Money and finance
It's important to ensure that you have made arrangements for the relevant funding before you start your course. You may have some money worries before starting university, but don't worry as we have a team of money advisers on hand to offer support and guidance.
Fees for UK/EU full time undergraduates commencing in 2019/20 are £9,250. Please note that this is the tuition fee for students joining undergraduate courses in 2019. For more information about tuition fees please see Money Advice and Guidance. You can take out a tuition fee loan from your student finance authority - see Student Finance section below. If you take out a tuition fee loan, the money will be paid direct to the University on your behalf by the relevant Government funding agency.
If you or your parent or guardian are paying some or all of your tuition fees yourself, payments can be made in one lump sum on enrolment, or in two instalments in September and January, both direct to the University.
Depending on where you live, you can apply to Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, Student Awards Agency Scotland or Student Finance Northern Ireland for loans to cover the cost of tuition fees and your maintenance. Applications are made online and require you to return a signed declaration form. You will find this on the homepage of your Student Finance account or within your “Notification of Entitlement” letter which is located under ‘Letters and Emails’.
You will start to make repayments after you have left university and are earning over the repayment threshold, currently £25,725 a year. Interest on the loan is variable and linked to inflation.
Please remember that you must have all of your funding in place before you arrive in the UK.
We offer a variety of scholarships to international students. Some require an independent application, while others are awarded automatically. For more information, visit our funding webpages.
Details of your tuition fees for 2019/20 were included in your offer letter. All international students will receive an invoice, which will be sent to their Keele email account. If you are responsible for your own fees, you can pay either in full or in two instalments. It is unsafe to travel with large amounts of cash, so we recommend you pay your tuition fees online in advance. Please note the university is unable to accept cash payments exceeding £5000.
If you are a student arriving on an incoming Study Abroad programme you will have received information about your tuition fees. Please the Global Education Team if you require any further information.
If you will be living in campus accommodation, you will need to pay your accommodation fees in three instalments. You will also need to make an advance payment of £450 by 31st August 2019 to secure your room before you arrive. This £450 payment is split between a £150 room deposit, which is refundable (less any damages or outstanding debts) when you vacate your room and £300 payable towards the first instalment of your accommodation fees.
We will send your accommodation offer and room details by email. This will explain how to view the contract and terms and conditions before you accept the offer. We will also send an invoice to your Keele email address detailing the amount and due dates of each payment. If you have concerns about being able to meet the payment deadlines, including the deposit and advance payment deadline, you should the Income Office as soon as possible.
For more information about accommodation fees please see our Accommodation webpages.
Please note that in accepting your accommodation offer, you are entering into a contract with the University for the period specified in the offer. It is not possible to end this contract except in exceptional circumstances.
If you have already enrolled you can click on the ‘eVision Portal’ to make a payment. If you have not yet enrolled you can still make an online payment using the following portals:
- UK/EU student payment gateway
- International student payment gateway
If you wish to pay by bank transfer please use the account details below. You must quote your student number followed by RF:
National Westminster Bank, 75 High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1PP
- Account Name: Recru it networ
- Sort Code: 54-10-27
- Account Number: 05600456
- IBAN: GB68 NWBK 5410 2705 6004 56
- BIC: NWBKGB2L
Please visit the Income Office website for further information regarding payment methods.
Keele has a range of bursaries and scholarships - further information can be found on our student funding webpages. If you have any queries about the range of bursaries and scholarships available, please the Money and Welfare team at or call 01782 734481 where a member of the team will be happy to help.
UK undergraduate students only:
If you are eligible to receive a bursary or scholarship, provided that we have all of the information we need to make a decision, we will write to you in the first semester to confirm your eligibility and to provide payment dates. Please remember that, in order for us to assess your eligibility for a bursary or scholarship, you and your parents or anyone else who has provided information for your grants and loans application must have given your consent to share to your student finance authority by signing the relevant section of your application form. Without that it is very unlikely that you will receive a bursary even if you are eligible.
Bursaries are usually paid in January or February of each year. You will be notified by the end of semester one if you are eligible to receive a Keele bursary or scholarship.
If you do not already have a bank account, you will need to open one as soon as possible in order for your Student Finance to be paid to you. It is a good idea to look at a range of different banks to see what accounts they offer and the benefits of these.
You may wish to consider a student bank account which can have features that will make it attractive to you as a student. Keele SU's ASK service provide guidance on opening a bank account.
It is essential that you open a UK bank account once you have arrived in the UK and have enrolled at Keele, but it may take a few weeks before you will be able to use this account. Because of this, we recommend you bring around £300 in cash and an internationally accepted debit or credit card to cover your general living expenses for the first few weeks you are in the UK. Advice on how to open a bank account is available from the Student Services Centre on arrival and representatives from Santander, our bank on campus, will be helping students to open accounts during Keele Welcome.
To open a bank account in the UK you will need:
- Passport and visa/BRP
- Your University letter of acceptance that you received at your home residential address (the bank is looking for evidence that the University has corresponded with you at your place of residence)
- Proof of your term-time address (a letter for this purpose is available from the Student Services Centre, Tawney Building after you have enrolled; students living off campus should take their rental contract)
- A recent bank statement or credit card statement from your home bank, translated into English and containing your residential address (the statement must be less than three months old)