Welcome to CU London

Welcome to CU London

Congratulations on your offer to study at CU London! You're taking the first steps on an exciting new adventure, so we've put this section together to guide you through every step.

From information on how to enrol, to finance and accommodation, you'll find support and guidance to help. 

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In order to join your course you will need to complete the enrolment process. You can do this in these easy steps. 

1. Online

A link will be emailed to you ahead of your arrival, with instructions so you can enrol online and upload a photo for your student ID card.

If you are unable to enrol online, make sure to bring all your documents with you in person.

2. In person

You will be able to complete your enrolment on campus and collect your student ID. Make sure you bring all your documents with you, as we may need copies. 

To enrol you will need:

Passport, as proof of identity and nationality

Funding Confirmation in the form of either:

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

3. Collect your student ID

Collecting and registering your student ID officially makes you a student! It also triggers your student finance payments and lets you borrow books and laptops from the Library & Learning Services. Remember to bring your passport with when you collect your student ID card.

If you are enrolling in person, staff will take a photograph of you for your student ID card. When enrolling online, you will need to upload your own photo, but you can download our guidelines to make sure your photo isn't rejected. 

If you have any questions about enrolment, please contact cul@coventry.ac.uk. 


Study Dates

You will receive your academic timetable during your induction week.

Your full-time study dates for the 2019-2020 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 23 September 2019 1 November 2019
2 11 November 2019 20 December 2019
3 13 January 2020 21 February 2020
4 2 March 2020 10 April 2020
5 20 April 2020 29 May 2020
6 8 June 2020 17 July 2020


CU London has a number of links with local accommodation providers, helping you to secure accommodation.

Our accommodation provider FutureLets have secured preferential rates for CU London students who book through them.

To make a booking or submit an enquiry, please email: unihalls@futurelets.co.uk or call 0203 873 0701.

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.

Student Finance England resources are available online to explain every step of the application. You can view these online.

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.

The first module fee can be paid up front, which will be refunded to you once your finance has been paid to CU London by Student Finance England. Another option could be to 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 here

Alternatively, you can pay in person at CU London, but 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 London 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 2020 to January 2021 so cannot progress until the end of the 12 months. They are not able to progress in September 2020, 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.

2019-2020 Tuition Fees

Counselling, Early Years, Engineering, Primary Education, Health & Social Care and Science programmes
£7,500 full-time per year

All other programmes
£6,350 full-time per year

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

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