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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
Spring 2018 10/01/2017
Rolling Admission 01/18/2018 06/08/2018
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.
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA

** 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:
Grade Point Average:
2.7 (3.0+ preferred)
Language(s) of Instruction:
Program Coordinator:
Derek Smallwood Program Type: CSU Exchange Program
Areas of Study:
Business, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Recommended Programs: Communication Studies
Program Description:

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


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Keele University was founded in 1949 and has over 9,000 students. It has the largest campus in the United Kingdom, occupying 617 leafy, green acres. The setting is ideal with landscaped gardens surrounded by woods and lakes. For several years the university has been ranked first in the country for student satisfaction. Both the university and town offer a comparatively low cost of living. It is one of the few universities that offers double majors (dual honors).

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. 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. Keele University is typical of the European system of education in which emphasis is placed on independent study followed by examination.  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. 


Keele University Accommodations

There are six residence halls at Keele that 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.  

CSU in-state students normally attend Keele University as exchange program participants.  A limited number of exchange slots are available each year.  

Alternatively, CSU students 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 "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: Learn how to apply for a BUTEX Scholarship worth £500 British pounds (about $800) for study in UK. See their website for eligibility and deadline information. 


Please visit Keele's website for the most comprehensive and up-to-date calendar. You mind find Arrival Information helpful. 

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 or early June, 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