Undergraduate bursaries and scholarships archive

Our range of bursaries and scholarships differs with each new cohort of students. When trying to find which bursaries and scholarships are available to you, it's important that you check for your specific 'year of entry' and not the current academic year. For example, if you commenced your undergraduate course in 2017, you would need to look at the range of bursaries and scholarships for 2017 entry. Our bursaries and scholarships are subject to our Terms and Conditions. Please contact Student Services if you have any questions about the bursaries or scholarships below.

2022 entry

THE KEELE UNIVERSITY BURSARY

The Keele University Bursary is an award of £1,000 in the first year of study for undergraduate students who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must have commenced your full-time undergraduate degree at Keele in the 2022/23 academic year.
  • You must be liable to pay the full tuition fee of £9,250.
  • You must have a gross annual household income of £15,000 or below (as verified by Student Finance).
  • You must be 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.
  • You must not be on a course that receives other public funding e.g. NHS Learning Support Fund, 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.

Please note that if you are studying a Harper & Keele Veterinary School programme you will not be eligible for this award. This is due to the fact that the Veterinary School has a standalone package.

The Keele University Bursary is assessed by Student Finance on our behalf and is automatically awarded if you meet the eligiblity criteria. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you should receive a confirmation letter to your 'home' address in Winter of the academic year you are due to receive the bursary. The Keele University Bursary is usually paid in late February.

 

THE CARE LEAVERS AND ESTRANGED STUDENTS BURSARY

This bursary offers an award 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 criteria:

  • You must have commenced your undergraduate or postgraduate taught Master’s degree at Keele in September 2022 (postgraduate modular courses and the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma are not eligible).
  • You must be classed as a ‘home’ (UK) student for tuition fee status purposes.
  • You must be under the age of 25 at the start of their course at Keele.
  • You must also meet one of the following criteria:
    • 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 your 16th birthday.
    • Were privately fostered until the age of 16 or were 'looked after' until you were subject to a Special Guardianship Order.
    • Have been assessed as independent by Student Finance England or other local authority, because you are estranged from your parents/guardians.Postgraduate students will need to provide separate evidence.

Students studying on a part time basis or a professional postgraduate course are eligible for a pro-rata award. Students will not be eligible if they are a Keele Online Student or completing an apprenticeship.

Please note that if you are studying a Harper & Keele Veterinary School programme you will not be eligible for this award. This is because the Veterinary School has a standalone package.

In order to access this bursary, you will need to provide evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria. For example, a care leaver could provide evidence from a social worker to confirm their care leaver status, or an estranged student could provide evidence from a professional person to confirm that they are irreconcilably estranged from their parents/guardians 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.

For more information about this bursary and the support available for care leavers and estranged students at Keele please see our Student Groups webpages.

2021 entry

THE KEELE UNIVERSITY BURSARY

The Keele University Bursary is an award of £1,000 in the first year of study for undergraduate students who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must have commenced your full-time undergraduate degree at Keele in the 2021/22 academic year.
  • You must be liable to pay the full tuition fee of £9,250.
  • You must have a gross annual household income of £15,000 or below (as verified by Student Finance). This will be reviewed by Student Finance each academic year.
  • You must be 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.
  • You must not be on a course that receives other public funding e.g. NHS Learning Support Fund, 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.

Please note that if you are studying a Harper & Keele Veterinary School programme you will not be eligible for this award. This is due to the fact that the Veterinary School has a standalone package.

The Keele University Bursary is assessed by Student Finance on our behalf and is automatically awarded if you meet the eligiblity criteria. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you should receive a confirmation letter to your 'home' address in Winter of the academic year you are due to receive the bursary. The Keele University Bursary is usually paid in late February.

 

THE CARE LEAVERS AND ESTRANGED STUDENTS BURSARY

This bursary offers an award 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 criteria:

  • You must have commenced your undergraduate or postgraduate taught Master’s degree at Keele in September 2020 (postgraduate modular courses and the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma are not eligible).
  • You must be classed as a ‘home’ (UK) student for tuition fee status purposes.
  • You must be under the age of 25 at the start of their course at Keele.
  • You must also meet one of the following criteria:
    • 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 your 16th birthday.
    • Were privately fostered until the age of 16 or were 'looked after' until you were subject to a Special Guardianship Order.
    • Have been assessed as independent by Student Finance England or other local authority, because you are estranged from your parents/guardians.Postgraduate students will need to provide separate evidence.

Students studying on a part time basis or a professional postgraduate course are eligible for a pro-rata award. Students will not be eligible if they are a Keele Online Student or completing an apprenticeship.

Please note that if you are studying a Harper & Keele Veterinary School programme you will not be eligible for this award. This is because the Veterinary School has a standalone package.

In order to access this bursary, you will need to provide evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria. For example, a care leaver could provide evidence from a social worker to confirm their care leaver status, or an estranged student could provide evidence from a professional person to confirm that they are irreconcilably estranged from their parents/guardians 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.

For more information about this bursary and the support available for care leavers and estranged students at Keele please see our Student Groups webpages.

2020 entry

THE KEELE UNIVERSITY BURSARY

The Keele University Bursary is an award of £1000 per year for undergraduate students who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must have commenced your full-time undergraduate degree at Keele in September 2020.
  • You must be liable to pay the full tuition fee of £9,250.
  • You must have a gross annual household income of £20,000 or below (as verified by Student Finance). This will be reviewed by Student Finance each academic year.
  • You must be 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.
  • You must not be on a course that receives other public funding e.g. NHS Learning Support Fund, 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.

Please note that if you are studying a Harper & Keele Veterinary School programme you will not be eligible for this award. This is due to the fact that the Veterinary School has a standalone package.

The Keele University Bursary is assessed by Student Finance on our behalf and is automatically awarded if you meet the eligiblity criteria. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you should receive a confirmation letter to your 'home' address in Winter of the academic year you are due to receive the bursary. The Keele University Bursary is usually paid in late February.

 

THE CARE LEAVERS AND ESTRANGED STUDENTS BURSARY

This bursary offers an award 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 criteria:

  • You must have commenced your undergraduate or postgraduate taught Master’s degree at Keele in September 2020 (postgraduate modular courses and the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma are not eligible).
  • You must be classed as a ‘home’ (UK) student for tuition fee status purposes.
  • You must be under the age of 25 at the start of their course at Keele.
  • You must also meet one of the following criteria:
    • 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 your 16th birthday.
    • Were privately fostered until the age of 16 or were 'looked after' until you were subject to a Special Guardianship Order.
    • Have been assessed as independent by Student Finance England or other local authority, because you are estranged from your parents/guardians.Postgraduate students will need to provide separate evidence.

Students studying on a part time basis or a professional postgraduate course are eligible for a pro-rata award. Students will not be eligible if they are a Keele Online Student or completing an apprenticeship.

Please note that if you are studying a Harper & Keele Veterinary School programme you will not be eligible for this award. This is because the Veterinary School has a standalone package.

In order to access this bursary, you will need to provide evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria. For example, a care leaver could provide evidence from a social worker to confirm their care leaver status, or an estranged student could provide evidence from a professional person to confirm that they are irreconcilably estranged from their parents/guardians 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.

For more information about this bursary and the support available for care leavers and estranged students at Keele please see our Student Groups webpages.

2019 entry

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 criteria:

  • You must have commenced a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2018 or September 2019.
  • You must be a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,250 tuition fees.
  • You must have achieved at least AAA in your A levels (or equivalent).
  • You must be studying your first degree. Students who have a degree or equivalent qualification will not be considered for this 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.

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. Students taking undergraduate medicine will not receive the Keele Excellence Scholarship. Please see the Terms and Conditions for further information.

Please note that Keele University use UK NARIC information when calculating grade equivalencies.

It is possible to receive both the Keele Excellence Scholarship and the Keele University Bursary if you meet the eligibility criteria for both.

This scholarship is automatically applied if you meet the criteria.

 

THE KEELE UNIVERSITY BURSARY

The Keele University Bursary is an award of £1000 per year for undergraduate students who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must have commenced your full-time undergraduate degree at Keele in either September 2019 or September 2020.
  • You must be liable to pay the full tuition fee of £9,250*.
  • You must have a gross annual household income of £20,000 or below (as verified by Student Finance). This will be reviewed by Student Finance each academic year.
  • Are defined as having a Commencing Year of Study of 2019 or 2020 by Student Finance.
  • You must be 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.
  • You must not be 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.

Please note that if you are studying a Harper & Keele Veterinary School programme you will not be eligible for this award. This is due to the fact that the Veterinary School has a standalone package. Further information can be found on the Harper & Keele Veterinary School webpage.

The Keele University Bursary is assessed by Student Finance on our behalf and is automatically awarded if you meet the eligiblity criteria. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you should receive a confirmation letter to your 'home' address in Winter of the academic year you are due to receive the bursary. The Keele University Bursary is usually paid in late February.

 

THE CARE LEAVERS AND ESTRANGED STUDENTS BURSARY

This bursary offers an award 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 criteria:

  • You must have commenced your undergraduate or postgraduate taught Master’s degree at Keele in September 2019 or September 2020 (postgraduate modular courses and the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma are not eligible).
  • You must be classed as a ‘home’ (UK) student for tuition fee status purposes.
  • You must be under the age of 25 at the start of their course at Keele.
  • You must also meet oneof the following criteria:
    • 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 your 16th birthday.
    • Were privately fostered until the age of 16 or were 'looked after' until you were subject to a Special Guardianship Order.
    • Have been assessed as independent by Student Finance England or other local authority, because you are estranged from your parents/guardians. Postgraduate students will need to provide separate evidence.

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

Please note that if you are studying a Harper & Keele Veterinary School programme you will not be eligible for this award. This is due to the fact that the Veterinary School has a standalone package. Further information can be found on the Harper & Keele Veterinary School webpage.

In order to access this bursary, you will need to provide evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria. For example, a care leaver could provide evidence from a social worker to confirm their care leaver status, or an estranged student could provide evidence from a professional person to confirm that they are irreconcilably estranged from their parents/guardians 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.

For more information about this bursary and the support available for care leavers and estranged students at Keele please see our Student Groups webpages.

2018 entry

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 criteria:

  • You must have commenced a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2018 or September 2019.
  • You must be a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,250 tuition fees.
  • You must have achieved at least AAA in your A levels (or equivalent).
  • You must be studying your first degree. Students who have a degree or equivalent qualification will not be considered for this 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.

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. Students taking undergraduate medicine will not receive the Keele Excellence Scholarship. Please see the Terms and Conditions for further information.

Please note that Keele University use UK NARIC information when calculating grade equivalencies.

It is possible to receive both the Keele Excellence Scholarship and the Keele University Bursary if you meet the eligibility criteria for both.

This scholarship is automatically applied if you meet the criteria.

 

THE KEELE UNIVERSITY BURSARY

The Keele University Bursary is an award of £1000 per year for undergraduate students who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must have commenced your full-time undergraduate degree at Keele in September 2018.
  • You must be liable to pay the full tuition fee of £9,250.
  • You must have a gross annual household income of £20,000 or below (as verified by Student Finance). This will be reviewed by Student Finance each academic year.
  • You must be 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.
  • You must not be 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.

Please note that if you are studying a Harper & Keele Veterinary School programme you will not be eligible for this award. This is due to the fact that the Veterinary School has a standalone package.

The Keele University Bursary is assessed by Student Finance on our behalf and is automatically awarded if you meet the eligiblity criteria. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you should receive a confirmation letter to your 'home' address in Winter of the academic year you are due to receive the bursary. The Keele University Bursary is usually paid in late February.

 

THE CARE LEAVERS AND ESTRANGED STUDENTS BURSARY

This bursary offers an award 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 criteria:

  • You must have commenced your undergraduate or postgraduate taught Master’s degree at Keele in September 2018 (postgraduate modular courses and the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma are not eligible).
  • You must be classed as a ‘home’ (UK) student for tuition fee status purposes.
  • You must be under the age of 25 at the start of their course at Keele.
  • You must also meet one of the following criteria:
    • 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 your 16th birthday.
    • Were privately fostered until the age of 16 or were 'looked after' until you were subject to a Special Guardianship Order.
    • Have been assessed as independent by Student Finance England or other local authority, because you are estranged from your parents/guardians. Postgraduate students will need to provide separate evidence.

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

Please note that if you are studying a Harper & Keele Veterinary School programme you will not be eligible for this award. This is due to the fact that the Veterinary School has a standalone package.

In order to access this bursary, you will need to provide evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria. For example, a care leaver could provide evidence from a social worker to confirm their care leaver status, or an estranged student could provide evidence from a professional person to confirm that they are irreconcilably estranged from their parents/guardians 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.

For more information about this bursary and the support available for care leavers and estranged students at Keele please see our Student Groups webpages.

2017 entry

THE KEELE EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

The Excellence Scholarship is a cash award of £2,000 per year of study, available to students who attain the highest grades in their pre-entry qualifications, regardless of household income levels.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must have commenced year 1 of a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2017.
  • You must be a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,250 tuition fees.
  • You must have achieved at least AAA in your A levels (or equivalent).
  • You must be studying your first degree. Students who have a degree or equivalent qualification will not be considered for this 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.

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. Students taking undergraduate medicine will not receive the Keele Excellence Scholarship.

Please note that Keele University use UK NARIC information when calculating grade equivalencies.

It is possible to receive both the Keele Excellence Scholarship and the Keele University Bursary if you meet the eligibility criteria for both.

This scholarship is automatically applied if you meet the criteria.

 

THE KEELE UNIVERSITY BURSARY

The Keele University Bursary is an award of £1000 per year for undergraduate students who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must have commenced your full-time undergraduate degree at Keele in September 2017.
  • You must be liable to pay the full tuition fee of £9,250.
  • You must have a gross annual household income of £20,000 or below (as verified by Student Finance). This will be reviewed by Student Finance each academic year.
  • You must be domiciled in England or Northern Ireland.
  • You must not be 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 University Bursary is assessed by Student Finance on our behalf and is automatically awarded if you meet the eligiblity criteria. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you should receive a confirmation letter to your 'home' address in Winter of the academic year you are due to receive the bursary. The Keele University Bursary is usually paid in late February.

 

THE CARE LEAVERS AND ESTRANGED STUDENTS BURSARY

This bursary offers an award 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 criteria:

  • You must have commenced your undergraduate or postgraduate taught Master’s degree at Keele in September 2017 (postgraduate modular courses and the Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma are not eligible).
  • You must be classed as a ‘home’ (UK) student for tuition fee status purposes.
  • You must be under the age of 25 at the start of their course at Keele.
  • You must also meet one of the following criteria:
  • 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 your 16th birthday.
  • Were privately fostered until the age of 16 or were 'looked after' until you were subject to a Special Guardianship Order.
  • Have been assessed as independent by Student Finance England or other local authority, because you are estranged from your parents/guardians. Postgraduate students will need to provide separate evidence.

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

In order to access this bursary, you will need to provide evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria. For example, a care leaver could provide evidence from a social worker to confirm their care leaver status, or an estranged student could provide evidence from a professional person to confirm that they are irreconcilably estranged from their parents/guardians 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.

For more information about this bursary and the support available for care leavers and estranged students at Keele please see our Student Groups webpages.

 

Award Amount Eligibility
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).
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.
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).
Early Payment Incentive £500 All new self-funded international fee paying students.
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.
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.

2016 entry

THE KEELE EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

The Excellence Scholarship is a cash award of between £500 to £2,000, available to students who attain the highest grades in their pre-entry qualifications, regardless of household income levels.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must have commenced a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2016.
  • You must be a UK or EU student liable to pay £9,000 tuition fees.
  • You must have achieved at least ABB in your A levels (or equivalent). The level of your award will depend on your grades.
  • You must be studying your first degree. Students who have a degree or equivalent qualification will not be considered for this 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.

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. Students taking undergraduate medicine will not receive the Keele Excellence Scholarship.

Please note that Keele University use UK NARIC information when calculating grade equivalencies.

It is possible to receive both the Keele Excellence Scholarship and the Keele University Bursary if you meet the eligibility criteria for both.

This scholarship is automatically applied if you meet the criteria.

 

THE KEELE UNIVERSITY BURSARY

The Keele University Bursary is an award of £1000 per year for undergraduate students who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must have commenced your full-time undergraduate degree at Keele in September 2016.
  • You must be liable to pay the full tuition fee (previously £9,000, now £9,250).
  • You must have a gross annual household income of £25,000 or below (as verified by Student Finance). This will be reviewed by Student Finance each academic year.
  • You must be domiciled in England or Northern Ireland.
  • You must not be 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 University Bursary is assessed by Student Finance on our behalf and is automatically awarded if you meet the eligiblity criteria. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you should receive a confirmation letter to your 'home' address in Winter of the academic year you are due to receive the bursary. The Keele University Bursary is usually paid in late February.

AwardAmountEligibility
Foundation Progression Scholarship £1,000 per year of study Students progressing from the International Foundation Year or International Degree Programme Foundation to Year One of a degree course will be automatically awarded the bursary for each further year of undergraduate study. Cannot be combined with other awards.
Keele-Kenya Scholarship 50% tuition fee waiver Students of Kenyan nationality studying their first degree, who are not currently living or studying in a developed country, and who have not previously studied for one year or more in a developed country. Cannot be combined with other awards. Not available for Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing, MComp, MSci Natural Sciences, Foundation year and Biomedical Sciences.
Keele in the USA & Keele in Canada Scholarships $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.

In cases where an applicant is eligible for more than one award, the highest value award will be applied.

2015 entry

THE KEELE EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

The Excellence Scholarship is a cash award of between £500 to £2,000 per year of study, available to students who attain the highest grades in their pre-entry qualifications, regardless of household income levels.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must have commenced a full-time undergraduate degree course at Keele University in September 2015.
  • You must be a UK or EU student liable to pay full tuition fees (previously £9,000, now £9,250).
  • You must have achieved at least ABB in your A levels (or equivalent). The level of your award will depend on your grades.
  • You must be studying your first degree. Students who have a degree or equivalent qualification will not be considered for this 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.

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. Students taking undergraduate medicine will not receive the Keele Excellence Scholarship. Please see the Terms and Conditions for further information.

Please note that Keele University use UK NARIC information when calculating grade equivalencies.

If you have attained at least ABB, you would receive an award of £500 per year of full-time study. If you have attained at least AAB, you would receive an award of £1,000 per year of full-time study. If you have attained at least AAA, you would receive an award of £2,000 per year of study.

It is possible to receive both the Keele Excellence Scholarship and the Keele University Bursary if you meet the eligibility criteria for both.

This scholarship is automatically applied if you meet the criteria.

 

THE KEELE UNIVERSITY BURSARY

The Keele University Bursary is an award of £1,000 per year for undergraduate students who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You must have commenced your full-time undergraduate degree at Keele in September 2015.
  • You must be liable to pay the full tuition fee (previously £9,000, now £9,250).
  • You must have a gross annual household income of £25,000 or below (as verified by Student Finance). This will be reviewed by Student Finance each academic year.
  • You must be domiciled in England or Northern Ireland.
  • You must not be 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 University Bursary is assessed by Student Finance on our behalf and is automatically awarded if you meet the eligiblity criteria. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you should receive a confirmation letter to your 'home' address in Winter of the academic year you are due to receive the bursary. The Keele University Bursary is usually paid in late February.

Keele International Student Scholarships (KISS)

The KISS is an award of £2,000 towards the cost of annual tuition fees for for full-time undergraduate international students, who can demonstrate excellence in academic qualifications, English language, understanding of the course, motivation to study at Keele and extra-curricular activities.