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International Student Fees

Programme tuition

All fees are calculated in pounds sterling (GBP).

Course Subject route Cost for 2019/20 Cost for 2020/21
International Foundation Year
Business, Economics and Computing £12,500 £13,000
Social Studies and Humanities £12,500 £13,000
International Year One Business and Management £13,130 £14,320
Computing £13,130 £14,320
International Relations and Politics £13,130 £14,320
Media £13,130 £14,320
Pre-sessional English 5 week course £2,820 £3,000
10 week course £4,980 £5,150
Pre-master's programme Business and Management £8,950 £9,300
English for Pre-master's 1 term £4,566 £4,700
2 terms £7,758 £8,000

*Please note that tuition does not include the cost of textbooks.

Price validity

All students who confirm their offer before 31 January 2020 will pay the 2019/20 price as per their existing offer letter.

After 31 January 2020, where tuition fees have increased, all current offers will be reissued and students will receive a new offer with the new 2020/21 pricing.


Additional fees will vary dependent on your programme and personal requirements.

Item Cost
Airport pick-up (one-way transfer)*** £194 Manchester (MAN)
£393 London Heathrow (LHR)
StudyCare Insurance Policy £8 per week (to cover the duration of your course)
Accommodation Please see the Accommodation Page for prices
Police registration (if required)  Please visit the Gov.uk pages to read more about Police Registration
Immigration Health Surcharge Please visit the Gov.uk pages to read more about how much you need to pay

***Prices subject to change

^If required.


Keele University offers a range of tuition fee discounts to eligible students. Find out about scholarships for international students here.


It is important that all international students have the protection of appropriate accident and medical insurance for the duration of their time in the UK. The consequences of being uninsured can be extremely difficult and expensive.

Students can take out our own StudyCare Insurance Plus policy, you can provide proof of adequate cover when confirming your place. The StudyCare Insurance Plus policy covers loss of personal possessions, and provides health and medical insurance. Please let your admissions advisor know if you wish to purchase our StudyCare Insurance Plus.

StudyCare has been designed specifically to offer international students comprehensive protection and support during their studies at the International Study Centre. The insurance covers you until the end of your course. Learn more about StudyCare Insurance Plus.

When are your fees due?

Confirmation payment

Once you have received an offer of a place at the International Study Centre, to secure your place you will need to return a signed acceptance form and a confirmation payment. The confirmation payment consists of:

  • £200 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable)
  • £1,000 Deposit
  • Insurance payment for Study Care if applicable.

To accept the offer a confirmation payment is required comprising a non-refundable administration fee of £200 and £1,000 security deposit. Prior to enrolment (and before you apply for your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (‘CAS’)) you will also need to pay £6,000 in advance tuition fees. Once the CAS has been issued, and before arrival at the Centre, you will be required to pay the balance of the first two terms (or 1st semester) fees along with the accommodation fees (if applicable) as set out on your individualised payment plan on your offer letter.

Tuition fees

After arriving at the centre the balance of tuition fees can be paid:

For programmes of study lasting two semesters or more: semesterly, two months before the start of each academic semester, or in full in advance

For two-term (Pre-Masters) courses: in full in advance.


From September 1st 2019, all students under the age of 18 at the start of their course will receive our guardianship service free of charge. A guardian will support you during your time in the UK until you turn 18. More information will be provided after you apply.

Making a payment

Please visit our how to pay page to find out how to make a payment.