** Indicates rolling admission application process (with the exception of UT Faculty-directed programs & CGE Scholarship). Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Keele University is located in the city of Keele: the heart of England, 40 minutes from Manchester, an hour from Birmingham, and a short 1.5 hour train ride from London. The campus is situated on a beautiful 600 acre site in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, combining the best of both worlds: the rolling English countryside with busy city life just a short train ride away!
2nd in the UK for student satisfaction rate of 93%
1st safest campus in the West Midlands region of the UK
4th for Student Union nightlife
UT students have the amazing opportunity to study at Keele for Fall, Spring, or the entire Academic Year!
Fall Semester: September to December
Spring Semester: January to June
Academic Year: September to June
There are several ways to get involved at Keele! Rowing, tennis, and debating are just a few of the many student organizations on campus.
Know that the United Kingdom uses the following terminology:
Courses (UK) refer to Majors/Departments (US)
Modules (UK) refer to Classes/Courses (US)
The possible levels are listed below:
Level 4 = 1st Year Module
Level 5 = 2nd Year Module
Level 6 = 3rd Year Module
The British education system differs from the US in that students are expected to function more independently. Throughout the semester students meet with tutors in smaller groups called tutorials where they are expected to participate in discussions about the topics covered in lectures and the course readings. At the end of the term an extensive paper is usually required along with an exam. There are no quizzes, tests or papers during the semester, so students must be self-motivated to keep up with their studies.
Keele offers affordable, clean and secure accommodation staffed 24/7. As an international student coming to Keele for the first time, you’ll benefit from the opportunity to live and study alongside British students in a safe and welcoming environment.
There are 5 different room types in four residence halls, all within easy walking distance of restaurants, the Students’ Union and teaching buildings:
Traditional Communal kitchen and bathroom
Premier en-suite Private bathroom with shared kitchen among 8 students
Flat 4 bedrooms with communal kitchen and bathroom
Shared Premier Flat Private bathroom with shared kitchen among 6 students
Single Occupancy Flat Private bathroom and kitchen
Students pay UTK tuition and fees, international health insurance, and their $175 study abroad administrative fee directly to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville through their myUTK account. Students in the Haslam College of Business, Architecture and Design, the Tickle College of Engineering, and Social Work will be assessed a charge of 12 credits per semester of study as determined by the fee schedule for the academic year they study abroad. Any payments made directly to the host institution (i.e. accommodation) will follow the host institution's payment schedule, which may be ahead of UT's schedule to release any applicable financial aid.
Please refer to the term-specific Cost Sheets below for estimated costs. These estimates do NOT include any course fees as described above.
You should carefully review costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have any questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your Study Abroad Coordinator for guidance.
Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program
Review the program's Cost Sheet to understand the breakdown of program expenses.