Apply as an international student

Become part of our global community. Applying to Coventry University or Coventry University London is a quick and easy process. Take a look at each way you can apply below and then choose the one you prefer. We aim to respond to all applications with an initial decision within one week though this can take longer at certain times of the year.

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Apply to us directly

You can apply directly with us by using our online application portal. Once you submit your application, we'll contact you to discuss the process.

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Apply through UCAS

If you are applying for an undergraduate course, you can apply through UCAS for 2023. Our university code is C85 and you'll find your course code on the specific course page. Make a note of the code and then go to UCAS.

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Apply with an agent

You can apply through an agent of the university. This is a good option if you'd like to get help with your application from one of our overseas representatives.

What we need when you apply

We'll need the following information in order to make a decision on your application:

  • All academic transcripts
  • One academic reference
  • Your personal statement

Useful links

Writing a personal statement

8 tips to help you write the perfect personal statement.

Understanding UCAS

If you’re thinking about applying through UCAS and need some help, we’ve got you covered.

Accept your offer

Ready to make your decision? Follow our simple guide to the offer process.

After you've applied

After you apply to Coventry University, we will assess your academic qualifications and check that you meet the English language requirements for the course you have applied for.

If you are offered a place on your course (or alternative course) you will be invited to a virtual or on campus Open Day. You may also be invited to attend an interview, audition or a portfolio review on campus or online if the course you are applying for requires it.

We will issue you a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to confirm your place on your course and also for you to apply for your student visa.

The process for obtaining a visa can be lengthy, so we'd encourage applying as early as possible to ensure there is enough time to travel to the UK before your course starts. You'll only be able to apply for your visa after: 

  • You have logged into your application account on the application portal and accepted the offer.
  • You have met all the conditions of your offer (please make sure you upload the documents requested on your offer letter onto the application portal).
  • You have paid the £4,000 tuition fee deposit. To make sure that your own payments are secure, you should only make payments to us through one of the methods on our official payment page.
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