Welcome to students from China
Just one hour from Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool, and 1.5 hours from London, Keele is located in the heart of England on a 600-acre campus that was voted as one of the most beautiful in the UK. Keele was founded in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and is world-renowned for the breadth of its teaching and research.
Everything is on your doorstep at Keele. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is self-contained with student accommodation, teaching buildings, restaurants and cafés, a sports centre, and medical centre all within easy reach.
We deliver a unique and international learning experience. We teach in small groups, provide one-to-one access to our academics, and value the quality of our teaching as highly as our cutting-edge research.
Facts and Figures
No.1 in the UK Britain's best university, as ranked by students (Student Crowd University Awards, 2022)
4th in England for Medicine (Guardian University League Table, 2022)
Global Top 200 for Law (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2022)
Top 20 in the UK for Geography and Environmental Studies (Guardian University League Table, 2022)
Top 20 in the UK for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian University League Table, 2022)
Global Top 300 for Education and Social Sciences (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2022)
Top 20 in the UK for Health Professions (Guardian University League Table, 2022)
Meet us in the UK
Jack Tian, Regional Manager - China
Hi, I'm Jack, your Keele representative for China. You can get in contact with me to find out about studying at Keele University. Please email me at email@example.com.
Representatives in your country
You may wish to speak with one of our authorised agents who represent Keele in your country. They can provide you with additional information, support you through the application and visa process and liaise with the University on your behalf.
In order to speak to agents, your personal data and information relevant to your application will be shared between the agent and the University for the purposes of assessing you for admission. The agent you choose to work with will be copied in to all communications relevant to your application until you enrol at the University after which time they will only be included in emails to you with your express written permission.
Like the University, local representatives are data controllers in their own right but are expected to abide by the University's Code of Good Conduct which includes the safe handling of personal data. Should you have any concerns regarding the services provided, please contact the International Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full details of how the University handles your personal data can be found at keele.ac.uk/informationgovernance/informationgovernanceforthepublic.
Have a question about our international entry requirements? Email us at email@example.com.
The actual grades you require in particular subjects will vary according to the degree course you wish to study. You will also require an English language qualification.
If you do not meet the requirements for direct entry into Year 1 of our undergraduate (bachelor) degree courses you can apply for a place on our Foundation Year. Information regarding A levels, BTEC, International Baccalaureate qualifications and subject-specific requirements can be found on our course pages.
We need to make sure that your level of English is good enough for you to study at Keele University. Click here to view a list of the English Language qualifications we accept. For UK students, we normally ask for a minimum of a grade 4/C in GCSE English Language. For EU and International students, we accept qualifications from several countries, as well as a range of international qualifications and tests.
|Foundation||Undergraduate Year 1||Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements||Undergraduate Medicine Requirements|
|Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate with 70% overall||
Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate, plus Gaokao. Or a recognised pre-university/ foundation year course.
ABB-BBC courses = Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate with 80% overall plus Gaokao with 75%
BCC-CCC courses = Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate with 75% overall plus Gaokao with 70%
Applicants to courses with a subject specific requirement will be considered on an individual basis.
|IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest||
The Senior High School Diploma, Chinese University Entrance Examination or 'Gaokao' must be supplemented with GCE A-levels in Biology and Chemistry and another subject, with grade A in each.
If you do not have Sciences and Maths at A level, you must have these at Gaokao for entry into Medicine.
English Language requirements must be met.
|Foundation||Undergraduate Year 1||Undergraduate Year 1 English Requirements|
|HKDSE with English Language and Maths at 4 or above, and all other subjects at 3 or above.||HKDSE grades 544 or above, some courses may have a specific higher requirement.||HKDSE English Language at 4 or above, or IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each subtest.|
|Postgraduate 2.2||Postgraduate 2.1||Postgraduate Courses English Requirements|
|Degree awarded by institution with degree awarding power - 70% required. Degree awarded by Affiliated/Independent College with degree awarding power - 75% required.||Degree awarded by institution with degree awarding power - 75% required. Degree awarded by Affiliated/Independent College with degree awarding power - 80% required.||
IELTS English required unless you have completed at least 1 year of study at a UK University.
Please check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.
|Postgraduate 2.2||Postgraduate 2.1||Postgraduate Courses English Requirements|
|Bachelor degree (Honours) with GPA of 2.4 or above.||Bachelor degree (Honours) with GPA of 3.2 or above.||HKDSE English Language at 4 or above, or IELTS - check the requirement for your chosen course. Further information can also be found on the English Language page.|
Funding and scholarships
Find out more about the fees and funding available to students from China.
Our International Excellence Scholarships of £2,500 per year of study are available to international undergraduate students across a wide range of subject areas (excluding Medicine programmes). Click here to discover more undergraduate scholarships.
For postgraduate study, our International Excellence Scholarships are one-off tuition fee discounts of up to £5,000. They are available to international postgraduate taught students across a wide range of subject areas (excluding Medicine and Physiotherapy programmes). Click here to discover more postgraduate scholarships.
Careers and alumni
Keele has been welcoming students from China to study with us for many years, and we are proud of the success our graduates have achieved in a wide range of occupations in government and industry.
Keele graduates are globally sought after and work in some of the world’s most prestigious organisations, from international governments to the World Bank, and in corporations from Apple to Volkswagen.
Life at Keele and societies
Keele offers a friendly and supportive environment for international students, with regular gatherings and events that help new students to settle in.
Keele delivers a unique and international learning experience. We teach in small groups, provide one-to-one access to our academics, and value the quality of our teaching. We were awarded the ‘Gold Award’ in the first teaching excellence framework - the highest rating.
We guarantee accommodation on campus for all September start international students who apply by 30 June, with the option to live on campus for the full duration of your course. Our accommodation is clean and secure, with staff available 24 hours a day to offer support and advice.
There is a regular, direct bus service to the nearest town of Newcastle-under-Lyme which takes just 15 minutes. Here you will find cinemas, restaurants, music venues and a range of shops and supermarkets.
There is also a direct bus from campus to the bigger city of Stoke-on-Trent where you can take a train to London (90 minutes), Birmingham (45 minutes) and Manchester (35 minutes).
Keele is home to a friendly and supportive Chinese Society which hosts regular gatherings and helps new students to settle in. There is also an International Society, a Traditional Chinese Culture Society and an Asian Society!
World food, including Asian cuisine, is found in the Refectory Food Court. Keele students from Asia also often shop at the two Asian Supermarkets in Stoke-on-Trent where they can find many familiar cooking ingredients (one supermarket offers a free shuttle bus service 3 days a week booked in advance). There are also many large supermarkets closer to the campus.
The International Student Support Office is the first point of contact for international students for any problems they might have.
Immigration and visa advice is provided by the Advice and Support at Keele unit.
Our friendly Student Services Team give practical academic advice and also look after the welfare of our students. All undergraduate students are assigned a Personal Tutor who will support and guide them through their studies at Keele.