Welcome to Coventry University London

London is a great place to be a student, and we look forward to welcoming you to the city.

We know there's a lot to organise before you get here, and we expect you to have a few questions about student life. We’ll keep this page updated with everything you need to know before you arrive, so please check back for updates as your start date nears.

If you are a new student, you’ll be invited to take part in a comprehensive online induction before you begin your studies. Returning students will also be able to access the induction and email reminders about re-enrolment will be sent out to everyone who is continuing their studies with us.

How to enrol

Home students, UK nationality

If you’re a home fee paying student with UK nationality, you will be invited to 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 your correct address and telephone number, as these will be used for contacting you and creating student status letters.

You must complete a right to study check before you can collect your student ID card. Visit the 4th Floor of University House between 11:00-13:00 or 14:00-16:00 Monday to Friday, and bring your British passport with you to be reviewed by the team.

If you do not have UK nationality but you do have a British passport, you will not automatically have your enrolment link released to you. The Enrolment and Compliance Team will email you to request further information from you before your enrolment can be released.

Home fees, non-UK nationality

Once your admissions record is ready, the Enrolment and Compliance Team will contact you to request information about your immigration status. This is likely to involve a face-to-face document check, so the same team will also make contact to book an appointment for you. Your enrolment link cannot be released to you until the right to study check has taken place. You must regularly check the personal email address you provided at the admissions stage, so that you do not miss out on our requests for information.

Overseas fees, any nationality

If you are on overseas fees, the Enrolment and Compliance Team will contact you once your admissions record is ready. You will be asked to provide information about your location, your travel plans and your immigration status. The same team will then respond to you with your specific enrolment journey, which may involve a face-to-face right to study check appointment. If you travel to the UK to begin your course, you will not be able to enrol until you have completed a face-to-face document check.

Students on overseas fees must pay at least £8000 before they can enrol, regardless of whether they are in the UK or overseas.

If you are invited to a face-to-face document check, we will take scans of your original documents. You must bring the following documents to your document check:

  • Passport
  • Visa/BRP
  • BRP decision letter (student visa holders only)
  • CAS statement (student visa holdersonly)
  • If you used an e-gate at the UK airport, meaning that your entry clearance visa was not stamped, please bring hard copy proof of your arrival date (flight ticket, boarding pass or flight booking).

You will not leave your face-to-face document check as a fully enrolled student and will be given details of next steps to enrol at your appointment.

If your location means that you do not require a face-to-face document check before enrolling, the Enrolment and Compliance team will email you to confirm your enrolment journey.

It is essential that you regularly read your personal emails at the address that you provided at the admissions stage, as this is where any important requests for information will be sent.

When you have met all of your enrolment conditions and are invited to enrol online, you will confirm your personal contact details and your course details. It is important you provide us with your correct address and telephone number, as these will be used for contacting you and creating student status letters.

Visa information

BRP Collection

As part of the visa process (academic courses only) you will be issued with a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). 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, and the validity period of the BRP card.

You can use your BRP to confirm your identity, your 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 where you would like your BRP card to be delivered to. We strongly advise you to collect your BRP card from Houndsditch Post Office, 11 White Kennet Street, London, E1 7BS. This is the nearest post office to campus.

If you do choose for your BRP card to be delivered to campus, we can accommodate you, but there may be a delay in issuing you with an appointment to collect the card.

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. The pandemic has resulted in decreased availability of the Police Registration service and the UK Government are aware that you cannot always register within 7 days. For more information about the current availability of the service, please see the Metropolitan Police website.

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.

Welcome to Coventry University London or ‘Cov Uni London’ for short.

When you start at the university, you automatically become a member of CUSU. CUSU is a charity set up by Coventry University students to make sure that all students get the very best experience while at university. We work closely with the university to make sure that students and their views are at the very heart of what they do. We also organise co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to enhance your time at university, coordinate student-led groups and societies, and host a wide range of student events.

To find out more about us and to unlock the benefits of your CUSU membership, visit our welcome website.

I look forward to seeing you all on campus and at our activities over the next year.

Hitanshu Marwah, Campus Officer, Coventry University London, 2021
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