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Working at Coventry University

Coventry University 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. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We 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. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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University Scholarships

If you are a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

There are a range of competitive scholarships that we can offer you to help with the costs of your education.

Subject to conditions, you can renew each of these scholarships for each year of your study. All of these scholarships have specific qualifying requirements; to apply for a scholarship, you 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 the Sports Scholarship, which is also open to postgraduate applicants);
  • be paying the full tuition fees for your course and mode;
  • select Coventry University as your first choice (CF or UF);
  • meet all the specific scholarship criteria.

There are various types of Coventry University Scholarships available: Sports Scholarships, Phoenix and Partner Scholarships and Academic Excellence Scholarships.

You can apply for more than one scholarship but you are only eligible to receive a maximum of one. Students are advised to read the guidance notes for each application for detailed eligibility criteria prior to submitting an application.


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.

For more information and to apply, see the Sport Scholarships pages or contact us at


A list of the other scholarships we offer is below: to see fuller details on these, and to read the guidance notes and download an application form, please see the page on the scholarship details for 2016–17 entry.


The Coventry University Phoenix Scholarship

Worth £1,000 per year

The aim of the Coventry University Phoenix Scholarship is to reward well qualified applicants who achieve 260 points or above from a combination of qualifications.


The Coventry University Partner Scholarship

Worth £1,000 per year

The aim of the Coventry University Partner Scholarship (CUPS) is to reward high achieving students from Coventry’s Partner Schools and Colleges. 


Coventry University Academic Excellence Scholarship

Worth up to £2,000 per year

The Academic Excellence Scholarship recognises high academic achievement and is available to students who achieve a certain level of A-Level or equivalent qualifications and maintain a particular academic level throughout your course.


Coventry University EU Academic Excellence Scholarship

Worth £1,000 per year

If you are a non-UK student from the EU you can apply for an EU Academic Excellence scholarship providing you meet the eligibility criteria and achieve the required number of points from the list of equivalent qualifications.


Please see full details for the 2016–17 entry scholarships.