Keele Postgraduate bursaries and scholarships 2014

Financial help for Keele graduates wishing to undertake a taught postgraduate programme at Keele

The Keele Graduate Bursary

A discount of £1,000 is available on some taught postgraduate course tuition fees for all UK/EU students who have graduated either from a first degree programme, or the Certificate in Counselling at Keele.

For International students who have graduated from Keele or a Keele programme delivered overseas, a discount of 15% of the taught postgraduate course fee is offered. Students who undertook a study abroad placement or exchange programme at Keele will also be eligible for this fee reduction. Please note that this cannot be combined with other scholarships with the exception of the Faculty of Natural Science Bursary, and in the event that a student is eligible for more than one award, the higher value award will be applied.

Keele Graduate Bursaries are available for all taught postgraduate courses other than those where financial support is already available - such as the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Social Work or certain courses where the student fee is directly funded by the National Health Service- or where an individual School has other arrangements within its fee structure e.g. School of Pharmacy. You will not receive the Keele Graduate Bursary if your course is fully or partially funded by a sponsor or organisation such as your employer.
There are no additional forms or paperwork. You do not have to apply for this bursary. If you are eligible we will contact you.

The £1,000, or 15%, will be deducted from the second payment instalment of postgraduate tuition fees. For part-time and modular study, deductions will be made on a pro rata basis.

Please note: to obtain the discount you must begin postgraduate study during 2014. 

You can find a full list of our postgraduate courses here, and you can also download the Keele Graduate Scholarship terms and conditions for UK/EU students.
 For further information about our postgraduate bursaries and scholarships for UK and EU students, contact; if you are an international student contact

The Keele Graduate Scholarship

We will award a tuition fee discount of £500 to students who attain first class honours in their first undergraduate degree and come to Keele to study a taught postgraduate course to at least postgraduate diploma level. Please note that PGCE and MA Social Work are not included in this award. Payment will be made pro rata for postgraduate study. You do not have to apply for this award. We will write to you by the end of October after enrolment to confirm the award.


The Keele Access Scholarship

Please note that this bursary will take the form of a fee waiver which will be applied pro rata for part-time study. Fee waivers of up to £850 are being made available for students from backgrounds with low participation in higher education who wish to take a taught postgraduate course at Keele to at least postgraduate diploma level.

You may be eligible for a scholarship if you live in an area of the UK from which very few students progress to higher education (officially defined as a Low Participation Neighbourhood). Check your area on our Access Scholarships - UK Postcode Checker.

You may also be eligible to receive a Keele Access Scholarship if you have declared that you have a disability on your application for postgraduate study at Keele.

PGCE Student Bursary - The Keele Bursary

UK and EU students commencing a full-time PGCE course at Keele University in September 2014  who have
a gross annual household income below £25,000 including any bursary income and who are in receipt of the maximum
maintenance grant or Special Support Grant will receive a Keele Bursary of £800. The bursary will be paid early in semester two. This bursary is not available to Welsh domiciled students who have part of their tuition fee paid by the Welsh Assembly.

Keele International Student Scholarship

Keele is offering its prestigious Scholarships to full-time international Postgraduate students.

The Scholarships are GBP3000 towards the cost of annual tuition fees for a Postgraduate course.  The award is open to postgraduate applicants.

The 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

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.

How to Apply for a KISS

You must have applied to Keele and been made an offer of a place before you apply for a Scholarship. You will need to complete the application form (see below), including a statement indicating how you meet the criteria for the Scholarship. If you are interviewed by a Keele representative in-country, you do not need to write a personal statement as you will present your case at interview.

Decisions on Scholarships will be made by the International Recruitment Team, and their decision will be final.

If you are holding a conditional offer from Keele -  meaning that you need to complete some qualifications - you can still apply for a Scholarship. Depending on your other information, we may wait for your academic results before making a decision.

Please note that this award is only open to applicants intending to start at Keele in 2014; you may not apply after you have begun your course at the University.

Please note that late applications for the KISS award for September 2014/5 entry will be considered on a case by case basis.

For further information email: