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CU Scarborough is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. We offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We also have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. For both students and staff alike, now is an exciting time to join CU Scarborough.

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Welcome to CU Scarborough

Welcome to CU Scarborough

Enrolment

In order to join your course you will need to enrol. You can enrol in two ways:

Online – a link will be emailed to you in August with instructions on how to do this

In person – you can come onto campus to enrol on 14th September, a timetable for the day will be emailed to you.

Make sure to bring all your documents with you, whether you enrol online or in person. You may need to provide copies to us.

To enrol, you will need:

Passport, as proof of identity and nationality

Funding Confirmation in the form of:

  • Student Finance England Confirmation
  • Self–funding letter
  • Sponsorship letter

If you have any questions about enrolment, please contact: admissions.cus@coventry.ac.uk.

Timetables

You will study Monday-Friday from either 9am-1pm or 1:30pm-5:30pm. Your personalised timetable will be emailed to you nearer to your start date.

Study Dates

Your full-time study dates for the 2017-2018 academic year are below. Full-time students will study four blocks per year, each lasting six weeks. Blocks five and six typically cater for those who have started later in the year, have deferred or are required to re-sit a block. 

Block Start Date End Date
1 18 September 2017 27 October 2017
2 6 November 2017 15 December 2017
3 8 January 2018 16 February 2018
4 26 February 2018 6 April 2018
5 30 April 2018 8 June 2018
6 18 June 2018 27 July 2018

Housing

Finding the right student accommodation is a priority for all students. CU Scarborough has a wide range of high quality student accommodation. We’ve worked closely with our student accommodation providers to make sure they provide everything you need, including a fast broadband connection!

Accommodation is in convenient, sought-after locations around the town. And wherever you are, you’ll never be more than a short walk from the campus, the town centre or the beach. Once you have chosen your preferred accommodation you will need to contact them directly to discuss availability, applications and to arrange any viewings. More information on CU Scarborough’s available accommodation can be found online.

Student Finance

Paying for Your Course

If you are not intending to self-fund your course, it is important that you apply for student finance as soon as possible, as it usually takes up to six weeks to process, or sometimes longer during busy periods.

You are able to apply via the government website bit.ly/govstudentfinance.

Student Finance England resources are available online to explain every step of the application. You can view these online at bit.ly/sferesources.

If you have successfully applied for a tuition fee loan, your loan will cover the cost of your course upfront so you do not have to pay these fees directly yourself. Instead, these will be paid directly to us by Student Finance England.

Maintenance Loans

If you have successfully applied for a maintenance loan, this will be paid into your bank account in instalments, usually tying up with your term dates.

Self-funding Your Course

If you are self-funding your course, or if you have not successfully obtained funding by the time you enrol, you have options available. Firstly, the first module fee can be paid up front, which will be refunded to you once your finance has been paid to CU Scarborough by Student Finance England. Secondly, you can defer until the next available module and begin your studies then. But don’t worry; you can catch up at the end of the academic year. You are able to pay your tuition fees online via:
 https://webpayments.coventry.ac.uk/cuc/.

Alternatively, you can pay in person at CU Scarborough, please note, no cash payments can be taken.

Foundation Year Funding

If you are completing a Foundation Year with us, your student finance will work slightly differently.

Foundation courses are 4-year undergraduate courses that consist of 1 Foundation Year and 3 Degree years. Foundation years are not 1-year courses that stand on their own but are an integral part of a 4 year Degree programme.

In order to receive funding for these types of course, you must always make the Student Loans Company aware that you are completing a 4 year Degree course with a Foundation Year attached. This is the same whether you choose to continue within the Coventry University group or progress elsewhere.

Problems can arise if students decide to progress outside of the CU Group as other institutions may not offer four-year courses with a foundation year. This means that this will not be reflected in their student finance course list. In this situation, you may still be able to get funding, but will be required to contact your new institution to request that a four-year option including a foundation year is added to the course list.

Otherwise, you may be liable for your foundation fees. Unfortunately, CU Scarborough does not have any control over these requests and are unable to support/guarantee this option. If you do change institutions and funding is not available for the foundation year, there are no timeframes for SFE to pull back the foundation year funding and this can happen at any time throughout the four year degree programme.

Cohort Funding

We offer 6 full-time intakes each academic year. This means students are able to select any one of these 6 intakes as their start date. The date you choose will impact on your student finance application and progression.

Student Loans Company (Student Finance England, Wales, NI and SAAS) work on a 12-month academic year cycle, dependent on a student’s start date. This means that students are assessed for a 12-month academic year from the point at which they enter and can only have 1 start date in that period. This means that students have to return to the next year of their studies at the same time that they originally started the course.

For example, January starters have a 12-month academic year from January 2017 to January 2018 so cannot progress until the end of the 12 months. They are not able to progress in September 2017, even if they have finished year 1 of their course, as this would cause them to have 2 start dates in a 12 month period.


We are legally bound by Student Loans Company regulations and have to follow these to ensure funding for our students. For students to receive full funding for their course, they must follow the rules stated above or self-fund the entire course.

2017-2018 Tuition Fees

Counselling, Early Years, Engineering, Primary Education & Science programmes £7,102 full-time £1,775.50 per module

All other programmes

£6,009 full-time £1,502.25 per module

Please note, the fees stated are per annum and subject to annual increase.