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Working at Coventry University

Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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Incoming Students

Incoming Students


As an International and Modern University award-winning University, Coventry welcomes all in-coming students to take part in our student exchange programmes. 

Below, you will find all the essential information you will need to know about coming to Coventry University.

The main point of contact for In-coming students will be The Centre for Global Engagement. The Centre has lots of interesting and exciting programmes to enhance your experience here at Coventry University. Please click on the following links to find out more information about these programmes:

If you need any more information, contact: or download our Fact Sheet.


Find a course

To find out what you can study use our course finder.  Please use this to look at the courses we have available at Coventry but a tailored set of course offerings will be provided by the relevant registry team to you once we have accepted your nomination

Application procedure

If you are interested in coming to Coventry as an incoming student, please speak to the International Placements team within your university and they will submit the nomination through our online form.


We have 4 schools that cover a wide range of subjects in different degree areas. 

  1. Faculty of Business & Law
  2. Faculty of Health Sciences
  3. Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  4. Faculty of Engineering & Computing 

To find out more information visit our faculties page.

English language requirements

All exchange students are expected to have at least a B2 level in the English language. Further details can be found on individual course pages. 

We offer English classes through our Linguae Mundi programme.


Transcripts will be forwarded onto partner universities after the exam boards are released in June onwards.

Nomination deadlines

  • Autumn term: nominations must be submitted by 31.05.16
  • Spring term: nominations must be submitted by 30.11.16

Life on campus

Term dates

The Coventry University academic teaching year is composed of three 16 week-long teaching blocks, running from early October to mid January, mid January to early May and early May to late August. More information can be found here.


For information about our accommodation visit our accommodation section or use the contact details below:


There are many different facilities here on campus to improve student satisfaction:

  • Spirituality and Faith Centre
  • Sports Centre
  • Library
  • Hub – including places to eat, Costcutter and Square One entertainment centre
  • Medical Centre

Around Coventry 

Coventry is a fantastic city located in the heart of England. With a 20 train journey to Birmingham and just over 1 hour to London, it is widely accessible from all over.

The local airport is Birmingham International which has hundreds of incoming flights each day as well as Manchester and London airports being linked easily to Coventry with the National Express coach service.

With lots to see and do around Coventry and the surrounding areas, you will thoroughly enjoy your time at the University.

Warwickshire, which is less than 1 hour away, has been voted 6th on the “Best in Europe 2016” list according to Lonely Planet. 


Your visa 

For more information about the visa process, types of visas, how to apply and extending your visa, visit our visa section.

Getting to the UK

Getting to the UK and to Coventry is an easy process which we have outlined in our travelling to the UK section.