Dear Imperial College London,
I would like to know the number of overseas applicants who applied to Imperial College London for Medicine 2019 entry as well as the BMAT and interview scores of those that were offered.
Dear Puravi Panda,
Thank you for your Freedom of Information Act request relating to
admissions and entry requirements. Imperial College receives a number of
requests for this type of information and has therefore decided to publish
full details of applicant admission information for each Faculty,
Department and Programme (course) to include: number of applicants, number
of offers made, places confirmed, A Level/IB/IMAT grades/scores achieved,
how many applicants from the UK, EU or otherwise from overseas and which
countries non-UK/EU applicants came from. The intention is to publish this
information on our website by the end of 2019, we will link to it from our
Publication Scheme web pages.
As this information will be published shortly, it is exempt from the
Freedom of Information Act by virtue of Section 22 of the Act which states
that information is exempt if “the information is held by the public
authority with a view to its publication”. The S.22 exemption is a
qualified exemption that requires the College to weigh the public interest
in disclosing the information requested in advance of the planned
publication date against the public interest in maintaining the exemption.
While there is some interest from a section of the public (potential
applicants to the College) in accessing detailed information about our
applications, offers made and places confirmed, there is no general public
interest in this information. We are not aware of any public interest
arguments that would require the College to make this information
available in advance of our planned publication date. There is sufficient
information already in the public domain to assist potential applicants
with the decision whether to apply to Imperial College.
Medical applicants that are interviewed are not given a score but the
outcome of the interview is given aa “offer” or “reject”.
If you have made this request because you are thinking of applying to
study at Imperial College, please refer to the information on our website
about the courses available. The entry requirements for each course are
published. Each department has an admissions tutor whose contact details
are listed on the department’s web pages. General enquiries can be
addressed to [email address]. You should also consider
attending one of our open days.
Freedom of Information Team
Imperial College London
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