Imperial College London Interview Questions

Updated May 16, 2014
Updated May 16, 2014
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    Undergraduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was invited for a 20-minute panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you accept this job if offered? What's your A-Level?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  3.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Research Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    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
  7.  

    Computing Undergraduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in 10 years?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    MSC Economics and Strategy for BUsiness Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Skype Interview

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    No Offer
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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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