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Student Exchange Study in the UK at Keele University
What is the program about?
This program offers Ball State University students the opportunity to experience life as a British student at a university named as one of the top 100 young universities in the world!
Keele University, located in the heart of England, provides world-class teaching and research for over 9,000 students. Set in 630 acres of woods and parklands, Keele is one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, offering a safe and friendly environment where over 3,200 students plus staff live on campus. Keele is located on the ancient grounds of the Sneyd family estate, founded in 1580, with Keele Hall as the centrepiece of the University. Keele was founded in 1949 by academics from the University of Oxford as a university that offered more range and breadth of subjects for its students.
Where does the program take place?
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Located in an area of North Staffordshire, England, renowned for its beauty and natural resources, Keele also offers students easy access to cultural and historical sites, shopping, and entertainment. Being located in the heart of the England, Keele University is the perfect location for travel all around the UK. Wales is easily accessible in two hours, and Scotland in five or six hours. Frequent train transportation allows travel in 40 minutes to Manchester, an hour from Birmingham, and a short 1.5 hour train ride from London. Trains make travel easy and affordable.
The 12th century town of Newcastle-Under-Lyme (not to be confused with the city of Newcastle in the north!) is just 3 miles away, and has shops, grocery stores, restaurants and a movie theatre, as well at the renowned New Vic Theatre. A bit further down the road is the city of Stoke-on-Trent, which is only 5.5 miles from Keele. Stoke is a city of 470,000 and is home to the world famous Wedgwood and Royal Doulton potteries, as well as two professional football clubs. Notable places to visit in the area include the Monkey Forest, where Barbary Macaques roam freely; Little Morton Hall, a Tutor residence that was built in 1450 and is open to the public; and Alton Towers, Britain’s most popular theme park.
When does this program take place?
Fall Semester: Late September to Late December
Spring Semester: Mid January to Mid June
What is the program content?
All students will be required to take the “British Culture 101” course at Keele for 1 credit. The British Culture 101 course meets five times during the semester. In addition, BSU exchange students at Keele will select 15 additional credits from over 200 courses in a variety of disciplines. Ball State students interested in Keele can review the academic programs in the Module Catalog. Keele is a particularly good option for students who are majoring in Criminal Justice, History, American Studies, English or Sociology. Graduate options are available for Criminal Justice.
In England, "courses" are referred to as "modules," and what we call "majors" in the US are called "courses" in the UK. Typically, Ball State students take four modules while abroad. Keele has many full year modules and limited single semester modules. Keep this in mind when exploring your options.
What is the student accommodation?
All exchange students studying at Keele live on campus in a single room residence hall. An optional housing package includes bedding and a meal card that provides seven meals per week (excluding Easter Break during spring semester). All halls are co-ed, and have a common room, as well as a student run council that organizes a range of events including parties, film or quiz nights, and sports. Free internet access is available thru a LAN port in each room. All housing and meal package costs are paid to Keele University.
What is included?
All exchange students attending Keele pay Ball State tuition and student fees. Tuition and fee rates are based on residency. Airport pick-up, accommodation, seven meals per week, and onsite orientation can be arranged with the partner school for an additional fee and paid directly to Keele University. Round-trip airfare, additional meals and living expenses are paid out of pocket by the student but can be factored into the cost of attendance sheet for financial aid purposes. Other costs include US passport, HTH insurance, and spending money.
Is financial assistance available?
Students can apply for a Yuhas or Rinker scholarship from the Rinker Center for International Programs. Scholarship applications can be downloaded here or from our website and submitted to RCIP.
In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.
Is a passport and visa required?
Yes. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.
A visa is official permission granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or travel that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose. The visa itself is frequently a stamp in your passport, not a separate document. You will need a passport before applying for a visa and the passport plus visa process may take several months, so start early. It is your responsibility to inquire about visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad; this includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program.
If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. If you are an BSU international student, also visit the Rinker Center to obtain a signature on visa documents to permit re-entry to the United States.
How do I apply?
Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU
Academic Year: March 1
Spring: October 1
Who can I contact for more information?
Phone: (765) 285-5422