International students

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.

We consider applications from EU and non-EU students for both the five year medicine degree (A100) and the six year medicine degree with Health Foundation Year (A104). To find out if you are eligible to apply see

Overseas Fees for 2018 entry have now been confirmed as £29,000 per annum.

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 has an international section that provides more information for international students.

View our student interview movies to find out what our students think about Keele.

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.

If you are unsure of your fee status, please check the guidance on the website:

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:

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

For more details on our admissions process please see our webpages: for more information.

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