Welcome to Coventry University London

The City of London is a great place to be a student, and we look forward to your arrival.

We know that there's a lot to organise before you get here, and that you'll probably have a few questions about what to expect from student life. Therefore, we've compiled all the information and advice we think you'll need to prepare for life at Coventry University London.

Please refer to the tabs below for more information about your enrolment, including arrival dates and which documents you'll need to bring.

How to enrol

Home/EU students

If you’re a home/EU student, you will enrol online before you arrive. 

When you enrol online, you will confirm your personal contact details and your course details. It is important you provide us with the correct address and telephone number, as these will be used for contacting you and creating Student Status Letters.

You will have your documents checked on campus in order to complete the enrolment process. We will take scans of your original documents. You must bring the following documents in order to enrol; without these you will not be able to enrol on your course:

  • Passport (or EEA national identity card, if applicable)
  • Original academic documents such as diplomas and transcripts and their official translations (postgraduate students only)

International students

If you’re an international student you will complete all steps of your enrolment on campus.

As part of the enrolment process, we will take scans of your original documents. You must bring the following documents in order to enrol; without these you will not be able to enrol on your course:

  • Passport
  • Visa/BRP
  • BRP decision letter (Tier 4 only)
  • CAS statement (Tier 4 only)
  • Original printed hard-copies of your academic documents, such as diplomas and transcripts and their official translations (as listed on CAS statement for Tier 4 students)
  • Proof of your £8,000 deposit payment (see below)

Once you have had your documents checked in person, you will enrol online. When you enrol online, you will confirm your personal contact details and your course details. It is important you provide us with the correct address and telephone number, as these will be used for contacting you and creating Student Status Letters.

Evidence of your deposit payment

You will need to have paid £8,000 before enrolment. Read more details on how to make a payment. If someone else is sponsoring you, please bring a financial sponsorship letter as evidence.

Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) statement

Please ensure you bring a print-out of your CAS and all the documents quoted on it. If you have any questions about your CAS, please complete this form

Important information for Tier 4 students applying for a new visa from within the UK

If you are eligible to extend your visa from within the UK, you must bring the following evidence in order to be enrolled:

  • Proof of submission of your Tier 4 application online
  • All documents listed on your CAS statement, including your most recent Tier 4 Visa.
  • Your UKVCAS appointment confirmation/premium appointment confirmation


Enrolment takes place at:

Coventry University London Postgraduate Centre and Financial Suite, 5th Floor

Cutlers Exchange, Cutler Street Entrance, London, E1 7DJ

Enrolment dates and times

The enrolment period is the formal process through which you officially join the University. 

Do not forget to bring the documents necessary for your enrolment, as listed in 'How to Enrol' tab.

Main Enrolment - document verification sessions

Students returning from a temporary withdrawal or students that are repeating a module can enrol during the dates above. If you have any questions, please contact the enrolment team at enrolment.london@coventry.ac.uk. 

Pre-sessional English

To view our Pre-Sessional English enrolment schedule, please follow the link. 

Late arrivals

It is important to arrive on time, as lateness may affect your enrolment.

Please contact your Enrolment Manager if you have further questions on +44 (0) 24 7765 2152, or by emailing one of the following regional addresses:

Region Email
Americas Team americas.io@coventry.ac.uk
Africa Team ssafrica.io@coventry.ac.uk
China Team chinaoffice.io@coventry.ac.uk
Europe, Russia and Central Asia Team erca.io@coventry.ac.uk
Middle East Team mena.io@coventry.ac.uk 
North East Asia Team nea.io@coventry.ac.uk
South Asia Team southasia.io@coventry.ac.uk 
South East Asia Team seasia.io@coventry.ac.uk 
Rest of the World Team row.io@coventry.ac.uk 

Welcome Week


Induction sessions provide you with important information about your course and the University's academic and support services to ensure that you are fully prepared for when teaching starts the following week.

Attendance at induction sessions is compulsory. Please check your Welcome Week calendar based on your course, for the exact date, time and location of your induction. 

Course Induction 

During the course induction you will meet your course director and lecturers. You will find out more about your chosen course, its learning, teaching and assessment strategies and how to get the most out of your course. We will introduce you to Moodle, your Virtual Learning Environment, and discuss good academic practice. You will meet your fellow students and have many opportunities to ask questions.

Introduction to Student Services and Support

During this session, you will be given an overview of the different student services and support available for you throughout the duration of your course. This is an opportunity to meet the staff from the various support services.

'Meet and Greet' Social Event

This is an academic welcome social event with food, drinks and games – you will have the chance to mingle and network with other students and staff teaching.

Coventry University Students' (CUSU) Union Welcome Events

CUSU Coventry University London is here to represent your interests as students and provide you with co-curricular activities. We have a range of opportunities for you to meet current and new students alike during the enrolment period. All the information about our events and other areas of the students’ union, which you can get involved in, is available on our website.

English Diagnostics

You are required to complete an English Diagnostic exercise, which is compulsory to all new students. Following the exercise, some students may be provided extra English support as part of their first term timetable. This is a fantastic additional set of sessions, which can assist your English skills and abilities in your main course.

IT diagnosis and induction

In this session, you will be given an overview into the IT services and asked to complete an IT diagnosis exercise. The results of the test will lead to personalised extra support materials sent to your email, which are important for your course progression.

Collect your student ID card

You will then be able to collect your student ID card, which will give you access to the building and be used for monitoring your attendance – so it is important to keep it with you at all times.

Flying Start - your core reading textbooks

Flying Start is the core textbook scheme which provides you with a free perpetual access e-book version of the core reading textbook for each module. If you are a new first year undergraduate or postgraduate, you will participate in Flying Start. You will receive:

  • Your own collection of core reading e-books for each year of study, delivered through the BibliU platform
  • A 'discovery layer' of additional e-books based on core reading from other courses which you can download or read online
  • A ‘thrive’ collection, which provides e-books on study skills, personal wellbeing and careers and employability topics
  • A 'course reading list' on Moodle, organised by year of study, consisting of links to your essential reading e-books

If you are a second or third year, or a returning postgraduate student, you will continue to receive your core textbooks via the Essentials Scheme, which offers students the choice of a free print or e-book.

Visa information

BRP Collection

As part of the visa process (academic courses only) you will be issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP, visa card). You don't have to apply separately for a BRP. 

You will give your personal data when you make your visa or immigration application.

Your BRP will include your name, photograph, date and place of birth, visa category (Tier 4), and course start and end dates.

You can use your BRP to confirm your identity, right to study or work in the UK, and your right to any public services you may be entitled to.

When you apply for your visa you will be asked whether you would like your BRP to be sent to an Alternative Collection Location (ACL). We strongly advise that you choose an ACL so that it can be delivered to the University. If you do not choose an ACL your BRP card will be sent to a local Post Office and this may cause a delay to your enrolment.

For more information on how to choose Coventry University London as the location to collect your BRP see our Obtaining Your Visa guide.


Police Registration

Some international students and their family members are required to register with the police as an overseas visitor. This will be indicated on the visa sticker in your passport. It is a legal requirement and must be completed within seven days of arrival in the UK. Failure to do so is a criminal offence and could lead to prosecution, a fine of up to £5,000 or a ban from the UK.

Additional information

Head to the links below for further information about starting at Coventry University London. 

London Life

Learn more about studying in the world's No. 1 student city at our London Life page.

Student Finance

Discover everything you need to know about Student Finance

Luggage Information

Information on what you need to bring with you.

Immigration and Customs

Find out more about Immigration and Customs.

Transferring and Travelling with Money

Learn more about transferring and travelling with money.

The British Council

The British Council provides additional advice and support for international students.

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