Scholarships and bursaries for UK students

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.

External bursaries and scholarships (September 2023 entry)

All of these scholarships are funded by external organisations mainly charitable trusts which have their own sets of eligibility criteria. These bursaries/scholarships are only for UK undergraduate students studying at our main campus in Coventry and paying the full £9,250 tuition fee, and for Millward Charitable Trust, also postgraduate Painting students paying the full UK fee.

Bursaries and scholarships will open on Monday 04 September 2023 and close on Friday 27 October 2023.

NB For all bursaries and scholarships students must be paying the full tuition fee and be studying at Coventry University main campus.

For all scholarships and bursaries please email Deanne Dunstan for guidance notes and an application form.

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

Care leavers accommodation scheme (limited)

Coventry University is offering a Care Leavers Accommodation Support Scheme for new entrants for the 2023/24 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 full-time foundation or undergraduate course at the main Coventry University or CU Coventry Mile Lane campus.

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

Care Leaver Accommodation Scheme

Additional external bursaries and scholarships 

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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