Imperial College London Mathematics School provides a challenging, academic curriculum. We therefore run a rigorous admissions process to ensure that we have students that are best suited to the education we provide, and we hope will benefit most from our provision.
The ICLMS application process also reflects our aim to ensure that a diverse group of young people, including those currently underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers, can achieve success in mathematics and science. We welcome and encourage applications from young people from all backgrounds.
What is the application process?
  • Applications open during October 2022. Applicants submit personal details, a personal statement explaining why they have chosen to apply to our school and a suitable reference from their current school.
  • Applications close at the end of November 2022.
  • Applicants who meet a minimum threshold are invited to sit the ICLMS admissions test in December 2022.
  • Applicants who meet a minimum threshold from the combination of their application and admissions test are invited to an interview in January or February 2023.
  • Offers are made in February or March 2023. You will be required to achieve certain results in your GCSE examinations which will be outlined in your offer.
  • Summer 2023 – all offer holders are invited to an offer holder day.
  • August 2023 – students who meet the conditions of their offer enrol.
  • September 2023 – term 1 starts. 
What does a test and interview involve? 
Our admissions test and interview are designed to test your mathematical thinking, rather than just the depth of your knowledge. We understand this process can be daunting, so we will provide a specimen paper in advance to help you prepare. This will be published when applications open.
As part of our aim to increase diversity in mathematics and science, and ensure that students of all backgrounds have the opportunity to succeed, we will also run an admissions test preparation workshop for selected applicants who meet a set of criteria. You will be involved if you are eligible for this after your application is submitted.
Find out more
Admissions will open in October 2022. If you would like to be kept informed of important information and updates about our 2023 admissions, including open days and taster days, please enter your details here.
Further information is available by browsing our FAQs.
The full admissions and appeals policy will be published here before the opening of the application window.