Imperial College London

Program Details

Program Location London, United Kingdom
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Direct Enroll
Course # SA 20290
Duration Spring Semester
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2024 01/06/24 to 06/28/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


The Department of Materials at Imperial College London is the oldest department of its kind in the UK, established in 1851. Its purpose is to deliver world-leading research and education in all areas of Engineering. Open exclusively to Purdue Materials Science Engineering students, Imperial College provides a supportive academic environment that promotes growth and creativity in its students. The College prides itself on providing first-class training to students and assisting in the development of their students becoming more independent individuals in order to realize their full academic potential. 

London, England is home to over 300,000 students in higher education. There are countless museums, festivals, and attractions; Purdue students should feel comfortable studying in London.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Open to Purdue undergraduate students in the School of Materials Engineering only. Eligible students must have completed at least three semesters of university study by start of program. Applicants should be in good standing. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering]
Specifically from: MSE (ENGR)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: English

Semester Course Load: 24 ECTS (12 Purdue credit hours)


Students have university and independent housing options available.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2019

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and the Host University
Program Fee $0.00
Study Abroad Fee $914.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,000.00
Housing $4,000.00
Local Transportation $300.00
Books and Supplies $250.00
Meals $3,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,500.00 - $3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email