Why Study Here?

  • 1st for Student Satisfaction in the 2014 and 2015 National Student Survey. The university's overall satisfaction score is an impressive 95%, far exceeding the UK national average of 86%.
  • In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework (2014), 97% of our research was classified as world leading, or of international importance.
  • Keele is less than 2 hours from London and Leeds and an hour from Manchester and Birmingham.
  • Keele University has the largest single-site campus in the UK with over 600 acres of landscaped parkland, fields, woodlands and lakes. The campus is self-contained with student residences, teaching buildings, the library, restaurant and cafes, the Students’ Union, shops, a bank, pharmacy, sports centre and a health centre. The campus has a genuine, friendly student and staff community.
  • Keele degrees are taught through three faculties: Health, Humanities and Social Sciences and Natural Sciences.
  • All on-campus accommodation includes wi-fi internet access and there is wi-fi access in many buildings on campus, and for those without their own computer there are PC labs, some of which are open 24 hours a day. Nearly all students have the opportunity to study abroad as part of their degree. Keele has over 50 partner institutions across the world to facilitate this.
  • Keele offers a modern and internationally recognised education. Students can take Dual Honours degree courses where they study two subjects with equal weight. We also offer a range of Single Honours degrees including Accounting and Finance, Environmental Science, Law, Management, Medicine, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy.
  • It's not all work and no play! The Students' Union hosts some of the UK's top bands and there's entertainment on campus every night of the week.

What Do International Students Study?

English Language Requirements

Most undergraduate courses require the following level of English for year one entry:

  • GCSE English Language grade C
  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest
  • Toefl IBT 80 with listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 17 (minimum scores)
Some subjects require 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
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business – IELTS 7.0 with 6.5 in each subtest
  • Physiotherapy – IELTS 7.0 with 6.5 in each subtest

Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £12,750 £13,260–14,280
Mixed £14,000 £13,260–14,280
Laboratory £15,500 £13,750
Clinical £27,000 £14,590

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The Keele International Student Scholarship (KIS) is worth £2,000 for undergraduates towards the cost of their annual tuition fees for the duration of their course. Students studying a three-year degree can therefore save £6,000 from the total cost of their degree studies. Please note that students studying the 5-year undergraduate degree in Medicine and the 4-year undergraduate degree in Pharmacy are not eligible for this award.

The KIS Scholarships are awarded to students who can demonstrate excellence in at least two of the following areas:

  • Academic qualifications
  • English Language ability
  • Understanding of the course and motivation to study at Keele
  • Extra-curricular or work experience
  • Pharmacy International Prestige Award (PIPA): offered by the School of Pharmacy, this reduces students’ tuition fees by £2000 for the first year of study. This award is available for new international students who apply for the Masters in Pharmacy degree or the three year BSc degree in Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business.
  • Early Payment Incentive: For students enrolling in September 2016 Keele University offers an Early Payment Incentive for all new self-funded international fee paying students who pay their full tuition fees (first year fees for undergraduate students) before 1st September. The incentive will take the form of £500 on a KeeleCard for use in all campus facilities.
  • Details about scholarships can be found on our website.

Pre-Arrival and Welcome

  • International students are invited to campus a few days earlier than UK students in order to have some extra time for settling in.
  • An airport collection service is organised from Manchester and London Heathrow Airport on the first day of International Welcome.
  • Trained Student Ambassadors help students find their way once they reach campus.
  • During Welcome Week Keele offers a number of informative sessions to help new students with the practical arrangements of moving to a new place such as registering with the doctor, setting up a bank account and finding the supermarket. In addition there are lots of social activities to help students meet new friends, to try new things and to learn about what’s on offer at Keele.

Accommodation for International Students

  • International students who apply by the relevant deadlines are offered self-catered accommodation on campus for all years of study.
  • Halls of residence are available on a catered and self-catered basis.
  • Range of room types including basic without a washbasin, rooms with a washbasin, flats and en-suite rooms. Single sex accommodation is also available.
  • There is wi-fi coverage throughout the campus including in all Halls of residence.
  • International students tend to be integrated with Home and EU students.
  • Keele has over 3,000 single study bedrooms on campus, most within a 10 minute walk of the centre of campus. We also have 200 en-suite bedrooms off campus with Liberty Living in Stoke on Trent. A free bus pass providing travel to and from campus is included for students living in Liberty Court.
  • International students can choose a 34, 37 or 51 week contract. The 34 week contract does not cover the Easter Holidays. The 37 week contract covers the whole of both semesters and Easter vacation
  • Study bedrooms cost £83–164 per week, inclusive of wi-fi, free room to room calls, basic contents insurance, utilities and cleaning.

Organisations for International Students

  • The university has over 100 clubs and societies that provide students with an opportunity to meet other students who share similar interests. Societies include the International Students’ Society, Film Society, Keele Student Radio, DanceSport, Rock Gospel Choir, Model UN and the Law Society. In addition there are a number of societies that cater for specific nationalities. More information about the student societies can be found on our website.
  • Sports at Keele are open to all. Joining in a sports team is a great way to meet other students and have some great times on and off the field. Some of the interesting sports teams are archery, basketball, cricket, football, lacrosse, rugby and even Quidditch!
  • There is an interdenominational chapel for Christian worship in a variety of styles, and an Islamic Centre.

Overseas Campus

  • Keele teaches a small number of courses at partner institutions in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.