Information for 2021/22 applicants

We realise that this a difficult time for applicants thinking of applying to university for 2021 entry. We're committed to keeping you updated throughout the admissions process about any changes that may occur, and so the content on this page will be reviewed frequently to keep you fully informed.

Please find a series of FAQs below, and if you have any other questions then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via admissions@keele.ac.uk. You can also find more information about admissions requirements and processes here.

Mustafa Dashti, Medicine student

When I'm on campus, I feel safe. The university has taken such an interest in our safety and changed so much to make everyone feel welcome and listened to during these turbulent times. They email regularly to provide updates on the current national situation, and inform me of new changes well in advance

Mustafa Dashti, Medicine student

We recognise that your current studies may continue to be a challenge and want to reassure you that we will be as flexible as possible when reviewing your results for the majority of our courses. We will be working with all relevant parties to ensure we have the information we require to interpret your performance in the context of this challenging year.

No, you do not need to do anything. We will continue to take advice from all relevant parties, including the government, UCAS and awarding bodies and keep this page updated as we receive more information. However, if you have further personal circumstances, which may affect your education, you can contact us via admissions@keele.ac.uk.

We appreciate that you may be concerned about your final grades following the announcement that some examinations will now be cancelled. Please don’t worry as we always try and apply some flexibility when we receive your results. If you have further personal circumstances, which may have affected your education, you can contact admissions directly via admissions@keele.ac.uk.

No, all are our Admissions staff are working remotely and we are processing applications as normal. Should you have any questions about the Admissions process please see the following pages for more information.

We’re currently running virtual events. For the most up to date information regarding our open days and offer holder days please see the following relevant pages:

Undergraduate programmes – For information regarding UCAS deadlines, please see the UCAS website. UCAS will contact you directly regarding any changes.

Postgraduate programmes – No, you can apply now for any of our courses unless stipulated on the relevant course page.

There are currently no plans for the start date of your course in September 2021 to change.

In the unlikely event that dates do change then we will notify you of this as soon as possible.

No, our entry requirements will remain the same as stipulated on the relevant course pages. However, please be reassured that we will be as flexible as possible when reviewing your results for the majority of our courses. 

The safety and wellbeing of our students and staff is our absolute priority - for more information about how we’ve responded to the pandemic please visit our main coronavirus page.

We are looking forward to the Government's next update for universities, in which we will find out more about the guidance for the next academic year.

We are currently planning for campus to be fully operational in the 2021/22 academic year, guided by the Government’s roadmap. This offers the clear prospect of a fuller and more ‘normal’ campus experience for our students and staff. Of course, we will also be flexible and ready to react to any further national restrictions as we have done over the last 15 months or so.

You can find out key dates for the 2021/22 academic year here.

In terms of academic arrangements for 2021/22, we have learned a lot over the last year about how some aspects of our education delivery have been enhanced by incorporating more digital elements, and our Schools are currently working through plans that are based on a return to face-to-face teaching being at the core of all our programmes, whilst making best use of the new digital approaches we have developed during 2020/21. 

Additional FAQs for international students

Yes, we recognise that these are still challenging times and wish to support our international students as much as possible. You can find information on our International Support Package here.

Yes, for Red List country students, we will cover the cost of the quarantine hotel (£1,750 discounted from your tuition fees) as part of our International Support Package.

The University is planning on welcoming students on campus to support you with your studies from September 2021. We do recognise that there may be additional costs to you to arrive in September, such as quarantine costs, for which we are offering our International Support Package to assist with this.

Depending on your course, you may be able to start the first introductory parts of your programme online, but this would be limited. If you do study online beyond any short-term arrival period, this will affect your Student Visa (if you have one) along with removing any future Post Study Work (visa) opportunities.

If you are having trouble arriving in the UK for your course start date, please let us know your circumstances along with your expected arrival by emailing visa@keele.ac.uk.