Bursaries and Scholarships 2015

We know that going to university can be a daunting as well as an exciting experience, so to help you along the way we have a number of bursaries and scholarships.
Bursaries and scholarships are university-specific awards designed to support you should you choose to study at Keele.

We have three types of bursaries and scholarships available for students commencing their undergraduate studies.  You can receive more than one award (although it is not possible to receive a National Scholarship Programme Award and a Keele University Bursary together).

Bursaries and scholarships do not have to be repaid.

The Keele Excellence Scholarship

The Keele Excellence Scholarships (no application needed)

The Excellence Scholarship is a cash award paid to students who attain the highest grades in their pre-entry qualifications, regardless of household income levels. 

For details of which qualifications and grades could result in you receiving a Scholarship, and how much you might receive look at our Excellence scholarship criteria 2015

Please note that if your qualification is not on this list, you will not be eligible to receive an Excellence Scholarship.

For further queries, please email us at student.services@keele.ac.uk‌

  • £2,000 Scholarship

If you attain a minimum of three "A" grades at A2 level (or equivalent in other similar qualifications - please see above).

and you commence a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2015

and you are a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,000 tuition fees

You should receive a Keele University Excellence Scholarship of £2,000 a year for the duration of your full-time, undergraduate degree at Keele University.

  • £1,000 Scholarship

If you attain a minimum of two A grades and one B grade at A2 level  (or equivalent in other similar qualifications - please see above).

and you commence a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2015

and you are a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,000 tuition fees

You should receive a Keele University Excellence Scholarship of £1,000 a year for the duration of your full-time, undergraduate degree at Keele University.

  • £500 Scholarship

If you attain a minimum of one A grade and two B grades at A2 (or equivalent in other similar qualifications - please see above).

and you commence a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2015

and you are a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,000 tuition fees

You should receive a Keele University Excellence Scholarship of £500 a year for the duration of your full-time, undergraduate degree at Keele University.

General information

This information refers to all three Excellence Scholarships:

The Scholarship will not be awarded to students who receive NHS or other public funding for their course.

Students taking undergraduate medicine will not receive the Keele Excellence Scholarship.

Students with the relevant grades in a mixture of qualifications (for example, two Distinctions in a BTEC qualification and an "A" grade in one A level) could be eligible to receive an Excellence Scholarship. Full details are in the criteria sheet on this page.

If you have any queries about eligibility for Excellence Scholarships, please contact us at student.services@keele.ac.uk

 

The Keele University Bursary

The Keele University Bursary (no application needed)

A bursary of £1,000 a year is available for all undergraduate students
who:

  • Commence their full-time undergraduate degree at Keele in September 2014,
  • Are liable to pay the full tuition fee of £9,000. Please note that if you are receiving any non-repayable, non-means-tested funding from your Government towards your tuition fee payment, you will not receive the Keele University Bursary. For example, Welsh students who receive partial tuition fee funding from the Welsh Assembly will not receive the Keele University Bursary.
  • Have a gross annual household income below £25,000
  • Receive the maximum maintenance grant or Special Support Grant of £3378 in 2014/15
  • Are not on a course that receives other public funding eg. NHS funded courses, PGCE or Social Work

Keele Opportunity Scholarship

The Keele Opportunity Scholarship (no application needed)

This scholarship is a cash award that recognises and rewards academic excellence in our local students. This one-off scholarship is available to students from specific postal areas in Stoke-On-Trent and Staffordshire who will be starting their first, full-time undergraduate degree course in September 2015.

Click here for more information!

Asylum Seekers Scholarship


Article 26 is a project supported by the Helena Kennedy Foundation which is committed to supporting disadvantaged students and enabling them to continue their studies in higher education.

Keele University offers one Article 26 scholarship per year, in the form of a tuition fee waiver for an Asylum Seeker who is applying to study their first undergraduate degree (please be aware that certain degree courses are not eligible for the scholarship). The Scholarship is open to students from an asylum-seeking background who do not have access to student finance and who have received a conditional or unconditional offer from Keele.

If you have not already received an offer from Keele and are thinking of applying to the University then click here to find out the range of courses on offer.  

For more information about the Article 26 Scholarship and how to apply please see the information leaflet at the bottom of this page or visit the Funding for Asylum Seekers webpage.

Care Leavers Bursary

The precise amount of funding you will receive each year will depend on your individual circumstances.

Keele Care Leavers Bursary

Here at Keele we offer a specific cash bursary for Care Leavers. If you have been looked after for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14, and were in care on their 16th birthday you will receive  £1000 in year 1, £1500 in year 2 and £2000 in year 3 of your course.

Care Leavers HE Bursary

As part of your Pathway Plan you may also be entitled to a one-off £2000 Higher Education Bursary from your Local Authority. This is available to any Care Leaver who started their course before their 25th birthday, and it does not have to be repaid. Your Pathway Plan should also include information on your plans for University, accommodation, independent living, financial and other support. You should speak to your Local Authority or Leaving-Care Worker to determine how you will receive your bursary and whether it will be paid in a lump sum or in instalments.

Personalised Financial Advice and Support

If you are unsure of what financial support you are entitled to you can contact our Money Advice and Guidance teamwho can advise on bursaries and scholarships, how to apply for student finance and budgeting.

You can contact the team on 01782 734481 or email student.services@keele.ac.uk