Welcome to students from Colombia
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
No.1 in England for overall Student Satisfaction NSS 2018 (broad-based universities)
Top 100 in Europe THE Teaching Rankings, 2018
96% graduate employability HESA - Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017
Joint 1st in England for student satisfaction with course Guardian University League Table, 2019
1st for affordability Marbles.com, 2016
600+ acres Britain's biggest single-site campus
Global top 20 for campus sustainability UI Green Metric ranking, 2018
Meet us in Colombia
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full details of how the University handles your personal data can be found at keele.ac.uk/informationgovernance/informationgovernanceforthepublic.
Have a question about our international entry requirements? Email us at email@example.com.
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 or International Year One programmes. 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|
|Título de Bachiller Académico with an overall score of 70||Appropriate pre-university programme required||IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest|
|Postgraduate 2.2||Postgraduate 2.1||Postgraduate Courses English Requirements|
|Licenciado/Professional Title with 3.50 out of 5.0 "Good".||Licenciado/Professional Title with 3.60 out of 5.0 "Good".||IELTS or equivalent required - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.|
Funding and scholarships
Find out more about the fees and funding available to students from Colombia.
Our International Excellence Scholarships of £2,500 per year of study are available to international undergraduate students across a wide range of subject areas (excluding Medicine programmes). Click here to discover more undergraduate scholarships.
For postgraduate study, our International Excellence Scholarships are one-off tuition fee discounts of up to £5,000. They are available to international postgraduate taught students across a wide range of subject areas (excluding Medicine and Physiotherapy programmes). Click here to discover more postgraduate scholarships.
Careers and alumni
Keele has been welcoming students from Colombia 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.
"When I arrived everything was new but exciting and the people are really kind and helps you a lot. I joined a running club and I made new friends. It is remarkable for me how complete is Keele for you as an International student, they have everything for you, sports, religion, languages clubs that makes you feel part of something."Read more about Meet Camila, Santander scholar, LLM, International Law
"It’s just so beautiful, the campus is wonderful. It’s so big, so green, I love it. And besides that, all that has to be with administrative stuff and everything, it’s very organised and what I like the most is that despite the fact that my teachers have all this diplomas and stuff and social status, they don’t care about that, they just sit with you and talk to you. The welcome was really really good, it’s really nice to be here."Read more about Meet Fabian, Santander scholar, LLM Law and Society
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 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).
World food, including Asian cuisine, is found in the Refectory Food Court. Keele students from Asia also often shop at the two Asian Supermarkets in Stoke-on-Trent where they can find many familiar cooking ingredients (one supermarket offers a free shuttle bus service 3 days a week booked in advance). There are also many large supermarkets closer to the campus.
The International Student Support Office is the first point of contact for international students for any problems they might have.
Immigration and visa advice is provided by the Advice and Support at Keele unit.
Our friendly Student Services Team give practical academic advice and also look after the welfare of our students. All undergraduate students are assigned a Personal Tutor who will support and guide them through their studies at Keele.