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Loyola Exchange-Keele University Exchange
Keele, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Program Description:
Keele University Exchange                     
Staffordshire, England

University Highlights

  • Live and learn with British students, surrounded by the natural beauty England
  • Choose from a wide variety of “intellectually stimulating” courses
  • Discover why Keele was voted the UK's “favorite university”
The University and Location
Keele University is a research university set within 617 acres of beautiful, green parkland. It sits outside of a town called Stoke-on-Trent in North Staffordshire, a rural county in the heart of England. With a student body of about 9,000, Keele’s courses are nationally ranked as “intellectually stimulating” and the university offers a diverse selection of academic programs for Loyola students to choose from. Keele’s central location puts it at an easy traveling distance from many towns and major British cities. Students can get to London, Liverpool, and Manchester, all in about 2 hours. 

Loyola students attending Keele University enroll directly and are able to register across disciplines. Classes at Keele are called "Modules." Loyola students interested in Keele can learn about choosing classes and review academic programs in the Course Catalog found on this page.
Credits and Grading
Loyola students at Keele take 30 ECTS credits per semester (15 credits at Loyola). The following grade conversions are approximate:

Keele Chapel

UK Grading Scale
Percentage Mark Loyola Grade
70 - 100 A
65 - 69 A-
60 - 64 B+
55 - 59 B
50 - 54 B-
46 - 49 C+
40 - 45 C
0 - 39 F

Academic Calendar
Fall semester: late September through late January. Fall-only enrollment is discouraged, but special arrangements may be made for final fall examinations.
Spring semester: early February through early June.
Note: There is a 3-week break for the Easter holidays and students cannot stay in the residence halls. It’s a great opportunity to explore other parts of the UK and Europe, but you need to plan and budget for this.

Before each semester Keele has mandatory Welcome Programme for new students with special sessions for internationals. Loyola students are required to participa

Keele - Clockhouse Drive

Student Life
Finances and Budgeting
Please refer to the BUDGET SHEET. Typically fall and spring terms are estimated to cost the same. A full year is estimated to be double the cost of spring.

Housing and Meals
Loyola students attending Keele University reside in university housing. Accommodation on campus is self-catering (you cook your own food) in one of the Halls of Residence.

Student Organizations
Keele University hosts hundreds of student organizations including professional societies, internationally focused groups, and even student paintball and poker organizations.

Visa Regulations
U.S. citizens must obtain a student will have to apply for a visa to study in the UK. Please visit the following sites to learn about the requirements.
Keele - Clockhouse DriveKeele’s Immigration Site

UK Council for International Student Affairs Site, with helpful explanations of visa process:

ISEP Country Handbook, Visa Guidelines:

Useful Websites
Keele International Office Site

US State Department Travel Information for the UK:

General Study Abroad guidelines by the US State Department:

ISEP (international Student Exchange Programs) Country Handbook for the UK:

last updated 1/4/16

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2016-2017 04/15/2016
Rolling Admission 09/19/2016 06/09/2017
Fall 2016 04/15/2016
Rolling Admission 09/19/2016 12/16/2016
Spring 2017 09/01/2016 09/15/2016 01/18/2017 06/09/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed