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Fair Access Scheme

At Coventry University, we believe every student should have the opportunity to reach their potential and succeed, regardless of their background.

Grades alone cannot tell us everything about your potential, your story and the challenges that you have faced. Coventry University’s Fair Access Scheme includes a contextualised admissions policy to help identify and support students from a range of backgrounds to gain fair and equal access to higher education.

We also offer additional support including helping you to complete your application form, bespoke visits if you are unable to attend an open day due to personal circumstances, and specialised events.

What is a contextual offer?

We consider a range of factors relating to your personal circumstances that may have impacted your education. If eligible, we make a contextual offer which takes this additional information into account, reducing our standard offer by up to 24 UCAS Tariff Points.

How do I get a contextual offer?

We use data either from your UCAS application form or from additional information that you provide. If you are eligible and are waiting for your results, we will make you a reduced conditional offer. If you already have your results or if you are unsure if you are eligible, email us at

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