International student support package (2021/22)

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a support package for new and returning international students for the 2021/22 academic year, starting from September 2021.

We understand that studying abroad can be challenging, particularly in these difficult times.

Keele wishes to make this transition as easy as possible for you and therefore are offering you an International Support Package based on the government’s traffic light system (red, amber and green).

We hope this will both support you with your travel and help you settle at Keele University.


Red List Countries:

  • Quarantine hotel cost (£1,750 discounted from your tuition fees)

  • Free taxi pickup from quarantine hotel to campus
  • Buddy scheme

If you are staying in on-campus accommodation once your hotel quarantine has finished:

  • Welcome pack (includes bedding, kitchen utensils, adapter, thermometer)*
  • Support registering with the on-campus Health Centre

Total value of support package: approximately £2,000.


Amber List countries:

  • Free taxi airport pickup to campus

  • Testing package costs (up to £200, discounted from your tuition fees)
  • Buddy scheme

If you are staying in on-campus accommodation for the academic year:

  • 10 days’ free accommodation for quarantine in University Halls of Residence, including food package, if staying in on-campus accommodation
  • Welcome pack (includes bedding, kitchen utensils, adapter, thermometer)*
  • Laundry collection service during quarantine period
  • Support registering with the on-campus Health Centre

Total value of support package: approximately £730.


Green List countries:

  • Free taxi airport pickup to campus

  • Testing package costs (up to £100, discounted from your tuition fees)
  • Buddy scheme

If you are staying in on-campus accommodation for the academic year:

  • Welcome pack (includes bedding, kitchen utensils, adapter, thermometer)*
  • Support registering with the on-campus Health Centre

Total value of support package: approximately £430.


*New students only.

This International Support Package is in addition to any Keele scholarships you may already have successfully gained.

You do not need to do anything to apply for the Support Package and more information will follow in due course on our website and via email.

It is very important to us that you feel supported at Keele. Your safety, student experience and wellbeing are our priorities, and we look forward to welcoming you on campus.

Please read the eligibility criteria and FAQs below for further information.

Read the eligibility criteria for the International Support Package.

International Support Package - Eligibility Criteria 2021 (307 KB)

Frequently asked questions

Transport will be via taxi, and you will need to email our International Student Support team to arrange this at student.services@keele.ac.uk.

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You can contact our International Student Support team at student.services@keele.ac.uk.

The Post Room will deliver any items directly to your halls and staff from the halls teams will leave post outside the front door of your block/flat. Students will be made aware in advance of any deliveries.