Undergraduate bursaries and scholarships archive

2018

The Keele Excellence Scholarship

2018 Excellence Scholarship Qualifications

THE KEELE EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

The Excellence Scholarship is a cash award of £1,000 paid in your first year of study only, available to students who attain the highest grades in their pre-entry qualifications, regardless of household income levels.

ELIGIBILITY

To receive the Scholarship you must

  • commence a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2018 for the 2018 award, or September 2019 for the 2019 award.
  • be a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,250* tuition fees. (*See details on expected fees here UK & EU students - undergraduate tuition fees)
  • achieve at least AAA in your A levels (or equivalent).

Please consult the 2018 Excellence Scholarship Criteria if you are joining us in the 2018/19 academic year, and the 2019 Excellence Scholarship Criteria if you are starting in 2019/20.

Students with the relevant grades in a mixture of qualifications (for example, two Distinctions in a  BTEC qualification and an "A" grade in one A level) could be eligible to receive an Excellence Scholarship.

If your grade combination is not listed and believe your qualifications may be equivalent to AAA+ at A level then please contact us at admissions@keele.ac.uk or phone 01782 734010.

EXCEPTIONS

  • The Scholarship will not be awarded to students who receive NHS or other public funding for their course. Please note that if you do not receive the NHS bursary you may be eligible. Please contact us for further information.
  • Students taking undergraduate medicine will not receive the Keele Excellence Scholarship.
  • The Excellence Scholarship is aimed at students who are taking their first degree. Students who have a degree or equivalent level qualification will not be considered for a Keele Excellence Scholarship.
  • Please see Terms and Conditions for further information

EU STUDENTS

If you are an EU student and your qualifications are not listed please contact the International Team who will be able to assess your qualifications - international@keele.ac.uk.

Please note Keele University use UK NARIC information when calculating grade equivalencies for further information: https://www.naric.org.uk

HOW TO APPLY

There is no need to apply, the Scholarship is automatically applied if you meet the criteria.

If you have any queries about eligibility for Excellence Scholarships, please use the following contact details:

Students living in the UK: student.services@keele.ac.uk

Students living in the EU: international@keele.ac.uk

OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

If you are eligible for this scholarship and also qualify for one of our income-based scholarships, you will receive both. That's an additional £1,000 on top of your Excellence Scholarship!

Students paying international tuition fees will not be eligible for the Excellence Scholarship (there is a separate scheme for international students who achieve academic excellence, click here for further information).


THE KEELE UNIVERSITY BURSARY

The Keele University Bursary is an award of £1000 per year to undergraduate students who meet certain eligibility criteria.

ELIGIBILITY IN 2018

(See below for 2019)

A bursary of £1,000 a year is available for all undergraduate students who:

  • Commence their full-time undergraduate degree at Keele in September 2018. 
  • Are liable to pay the full tuition fee of £9,250*. (*See details on expected fees here UK & EU students - undergraduate tuition fees)
  • Have a gross annual household income of £20,000 or below (as verified by Student Finance)
  • Are defined as having a Commencing Year of Study of 2018 by Student Finance.
  • Domiciled in England or Northern Ireland, or domiciled in Wales and not in receipt of any form of tuition fee funding from the Welsh Assembly.
  • Are not on a course that receives other public funding eg. NHS funded courses, PGCE or Social Work. Please note that students who are on NHS courses that do not receive NHS funding (or other external funding) will still be eligible.

 

EXCEPTIONS

Please note that if you are receiving any non-repayable, non-means-tested funding from your government towards your tuition fee payment, you will not receive the Keele University Bursary. 

HOW TO APPLY

There is no need to apply, the bursary is automatically applied if you meet the criteria.

If you have any queries about eligibility for the Keele University Bursary, please contact us at student.services@keele.ac.uk

OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

If you receive at least AAA (or equivalent) at A Level you may also be eligible for up to £1,000 in your first year via the Keele Excellence Scholarship.


CARE LEAVERS/ESTRANGED STUDENTS BURSARY

This award offers a non-repayable bursary of £1000 per year to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students who have left the care of their local authority or are irreconcilably estranged from their families and meet the relevant eligibility criteria. In addition to the annual bursary, recipients receive an award of £500 upon graduation.

This bursary will be awarded in addition to any other financial support or awards that students are entitled to from the University or your Local Authority.

ELIGIBILITY IN 2018

(See below for eligibility in 2019)

A bursary of £1,000 a year and £500 on graduation is available for all undergraduate and postgraduate taught students who:

  • Commence their undergraduate or postgraduate taught master’s degree at Keele in September 2018 
  • Are classed as a ‘home’ student for fee status purposes. 
  • Are under the age of 25 at the start of their course at Keele.

AND

  • Have spent at least 13 weeks in care (e.g. foster care or children’s home) since the age of 14 and were in care on their 16th birthday

OR

  • Were privately fostered until the age of 16 or were 'looked after' until they were subject to a Special Guardianship Order.

OR

  • Have been assessed as independent by Student Finance England or other local authority, because they are estranged from their parents or guardian. Postgraduate students must provide evidence from a professional person who can confirm their estrangement.

 

EXCEPTIONS

Students studying on a part time basis or a professional postgraduate course are eligible for a pro-rata award

In order to be eligible at postgraduate level you must be studying a miniumum of a Master's qualification; modular courses and the Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma are not eligible.

HOW TO APPLY

In order to access the bursary students will need to provide evidence that they meet the eligibility criteria.

For care leavers this may be from a key worker or social worker from the local authority or other professional person who can confirm their care leaver status.

Estranged students will need to provide evidence from a professional person that they are irreconcilably estranged from their parent or guardian and evidence that they have been assessed as independent from Student Finance.

Estranged students will need to provide evidence that they meet the eligibility criteria at the beginning of each year of study in order to receive the bursary.

Estranged students will need to meet with the dedicated contact each year they are eligible for the bursary to confirm that they continue to meet the eligibility criteria. Further evidence may be requested if required.

Evidence can be sent to the dedicated contact in Student Services at the following address:

Kate Mayer
Student Services Centre, Tawney Building, 
Keele University, 
Keele, 
ST5 5BG

OR email to student.services@keele.ac.uk

OTHER FUNDING AND SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES

If you are eligible for this scholarship you may also qualify for the Keele Bursary of £1000 per year. That’s an additional £1000 on top of the Care leaver/Estranged student bursary available to undergraduate students.

If you receive at least AAA (or equivalent) at A Level you may also be eligible for up to £1,000 in your first year of study via the Keele Excellence Scholarship for undergraduate students.

For more information about support available for care leavers and estranged students at Keele please visit our Student Support pages.

 

 

 

2017

General scholarships and discounts for international students:

Award Amount Eligibility Closing Date
Keele International Student Scholarship (KISS) £2000 per year New self funded international fee paying students applying for entry to a Keele undergraduate degree programme (excluding Medicine). Rolling applications throughout the year
Keele Foundation Progression Bursary £1000 per year Students progressing from the International Foundation Year or International Degree Programme Foundation to Year One of a degree course. n/a
International Study Centre High Achievers' Bursary £2000 per year Students progressing from the Keele International Study Centre to year 2 of an undergraduate degree course (2016-17 only). n/a
Early Payment Incentive £500 All new self-funded international fee paying students. 1st September 2017
Article 26 Asylum Seeker Bursary 100% tuition fee waiver Applicants must meet these strict eligibility criteria and be in a position to verify their circumstances in order to apply. We are only able to award one bursary per academic year. Applications for the 16/17 Scholarship are now closed
Country Specific Scholarships
Award Amount Eligibility Closing Date
Keele in the USA and Keele in Canada $4,000 USD (US Students) or $4,000 CDN (Canadian Students) Students of American or Canadian nationality who can demonstrate outstanding academic excellence and outstanding achievements.  31st March 2017 (for students beginning studies in September 2017)

 

The Keele University Bursary

The Keele University Bursary is an award of £1000 per year to undergraduate students who meet certain eligibility criteria:

  • Commence their full-time undergraduate degree at Keele in September 2017
  • Are liable to pay the full tuition fee of £9,250.
  • Have a gross annual household income of £20,000 or below (as verified by Student Finance)
  • Domiciled in England or Northern Ireland
  • Are not on a course that receives other public funding eg. NHS funded courses, PGCE or Social Work. Please note that students who are on NHS courses that do not receive NHS funding (or other external funding) will still be eligible.

Please note that if you are receiving any non-repayable, non-means-tested funding from your Government towards your tuition fee payment, you will not receive the Keele University Bursary.

The Keele Excellence Scholarship

The Excellence Scholarship is a cash award of £2000 per year of study, paid to students who attain the highest grades in their pre-entry qualifications, regardless of household income levels.

To receive the Scholarship you must

  • commence a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2017
  • be a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,250 tuition fees.
  • achieve at least AAA in your A levels (or equivalent). 2017 Excellence Scholarship Qualifications

Students with the relevant grades in a mixture of qualifications (for example, two Distinctions in a BTEC qualification and an "A" grade in one A level) could be eligible to receive an Excellence Scholarship.

Please note that the list of eligible grades is not an exhaustive list. 

Exceptions

  • The Scholarship will not be awarded to students who receive NHS or other public funding for their course. Please note that if you do not receive the NHS bursary you may be eligible. Please contact us for further information.
  • Students taking undergraduate medicine will not receive the Keele Excellence Scholarship.
  • The Excellence Scholarship is aimed at students who are taking their first degree. Students who have a degree or equivalent level qualification will not be considered for a Keele Excellence Scholarship.
  • Please note that this award is only available to students who enter onto year 1 of their programme of study. Students entering directly onto subsequent years (for example, those transferring from other institutions) will not be eligible.
  • Please see Terms and Conditions for further information

EU Students

If you are an EU student and your qualifications are not listed please contact the International Team who will be able to assess your qualifications - international@keele.ac.uk.

Please note Keele University use UK NARIC information when calculating grade equivalencies for further information: https://www.naric.org.uk

Care Leavers/Estranged Students Bursary

This award offers a non-repayable bursary of £1000 per year to undergraduate and postgraduate taught students who have left the care of their local authority or are irreconcilably estranged from their families and meet the relevant eligibility criteria.

This bursary will be awarded in addition to any other financial support or awards that students are entitled to from the University or your Local Authority.

Eligibility Criteria

A bursary of £1,000 a year is available for all undergraduate and postgraduate taught students who:

  • Commence their undergraduate or postgraduate taught master’s degree at Keele in September 2017
  • Are classed as a ‘home’ student for fee status purposes.
  • Are under the age of 25 at the start of their course at Keele.

AND

  • Have spent at least 13 weeks in care (e.g. foster care or children’s home) since the age of 14 and were in care on their 16th birthday

OR

  • Were privately fostered until the age of 16 or were 'looked after' until they were subject to a Special Guardianship Order.

OR

  • Have been assessed as independent by Student Finance England or other local authority, because they are estranged from their parents or guardian. Postgraduate students must provide evidence from a professional person who can confirm their estrangement.

Exceptions

  • Students studying on a part time basis or a professional postgraduate course are eligible for a pro-rata award

2016

Keele in the USA and Keele in Canada Scholarships

Each year Keele University is delighted to welcome excellent students from the USA and Canada. Many Keele alumni live in North America and their generosity has enabled The Keele in the USA Foundation and Keele in Canada to extend exciting opportunities for students to benefit from a unique educational experience at Keele.

Applicants must show evidence of scholarly, academic or professional excellence and give good reasons for wishing to pursue study at Keele University.

Since 2011 these Scholarships have run in parallel with programmes offering further opportunities, including the Fulbright Commission and the Marshall Commission.

Keele in the USA Scholarships are offered to US citizens and Keele in Canada Scholarships are offered to Canadian citizens.

Each Scholarship is currently the equivalent of $4,000 US (US Students) or $4,000 CDN (Canadian Students) at the prevailing rate of exchange in Pounds Sterling GBP after completing registration and commencing the relevant course.

Keele-Kenya Scholarships 2016 – 50% Undergraduate

Keele has a long history of welcoming Kenyan students to campus and to celebrate academic excellence within the Kenyan student community we are pleased to offer two scholarships, covering 50% of the cost of your annual tuition fees (per year of study) for full-time, three year undergraduate courses (see subject exclusions below).

Eligibility

  • The scholarship is only open to international fee paying students of Kenyan Nationality, not currently living or studying in a developed country, and who not have previously studied for one year or more in a developed country
  • Available for full time, three year undergraduate degrees only. A fifty percent tuition fee reduction will be awarded for each year of a three year undergraduate degree course (please see subject exclusions below)
  • To apply for the scholarship you must have applied for a place to commence study at Keele University in September 2016
  • The scholarship is only available to students who are taking their first degree. Students who already have a degree or equivalent level qualification will not be considered
  • If you are holding a conditional offer from Keele - that is, you need to complete some qualifications - you can still apply for a scholarship. Depending on your other information, we may wait for your academic results before making a decision.

Exclusions

  • Not available for Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, MComp, MSci Natural Sciences, Foundation year and Biomedical Sciences
  • This award is for international fee payers only and cannot be combined with any other University funded scholarship or bursary which is intended for international fee paying students. In cases where an applicant is eligible for more than one award, the highest value award will be applied.

How to apply

  • Application deadline Thursday 30th June 2016
  • To apply for the scholarship you must have applied to Keele and been offered a place to study here. You must then complete a separate scholarship application form (download the application form using the link below)
  • Return the completed scholarship application form to international@keele.ac.uk
  • The International Scholarships Panel, which consists of Academic and International Office staff will consider the applications after the deadline. Only one application may be made and any applications made after the relevant deadline will be considered on a case by case basis. The Panel’s decision is final.

Foundation Progression

Students progressing from the International Foundation Year or International Degree Programme Foundation to Year One of a degree course will be automatically awarded a £1,000 bursary for each further year of undergraduate study.

Eligibility

All students progressing from the International Foundation Year or International Degree Programme Foundation to Year One of a degree course.

This award is for international fee payers only and can not be combined with any other University funded scholarship or bursary which is intended for international fee paying students. In cases where an applicant is eligible for more than one award, the highest value award will be applied.

Exceptions

Students can apply for a Keele International Student Scholarship however if successful the total award cannot exceed £2,000 per year.

The Keele University Bursary

The Keele University Bursary is an award of £1000 per year to undergraduate students who meet certain eligibility criteria:

  • Commence their full-time undergraduate degree at Keele in September 2016
  • Are liable to pay the full tuition fee of £9,000
  • Have a gross annual household income of £25,000 or below (as verified by Student Finance)
  • Domiciled in England or Northern Ireland
  • Are not on a course that receives other public funding eg. NHS funded courses, PGCE or Social Work. Please note that students who are on NHS courses that do not receive NHS funding (or other external funding) will still be eligible.

Please note that if you are receiving any non-repayable, non-means-tested funding from your Government towards your tuition fee payment, you will not receive the Keele University Bursary. For example, Welsh students who receive partial tuition fee funding from the Welsh Assembly will not receive the Keele University Bursary.

The Keele Excellence Scholarship

£2,000, £1,000 and £500 cash awards

The Excellence Scholarship is a cash award paid to students who attain the highest grades in their pre-entry qualifications, regardless of household income levels.

To receive the Scholarship you must:

  • commence a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2016
  • be a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,000 tuition fees (2016-17)
  • achieve at least ABB in your A levels (or equivalent). The amount of money you receive will depends on your grades. 

Students with the relevant grades in a mixture of qualifications (for example, two Distinctions in a BTEC qualification and an "A" grade in one A level) could be eligible to receive an Excellence Scholarship.

2016 Keele Excellence Scholarships

Exceptions

  • The Scholarship will not be awarded to students who receive NHS or other public funding for their course.
    Students taking undergraduate medicine will not receive the Keele Excellence Scholarship.
    The Excellence Scholarship is aimed at students who are taking their first degree. Students who have a degree or equivalent level qualification will not be considered for a Keele Excellence Scholarship.
    Please see Terms and Conditions for further information

EU Students

If you are an EU student and your qualifications are not listed please contact the International Team who will be able to assess your qualifications - international@keele.ac.uk.

Please note Keele University use UK NARIC information when calculating grade equivalencies for further information: https://www.naric.org.uk

2015

Keele International Student Scholarship (KISS)

Keele is offering its prestigious Scholarships to full-time international students.

The Scholarships are £2000 towards the cost of annual tuition fees for a undergraduate or £3000 towards the cost of a postgraduate course.

The Scholarships are awarded to students who can demonstrate excellence in at least two of the following areas:

  • Academic qualifications,
  • English Language ability,
  • Understanding of the course and motivation to study at Keele,
  • Extra-curricular or work experience

Please note that students studying the 5-year undergraduate degree in Medicine and the 4-year undergraduate degree in Pharmacy are not eligible for this award.

The Keele University Bursary

The Keele University Bursary is an award of £1000 per year to undergraduate students who meet certain eligibility criteria:

  • Commence their full-time undergraduate degree at Keele in September 2015
  • Are liable to pay the full tuition fee of £9,000
  • Have a gross annual household income of £25,000 or below (as verified by Student Finance)
  • Receive the maximum maintenance grant or Special Support Grant (this is £3387 in 2015/16)
  • Are not on a course that receives other public funding eg. NHS funded courses, PGCE or Social Work
  • Have your permanent address in England or Northern Ireland

Please note that if you are receiving any non-repayable, non-means-tested funding from your Government towards your tuition fee payment, you will not receive the Keele University Bursary. For example, Welsh students who receive partial tuition fee funding from the Welsh Assembly will not receive the Keele University Bursary
How to apply

There is no need to apply, the bursary is automatically applied if you meet the criteria.

The Keele Excellence Scholarship

The Excellence Scholarship is a cash award paid to students who attain the highest grades in their pre-entry qualifications, regardless of household income levels.

For details of which qualifications and grades could result in you receiving a Scholarship, and how much you might receive look at our Excellence scholarship criteria 2015

Please note that if your qualification is not on this list, you will not be eligible to receive an Excellence Scholarship.

Students with the relevant grades in a mixture of qualifications (for example, two Distinctions in a BTEC qualification and an "A" grade in one A level) could be eligible to receive an Excellence Scholarship.

  • If you attain a minimum of one A grade and two B grades at A2 (or equivalent in other similar qualifications - please see above).

    and you commence a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2015

    and you are a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,000 tuition fees

    You should receive a Keele University Excellence Scholarship of £500 a year for the duration of your full-time, undergraduate degree at Keele University.

  • If you attain a minimum of two A grades and one B grade at A2 level  (or equivalent in other similar qualifications - please see above).

    and you commence a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2015

    and you are a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,000 tuition fees

    You should receive a Keele University Excellence Scholarship of £1,000 a year for the duration of your full-time, undergraduate degree at Keele University.

  • If you attain a minimum of three "A" grades at A2 level (or equivalent in other similar qualifications - please see above).

    and you commence a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2015

    and you are a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,000 tuition fees

    You should receive a Keele University Excellence Scholarship of £2,000 a year for the duration of your full-time, undergraduate degree at Keele University.

Exceptions

  • The Scholarship will not be awarded to students who receive NHS or other public funding for their course.
  • Students taking undergraduate medicine will not receive the Keele Excellence Scholarship.
  • The Excellence Scholarship is aimed at students who are taking their first degree. Students who have a degree or equivalent level qualification will not be considered for a Keele Excellence Scholarship.
  • Students paying international tuition fees will not be eligible for the Excellence Scholarship (there is a separate scheme for international students who achieve academic excellence, click here for further information).
  • Students whose qualifications or combinations of qualifications do not appear on the list on our web pages will not be eligible for the Scholarship
  • Please see terms and conditions for further information

There is no need to apply, the Scholarship is automatically applied if you meet the criteria.