Information for International Students

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 pharmacy degree course you’ll be personally invited to a reception early in the course where you can meet the pharmacy school student support team and other international students already studying in the School of Pharmacy.  

Keele University's main website also has an international section.  Here you’ll find plenty of information to help you, together with a movie to show you what the campus is like and interviews with international students.

What some of our International Students had to say:

Clarence from Hong Kong, who chose to study at Keele...

Clarence Photo

‌I chose to study Pharmacy at Keele because of its excellent reputation and high degree of student satisfaction for its MPharm course.  Being an international student from Hong Kong, I thought it would be a challenge to adapt to all of the sudden cultural changes. Yet I found the university very welcoming on arrival, making me feel at home right away.  The School of Pharmacy’s unique buddy system and staff are highly supportive and encouraging.  The multidisciplinary education and training have equipped me with a well-rounded set of skills and knowledge, enabling me to succeed in all pharmacy fields, regardless of community, hospital or industry. I also benefited from using the KAVE (Keele Active Virtual Environment), a computer-generated virtual environment, created by 3D virtual display.