Keele University is located in central England, in the county of Staffordshire. Most of the university accommodation, academic buildings and other facilities are within the 617 acre campus, making it a very convenient place to study. The campus community has a good balance of UK and international students from over 120 countries, and is reflected in a number of the student societies celebrating the cultures found on campus. With an abundance of flora and fauna, beautiful lakes and lush woodlands, Keele University offers one of the most attractive campuses in Great Britain.
The Surrounding Area
Centrally located in the heart of Great Britain, Keele is the perfect starting point for any European adventure. The university is situated just
two hours northwest of London, and less than one hour from Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham.
Scotland, Ireland and continental Europe are also only a short train or plane ride away.
Nestled into the English countryside, Keele provides a serene venue in which to study while maintaining a comfortable proximity to numerous urban centers. Students will find a variety of conveniences on campus, such as a post office, bookstore, a monthly market that sells clothes and food, as well as numerous pubs and clubs that frequently host events for students. The campus lies between Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme which is just a ten minute bus ride away and has major high street stores, smaller specialist shops and a popular street market.
- Degree-seeking student
- At least Sophomore standing at time of participation
- Good judicial standing
- 3.0+ GPA at time of application
- Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
Students accepted into the UNC Wilmington exchange/study abroad program with Keele will receive credit toward their degree
requirements for most majors. Some areas of study available include American studies, biology, business, chemistry, computer
science, criminology, English, geography, geology, history, international relations, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics,
political science, psychology and social sciences. While there are many courses to choose from at Keele, visiting international students are not permitted to take classes within the Faculty of Health (i.e. School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pharmacy, Health and Rehabilitation, Medicine). Students who would like to gain a TESOL qualification are invited to do a full-year of study at Keele. The program allows students to gain a TESOL qualification, practice, knowledge of an additional language, with two modules available to meet home university requirements.
Most UNCW students live in single rooms in university residences. These are normally located within a five to ten minute walk from classes. Meals are also available in student cafeterias, pubs and cafés. Your floor-mates may be U.K. students or international students.
Academic Year Dates
Mid-September to Mid-May
Fall Semester Dates
Mid-September to Mid-December **Final exams may be taken at UNCW in January
Spring Semester Dates
Mid-January to Mid-May
This program is available as:
- Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.
- Study Abroad - This means you pay your tuition, fees, room and board abroad.
With each option, there will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding.
UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at www.uncw.edu/international/abroad/aid.html.