Coventry University is a modern university which is known for its high-quality education and excellent academic and student-support facilities. The university boasts of state-of-the-art facilities in computing centres, performing art studios, engineering laboratories and many more. Having over 20 buildings, situated on a 33-acre site in Coventry city centre, the university campus has constantly been developed with a total investment of around GBP 356 million over the last decade. It has also invested a significant amount of money in Health, Design and Mathematics as the university has been chosen to host three national Centres of Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Ensuring a vibrant atmosphere and global outlook, Coventry University has more than 13,000 international and EU students. Maintaining excellence in teaching, innovation, employability, internationalism and inclusiveness, the university is committed to transforming the students into global-ready graduates. With around 82.5 percent of overall student satisfaction (as per National Student Survey 2020), the university aims to equip its students with vital skills such as entrepreneurship, communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills. With a range of undergraduate, graduate and short courses, Coventry University assists the students to gain a competitive edge, leading to successful careers.
- Courses Offered
- Eligibility & Documents Required
- Application & Tuition Fees
- Scholarships & Financial Aid
- Admission Process
- Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
- Part Time Work While Studying
- Campuses & Accommodation
- University Contact Information
What all courses are available to international students?
Coventry University offers more than 700 programmes, including a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as foundation, top-up and pre-sessional English options. There are around 142 undergraduate, 160 postgraduate, 17 top-up and 5 foundation courses. The university offers various methods of study, including full-time, part-time, condensed first year, online/blended and sandwich courses.
The university also has foundation courses and pathways to make it easier for the students who are unable to meet the entry requirements of their preferred courses. ONCAMPUS Coventry provides pre-university courses to international students. The list of such courses is given below:
International Foundation Programme
Intensive International Foundation Programme
International Year One Programme
Master’s Qualifying Programme
Being an innovative university, Coventry University is dedicated towards making significant contributions to overcome global challenges through its excellent research work. The university has around 15 research centres, where over 750 researchers are currently engaged in finding solutions to a range of real-world issues under five key themes: Pioneer, Transform, Protect, Regenerate and Discover.
Eligibility & Documents Required
What are the eligibility requirements?
The eligibility requirements at Coventry University, are based on the level of the course applied for. Some courses may have additional entry requirements, including higher level of English proficiency, and portfolio of work.
International students applying for undergraduate courses must have an overall score of 60 percent minimum in the Grade 12 examination. There are some subject-specific requirements which are mentioned below:
Subject Specific Requirements
Finance, Economics and Accountancy courses
60 percent in Maths or Accountancy or Economics
Core Engineering courses
65 percent in Maths as well as in one from Physics/ Chemistry/ Electronics/ Engineering/ Further Mathematics/ Computer Science/ Computing/ Design Tech
IT and Computing-related courses
65 percent in Maths as well as in one from Physics/ Computer Science/IT/ Computing/Design Technology
Technology Engineering-related courses
65 percent in Maths as well as in one from Design Technology/Electronics
Electrical Engineering-related courses
65 percent in Maths as well as in one from Physics/Chemistry/ Electronics/ Engineering/ Further Mathematics/ Computer Science/Computing/ Design Technology or 60 percent overall achieved in a three or four-year Engineering or Technology Diploma
65 percent in the key relevant subject, i.e., Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Source: Coventry University
International students are also required to prove eligibility in English language either with 60 percent in Grade 12 English language from certain examination boards only or an IELTS Academic with an overall band score of 6 or better, with no component score under 5.5. The students can also take up PTE Academic or Coventry University English Test.
Eligible international students must have at least 60 percent in a two-year or three-year full-time university degree or three years of a full-time university degree with at least 55 percent.
For postgraduate level, the students are required to have 60 percent in a three-year undergraduate degree or 55 percent in a four-year undergraduate degree. The eligibility in English language requires either with 65 percent in Grade 12 English language from certain examination boards only or an IELTS Academic with an overall band score of 6.5 or better, with no component score under 5.5. In this regard, the students can opt for PTE Academic or Coventry University English Test.
Note: International students are recommended to visit the exact course page on the official website and check the additional requirements.
What all documents are needed for application?
For applying to Coventry University, the documents which are needed are mentioned below:
Copies of degree/diploma certificates or work reference, if employed
An English language test score
Copy of student’s current passport
The university requires the above mentioned documents as a condition in the admission offer and international students need to send these documents at a later date specified in the offer letter.
Note: International applicants are recommended to check the course page for specific document requirements.
Application & Tuition Fees
Is there any application fees?
For international students applying through Coventry online application form, there is no application fee. Students applying for undergraduate programmes through UCAS need to pay a non-refundable application fee of GBP 20 for a single programme choice and GBP 26 for multiple choices.
What is the fee structure of courses offered by the university?
The tuition fees charged by Coventry University depends on the course applied for. The university calculates the fees as per the modules undertaken by the international students. The courses with less modules have lower fees. As per the estimate of September 2020, tuition fees of majority of the courses for international students vary between GBP 13,000 and GBP 17,000.
Please find below tuition fee estimate as per academic year 2020-2021:
Source: Coventry University
Upon receiving an acceptance letter from the university, international students are required to pay a deposit, following which the university sends the Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS letter) to the students. This deposit will be applied to any tuition fees that students owe for the course.
International students can make fee payment via credit or debit card, bank transfer or through GlobalPay for Students.
Note: International students must check the exact tuition fee of a specific course on the university website.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?
Coventry University offers a number of scholarships to international students. These scholarships are mainly a way to reward students for their academic excellence and can vary for every intake. However, there are three broad types of scholarships:
Elite Scholarships: Although extremely limited in number, these scholarships usually cover entire fees of the selected students.
Excellence Scholarships: These merit-based scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance of the students and contribute towards the tuition fees.
Development Scholarships: These scholarships are available only for certain courses or nationalities and contribute towards the tuition fees.
Apart from scholarships, Coventry University provides an alumni discount to all graduates of the university. International students, who have been awarded an undergraduate degree by Coventry University Group and who will be applying for a full-time or part-time postgraduate taught course, can receive a 20% discount available on any published course fee payable for their postgraduate programme. This discount can be claimed on top of any scholarship received, up to a maximum combined amount of GBP 2,000.
Note: International students are recommended to check the available scholarships and eligibility criteria as per the intended course intake on the university website.
When do the admissions start?
Coventry University has three intakes: January, May and September. The application deadlines for courses depend on the intake and the course applied for. For international students applying for undergraduate degrees through UCAS, the application starts around mid-May and the deadline for most undergraduate courses is January 15. For most courses in Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine/Science, the deadline is October 15. The universities start making admission decisions from September.
Regarding exact deadlines for postgraduate applications at Coventry University, international students are required to check the specific course page on the university website.
What are the steps to the application process? Does this involve an interview round?
The application process at Coventry University involves the following steps:
Step 1: Applicants will start the process by selecting the programme of study as per the available programmes in a particular intake.
Step 2: Then, they are required to check the minimum admission requirements as well as programme-specific requirements according to their programmes.
Step 3: Applicants will submit the application which can be online, downloadable application form or through UCAS.
Step 4: Upon receiving offer, applicants will meet offer conditions, including document submission as well as pay GBP 4,000 as deposit.
Step 5: After receiving CAS letter, applicants will apply for student visa and for accommodation.
How do I start my application?
For applying to Coventry University, international applicants have four ways mentioned below:
Online Application Form
International applicants can apply for any course by initiating a new application at:
Step 1: Applicants will register a new account by providing details such as name, email address, telephone number, country of residence, date of birth, and creating a password.
Step 2: After authenticating the account details sent by the university to the applicant’s email, the international applicant will fill a number of sections, starting with Personal Details.
Personal Details: The applicants will fill details such as name, nationality, date of birth and passport details. Applicants will also upload personal statement and scanned image of passport. The maximum document size is 2 MB and accepted formats are pdf, jpeg, png, gif, and tiff.
Address Details: Applicants will provide complete correspondence address.
Course(s) Applied For: Applicants can choose up to two courses, including level of study and mode.
Course Fees: Applicants will inform about the fee payer.
Education History: Applicants will mention the institution attended and attach an educational reference to support the application.
Qualifications: Applicants will upload their English test qualification.
Employment History: Applicants will inform about previous work experience, if applicable.
Terms and Conditions: Applicants will accept the terms and condition of the university
Step 3: Applicants will submit the application after reviewing the application.
Downloadable Application Form
International applicants can also download an application form which they can email to firstname.lastname@example.org. They are also required to attach personal statement and references; these attachments should be less than 10 MB.
International students, who wish to apply for undergraduate programme, can also apply through the UCAS official website. For more information, students may use the links mentioned below:
Through a local office, or local representative
Students can also apply with the help of university’s representatives in India. The contact details of these representatives can be found at:
When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?
Coventry University normally provides an initial decision to all applications within one week of submitting the application. However, the university can take longer at certain times of the year. If the undergraduate application is through UCAS, the university may start sending out decisions from the month of September.
Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
What are the chances to get into this university?
While making admission decision, Coventry University takes into consideration the academic qualification of the applicants. However, the university also considers applications from students who have significant work or life experiences. Applicants who are able to provide evidence of motivation, potential, knowledge and ability to study the course of their choice, may also have a chance to get admission into the university. Therefore, along with academic credentials, personal statement and references can also play a vital role in the selection process by the university.
How many Indian/international students are studying at the university?
Leading in international students’ experiences, Coventry University has more than 13,000 international and EU students. Coventry is a truly global university where students from more than 160 countries are enrolled in a wide range of courses. The university also has International Student Support team where trained advisors help international students at various stages ranging from pre-arrival, visa and immigration to housing and post-study advice.
Part Time Work While Studying
Can I work while studying here?
International students can work both on and off campus, provided their student visa or biometric ID card states:
“Able to work as authorised by The Secretary of State; or/and work (and any changes) must be authorised.”
International students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during regular term and full-time during scheduled breaks.
International students, who are enrolled in a full-time programme, can work on campus and become student ambassador. They can earn on a project-by-project basis by working part-time with the university’s faculties, schools and departments at various events such as open days. The students can look for student ambassador opportunities at notices around campus and on the student portal.
Full-time international students can choose to work off campus if they are enrolled in a programme which is at least six months in duration. The students can also seek such opportunities at thefutureworks, which is the university’s own commercial recruitment agency.
Campuses & Accommodation
How many campuses does the university have?
Coventry University Group has three campuses mentioned below:
Coventry University, Coventry: This modern and inspiring campus, which is located in the heart of the city, accommodates up to 3,000 students.
Coventry University, London: Based in Dagenham and only 14 miles from central London, this campus has 1,800 students from more than 80 countries.
Coventry University, Scarborough: Located on the Yorkshire coast, this campus is remarkably beautiful place to study with all state-of-the art facilities.
Is on-campus housing available?
Coventry University provides high-quality accommodation options which are owned or managed by the university. Located either on the campus or in close proximity to the university and city-centre, these residences include en-suite/shared facilities and catered/self-catered accommodation. The cost of these residences ranges from GBP 125 to GBP 200 per week. Please find below the accommodation fees as per the academic year 2019-2020:
International students are required to submit an online application for accommodation as early as possible. For receiving an offer of accommodation, international students are required to show the CAS letter as an evidence to the university.
Upon receiving an offer of accommodation, the students are required to pay a non-refundable Advance Licence Fee Deposit of GBP 300 within three days of receiving the offer. This deposit is a small portion of the rent paid upfront, in order to accept the offer.
International students can also use FutureLets, the university’s accommodation service. Whether they are looking for university-owned/managed accommodation or private lettings in Coventry, FutureLets can help students find accommodations as per their requirement and budget.
Note: International students must confirm the exact accommodation cost from the university or the specific landlord before deciding on the residence.
University Contact Information
Whom should I contact in case of any doubts?
In case of any doubt, international students may contact the student support team at the International Office using the below-mentioned details:
Telephone: +44 (0)24 7765 2010
Postal Address: Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, United Kingdom, CV1 5FB