Keele International Excellence Scholarship (PGT)

The Award

One-off tuition fee discounts of up to £5,000 are available to international postgraduate taught students across a wide range of subject areas (excluding Medicine and Physiotherapy programmes).

This award can be combined with the Keele Developing Countries Scholarship and the Keele Alumni Discount if you are eligible. Please visit the Keele Postgraduate Scholarship webpages for further information.


Enrolled international students who have achieved the following undergraduate awards in their undergraduate study will automatically be awarded the scholarship as a tuition fee discount:

1st - £5,000

2:1 - £2,500

2:2 - £1,000

Please note that this will be assessed as per the University's defined equivalence.

Please note that students progressing from the Keele International Study Centre Pre-Masters Programme (PMP) will also be eligible for this award based on their undergraduate qualification.


Qualifying recipients of the scholarship will receive the award in the form of a tuition fee discount. No cash alternative is available and the award cannot be used in place of any required deposit.

The Scholarship is for students who will be based at Keele University and start their studies in September 2020 or 2021, or January 2021 or 2022. The award cannot be used for any other year of entry.

Only self-funding international students are eligible and you must be confirmed as an overseas student for fee paying purposes. The scholarship is not open to students who are in receipt of funding from external bodies such as local Government, charities or private organisations.

The award is not available for students studying Medicine and Physiotherapy programmes.

You must be registered on, and attending, a taught postgraduate course that equates to at least one year’s full-time study at postgraduate level and leads to a named award of at least Postgraduate Diploma level at Keele University from September 2019 onwards. This means, for example, that students who attain, or are registered on, a Postgraduate Certificate course, will not receive an award. Students registered for a PhD or an MPhil are not eligible to receive an award.

Students taking a PGCE course or the MA in Social Work are not eligible to receive the Keele International Excellence Scholarship.

If you are studying on a modular basis, the scholarship will be deducted from your modules pro rata only after you have successfully completed four modules. The discount will then only be applied to subsequent modules.

The scholarship is not available for students studying wholly online courses delivered by Keele.

Further terms and conditions apply, please see our Terms and Conditions for full details.

How to Apply

International applicants holding offers for selected postgraduate programmes will automatically be considered for the Keele International Excellence Scholarship when we assess your application. You do not need to submit a separate application for an award.