New support package for international students looking to study at Keele

International students enrolling at Keele University in September 2020 are able to receive a supportpackage worth over £2000 to enable them to travel from their home country to the Keele campus and get settled in safely and easily. 

Studying overseas can be challenging so it is important that students feel supported, particularly in these difficult times. International students enrolling this autumn will be able to access a package which will support travel, living costs, and student life at Keele. 

The package includes:

  • a contribution to flight costs up to £500
  • transport from a named UK airport to the campus
  • a catering package for the first two weeks
  • a 'care box' that includes a bedding pack, basic kitchen equipment, plug adaptor and thermometer
  • contact with other Keele students via the ‘Student Support Buddy scheme’
  • an electronic device to support study, social life, and contact with friends and family 
  • a £1000 discount towards tuition fees 
  • extra support if required to quarantine

The support package is available to students who are enrolled on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme commencing on-campus in either September 2020 or January 2021. 

Students will be able to receive the support package in addition to any scholarships they may already have gained from Keele. 

Adam Hall, Associate Director of International Student Recruitment, said: “We understand that this year has been a particularly challenging one for international students who intend on travelling overseas for their studies. By launching this student support package, we hope this provides you with the confidence that we care about your safety and wellbeing just as much as we care about providing you with an excellent educational experience. 

“We intend to help you get to campus and settled in to your new environment as quickly and as smoothly as possible and we look forward to welcoming you to campus in September.”

Vice-Chancellor Professor Trevor McMillan said: “We are offering this package to support incoming international students as they cope with the challenges and uncertainty that have arisen as a result of the pandemic. We look forward to welcoming overseas students on campus and are committed to ensuring their safety and wellbeing, as well as providing a positive student experience.”

Find out more about the new International Support Package