Scholarships and bursaries for UK students (2022/23 academic year)

Are you looking to study an undergraduate course with us and have the ambition, ability and skills? We may be able to offer you funding to help with the costs of your education.

We offer a range of funding opportunities to support students from a variety of backgrounds.  We want to help you with your finances to help you to realise your ambition to study at Coventry University.

Additional bursaries and scholarships - September 2022 entry

All of these scholarships are funded by external organisations mainly charitable trusts which have their own sets of eligibility criteria.

Bursaries and scholarships will open on Monday 05 September 2022 and close on Friday 07 October 2022 unless otherwise stated.

For all bursaries and scholarships students must be paying the full tuition fee.

All bursaries are £1000 and paid in three instalments throughout the year.

For guidance notes and an application form on any of the bursaries/scholarships, please email Deanne Dunstan – Deanne.dunstan@coventry.ac.uk

TATA Technologies

A scholarship is available for first year females studying the following degrees:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Automotive engineering
  • Aerospace systems engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronic engineering
  • Computer hardware and software engineering
  • Ethical hacking and cyber security

For guidance and an application form please email deanne.dunstan@coventry.ac.uk

*Closing date: Friday 14 October 2022

Linda Benfield

This bursary is for the following students:

  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th year female UK undergraduates who are studying engineering (BEng) degrees (females are under-represented in this field).
  • All UK undergraduates (1st, 2nd, 3rd years) studying in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (HLS). However, health professionals who will be claiming the NHS £5000 bursary cannot apply.

*Students must have a family income of £35,000 or less per year.

Sir William Lyons

This bursary is for any UK engineering undergraduate with a home/family address in the West Midlands and who went to secondary school in the West Midlands and is studying one of the following degrees:

  1. Manufacturing Engineering
  2. Electronic Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Aerospace Systems Engineering
  5. Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  6. Automotive Engineering
  7. Computer Hardware and Software Engineering
  8. Motorsport Engineering
  9. Aerospace Technology
  10. Mathematics
  11. Statistics
  12. Mathematics and Statistics
  13. Mathematics and Physics
  14. Physics
  15. Automotive and Transport Design

Gittins Charitable Trust

This bursary is for any UK undergraduate studying one of the following degrees:

  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Human Biosciences
  • Biological and Forensic Science

*Health professionals who will be claiming the NHS £5000 bursary cannot apply
*Students must have a family income of £40,000 or less

Millward Charitable Trust

This bursary is for UK students studying the following:

  1. Fine Art (undergraduate)
  2. Painting (postgraduate)

*Students must have a family income of £30,000 or less per year

Tata Technologies

This scholarship is for UK female students studying one of the following degrees:

  • Ethical hacking and cyber security
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Aerospace systems engineering
  • Aerospace technology
  • Computer hardware and software engineering
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Electronic engineering
  • Motorsport engineering

*Students must have a family income of £30,000 or less per year

National Express Foundation

This bursary is for UK students who:

  • have a disability
  • are a care leaver
  • estranged from parents.

*Students must have a family income of £30,000 or less per year


Flying Start International Travel Grant

This funding is available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students entitled to a full maintenance loan and undertaking international travel during their course of study.

Full grant details and eligibility 


Coventry University Sports Scholarships (limited)

Our outstanding Sports Scholarship programme consists of two levels and offers either £1,500 or £3,000 in a mixture of a cash bursary and support services per academic year. Sports Scholarships are awarded competitively to approximately 40-45 students each year who have the sporting ability to represent the University at a high level. To be considered for one of these scholarships you must be competing in a sport which is part of the BUCS Sport, Olympic Sports or Paralympic Sports programmes.

For more information see the Sport Scholarships pages or email sportingexcellence.ss@coventry.ac.uk.


The Academic Merit Scholarship (unlimited) worth £1,500 - year one of study only

At Coventry University we like to recognise those students who are already performing well when it comes to their education. The Coventry University Academic Merit Scholarship scheme is our chance to reward hard work and encourage those who have the potential to be an excellent undergraduate student.

The Academic Merit Scholarship recognises high academic achievement and is available to students who achieve a certain level of A-Level or equivalent qualifications.

Coventry University’s Academic Merit scholarship is worth £1,500. It is assessed based on academic achievement and available to students who achieve 160 UCAS points or more.

The basic criteria will be:

  • Starting the first year of an undergraduate course in academic year 2022/23 at Coventry University campus or Coventry University London **
  • Achieve at least 160 UCAS points or above*

*Points will be calculated using the UCAS Tariff Points calculator.

**Not applicable to those studying at our CU Coventry, London or Scarborough or with Coventry University Online or Coventry University Wroclaw.

Certain exclusions will apply to this scholarship:

You will not be eligible to apply for a Coventry University Merit Scholarship if you are a:

  • Student on a Foundation Degree or Foundation Art and Design course
  • Student on an undergraduate foundation year (year zero)
  • Student studying on a franchised or validated Coventry University course at another institution (e.g. Coventry University College)
  • An overseas student – Please see the ‘International students’ scholarships webpage.
  • Student who is not charged the maximum tuition fee
  • Student already holding a degree qualification

How do I apply?

There will be no requirement to submit an application form as students will be identified automatically by the University and contacted after enrolment to confirm awards. Further details will be available on the website nearer to the time.

How will I be paid?

If eligible, a cash payment will usually be made in one instalment in the second term of your first academic year. Part-time students will be paid on a pro rata basis.


Care leavers accommodation scheme (limited)

Coventry University is offering a Care leavers Accommodation Support Scheme for new entrants from September 2021/22 academic year. We have made available a limited number of fully-funded University-owned accommodations for Care leavers who will be studying the entirety of their undergraduate course at the main Coventry University campus, on a full-time basis.

The Scheme will be allocated on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis, subject to meeting particular eligibility criteria. For further information on the scheme you can email Student Support Services welfare.ss@coventry.ac.uk


Santander bursaries for care leavers

This bursary provides automatic enrolment onto the Coventry University Global Leaders Programme (registration fee normally £300) and financial support designed to enable students to undertake the international trips offered through the programme.

To be eligible you must live in the UK, be under 25 years old, and have been in UK Local Authority care for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14. More information about the bursary and how to apply will be available in January 2022.

For further information about the process please email Deanne.dunstan@coventry.ac.uk.

NB this opportunity is currently available only to students studying at either the main Coventry University campus or CU Coventry.

The scholarship is now closed for 2020.


Additional external bursaries and scholarships (September 2022 entry)

All of these scholarships are funded by external organisations mainly charitable trusts which have their own sets of eligibility criteria.

External bursaries and scholarships

Additional external bursaries and scholarships

There are number of scholarships/bursaries available and all have different eligibility criteria.

The Coventry University Scholarships and Schemes listed on this webpage are reviewed on an ongoing basis and are subject to change. Applicants are strongly advised to revisit this webpage before accepting a place to study with us and before applying for a Scholarship or Scheme. All Scholarships and Schemes will be awarded at the entire discretion of Coventry University.

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