Applying to Coventry University


You probably haven’t applied to university before and there can be a lot to think about. So no matter if you’re just starting to apply or you’ve accepted an offer, you can be sure to have our full support through every stage of the application process.

We’ve filled these pages with reasons why we think you’ve made an excellent choice in considering Coventry University, plus everything you’ll need to know about the application process.

If you have any questions, you can get in touch with us using our quick enquiry form. No matter if you’re an undergraduate with fresh concerns or a postgraduate looking for the best place to continue your education, we’re happy to help.

I have not applied yet

You have a lot of decisions to make over the next year, make sure you’ve done your research early so you can apply with confidence.

Research the university

There’s lots of helpful information in our prospectus and across the website including study abroad years supported by the Centre for Global Engagement.

You can also find out about our scholarships and what’s included if you receive a Flying Start bundle as part of your tuition fees.

The best way to research the University is to visit us for yourself on an Open Day. Don’t worry if you can't make any of our Open Days, we'll also be offering Student-Led Tours throughout the year so you can look around the campus with our friendly Student Ambassadors.

Find the course you want to study

There are thousands of university courses to choose from, so there is bound to be one for you. A good starting point is thinking about what subjects you enjoy, what kind of courses are offered and where they can lead to in the future. Why not have a browse in our course finder or visit our study section for much more information?

Make your application


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I have applied

Well done on getting your applications completed and sent off, it's a big step towards your future and you should be proud of yourself. We’re also glad that Coventry University is one of your application choices.

Coventry University is all about creating a memorable experience and helping you develop as a person. You will receive more than an education here, and probably find you gain valuable life experience too. While you’re waiting to hear back from all your choices, take some time to familiarise yourself with what happens next.

Key dates - Here you can see what needs to be done, and when, between now and your arrival at university. Things like when you need to reply to offers by, and deadlines for Student Finance are covered here to make the process simple.

Student Finance - Whether you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student, keeping on top of your finances while studying is essential. Here you can find out about loans and scholarships you may be eligible for to keep things stress-free and enjoyable.

Visiting campus  - If you're still unsure about Coventry University, or just want to do some more research, we'd love you to visit our campus and see the great environment we've created for our students. Check out the upcoming open days and student-led tours. It may also be necessary or worthwhile to attend an applicant visit day as part of your application process. Please visit our Applicant Visit Day web page for more information.

I have received an offer

Firstly, congratulations on your offer! It's always great to see so many impressive people applying to Coventry University each year and we hope you are happy with your achievement. You’re now one step closer to university life and all the fun and excitement that goes with it. There’s just one more decision to make, deciding on your Firm and Insurance choices.

Your Firm university is the first choice university you’d like to attend. It’s worth choosing an Insurance option with lower grades than your Firm choice, so you’ve got a university place even if your results are lower than expected and you do not meet the requirements of your conditional offer at your Firm choice university.

Also, don't forget that if you're a high-achieving student you may have been sent an unconditional offer. This means that you have a guaranteed place at Coventry, no matter your final results. For more information on these offers, please visit our unconditional offers FAQ page.

The other steps you need to follow are:

Apply for Student Finance - Now is a great time to get your student finance application done as the sooner you can plan and budget around your studying, the better your experience will be.

Book your accommodation – You can view your accommodation options now. When you have made Coventry University your Firm choice and have been sent a booking link you can apply for accommodation.

Find out more about your course - The Programme Specifications provide more detail about your course and tell you about the modules you could study as well as the learning outcomes.

I have accepted my offer

We’re thrilled that you have accepted your offer from Coventry University and we wish you luck in any exams or coursework you still have to complete. Now that you’ve decided to come to Coventry University, we’d like to make your transition as smooth as possible by helping with everything we can.

You’ll be receiving further information from us in the lead-up to joining us, if your conditional offer is confirmed you should receive a Welcome Pack in the summer, and there will be a series of webpages to guide you through induction and enrolment. You’ll also have access to a regular email newsletter that lets you know what’s been happening around campus and any approaching.

In the meantime, make sure to:

Accreditation of Prior Learning 

If you have previously achieved a higher level qualification, or if you have significant experience in the field that you now wish to gain a qualification, you may be eligible for advanced level entry. 

Find out more about your eligibility and its benefits at our Accreditation of Prior Learning webpage.

Our Student Contract - just for you!

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the University. We know that it's important that our applicants understand all the 'legal bits' so we've tried to make it all a little friendlier with our Student Contract. Take a read of it and you can also download your own copy!

Applying from outside the UK?

International application advice

Interested in postgraduate study?

Postgraduate opportunities
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