Welcome to students from Sri Lanka

Just one hour from Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool, and 1.5 hours from London, Keele is located in the heart of England on a 600-acre campus that was voted as one of the most beautiful in the UK. Keele was founded in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and is world-renowned for the breadth of its teaching and research.

Everything is on your doorstep at Keele. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is self-contained with student accommodation, teaching buildings, restaurants and cafés, a sports centre, and medical centre all within easy reach.

We deliver a unique and international learning experience. We teach in small groups, provide one-to-one access to our academics, and value the quality of our teaching as highly as our cutting-edge research.

Facts and Figures

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Representatives in your country

You may wish to speak with one of our authorised agents who represent Keele in your country. They can provide you with additional information, support you through the application and visa process and liaise with the University on your behalf.


AECC Global
31 Queen's Road
Colombo-03, Western Province
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 70 612 5475
Email: info.srilanka@aeccglobal.com
Web: www.aeccglobal.com

AH&Z Associates Ltd
No 47A Daham Mawatha Maharagama
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 76 217 4000
Email: srilanka@ahzassociates.co.uk
Web: ahzassociates.co.uk

Gobliss Asia (OPC) Private Limited
75/3-A Allen Avenue
Colombo 10350
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 77 773 3251
Email: javed@gobliss.asia
Web: gobliss.asia

Global Reach Education Services Private Limited
No. 12, Scofield Place
Colombo 00300
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 77 743 3477 
Email: asiri@globalreachonline.com
Web: www.globalreach.in

Hoque Consultancy 
01-34Y, First Floor,
Liberty Plaza 
R.A. De Mel Mawatha
Colombo 03
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 117 367 264
Email: info@hclimited.org.uk
Web: www.hclimited.org.uk

4th Floor, Serendib Tower 324
Galle Road, Colombo 3
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 11 771 1888
Email: kavindya.bodaragama@idp.com
Web: www.idp.com/srilanka

KC Overseas Canada Inc trading as KC Overseas Education
Home tree co-working
16 Station Road, Bambalapitiya
Colombo 4
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 76 833 1333
Email: colombo@kcoverseas.com
Web: www.studies-overseas.com

Study Atlas Limited
Lotus Building - 2nd Floor, 275 Nawala Road
Colombo 11222
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 11 271 0077
Email: info@studyatlas.com
Web: www.studyatlas.com

517-2/1, Second Floor, Mayfair House
Galle Road
Colombo 3, 00400
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 740434321
Email: colombo@studyin-uk.com
Web: www.studyin-uk.lk


No. 85, 2nd Cross Street
Main Street, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 7712 15879
Email: jaffna@studyin-uk.com
Web: www.studyin-uk.lk

In order to speak to agents, your personal data and information relevant to your application will be shared between the agent and the University for the purposes of assessing you for admission. The agent you choose to work with will be copied in to all communications relevant to your application until you enrol at the University after which time they will only be included in emails to you with your express written permission.

Like the University, local representatives are data controllers in their own right but are expected to abide by the University's Code of Good Conduct which includes the safe handling of personal data. Should you have any concerns regarding the services provided, please contact the International Office at international@keele.ac.uk.

Full details of how the University handles your personal data can be found at keele.ac.uk/informationgovernance/informationgovernanceforthepublic.

Entry Requirements

Have a question about our international entry requirements? Email us at international@keele.ac.uk.

The actual grades you require in particular subjects will vary according to the degree course you wish to study. You will also require an English language qualification.

If you do not meet the requirements for direct entry into Year 1 of our undergraduate (bachelor) degree courses you can apply for a place on our Foundation Year. Information regarding A levels, BTEC, International Baccalaureate qualifications and subject-specific requirements can be found on our course pages.

We need to make sure that your level of English is good enough for you to study at Keele University. Click here to view a list of the English Language qualifications we accept. For UK students, we normally ask for a minimum of a grade 4/C in GCSE English Language. For EU and International students, we accept qualifications from several countries, as well as a range of international qualifications and tests.

Foundation Undergraduate Year 1 Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements
Our International Foundation Year is delivered on the Keele campus through Keele University International College. Please see the KUIC website for academic entry requirements. Please see A level requirements for UK students.

Sri Lankan O Level grade A/Distinction for UG only.

IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest.

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 Postgraduate Courses English Requirements
Special Bachelor degree with Lower Second (55% or above). Special Bachelor degree with Upper Second (60% or above). IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. IELTS not required if study has taken place within the past two calendar years in Sri Lanka for a degree awarded by a UK university. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.

Funding and scholarships

We’re committed to rewarding excellence and potential and offer several scholarships for international students. Students may be automatically considered for some awards, with no extra application necessary. Please see our international fees and funding web pages for further details, including the eligibility criteria for each scholarship.

Our Undergraduate Global Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, and offer up to £5000 tuition fee discount across a wide range of subject areas (excluding medicine, veterinary medicine, foundation year and online programmes). Discover more undergraduate scholarships.

Our Postgraduate Global Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, and offer up to £6000 tuition fee discount across a wide range of subject areas (excluding medicine and online programmes). Discover more postgraduate scholarships.

Careers and alumni

Keele has been welcoming students from Sri Lanka to study with us for many years, and we are proud of the success our graduates have achieved in a wide range of occupations in government and industry.

Keele graduates are globally sought after and work in some of the world’s most prestigious organisations, from international governments to the World Bank, and in corporations from Apple to Volkswagen.

Apple HSBC Bentley JCB Nike

Life at Keele and societies

Keele offers a friendly and supportive environment for international students, with regular gatherings and events that help new students to settle in.

Keele delivers a unique and international learning experience. We teach in small groups, provide one-to-one access to our academics, and value the quality of our teaching. We were awarded the ‘Gold Award’ in the first teaching excellence framework - the highest rating.

We guarantee accommodation on campus for all September start international students who apply by 30 June, with the option to live on campus for the full duration of your course. Our accommodation is clean and secure, with staff available 24 hours a day to offer support and advice.

There is a regular, direct bus service to the nearest town of Newcastle-under-Lyme which takes just 15 minutes. Here you will find cinemas, restaurants, music venues and a range of shops and supermarkets.

There is also a direct bus from campus to the bigger city of Stoke-on-Trent where you can take a train to London (90 minutes), Birmingham (45 minutes) and Manchester (35 minutes).

Our friendly Student Services Team give practical academic advice and also look after the welfare of our students. All students are assigned a Personal Tutor who will support and guide them through their studies at Keele.