Keele University offers a wide range of courses to set students on track for their future. International students represent over 120 diverse nationalities; the university provides them with excellent support and facilities, both academic and social. Keele is a close knit, safe and friendly community on one of the largest and most attractive campuses in Europe, with lakes, woodlands and extensive sports facilities.

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International Student Statistics

1,575 international students in 2017–18

Welcome Arrangements

  • At selected times of the year, Keele International Student Support operates a free meet and greet airport collection service. Student ambassadors ensure that students arriving in the UK for the first time are safely transported to Keele campus and, if living off site, direct them to the appropriate public transport.
  • Keele offers a Welcome Programme for international students, alongside the university's Welcome Week for new starters.

English Language Requirements

  • Keele’s Language Centre provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels. The credit-bearing modules are designed to help students develop the skills essential for success with their studies and research, offer English language support year-round.
  • General undergraduate requirement (year-one entry): GCSE English Language grade C, or IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest, or Toefl IBT 80 with listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 17 (minimum scores).
  • Specific subjects requiring a higher level of English: Law – IELTS 6.5 with 5.5 in each subtest. Medicine – IELTS 7.0 with 7.0 in each subtest. Physiotherapy, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business – IELTS 7.0 with 6.5 in each subtest.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for International Students

  • International students are guaranteed a room for the entire duration of their full-time study. All rooms are furnished (with bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, bedside cabinet, desk and lamp) and are heated.
  • Keele does not offer family accommodation. Students whose family is accompanying them to Keele will probably have to look for accommodation in the surrounding area. Keele has a few small flats for single-parent families only.
  • Keele accommodation team can assist with off-campus accommodation if needed.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Keele offer a variety of scholarships which are specific to different countries, subjects and talent areas. Some may require students to make an independent application, while other scholarships may be awarded automatically.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Ongoing Support

  • Keele have a student support department and team on campus, providing specialist help and support to international students regarding visa and immigration queries, working in the UK, and language issues. They also support all students with health and well-being, and academic study requirements, throughout their study period at Keele. The office is open daily.

Quick Guides to International Tuition Fees and Finance