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University Scholarships

The information below relates to 2014 entry.

For truly outstanding undergraduate candidates a scholarship may be available. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional academic and sports achievement. There are four competitive scholarships that Coventry University can offer to help students with the costs of their education for the academic year 2014/2015. However, subject to conditions, each of these scholarships can be renewed for each year of study. All of these scholarships have specific qualifying requirements; to apply for a scholarship, students must:

  • be a UK applicant to Coventry University or Coventry University London Campus;
  • have applied for a full- or part-time undergraduate degree course (with the exception of Sports);
  • be paying the full tuition fees for their course and mode;
  • select Coventry University as their first choice (CF or UF);
  • meet all the specific scholarship criteria.

There are four types of Coventry University Scholarships: Sports Scholarships, Phoenix Scholarships, Academic Excellence Scholarships and EC Excellence Scholarships.

 

Coventry University Sports Scholarships

This is one of the best Sports Scholarship support programmes in the country. Sports Scholarships are awarded competitively to approximately 30 students each year who have the sporting ability to represent the University at a high level. Applications are open to all students participating in a sport recognised by SportEngland.

Amount available

Sports Scholarships are for one year and are worth either:

  • £3,000: consisting of up to £1,500 cash and up to £1,500 worth of support, or
  • £1,500: consisting of £750 cash and £750 worth of support.

Download a Sports Scholarship application form. For eligibility criteria please view the application guidance notes prior to applying.

For more information please contact us at sportingexcellence.ss@coventry.ac.uk.

 

The Coventry University Phoenix Scholarship

Phoenix Scholarships will be awarded competitively on the basis of good results. Each scholarship is worth £3,000 in the first year and £2,000 in the second; it is not renewable for Year 3. Of this, the successful scholars will receive:

Year 1

  • a fee waiver of £2,500: this will reduce tuition fee liability;
  • a cash payment of £500 (paid directly into your bank account).

Year 2

  • a fee waiver of £1,500;
  • a cash payment of £500 (paid directly into your bank account).

Phoenix Scholarships require students to:

  • be entitled to a full Maintenance Grant (household income less than £25,000), and
  • obtain more than 260 UCAS points from three full A2-Levels or equivalent qualifications.

A proportion of these scholarships are reserved for students from Phoenix Partnership schools. The remainder are allocated to other qualifying students residing in England.

Download a Phoenix Scholarship application form. For eligibility criteria please view the application guidance notes prior to applying.

 

Coventry University Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Academic Excellence Scholarship recognises high academic achievement and is available to students who achieve either ABB or BBB* or above from one of the following sources:

  • three full A2-Levels (e.g. ABB or above). General Studies and VCE Advanced Award can be included in the three full A-levels (VCE Double Advanced award counts as two full A-Levels); OR
  • an International Baccalaureate with at least 34 points; OR
  • equivalent vocational qualifications such as BTEC Extended Diploma (3 awards).

The list of equivalent qualifications that we will accept (Students outside the student number control in 2014–15: exemptions list) can be found on the HEFCE website.

*Please note: for the following courses the minimum required is BBB: all courses not funded by the NHS run by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and the courses of Law and Disaster Management run by the Faculty of Business, Environment and Society.

Amount available

The award is either £1,000 cash or £1,500 discount a year on University-owned accommodation**.

** For Academic and EC Excellence Scholarships, please note that the following accommodation is not University owned: Sherbourne House, Raglan House, Callice Court, Paradise Hall and Victoria Hall. If you wish to select the accommodation discount you should check with the University Accommodation Team to ensure that your selected accommodation satisfies the scholarship criteria.

Payment

If a scholar selects the cash payment it will be made as two equal instalments directly to their bank account in March and May of their academic year. Discounts against the cost of University-owned accommodation will be allocated as two equal amounts against the January and April accommodation charges.

Renewal

Successful students will continue to receive the Academic and EC Excellence Scholarship in later taught years of their course providing they achieve a course average mark of 65% or above.

Subject to satisfactory performance, the scholarship will be extended to the second and third year of the degree. This could mean an award of up to £3,000 or £4,500 during the length of your degree studies if you satisfy the renewal conditions each year.

Application

Download an Academic Excellence Scholarship application form. For eligibility criteria please view the application guidance notes prior to applying.

Global Leaders Programme

Students who are part of the Academic Excellence Scholarship who obtained an (ABB) are also eligible to take part in the Undergraduate Global Leaders Programme. This exclusive programme is designed to enhance and develop students' leadership qualities through being involved in a range of interactive and stimulating activities. For more information on the Global Leaders Programme email glp.ug@coventry.ac.uk.

All details are subject to change and you should check the website regularly for the latest information. Further information can be obtained from the Student Funding team on fundingsupport@coventry.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 24 7765 2040.

 

Coventry University EC Excellence Scholarship

The Coventry University EC Excellence Scholarship rewards students studying within the Faculty of Engineering and Computing who obtain BBB or better from three full A2-Levels, or equivalent qualifications.

For details of the amount available, payment and renewal see the Academic Excellence Scholarship section above.

Application

Download an EC Excellence Scholarship application form. For eligibility criteria please view the application guidance notes prior to applying.

 

Free funding advice

The University’s fundraising team are here to help you search for other funding opportunities.

We have details of thousands of grant-making trusts which offer support based on a broad range of criteria, such as:

  • where you are from;
  • what you are studying;
  • and even your parents’ professions!

We cannot guarantee that we will find further funding for you, but we promise to try! Why not get in touch by emailing fundingsupport@coventry.ac.uk?