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Keele University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Keele University has international students from over 120 countries. The admissions are offered for the fall semester. International UG applicants can apply online through the UCAS (University and colleges admission services)

  • The UCAS code for Keele University is K12.
  • The university accepts IELTS, PTE and Cambridge English test as the requirement for English language proficiency.
  • Applicants can also apply with the help of agents of the university in the home country.
  • PG applications can apply through university online application.
  • PG admissions are offered on a rolling basis.


Admission Portal for International ApplicantsUniversity and colleges admission services/Official university website
Application FeeUG: Euro 18
PG: None
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsJanuary/October
Financial AidFunding, scholarships, and bursaries
English Proficiency requirementIELTS-5.0-7 (depending on courses)
Cambridge English- 162-185

Keele University Admission Deadlines

For UG programs applicants are required to apply through UCAS portal. The deadline for making applications through UCAS is mentioned below:

Application TypeDeadline
All UG Programs15 January
Extended UCAS application30 June
Medicine Courses 15 October 

Visa Process for International Applicants

  • International applicants are required to apply for the Tier 4 visa (not more than 3 months before the start date of the course).
  • Applicants will have to apply for a Tier 4 visa.
  • Applicants need to provide the following documents:
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor Letter, if applicable
    • Acceptance letter
  • Applicants also have to give their Biometrics at the visa application center in the home country.
  • The visa should only be applied after receiving the CAS from the university, which is confirmation of acceptance of studies.
  • Applicants are also required to pay the IHS (Immigration Health Surcharge).

Keele University Undergraduate Admissions

The admission requirements for international applicants varies depending upon the curriculum opted. International applicants may also have to fulfill country-specific requirements. The details of admission requirements and process are mentioned below:

Where to Apply: UCAS Application Portal

Application Fee: Euro 18 for one course/ Euro 24 for multiple courses

Admission Requirements The general requirements and admissions process for international applicants is as follows:

  • Personal details and qualifications
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Personal statement essay
  • Course choices
  • Reference from a teacher/adviser/professional
  • International applicants are required to fulfill country-specific requirements. Requirements for some countries are as follows:
    • Indian applicants from CBSE boards must have a minimum of 75% in 12 grade.
    • Japanese applicants are required to have a pre-university program.
    • Chinese applicants must complete a pre-university program with 65%.

English language proficiency test scores

Different programs have different English language proficiency requirements but given below are the ranges for each test.

TestRequired score range
Cambridge English169

UG courses with different ELP test scores

CourseIELTS scorePTE ScoreCambridge English Score
Pharmacy, physiotherapy, nursing, midwifery7.065185
Law, film studies, liberal arts, natural science6.558176

Keele University Graduate Admissions

Keele offers more than 80 programs for graduates in various disciplines and areas. Some courses have specific additional requirements. However, all international applicants are required to follow the given process for graduate admissions. The application requirements for international applicants are mentioned below:

Where to Apply: University online application

Application Fee: Nil

Admission Requirements: Applicants must provide the following documents at the time of admission:

  • Transcripts
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field
  • References
  • English Proficiency scores- at least 6.5 IELTS band for postgraduate courses but may vary for some courses
  • International applicants are required to fulfill additional country-specific requirements. Some of these are:
    • Indian applicants are required to have a minimum of 60% for admissions in PG courses with second class honors with lower division and 65% for PG courses with second class honors with upper-division.
    • Japanese applicants are required to have 80% of bachelor’s courses.
    • Chinese applicants must have 70% for admissions in PG courses with second class honors with lower division and 75% for PG courses with second class honors with upper-division.
  • Personal Statement essay
  • Other requirements according to the program chosen can vary
  • Recommendation letters

An acknowledgment mail for an application is sent by the university 24 hours of receiving the application. The admission decision is made within 10 working days. Conditional admission may be offered to applicants if English language test results are awaited. Indian applicants can provide proof of scoring 75% or above for being exempted from submitting ELP test scores.

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