Keele Postgraduate Research Alumni Discount (KPGRAD)

A discount of 20% of the first year of full time study, or part time equivalent for a Postgraduate Research programme fee is offered


In order to receive the KPGRAD, you must fulfil the following criteria: 

  • You must have graduated from Keele University (including students who have completed Keele degrees overseas) with either an undergraduate degree, a postgraduate award (of at least 120 credits or a full Master's degree) or the Keele Certificate in Counselling. All Keele graduates are eligible for consideration to receive the discount, regardless of their original graduation date. 

  • You must be registered on, and attending, a postgraduate research course that equates to at least one year's full-time study at postgraduate level and leads to an MPhil, PHD, or a professional doctorate award. 

  • This award is applied to the first 12 months full time, or part time equivalent, of your course only. It is not applied to every year of your course. If part-time, it is applied to the first 15 months if part-time on an 0.8 FTE basis, and to the first 24 months if part-time on an 0.5 FTE basis of the base tuition fee. 

  • You must not be taking a course that is fully funded by the Teaching Agency, the NHS or any other organisation/employer. If your course is partly funded by an external organisation/employer, discounts will only be applied to the proportion of fees you pay as an individual. The Student Finance Postgraduate Loan does not affect your eligibility for this award. 

How to apply

There is no application form for this award, it is automatically applied. 

Eligibility will be assessed prior to enrolment and students who are to receive the award will be notified of the discount being applied on the CAS checklist.