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Loyola Exchange-Keele University Exchange
Keele, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
Year
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring,
Year
Fact Sheet:
Minimum Required GPA:
3.0
Minimum Class Standing:
3 Junior
Language of Instruction:
English
Loyola Scholarships:
Yes
Program Description:
Keele University Exchange                     
Staffordshire, England
Keele

University Highlights

  • Study in the heart of the UK with British students, surrounded by the natural beauty of England

  • Choose from a wide variety of “intellectually stimulating” courses

  • Discover why Keele keeps getting voted #1 for UK “Student Satisfaction”

The University and Location

Keele University is a research university set within 617 acres of beautiful, green parkland. The university has been ranked #1 in the UK for Student Satisfaction three years in a row and the Times Higher named it #1 for Student Experience. 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. The university sits outside of a town called Stoke-on-Trent in North Staffordshire, a rural county in the heart of England. The central location puts it at an easy traveling distance from many towns and major British cities. London is an hour and a half by train, both Manchester and Birmingham are an hour or less. There are also four international airports around Keele for quick exit to European cities on cheap flights. 
 

Academics
Courses
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 by clicking here.
 
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.

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

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
http://www.keele.ac.uk/paa/immigration/


UK Council for International Student Affairs Site, with helpful explanations of visa process:
http://ukcisa.org.uk/International-Students/Preparing-and-planning/

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 09/15/2016
09/15/2016 01/18/2017 06/09/2017
Year 2017-2018 12/15/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 04/01/2017 04/01/2017 TBA TBA

** 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