Undergraduate applications

We are committed to making the admissions process as smooth as possible for our applicants.

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The Admissions will be available for online chat during office hours 9am - 5pm (GMT) Monday - Friday.  Outside of these times, please contact us on admissions@keele.ac.uk or +44 1782 734010.  We'd be happy to help.  

Applications for all undergraduate courses at Keele should be made online through UCAS.

UCAS stands for the University and Colleges Admissions Services.  It is the charitable organisation through which applications to universities in the UK are processed.  By completing a UCAS application, you can apply for up to five courses at a single university or different institutions.  You will be charged a small application fee.

Further information is provided by UCAS on their webpages.  Further advice is also available from careers advisers at schools and colleges; local careers organisations; and British Council offices and other centres overseas for overseas applicants.   

Your application should include:

  • Your personal details and qualifications

  • Your course choices

  • A personal statement

  • A reference from a teacher, adviser or professional who knows you academically

Keele UCAS Code

The UCAS code for Keele is K12.

Deadline dates

For most courses, you should submit your application by 15 January 2020 if you are applying to start university in 2020 or defer your entry to the following year. Some courses may accept applications beyond this date.

For Medicine courses, the deadline is 15 October 2019 for 2020 entry.

Preparation programmes

If you are an international student who does not meet the requirements for a degree, you can apply for a preparation programme at the Keele University International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study. Find out how to apply for a preparation programme.

Help with your personal statement

Your personal statement is just that – a personal statement. If gives you the opportunity to tell us why we should select you as a student.

It is helpful to include information about the following areas:

  • Reasons for your choice of course
  • Information about your current studies – what you particularly enjoy about the subjects you are studying and reasons why you have chosen them, focusing on the subjects you wish to take further
  • Other positions of responsibility you may have taken on Your interests outside academia, some information about you as a person and the reasons why you would like to study at undergraduate level

Other tips you may find helpful:

  • Use quotations sparingly. There is no harm in including a quotation if you feel that it adds to your statement. However, we want to know about you and why you want to study your chosen course, not what other people have said about it
  • Proof-read your statement carefully
  • If you have applied for deferred entry, tell us about your plans for your gap year and the reasons why you have chosen to defer your entry

Please remember that all personal statements are automatically run through “similarity detection” software by UCAS. This compares your personal statement with every other statement that has been submitted through UCAS, including ones you may have previously submitted in another admissions cycle.

For further information and guidance, visit the UCAS webpages.