Frequently Asked Questions

Before the exchange of students can take place, a bilateral agreement for student exchange in the relevant subject area must be signed by your home university and Coventry University.

If you are interested in applying, you must check with the Coordinator in your home university whether an agreement is in place. Please note that bilateral agreements cannot be signed at the request of individual students. Bilateral agreements limit the number of students who can be exchanged.

If your university does not have a bilateral agreement you can study with us through our Study Abroad (Fee-paying) option. You can sign up to find out more.

If you have any questions, please contact the Internationalisation Office in your chosen faculty.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Internationalisation Office

T: +44 (0)24 7765 9088

E: international.fah@coventry.ac.uk

Faculty of Business and Law Internationalisation Office

T: +44 (0)24 7765 5427

E: internationalisation.fbl@coventry.ac.uk

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Internationalisation Office

T: +44 (0)24 7765 5734

E: global.hls@coventry.ac.uk

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing Internationalisation Office

T: +44 (0)24 7765 4724

E: international.eec@coventry.ac.uk

Centre of Global Engagement

T: +44 (0)24 7765 9312

E: get.cge@coventry.ac.uk

A minimum requirement is to have B2 level of English (equivalent of 6.5 IELTS Score with minimum 5.5 in every component).

Certain English modules may require a C1 level of English, equivalent to a 7.0 IELTS score. Students who do not have an adequate command of English will experience great difficulty in understanding lectures, producing written work and sitting examinations, as well as integrating into life in Coventry.

International students from outside the European Union (EU) will be required to prove their language proficiency to apply for a visa unless you are from a country where English is the official language.

All exchange students wishing to apply to Coventry University must have the support of their home university, who must nominate them through our online nomination system. If you have any questions about nominations, please contact the Centre for Global Engagement (CGE) directly: get.cge@coventry.ac.uk

Once we have received your official nomination from your home university, you will receive a link to an online application form. Feel free to contact the Internationalisation Office in your chosen faculty if you have any questions.

Please understand that we receive a large volume of emails, especially during application time and we will respond to enquiries as soon as we can. Please do not use any other email address.

As part of the application process, you will be asked for the following:

  • transcript of records detailing your previous university study
  • and result
  • passport copy
  • a list of modules you would like to take
  • language certificate (if required)

Please note that your application will not be submitted if any of the necessary documentation is not uploaded.

The course does not bear a university award, but credits earned might be transferable to your home university.

The normal pattern is to study three 20 CATS credit modules per semester (20 CATS = 10 ECTS). Students should take no more than 60 CATS (30 ECTS) per semester and 120 CATS (60 ECTS) credits per academic year.

You also have the opportunity to take an Add+vantage module (except for the Faculty of Business and Law)

You will receive the Add+vantage catalogue with the application link. If you are interested in taking any Add+vantage modules, please contact the Internationalisation Office in your chosen faculty.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee any places in the modules you will select.

For full term dates, please visit our term dates page.

If you require university accommodation, please look at our website which has information on how to apply online for accommodation www.coventry.ac.uk/accommodation.

When booking your accommodation online, you will need to enter your student ID number and email address you have provided in your application.

If you have any questions regarding accommodation, please contact FutureLets on enquiries@futurelets.co.uk.

University accommodation is not guaranteed, so please ensure you apply as soon as possible.

Please note: you will only be able to apply for accommodation after you have completed your online application and received your offer letter, which contains your student ID. For this reason, it is best to complete your online application as soon as possible.

The faculty cannot assist you in looking for private accommodation. We advise you to search the internet and look at different websites. Remember to read everything very carefully and make sure you sign a contract with your landlord.

You need to make your travel arrangements as soon as possible. It is a requirement for you to be present at enrolment, and we suggest that you arrive in time for the start of term.

Please let us know when you arrive so we can help you further. There are also free airport transfer services available to new students via the International Office. If you are interested in this, you can visit www.futurelets.co.uk/airport-transfers and reserve a spot.

If you are planning on making your way alone, please refer to the section below or visit www.coventry.ac.uk/travel-to-the-uk.

If you intend to fly, you can choose one of London’s international airports: Heathrow, Stansted, Luton or Gatwick. Alternatively, you can fly to Birmingham International Airport, which is a

15-minute journey from Coventry. The railway station is connected to the airport by a ‘Skytrain’, so this is a very convenient airport to use.

From Birmingham Airport: by train – the airport and railway station are connected by a free Skytrain, and there are signs to  show you which way to go. The cost from Birmingham Airport to Coventry is approximately £2.60, with express trains taking 10 minutes and non-express around 20 minutes. The train station is approximately 10-15 minutes’ walk from the campus. A taxi from Coventry train station to the university could be expensive depending on the traffic and when you arrive.

By bus – the number X1 bus service links the airport to Pool Meadow Bus Station in Coventry. Pool Meadow is next to the campus. It costs approximately £2.40 and takes about 35 minutes.

By taxi – this is the easiest option and also the most expensive. It costs approximately £25-£35 and takes around 20-30 minutes.

From Heathrow Airport: by National Express coach – you can buy tickets at their desk in the arrivals hall, or you can book tickets online at www.nationalexpress.com. The cost of a single fare is approximately £34, and you will arrive at Coventry’s Pool Meadow Bus Station. The journey takes about two hours.

From Gatwick Airport: by National Express coach – you can buy tickets at their desk in the arrivals hall, or you can book tickets online at www.nationalexpress.com. The cost of a single fare is approximately £35, and you will arrive at Coventry’s Pool Meadow Bus Station. The journey takes about three hours and 20 minutes.

From Luton Airport: by National Express coach – you can buy tickets at their desk in the arrivals hall, or you can book tickets online at www.nationalexpress.com. The cost of a single fare is approximately £20, and you will arrive at Coventry’s Pool Meadow Bus Station. The journey takes around one hour and 50 minutes.

From Stansted Airport: by National Express coach – you can buy tickets at their desk in the arrivals hall, or you can book tickets online at www.nationalexpress.com. The cost of a single fare is approximately £30, and you will arrive at Coventry’s Pool Meadow Bus Station. The journey takes about three hours and 20 minutes.

The prices mentioned above are as correct as possible at this time but may also vary depending on the date and time of travel.

For more information, please download our Erasmus guide

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