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How to Apply
Applications for all undergraduate courses starting in 2018 at Keele should be made through UCAS. See www.ucas.com for details. Specific guidance on applying to Keele is given under our course entry profiles on this website.
Applying online at www.ucas.com
For entry to all full-time higher education courses at universities and colleges in the UK, students must apply online at www.ucas.com
There are three types of applicant:
Students at a School or College Registered with UCAS
All UK schools and colleges (and a small number of establishments overseas) are registered with UCAS to manage their students’ applications.
You should seek advice from your teacher or a careers adviser at your school or college. You fill in an online application and submit it to a member of staff. After checking your details, and having added the academic reference, your school or college submits the completed application online to UCAS. You pay online using a credit card or debit card. You may also be able to pay through your school or college.
Independent Applicants in the UK
Other UK applicants, who are not at school or college, apply online independently.
If you need advice on making an application, consult local careers organisations (such as Connexions). You are responsible for paying the correct application fee, for obtaining and attaching the academic reference and for submitting the completed application online to UCAS.
International Applicants Outside the UK (EU and Worldwide)
Unless your school or college is registered with UCAS, individuals from the EU (excluding the UK), and worldwide, can apply online independently.
Advice is available from British Council offices and other centres overseas, such as your school or college. You are responsible for paying the correct application fee, for obtaining and attaching the academic reference and for submitting the completed application online to UCAS.
For all applicants, there are full instructions at www.ucas.com to make it as easy as possible for you to fill in your online application, plus help text where appropriate. UCAS also has a comprehensive guide called Applying Online, which can be downloaded from www.ucas.com
Age on Entry
Keele University will consider all applications from students, regardless of their age. However, for those professional courses where there are placements with external agencies (including the NHS) as part of the course, there may need to be a minimum age restriction to comply with health and safety regulations. Information will be available at Open Days or by contacting the relevant School or the Undergraduate Admissions Office.