Keele University International Students

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We welcome applications from well qualified applicants from overseas. At Keele we offer you an outstanding combination of a distinctive curriculum, excellent educational and clinical resources, and a friendly and safe environment where staff and patients are keen to help you learn.

Please note that tuition fees for Overseas students starting in 2018 are likely to increase significantly. We advise potential applicants to check they are able to commit to paying these fees before application.

Keele receives between 800 and 1,000 international students each year, of around 100 different nationalities. You can speak to an International Student Support Officer at any time if you need any help before or after you arrive. A student mentor can be allocated to you before you get here, to help you settle in to Keele life, so try to make sure you request this as it usually turns out to be really helpful. There’s an English Language Unit on campus to help you get the most from your studies if English isn’t your first language. If you’re an international student on the medicine degree course you’ll be personally invited to a reception early in the course where you can meet the medical school student support team and other international students already studying in the School of Medicine.

Keele University’s main website also has an international section. Here you’ll find plenty of information to help you, together with a movie to show you what the campus is like and interviews with international students.

You can also find out about our facilities and take a virtual tour of our main building on campus.

Download our ‘Why Keele for International students’ brochure to read about accommodation and living costs, student quotes, caring experience advice and more.


We usually receive about 200 international applications each year. EU applicants are considered along with UK candidates.

The following information is for applicants with Overseas qualifications and / or classed as Overseas for fees.

All applications to Medicine should be made via UCAS (The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service in the UK).

The deadline for all applications is 15 October for entry in the following September/October or deferred entry one year after.

Applicants to either the 5-year medicine degree (A100) or Health Foundation year (A104)* must meet all entry requirements as follows:

  • Academic Requirements. If the qualifications you have are not listed, please contact our admissions team to tell us about them.
  • English Language requirements
  • Sit the BMAT in the year of application

Those not taking the science streams may consider applying for Health Foundation Year entry (A104). for more information.