University Guide

Keele University

Keele University was founded in 1962 in the bustling town of Newcastle-under-Lyme, which is situated minutes away from the up and coming city of Stoke-on-Trent and less than an hour away from Manchester and Birmingham. There are currently almost 11,000 students studying at Keele University.

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Keele University

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Keele University.

  • Rankings

    Keele University is ranked number 56 in England in the Times Higher Education League Table 2024 and is consistently ranked in the top three in the National Student Survey of broad-based universities in England.

  • Employability

    Keele Careers platform offers a wealth of resources to assist students in their career search including mock interviews, CV assistance and aptitude tests. The Careers Team works with both students and employers to source the best talent available.

  • Fees

    All fees for UK and EU undergraduate students are £9,250 per year. For international students, fees range from £17,100 per year for to £28,000 per year. More information can be found here.

  • Bursaries

    Keele University offers a range of bursary and scholarship options for both home and international students. The maximum scholarship offered is £2,500 per year for students exceeding published entry requirements. More information can be found here.


Keele University is a campus university offering over 2,800 bedrooms on site with a range of options available. First year accommodation is guaranteed to those who apply before 30th June. there are teaching buildings, restaurants and cafés, sports centre and medical centre within walking distance. For private accommodation options, have a look at AFS’s suggestions.

Students' Union

Students are automatically members of KeeleSU, allowing students to have their say in how the Student’s Union is run. Access to the building is granted throughout the year and students can join any number of the 200 clubs and societies available.

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Famous for

Keele University is well known for its consistent high score when it comes to student satisfaction. This may be attributed to the large size of the campus that is situated within a small and cosmopolitan community.


Keele has been shortlisted for University of the Year in the 2020 Times Higher Education, which covers a breadth of academia and professional services. This award celebrates the University’s achievements, after its 70th birthday and a series of outstanding achievements across all activities

AFS says

"Keele is nestled in amongst woods and parklands between Manchester and Birmingham. As the largest campus university in the country you can find everything you need ‘in house’ at Keele."

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