Welcome to students from India

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.

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Dhriti Malhotra

Dhriti Malhotra, India Country Manager for Keele at In-Country

Hi, I'm Dhriti, your Keele representative for India. You can get in contact with me to find out about studying at Keele University. Please email me at enquiries@keele.ac.uk.

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.

Agra Jammu Noida
Ahmedabad Jamnagar Pala
Prayagraj (Allahabad) Jamshedpur Palakkad
Junagadh Panjim
Anand Kanhangad Pathankot
Angamaly Kannur Patiala
Bangalore Karnal Patna
Batala Khanna Perinthalmanna
Bathinda Kochi Pondicherry
Bharuch Kolkata Pune
Bhilai Kollam Rajahmundry
Bhopal Kothamangalam Raipur
Bhubaneswar Kottayam Rajkot
Chandigarh Kozhikode Rajpura
Chennai Kurukshetra Shillong
Chitradurga Lucknow Siliguri
Cochin Ludhiana Sirsa
Coimbatore Madurai Sri Ganganagar
Darjeeling Mangalore Surat
Dasuya Margao Tanda
Dehradun Mavelikkara Thiruvalla
Ernakulam Mehsana Thiruvananthapuram
Ghaziabad Moga Thrissur
Guntur Mohali Tirunelveli
Gurdaspur Mumbai Trivandrum
Gurgaon Mysuru Vadodara
Guwahati Nabha Vapi
Hyderabad Nagpur Vijayawada
Indore Namakkal Visakhapatnam
Jabalpur Nashik Visnagar
Jaipur Nawanshahr Zirakpur
Jalandhar New Delhi  

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 international@keele.ac.uk.

Full details of how the University handles your personal data can be found at keele.ac.uk/informationgovernance/informationgovernanceforthepublic.

Entry Requirements

Have a question about our international entry requirements? Email us at international@keele.ac.uk.

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 English Requirements
Our International Foundation Year is delivered on the Keele campus through Keele University International College. Please see the KUIC website for academic entry requirements.

CISCE / CBSE / West Bengal Class XII: 65% - 90% required depending on course. Plus any subject specific requirements. 

All other State Boards Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Standard Class XII: 70% - 95% required depending on course. Plus any subject specific requirements. 

2 years of study must have been completed.

CISCE/CBSE Class XII: 70% or above in English, depending on course.

All other State Boards Class XII (except Punjab and Haryana): 75% or above in English, depending on course.

Must have been completed within the last 5 years.

Study should be taught in English. Otherwise IELTS is required.

Check individual course for specific entry requirements

MBChB MEDICINE Entry Requirements

  • Class XII: Min. of 90% overall and in the Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) from Central Board or All India Board only
  • Class X: Min. of 85% in Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths)
  • Students applying in the final year of high school should aim to provide predicted scores along with class XI achievements on their UCAS form
  • English: IELTS 7.0 (7.0) OR TOEFL iBT min. overall score of 100 with min. subtest scores of reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23 and listening 25 OR PTE Academic min. overall score of 65 with a min. of 65 in each communicative skill OR IGCSE Grade B OR IB SL Grade 5 English Language (A1 or A2) or Grade 6 in paper B
  • Work experience: Examples of experiences where you have engaged directly with people, preferably people with some need for care, help or support. You need an example of your ability to handle responsibility, and an example of something you have done that has made a positive difference to someone else, preferably over an extended period.
  • BMAT: Sit the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) in the year that the application is submitted. Applicants meeting the academic criteria will be ranked on their BMAT score for interview. Note that Keele does not accept the UCAT from international students

Applicants possessing a degree:

  • Minimum of a 3-year degree, First Class at a reputable university
  • It must be in a science or medically related subject
  • A good high school transcript is still required with 60% or above in Maths and all sciences

If you're unsure whether you meet the criteria, please contact the admissions office with a full academic history at medicine@keele.ac.uk

Postgraduate 2.2 Postgraduate 2.1 English Requirements

From a min. 3 year Bachelor degree - 55% or above OR CGPA 6.0/10.0. 

The institution must be recognised on NARIC. 

From a min. 3 year Bachelor degree - 60% or above OR CGPA 6.5/10.0. 

The institution must be recognised on NARIC. 

CISCE/CBSE Class XII: 70% or above in English if completed within the last 5 years.

All other State Boards Class XII (except Punjab and Haryana): 75% or above in English if completed within the last 5 years.

Study should be taught in English. Otherwise IELTS is required.

Check individual course for specific entry requirements

Funding and scholarships

We’re committed to rewarding excellence and potential and offer several scholarships for international students. Students may be automatically considered for some awards, with no extra application necessary. Please see our international fees and funding web pages for further details, including the eligibility criteria for each scholarship.

Our Undergraduate Global Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, and offer up to £5000 tuition fee discount across a wide range of subject areas (excluding medicine, veterinary medicine, foundation year and online programmes). Discover more undergraduate scholarships.

Our Postgraduate Global Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, and offer up to £6000 tuition fee discount across a wide range of subject areas (excluding medicine and online programmes). Discover more postgraduate scholarships.

Careers and alumni

Keele has been welcoming students from India 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.

Apple HSBC Bentley JCB Nike

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).

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 (ASK) 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.