Keele University

Keele University

Achieve academic success and unlock your potential at Keele University, a leading UK institution with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching, by studying with or applying through NCUK. Nestled within a picturesque campus in Staffordshire, Keele provides international students with an idyllic setting for pursuing higher education. Keele is world-renowned for its breadth of teaching and research that tackles the world’s most urgent problems.

The university is highly ranked for its commitment to sustainability, employability, and student satisfaction. Keele University allows you to embark on a transformative university experience. Embrace the unique blend of academic rigour and pastoral beauty that Keele offers and shape your future as a global citizen.

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  • International Foundation Year
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  • Master's Preparation / Pre-Sessional

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Life at Keele University

Student Life at Keele University

Delve into the enriching student life at Keele University, a picturesque campus offering international students an idyllic setting for pursuing higher education. By studying with NCUK, you can access the unique blend of academic excellence and pastoral beauty that Keele provides.

Keele has one of the biggest campuses in Britain to explore, located in the Staffordshire countryside – all accommodation, teaching spaces and facilities including a medical centre and pharmacy, are clustered around the centre, keeping campus facilities within walking distance.

Engage with a diverse community of passionate learners, join various clubs and societies, and benefit from exceptional support services designed to help you thrive. The university’s focus on sustainability, employability, and student satisfaction will inspire you to make a meaningful impact in your chosen field and the world around you.

Keele also offers comprehensive career guidance, networking opportunities, internships, and study abroad programs, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience that fosters both personal and professional growth.

Careers at Keele University

Keele University is committed to fostering the career success of its international students. By studying at Keele, you gain access to tailored careers, employability, and enterprise support services designed to help you achieve your goals.

Benefit from personalised career guidance, skills development workshops, and networking events, as well as internship and work placement opportunities through the university’s industry connections.

Keele’s focus on employability and student satisfaction ensures you’re well-prepared for a bright future. The university also has an impressive graduate employment rate, with numerous alumni working in diverse sectors around the world.

City Life at Keele University

As an international student studying at Keele University, you’ll have countless opportunities to engage in social activities and explore the local area.

On campus, participate in numerous clubs, societies, and events that cater to diverse interests, fostering a strong sense of community. Off-campus, discover nearby attractions like the Trentham Estate, a popular leisure destination with beautiful gardens, shopping, and outdoor activities, or visit the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent to appreciate local art and history.

The university is located just minutes from the market town of Newcastle-under-Lyme – with bars, a cinema, and a renowned theatre. Keele is also only a bus ride from the ever-developing city of Stoke-on-Trent.

Additionally, you will be less than an hour away from the bright lights of both Manchester and Birmingham. With so much on offer locally you’ll be spoilt for choice. You will get to enjoy the benefits of both a campus community, and an exciting town and city to explore.

Student Support at Keele University

Keele University is committed to providing comprehensive student welfare, academic support, and student support services for its international students. Studying at Keele grants you access to a wide range of resources designed to ensure your well-being and academic success, through their Student Experience and Support teams based within each faculty.

Benefit from personalised academic guidance, learning support, and mental health services, as well as dedicated support for international students, including language assistance, cultural adaptation, and visa advice.

In the 1960s, Keele was the first UK university to introduce a counselling service – a concept which is now commonplace – and they are now leading a new mental health and wellbeing initiative, working with the NHS to develop new and innovative approaches to student wellbeing and mental health that can be rolled out nationally to meet changing needs.

Keele’s emphasis on student experience and reputation for excellence in higher education guarantees a supportive and enriching environment where you can excel academically, develop personally, and make a positive impact on the world.

Student Accommodation at Keele University

There’s a variety of accommodation at Keele suiting a range of lifestyle needs and budgets. Everything is just a short walk away on their beautiful campus, from sports facilities, shops, cafés to open spaces, you are never far away from what you need at Keele.

The university’s halls of residence, such as Barnes, Holly Cross, and The Oaks, provide a comfortable and secure living environment for international students.

These accommodations boast modern facilities, communal areas for socialising, and dedicated support services, ensuring a seamless transition into life in the UK. Keele University guarantees that your study abroad experience is complemented by a nurturing and well-equipped living environment, helping you excel academically and personally.

Facilities at Keele University

Whether it’s health, humanities, science, or business programmes, Keele’s world-class teaching and research facilities are continually invested in and developed. These facilities provide students with real-world experience to create career-ready graduates and give researchers modern resources to enable them to continue their world-changing research.

Studying at Keele University grants you access to outstanding university facilities that cater to various disciplines, interests, and needs. The university is renowned for its state-of-the-art laboratories, media areas, lecture halls, and sports facilities. The Smart Innovation Hub supports research, innovation, and business growth, while the David Weatherall Building hosts advanced medical teaching and research facilities.

The Sports Centre and Campus Gym offer a wide range of options for staying active and healthy. Keele University ensures you have the resources and support needed to excel academically and make a lasting impact on the world.

Sports & Clubs at Keele University

At Keele University, you have access to an extensive range of sports teams, sports clubs, societies, and the Athletic Union. The university boasts a strong reputation for providing a comprehensive sports program, including teams like Keele Cricket Club and Keele University Rugby Football Club.

The Athletic Union fosters a supportive environment for student-athletes and promotes participation in various sports disciplines. Furthermore, there are numerous societies catering to diverse interests, from academic pursuits to cultural experiences, ensuring that international students find a welcoming community during their study abroad experience in the UK.

Sustainability at Keele University

Keele University is dedicated to sustainability and environmental policies, working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The university has implemented various initiatives, such as renewable energy projects, biodiversity enhancement, and sustainable transport options.

The university has an ambitious target of achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. This target is being achieved through initiatives such as completing the installation of 12,500 solar panels and two wind turbines on campus, to generate up to half of the university’s electricity requirements.

By studying at Keele, you’ll be joining a community that prioritises environmental responsibility and strives to make a lasting impact on future generations.

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Ranked 32nd in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2023)

Global Sustainability Institution of the Year (International Green Gown Awards, 2021)


Additional Scholarship Options

Keele University offers scholarships for international undergraduate students. You can find more information about Keele University’s scholarships here.

Additional Scholarship Options

Keele University offers scholarships for international postgraduate students. You can find more information about Keele University’s scholarships here.

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