Welcome to Coventry University London

The City of London is a great place to be a student, and we hope that you are looking forward to joining us in the capital very soon.

We know that you have a lot to organise before you arrive, and that you'll probably have a few questions about what to expect from student life, so we've put together these pages containing important information and advice on how to prepare.

We hope Coventry University London will start to feel like your second home in no time at all. 

In order to become an official student of Coventry University London, you will need to come to the campus to enrol on your course. Please refer to the relevant tab below for information on what date and time your enrolment will take place, and what documents you will be required to bring. There will be dedicated staff available at enrolment to help you through the process.

Welcome Week

Coventry University London's enrolment will begin on 9 September 2019. Induction for new students, known as "Welcome Week", will run between 16 - 20 September 2019. 


Main enrolment 

All students are expected to enrol before they begin their studies. Please check your the Enrolment Schedule tab timetable for the exact date, time and location of your enrolment. When you come to main enrolment, you will need to have your documents verified. To find out what documents you’ll need to bring, visit the How to Enrol tab.

Online Enrolment

After main enrolment, you will be required to complete online enrolment. Here, 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.

If you are a Home/EU student, you will receive an email with a link to complete your enrolment. If you do not recieve this email, contact enrolment.london@coventry.ac.uk

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.

Collect your Course Essential Textbooks

If eligible, you will be able to collect the core textbooks, which are included as part of your  course fees.


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' Union Welcome Events

Coventry University Students’ Union 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.

How to enrol

Home/EU students will receive an email to enrol online before arriving. International students will complete all steps on campus during the enrolment period.

As part of the enrolment process, we will take scans of your original documents. In order to enrol onto your course, you must bring original documents as specified in our document checklist. You will not be able to enrol if you fail to provide all the required documents. International students must have paid 2/3 of their full tuition fee in order to enrol.

Do not forget to bring the documents necessary for your enrolment, as listed below.

Please refer to the document checklist below to ensure you bring all relevant documents to enrolment. Without these, we will not be able to enrol you onto your course.


  Tier 4 visa students and non-Tier 4 visa holders Home/EEA
Passport (or EEA national identity card, if applicable)    
Visa-BRP and BRP decision letter    
BRP decision letter (Tier 4 only)    
CAS statement (Tier 4 only)    
Original academic documents such as diplomas and transcripts and their official translation (as listed on CAS statement for Tier 4 students)     *

*Postgraduate students only

Further information for international students

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 CAS-related questions please complete our enquiry form.

Evidence of your deposit payment

You will need to have paid 2/3 of your tuition fee before enrolment. View details on how to make a payment. If someone else is sponsoring you, please bring a financial sponsorship letter as evidence.

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 schedule

September 2019 Enrolment Schedule

The enrolment period is the formal process through which you officially join the university. View key dates for all courses beginning in September 2019.

The below schedule details your enrolment and course induction times only. 

Click here for your full Welcome Week calendar based on your course.

For students returning from a temporary withdrawal or extending studies to repeat a module please check the enrolment details which have been sent to your university email or contact the enrolment team at enrolment.london@coventry.ac.uk.

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 useful 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

Find out more information 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.

Student Contract and Charter

Find out more about our Student Contract and Charter.

The British Council

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