KEELE Scholarships

up to 40% of the IY1 programme' tuition fee

The competition is now closed. The winner was named on 30th of May, 2016.
The details can be found below.

About the Contest

Keele University and EXCEL are happy to announce a number of scholarships available for students from Moldova to study on International Year One at Keele University ISC. The amount of scholarship is 5000 GBP. The Scholarships will be deducted from the tuition fees and are valid for September 2016 admission.

"We’re Keele University and we’re different. Founded more than 60 years ago on the belief that we meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world, our principles resonate now more than ever."

If you have dreams and ambitions, studying in the UK will change your life.

International Year One

The International Year One will prepare you for joining the second year of your dual or single honours degree at Keele University. A dual honours degree will broaden your skills and career opportunities – this is reflected in Keele graduates’ exceptional employment record.

You can choose from four routes that lead to degree study in a related subject:

Business and Management


International Relations and Politics


KEELE University

the largest campus-based uni in the UK

96% graduate employability rate (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2015)

ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Satisfaction 2015)

Top 10 in 5 subjects: Medicine, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Nursing and American Studies

4th in the UK for high-quality staff and lectures (Times Higher Student Experience Survey 2015)

Top 4% of the world’s universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 - 2016)

International Study Centre

The International Study Centre (ISC) provides a supportive learning environment on a safe and peaceful campus.

Our experienced and helpful teachers will help you learn and build confidence so that you can successfully go on to study your chosen degree.

Once you complete your programme at the International Study Centre, and achieve the required grades, you will go on to study your chosen undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Keele University.

Application Process

Who can apply?

Age limit: 18-21 (at the time of the scholarship application)
High school students in their final year (12 form)
College students (only year 3 or 4)
Students with Intermediate level of English (IELTS 5.5 min.)
Genuinely interested and motivated to attend a International Year One programme in UK


We do NOT require a formal English language exam in order to be entered for the Scholarship selection, however the winning non EU (countries outside EU) candidates may be required to pass an IELTS test as per UK Border Agency requirements in case they are 18.
No. The Scholarship does not have any money value, is not trasferable to another person and comes as a discount to your tuition fees for academic programmes at ONE of Keele University colleges.
Unfortunatelly, no further financial support will be available for winning students, so plan your finances well in advance and discuss further financing/sponsoring options with your family or sponsor.
Yes. For all non EU winning candidates we will provide full VISA support. It should be noted however, that this does not cover the VISA fee itself for the UK.
At this stage, you are expected to register by filling in the registration form below and will be expected to write an essay (min 1 page A4 format) on a given topic, which will be announced by email until Midnight, May 23th, 2016.
The essay topic will be sent to your by email and you are required to send it to us.
We will contact you by email until 26/05/2016 to announce the results of preliminary round.
At this stage, we invite the shortlisted candidates to bring the School grades transcript and to have an interview with the Center representative. The schedule and invitation will be send by email.

The Scholarship Awarding Committee has announced the Competition results. The winner is Roman Barbaros.

To accept or reject your scholarship offer, you should contact us either by email or by phone 022224059 by 15th of June. In case we don’t hear from you till the indicated deadline, your scholarship offer will be cancelled.

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