Undergraduate and postgraduate

Loans, fees, scholarships and bursaries

Undergraduate money and finance

UK students

Fees for UK full time undergraduates commencing in 2022/23 are £9,250. You can take out a tuition fee loan from your student finance authority.

If you or your parent / guardian are paying some or all of your tuition fees yourself, payments can be made in one lump sum on enrolment, or in two instalments directly to the University.

  • If you are starting your course in September: Instalments in September and January
  • If you are starting your course in January: Instalments in January and May

There is government funding for UK students. Depending on where you live, you can apply to Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, the SAAS or Student Finance Northern Ireland for loans to cover the cost of tuition fees and contribute to your maintenance. Most applications are made online and require you to return a signed declaration form. You will find this on the homepage of your Student Finance account or within your “Notification of Entitlement” letter which is located under ‘Letters and Emails’.

You will only make loan repayments after you have left University and are earning over the repayment threshold, which is currently 26,575 per year for student loans through Student Finance England and Student Finance Wales (for students who have started their course after 2012). Please note that the repayment threshold is updated each year and so remember to check the official websites for the latest information, such as gov.uk. Interest on the loan is variable and linked to inflation.

Please see the following links for more information:

Additional info for international students

If you have a sponsor for all or part of your fees: you must provide written confirmation from your sponsor including their full name and address, with the details of the payments they will make. This can be sent via email to finance.income@keele.ac.uk.

If you are responsible for payment of your fees: Payments can be made in one lump sum shortly after enrolment, or in two instalments directly to the University. If you are on a modular mode of attendance, then you will be invoiced as you enrol for each module.

Details of your tuition fees for 2022/23 were included in your offer letter. All international students will receive an invoice, which will be sent to your Keele email account. The University no longer accepts cash payments from students, so please ensure you have made appropriate arrangements for payment before you begin your course. Most credit and debit cards are accepted for payment. Find out more about online payment methods.

Please remember that you must have all of your funding in place before you arrive in the UK.

If you have applied for a student maintenance loan (sometimes called a living cost loan), your first instalment will be paid into your bank account only after you have formally enrolled at Keele (don’t worry, you will receive an email about how to enrol).

To get the loan, you will need to inform your student finance authority of your bank details. It can take at least a week from enrolment for your loan to be paid to your bank account (by BACS transfer), so you should make sure you have money available to cover your living costs in the first week or so of the term, particularly if you will be living away from home for the first time. The first two weeks of the academic year can be expensive, and you may need money for food, travel, household goods, books, joining societies and entertainment.

If you experience any issues in receiving your student maintenance loan please contact your student finance authority in the first instance, or get in touch with the Financial Support Team at student.services@keele.ac.uk.

Keele has a range of bursaries and scholarships. Find out more about:

If you have any queries about the range of bursaries and scholarships available, please contact the Financial Support Team at student.services@keele.ac.uk or call +44(0)1782 734481 where a member of the team will be happy to help.

UK students only: If you are eligible to receive a bursary or scholarship, provided that we have all of the information we need to make a decision, we will write to you in the first semester to confirm your eligibility and to provide payment dates. Please remember that, in order for us to assess your eligibility for a bursary or scholarship, both you and your parents (or anyone else who has provided information for your grants and loans application) must all have given consent to share to your Student Finance authority by signing the relevant section of your loan application form. Without this consent to share, it is very unlikely that you will receive an award even if you are eligible, as we will be unable to assess you against all the eligibility criteria that may be required.

If you will be living in campus accommodation, you will need to pay your accommodation fees in instalments. You will also need to make an advance payment of £450 to secure your room before you arrive. This £450 payment is split between a £150 room deposit, which is refundable when you vacate your room (less any damages or outstanding debts), and £300 payable towards the first instalment of your accommodation fees.

Instalment Amount September 2022 Arrival January 2023 Arrival
Advance Payment - Deposit and part of first instalment £150+£300=£450 31 August 2022 or the date specified on your offer of accommodation As soon as you have accepted your offer of accommodation
First Instalment

September arrival: Total of 40% of your room fee minus £300

January arrival: 50% of your room fee minus £300

Home students: 30 September 2022

Overseas students: 14 October 2022

13 January 2023

Second Instalment

September arrival: 40% of your room fee

January arrival: 50% of your room fee

13 January 2023 21 April 2023
Third Instalment September arrival: 20% of your room fee 21 April 2023 -

For more information about accommodation fees please visit our accommodation web pages.

We will send your accommodation offer and room details by email. This will explain how to view the contract and terms and conditions before you accept the offer. We will also send an invoice to your Keele email address detailing the amount and due dates of each payment. You will receive reminders about paying your accommodation fees throughout the year. If you ever have concerns about being able to meet the payment deadlines, including the deposit and advance payment deadline, you should contact the Income Office as soon as possible at finance.income@keele.ac.uk.

Please note that in accepting your accommodation offer, you are entering into a contract with the University for the period specified in the offer. It is not possible to end this contract except in exceptional circumstances.

Find out about how to pay for your accommodation fees.

If you'll be living in on-campus accommodation, or will be paying for your own tuition fees, you will need to know how to pay your fees. If you have any queries about paying for your fees, please contact the Income Office at finance.income@keele.ac.uk.

Online

If you have already enrolled, you can visit the ‘eVision Portal’ at scims.keele.ac.uk to make a payment. If you have not yet enrolled, you can still make an online payment using the following portals:

If you wish to pay by bank transfer, please use the account details below. Please note that you must quote your student number followed by:

  • ‘RF’ for accommodation fees
  • ‘TF’ for tuition fees
  • ‘BF’ if you are paying both accommodation and tuition together

National Westminster Bank
75 High Street
Newcastle-under Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5 1PP

Account Name: Keele University
Sort Code: 54-10-27
Account No: 05600456
IBAN: GB68 NWBK 5410 2705 6004 56
BIC: NWBKGB2L

Please visit the Income Office web pages for further information.

UK students

If you do not already have a bank account or are considering switching accounts, you will need to open an account as soon as possible so that your Student Finance can be paid to you. It is a good idea to look at a range of different banks to see what accounts they offer and the benefits of these.

International students

It is essential that you open a UK bank account once you have arrived in the UK and enrolled at Keele, but it may take a week or more before you will be able to use this account. Because of this, we recommend you bring with you around £300 in cash to cover your general living expenses for the first few weeks you are in the UK.

Many international students do now choose to open an online only UK bank account before departing for the UK.  The advantage of this is that the account is ready to use once you reach the UK and your debit card will be delivered to you on or just after your arrival.  Banks such as Starling and Monzo are increasing in popularity, but care should be taken before selecting a bank to be sure they can offer the goods and services that you need.

To open a bank account in the UK you will need:

  • Passport and visa/BRP
  • Your University letter of acceptance, which you can find as an attachment on your offer email (the bank is looking for evidence that the University has corresponded with you at your place of residence)
  • Proof of your term-time address (a letter for this purpose is available from eVision or the Student Services Centre, Tawney Building after you have enrolled; students living off campus should take their rental contract)
  • A recent bank statement or credit card statement from your home bank, translated into English and containing your residential address (the statement must be less than three months old)

It is a good idea to look at the international student accounts available from a range of different banks to see what accounts they offer, the benefits available and to compare the fees for transferring money.

Postgraduate money and finance

Tuition fees for postgraduate courses are variable and were stated in your offer letter. For more information on specific courses, please look at our comprehensive fees list.

UK students

If your master's course starts between 1 August 2022 - 31 July 2023, you can get up to £11,873. The loan is paid directly to you. You can use it for your course fees and living costs. Funding for postgraduate loans is different if you normally live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Please see the relevant funding body websites below for more information:

If you have applied for a postgraduate student loan, your first instalment will be paid into your bank account only after you have formally enrolled at Keele (don’t worry, you will receive an email about how to enrol).

To get the loan, you will need to confirm your bank details with your student finance authority. It can take at least a week from enrolment for your loan to be paid to your bank account (by BACS transfer), so you should make sure you have money available to cover your living costs in the first week or so of the term. The first few weeks of the academic year can be expensive, and you may need money for food, travel, household goods, books, joining societies and entertainment.

Additional info for international students

If you have a sponsor for all or part of your fees: you must provide written confirmation from your sponsor including their full name and address, with the details of the payments they will make. This can be sent via email to finance.income@keele.ac.uk.

If you are responsible for payment of your fees: Payments can be made in one lump sum shortly after enrolment, or in two instalments in October and January, both direct to the University. If you are on a modular mode of attendance, then you will be invoiced as you enrol for each module.

All international students will receive an invoice, which will be sent to your Keele email account. The University no longer accepts cash payments from students, so please ensure you have made appropriate arrangements for payment before you begin your course. Most credit and debit cards are accepted for payment. Find out more about online payment methods.

Please remember that you must have all of your funding in place before you arrive in the UK.

Keele has a range of bursaries and scholarships. Find out more about:

If you have any queries about the range of bursaries and scholarships available, please contact the Financial Support Team at student.services@keele.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1782 734481 where a member of the team will be happy to help.

UK students only: If you are eligible to receive a bursary or scholarship, provided that we have all of the information we need to make a decision, we will write to you in the first semester to confirm your eligibility and to provide payment dates. Please remember that, in order for us to assess your eligibility for a bursary or scholarship, both you and your parents (or anyone else who has provided information for your grants and loans application) must all have given consent to share to your Student Finance authority by signing the relevant section of your loan application form. Without this consent to share, it is very unlikely that you will receive an award even if you are eligible, as we will be unable to assess you against all the eligibility criteria that may be required.

If you will be living in campus accommodation, you will need to pay your accommodation fees in three instalments. You will also need to make an advance payment of £450 to secure your room before you arrive. This £450 payment is split between a £150 room deposit, which is refundable when you vacate your room (less any damages or outstanding debts), and £300 payable towards the first instalment of your accommodation fees.

Instalment Amount September 2022 arrival January 2023 arrival
Advance Payment - Deposit and part of first instalment £150+£300=£450 31 August 2022 or the date specified on your offer of accommodation As soon as possible after accepting your accommodation offer
First Instalment

September arrival: Total of 40% of your room fee minus £300

January arrival: 50% of your room fee minus £300

1 November 2022

1 February 2022

Second Instalment

September arrival: 40% of your room fee

January arrival: 50% of your room fee

1 February 2023 1 May 2023
Third Instalment September arrival: 20% of your room fee 1 May 2023 -

For more information about accommodation fees please visit our accommodation web pages.

We will send your accommodation offer and room details by email. This will explain how to view the contract and terms and conditions before you accept the offer. We will also send an invoice to your Keele email address detailing the amount and due dates of each payment. You will receive reminders about paying your accommodation fees throughout the year. If you ever have concerns about being able to meet the payment deadlines, including the deposit and advance payment deadline, you should contact the Income Office as soon as possible at finance.income@keele.ac.uk.

Please note that in accepting your accommodation offer, you are entering into a contract with the University for the period specified in the offer. It is not possible to end this contract except in exceptional circumstances.

If you'll be living in on-campus accommodation, or will be paying for your own tuition fees, you will need to know how to pay your fees. If you have any queries about paying for your fees, please contact the Income Office at finance.income@keele.ac.uk.

Online

If you have already enrolled, you can visit the ‘eVision Portal’ on the Keele Learning Environment to make a payment. If you have not yet enrolled, you can still make an online payment using the following portals:

If you wish to pay by bank transfer, please use the account details below. Please note that you must quote your student number followed by:

  • ‘RF’ for accommodation fees
  • ‘TF’ for tuition fees
  • ‘BF’ if you are paying both accommodation and tuition together

National Westminster Bank
75 High Street
Newcastle-under Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5 1PP

Account Name: Keele University
Sort Code: 54-10-27
Account No: 05600456
IBAN: GB68 NWBK 5410 2705 6004 56
BIC: NWBKGB2L

Please visit the Income Office web pages for further information.

UK students

If you do not already have a bank account or are considering switching accounts, you will need to open an account as soon as possible so that your Student Finance can be paid to you. It is a good idea to look at a range of different banks to see what accounts they offer and the benefits of these.

International students

It is essential that you open a UK bank account once you have arrived in the UK and enrolled at Keele, but it may take a week or more before you will be able to use this account. Because of this, we recommend you bring with you around £300 in cash to cover your general living expenses for the first few weeks you are in the UK.

Many international students do now choose to open an online only UK bank account before departing for the UK.  The advantage of this is that the account is ready to use once you reach the UK and your debit card will be delivered to you on or just after your arrival.  Banks such as Starling and Monzo are increasing in popularity, but care should be taken before selecting a bank to be sure they can offer the goods and services that you need.

To open a bank account in the UK you will need:

  • Passport and visa/BRP
  • Your University letter of acceptance, which you can find as an attachment on your offer email (the bank is looking for evidence that the University has corresponded with you at your place of residence)
  • Proof of your term-time address (a letter for this purpose is available from eVision or the Student Services Centre, Tawney Building after you have enrolled; students living off campus should take their rental contract)
  • A recent bank statement or credit card statement from your home bank, translated into English and containing your residential address (the statement must be less than three months old)

It is a good idea to look at the international student accounts available from a range of different banks to see what accounts they offer, the benefits available and to compare the fees for transferring money.