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* Keele University - Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK
Keele, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Restrictions: CSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/26/2017
Rolling Admission 09/19/2017 12/15/2017
NOTE: CSU acceptance announced on rolling basis beginning February 15. Please verify dates, including exam requirements, with Keele's study abroad office before arranging travel. Welcome program occurs upon arrival in mid-September. Classes begin late September. You might be offered alternative assessments in December in lieu of taking first semester exams at Keele in mid-January, or arrangements might be made to take fall term exams at CSU on same days in mid-January as exams are being taken at Keele; but you also might be required to take an exam at Keele in January just prior to beginning spring semester classes at CSU.
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/26/2017
Rolling Admission 09/19/2017 06/08/2018
NOTE: CSU acceptance announced on rolling basis beginning February 15. Welcome program occurs upon arrival in mid-September. Classes begin late September for fall and late January for spring. Exams are taken at Keele in mid-January and late April to end of May. Students can depart after last scheduled exam in May. Winter break is mid-Dec to early January. Spring break is late March to mid-April.
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/18/2018 06/08/2018
NOTE: CSU acceptance decisions announced on rolling basis beginning September 23. Late applicants have access until October 10. Contact to initiate application after October 1. Due date for accepted applicants to complete Keele's online process for upload of information and documents is October 15. See Keele website for arrival and Welcome Programme dates. Please verify dates with Keele study abroad office before arranging travel. Student can leave after last schedule exam. Housing remain available until mid-June.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students applying to CSU-sponsored programs will be notified of decision within two weeks of application submission. Students applying to non-CSU sponsored programs need to contact their program provider for decision dates.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Accommodation Options:
Residence Hall
Grade Point Average:
2.7 (3.0+ preferred)
Language(s) of Instruction:
Program Coordinator:
Robert Booker
Areas of Study:
Business, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Program Description:

Keele University
near Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom


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Keele University was founded in 1949 and has over 6000 students. It has the largest campus in the United Kingdom, occupying 617 acres. The setting is ideal with landscaped gardens surrounded by woods and lakes. The university is highly ranked among British students. It is one of the few universities that offers double majors (dual honors).

This CSU sponsored program
allows CSU students to attend Keele University for one or two semesters while Keele students attend CSU.  See promotional video at

Keele Univerity is in the heart of the beautiful English countryside, close to the market town of Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire County. The city of Stoke-on-Trent is nearby.  Manchester is 45 miles north.  Oxford, York, and Birmingham are within easy travel distance too. The famous Lake District is north of Manchester with Scotland beyond.  Wales lies to the southwest.  London's Euston Station is a one hour non-stop train ride from Stoke; other trains take about a hour and a half.  A short walk from Euston is St. Pancras Station, where the Eurostar departs for Paris and Brussels.  Euston has internal connections to underground and bus systems for quick access to anywhere in London plus other train stations and several airports.  Major airports are in Manchester and London, readily reached by train in one to two and a half hours, providing regular and low fare flights worldwide.  East Midlands Airport is two hours east of Stoke by train connecting to Skylink bus, providing low fare flights throughout Europe.


Keele University offers a wide range of courses, called modules, focusing on biosciences, business, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and other subject areas.  Academic schedules allow degree students to take a prescribed set of modules without time conflicts within each department and level.  With sufficient academic preparation and no time conflicts, visiting students can enroll in modules within more than one department and more than one level if desired. 

Link:  Keele's Module Catelogue.  See also regarding a Learning Agreement to be submitted to Keele while preparing for arrival.

Keele University is typical of the European system of education in which emphasis is placed on independent study followed by examination.  Much of the American general education and freshman year requirements are covered by entry exams. Most degree programs are three years (module level 1 = 100/200 at CSU, level 2 = 300, level 3 = 400, although CSU departments have flexibility to award credit at other levels).  Many Keele students pursue double majors or "dual honors."  Modules are taught by lecture, seminar, tutorial, and, where appropriate, laboratory classes.


There are six residence halls at Keele University: Barnes, Hawthorns, Horwood, Lindsay, Holly Cross, and The Oaks. Together they house about 70% of the student population. Most residence halls have their own music room, bar, kitchens, game room, computer suite, laundrette, and bicycle shed. Some residence halls have en suite facilities, which include a sink and shower. 


There is a residence hall council that plans social events like balls, discos, films, and sport activities. For a quieter setting and a chance to share the life of the local community you may choose to live off campus in a university house. Converted for student use, houses provide accommodations for three to six people with a bedroom for each. Residents must sign a minimum six-month lease. 


Please see the relevant budget link above for fall or spring semester.  See below for clarification of difference between budget columns. Contact for academic year budget (typically less than sum of fall and spring budgets).

CSU in-state students normally attend Keele University as exchange program participants.  A limited number of exchange slots are available each year.  Also, CSU students can attend Keele on non-exchange basis as described blow.  Exchange tuition is paid to CSU.  Room and board are not covered by the exchange agreement.  These costs are paid directly while attending Keele University.  Keele offers an "Exchange Package" for Keele housing (single room), bedding packet, seven meals per week (term time only), airport pickup upon arrival, and on-site support.   This is the same cost as included in the composite fee for non-exchange students discussed below.  If desired, an exchange student can decline the package and contract for housing only. 

CSU students alternatively can attend Keele University as non-exchange (direct enroll study abroad) participants.  For out-of-state students, this option is more affordable than the exchange program.   Non-exchange participants pay a composite "Study Abroad Package" fee via CSU that includes Keele tuition, Keele housing (single room), bedding pack, seven meals per week (term time only), airport pick up upon arrival, and on-site support. 

BUTEX Scholarship : Please see about applying for a British scholarship worth £500 British pounds (about $800) for study in UK. You must apply by June 16 for fall, spring, or academic year. Contact Robert Booker in the CSU study abroad office for clarification and assistance.  (See  for OIP and other scholarship opportunities.)


See arrival and end dates for exchange and non-exchange students and welcome programme information via   See also Keele University Academic Calendar.  Students are free to leave upon completion of academic requirement including required exams.  The last two weeks or the second semester comprise the grading period.  Last day of exams is in late May or early June.

See the for arrival information, including airport reception if desired and description of the Welcome Programme for International Students.  See to clarify the preferred arrival date. 

Exams:  Fall semester visiting students can complete alternative assessments in mid-December for most subjects.  If a subject requires regular examination in January, the student has choice of returning to Keele or arranging to take the exam at CSU on same day as at Keele.  Academic year visiting students take scheduled exams for first semester at Keele in mid-January, no exceptions.  Spring semester and academic year visiting students take scheduled exams at Keele during mid to late May, no exceptions.  Students may depart after their last scheduled exam and must vacate university housing by mid-June.


Keele University Study Abroad Office
United Kingdom Student Visa & Travel Information
Resources for Students Traveling Abroad