Coventry University inspires international students to change their own life chances, and those of their home communities, through excellent academic teaching, practical knowledge and a truly British experience. As one of the leading study destinations in the UK, the university builds on a wealth of success stories from over 130 countries worldwide. It understands the unique needs of international students and supports them before, during and after enrolment. 

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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International Student Statistics

15,490 international students in 2017–18

Welcome Arrangements

  • The International Office includes multilingual staff who manage international students' introduction to the university. Support starts with pre-arrival information on visas and immigration, finances and employment regulations, and continues throughout students' time at university.
  • For international students arriving into Birmingham Airport or London Heathrow, the university offers a free airport meet and greet service on selected dates and times in September, January and May.

English Language Requirements

  • Undergraduate courses: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent prior to entry.
  • Top up courses: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent prior to entry, although some top-up courses that include English as part of the course accept 6.0.
  • Postgraduate courses: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent prior to entry.
  • The university offers pre-sessional English courses designed to help students obtain the required levels of English language proficiency before starting their main degree course.

Accommodation for International Students

  • The university recommends that all new international students apply to live in university accommodation as this is a good way to meet people and integrate quickly into university life in a new country. 
  • Accommodation options suit a range of budgets and requirements, subject to availability. Rent for university-owned accommodation often includes utility bills and contents insurance.
  • At Coventry, university-owned accommodation includes self-catered options in a student village environment, or rooms in catered halls. Most first-year accommodation is within a short walk of the university's city-centre campus, where lectures and other facilities are based.
  • Coventry University London offers various accommodation options close to campus. Halls of residence include studio and en-suite room options, with either private or shared communal facilities. The university also has a partnership with University of London Housing Services which assists students looking for private housing options.
  • CU Scarborough also have a number of local accommodation options for first year students, all within walking distance of the campus, town centre and beach.

Quick Guides to International Tuition Fees and Finance