Study abroad, Erasmus and exchange students

If you are coming to Keele through Study Abroad, Exchange or Erasmus programmes for a semester or full year, we offer University accommodation provided that you apply by the deadline.

How to apply

Date

What happens when

February

Applicants begin to apply for accommodation

30th June

Application deadline

2nd August onwards

Accommodation allocated to Study Abroad applicants

19th September 2018

Study Abroad students arrival date at Keele

As an International student you will be able, if you wish, to live in University accommodation provided you apply for it by the appropriate deadline. We have a variety of rooms in our Halls of Residence.‌

Room fees for the 1st semester and full year can be found here.

If you are coming to Keele with your family, whether staying for a whole semester or full academic year, we can offer help and advice on finding accommodation. You should contact us separately for this.

If you wish to live off campus, there is advice on our website including adverts for local properties available for students.

When you apply

You can apply after 1st February or within 48 hours of accepting your study place at Keele, whichever date is later.

Creating an account

  • If you haven’t previously made an online accommodation application you will need to create a user account before you can apply. You will need to register on the Keele Accommodation Portal. This is a simple process. You will receive an email to confirm that you have created the account.

 Making the application

  • You will be able to make your application for accommodation from March onwards through the Keele Accommodation Portal. You will need to register an account the first time that you log in and create a password. Your username is your Student ID number.  Once you have logged in you will need to select the next academic year applications on the following screen in order to make your application. Please do not select the current academic year – your application will be void.
  • We have a ‘3 strikes and out’ security feature which will block your access to the portal for 20 minutes. Make sure that you know your password and type it correctly.
  • We will use your Keele email address for any correspondence. We will send mailings from accommodation@keele.ac.uk address. Please do set this address as a ‘safe sender’ to avoid losing important information from us into your spam folder.
  • On the first page of the application it will ask “For completion by Erasmus, Non-UK Exchange and Study Abroad students only. What is your period of Study? (Students studying for less than a year are not automatically eligible for accommodation in University residence)”.  It is very important that you compete correctly so that you get the correct offer.
  • Kitchen facilities are available in all residences and you must provide your own cooking utensils. However, you can apply for ‌our catering package. A variety of other restaurant facilities are available on the campus and a Keele Card, which ‌allows you to make purchases at a discount in most food outlets, will be issued when you enrol.
  • If you have a disability or health issue that requires you to have specific accommodation, please make sure that you complete the relevant section on the application.
  • We will do our best to meet your requirements, however we cannot guarantee that we will be able to allocate your first preference of room type. You therefore need to complete all sections of the accommodation application form, indicating your second and third preferences too.
  • Submit your application as soon as possible - late applications may affect your priority for accommodation.
  • You can check your application at any time and edit your application if you change your mind. If you do make a change we‌ will allocate according to your most recent application and this may place you lower down the allocation list.
  • After submitting your application you will receive an email confirmation – if you do not receive this within 24 hours please contact us‌‌.
  • To ensure that there is accommodation for everyone who accepts a place at Keele University a number of temporary shared rooms are available at the beginning of each semester. If you share on arrival, you will be found a single room as soon as there is availability. Whilst sharing, you will pay 50% of the total cost of the room. When a student moves out of a shared room the fee is adjusted for both the student who moves out and the student who remains in the room. Each occupant then becomes liable for the full 100% cost of the room from the start of the single occupancy period.
  • Rooms are allocated in a random order.

Your Accommodation Offer

  • You will be e-mailed to say that you have received an offer of accommodation at Keele. You have 3 days from the day that the e-mail is sent to you to accept this offer. If you fail to accept this offer please e-mail accommodation@keele.ac.uk straight away and we will try to help you. If you decline this offer no further offer will be made to you
  • Once the Agreement is accepted you have a 7 day 'cooling-off period'. This means that if within 7 working days of accepting the Agreement you change your mind and notify us by email of that fact, you will be released from the Agreement. The contract is legally binding and if you change your mind you will still be liable for accommodation fees. You can only be released from the contract in exceptional circumstances such as taking a Leave of Absence or Withdrawing from the University. You may transfer your licence to another student as long as the transfer is done with the knowledge and prior written approval of the University Student Accommodation Office. The new licensee should be a suitable replacement which means that the balance of sexes and nationalities is not adversely affected within the accommodation.

Arriving at Keele

  • An advance payment of £450 is expected before you arrive at Keele. This is made up of £150 refundable deposit and £300 towards your accommodation fees.
  • We ask that you arrive 3 days earlier than Home students for the International Orientation Programme. You will be charged for the 3 additional nights with your accommodation fees.  We are not able to accommodate you before this date.

For more information on campus life please read our Living away from Home Guide.

How to Apply

Date

What Happens When

1st August

Applicants begin to apply for accommodation

December

Accommodation allocated to Study Abroad applicants

14th January 2019

Study Abroad students arrival date at Keele

As an International student you will be able, if you wish, to live in University accommodation provided you apply for it by the appropriate deadline. We have a variety of room types in four Halls of Residence.

Room fees for the 2nd semester and full year can be found here.

If you are coming to Keele with your family, whether staying for a whole semester or full academic year, we can offer help and advice on finding accommodation. You should contact us separately for this.

If you wish to live off campus, there is advice on our website including adverts for local properties available for students.

When you apply

You can apply after 1st August or within 48 hours of accepting your study place at Keele, whichever date is later.

Creating an account

  • If you haven’t previously made an online accommodation application you will need to create a user account before you can apply. You will need to register on the Keele Accommodation Portal. This is a simple process. You will receive an email to confirm that you have created the account

Making the application

  • You will be able to make your application for accommodation from March onwards through the Keele Accommodation Portal. You will need to register an account the first time that you log in and create a password. Your username is your Student ID number.  Once you have logged in you will need to select the next academic year applications on the following screen in order to make your application. Please do not select the current academic year – your application will be void.
  • We have a ‘3 strikes and out’ security feature which will block your access to the portal for 20 minutes. Make sure that you know your password and type it correctly.
  • We will use your Keele email address for any correspondence. We will send mailings from accommodation@keele.ac.uk address. Please do set this address as a ‘safe sender’ to avoid losing important information from us into your spam folder.
  • When you are applying for a room you should think carefully about the occupancy period. If you apply for a room that excludes the Easter vacation, you will have to move out of your room and remove all your belongings for the 3 week Easter vacation. We cannot offer storage on campus or an alternative room on campus for those 3 weeks.  This can be an advantage if you are planning on going travelling in these weeks. However, please be aware that level 3 exams take place during these weeks.
  • Kitchen facilities are available in all residences and you must provide your own cooking utensils. However, you can apply for our catering package. A variety of other restaurant facilities are available on the campus and a Keele Card, which allows you to make purchases at a discount in most food outlets, will be issued when you enrol.
  • If you have a disability or health issue that requires you to have specific accommodation, please make sure that you complete the relevant section on the application.
  • We will do our best to meet your requirements, however we cannot guarantee that we will be able to allocate your first preference of room type as rooms are limited in January. You therefore need to complete all sections of the accommodation application form, indicating your second and third preferences too.
  • Submit your application as soon as possible - late applications may affect your priority for accommodation.
  • You can check your application at any time and edit your application if you change your mind. If you do make a change we‌ will allocate according to your most recent application and this may place you lower down the allocation list.
  • After submitting your application you will receive an email confirmation – if you do not receive this within 24 hours please contact us‌‌.
  • To ensure that there is accommodation for everyone who accepts a place at Keele University a number of temporary shared rooms are available at the beginning of each semester. If you share on arrival, you will be found a single room as soon as there is availability. Whilst sharing, you will pay 50% of the total cost of the room. When a student moves out of a shared room the fee is adjusted for both the student who moves out and the student who remains in the room. Each occupant then becomes liable for the full 100% cost of the room from the start of the single occupancy period.
  • Rooms are allocated in a random order

Your Accommodation Offer

  • You will be e-mailed to say that you have received an offer of accommodation at Keele. You have 3 days from the day that the e-mail is sent to you to accept this offer. If you fail to accept this offer please e-mail accommodation@keele.ac.uk straight away and we will try to help you. If you decline this offer no further offer will be made to you
  • Once the Agreement is accepted you have a 7 day 'cooling-off period'. This means that if within 7 working days of accepting the Agreement you change your mind and notify us by email of that fact, you will be released from the Agreement. The contract is legally binding and if you change your mind you will still be liable for accommodation fees. You can only be released from the contract in exceptional circumstances such as taking a Leave of Absence or Withdrawing from the University. You may transfer your licence to another student as long as the transfer is done with the knowledge and prior written approval of the University Student Accommodation Office. The new licensee should be a suitable replacement which means that the balance of sexes and nationalities is not adversely affected within the accommodation.

Arriving at Keele

  • An advance payment of £450 is expected before you arrive at Keele. This is made up of £150 refundable deposit and £300 towards your accommodation fees.

For more information on campus life please read our Living away from Home Guide.