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Student Accommodation

  • Coventry University guarantees a place in university accommodation to all first year applicants, provided they apply by the UCAS deadline, make the university their firm choice, and submit their online accommodation application by the date specified on the university website.
  • At Coventry, major investment in new student accommodation at has added to the choice of locations, within minutes of the university and CU Coventry campuses. Coventry University London offers various accommodation options close to campus; halls of residence include studio and en-suite rooms, 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 – this service is available to prospective and enrolled students. At CU Scarborough, first year students have a choice of accommodation, all within walking distance of the campus, town centre and beach.
  • For private rented accommodation, the university has a lettings website with choices ranging from studio apartments to 10-bed shared houses. At CU London, a variety of private rented houses are within walking distance, and there are privately run halls at Mile End, around 45 minutes from the campus.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £6,000 per year
Self-Catered from £5,298 to £7,012 per year

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • A prosperous medieval town, modern Coventry's success was based on motor manufacture and engineering; recent investment has revitalised an area of the city with a series of public squares and gardens, alongside cafés, bars and shops.
  • Town–gown relations are positive, and entertainment is in plentiful supply. Coventry's students make the most of the city centre, which complements the university's own sports centre and Students' Union.
  • Coventry is set to become UK City of Culture 2021.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Coventry is the UK's next City of Culture – a title it will assume in 2021. Coventry University is one of the principal partners involved in designing and delivering the year-long City of Culture programme.
  • Coventry has a varied programme of cultural events and activities, many free to attend. The three-day Godiva music festival has been running for almost 20 years, with a bill featuring both established artists and local musicians. City-centre music venues include The Empire, Kasbah and The Tin Music and Arts. The Ricoh Arena hosts stadium shows from big-name acts.
  • One of a number of theatres in the city of Coventry, the Belgrade is renowned for its often ground-breaking programme of in-house, visiting and community theatre.
  • Coventry’s Herbert Art Gallery and Museum has a wide-ranging permanent collection, from fine art to natural history. Coventry Transport Museum celebrates the city's motoring heritage with the largest publicly owned collection of British vehicles in the world.
  • Coventry has multiscreen Odeon and Showcase cinemas, while the 3D screen at the university's student centre, The Hub, runs a programme ranging from international cinema to blockbuster movies.


  • Coventry is easy to walk and cycle around.
  • Coventry railway station is 10 minutes' walk from campus with regular local and intercity services. Trains reach Birmingham city centre in 25 minutes, London in 1 hour and Manchester in just over 2 hours.
  • Coventry is also served by National Express and other coach services. The main coach and bus station, Pool Meadow, is located close to campus. A frequent local bus service has discounted student rates available.
  • The city is well positioned for the UK motorway network. It is 15 minutes' drive from the M6 and the M69, and 20 minutes' drive from the M42 and M40.
  • Birmingham Airport is 15 minutes away by train.
  • Coventry University London is located in the heart of the City of London, served by excellent transport links (both locally and nationally) from Liverpool Street Station.