – Try to be prepared they will challenge you on the knowledge of the field and justify your interests (depends on individual panel really)   Answer Question

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