Coventry University is one of the UK’s leading new universities. It has gained a reputation as an innovative and ambitious institution.
Its Research Centres focus on five key themes: Intelligent Products and Processes; Health and Wellbeing; Creative Cultures; Sustainability and Resilience; and Safety and Security.
Coventry University also cooperates closely with industries: its business support teams act as a liaison for interested companies who hope to use the skills, knowledge and expertise provided by the university’s academics and research centres.
It is important for you to remember that you will require fluent spoken and written English if you intend to study at Coventry University. However, if you are not yet quite up to standard, don’t worry: the university offers an extensive range of pre-sessional courses, which will raise your English up to the required standard.
For year 1 and year 2 undergraduate study, an IELTS of 6.0 is required; to qualify for 10 weeks of pre-sessional training to lift you to IELTS 6.0, you should have achieved an IELTS of 5.0. If your IELTS is 4.0, then a 30-week course will be required. For a top-up or postgraduate study programme, a 6.5 IELTS is necessary.
For full details of the language requirements, visit the Coventry University website and follow the links for international students. You will also find full details regarding fees and enrolment dates.
How to Apply
To apply for a course with Coventry University, you can either use the university’s online application form, or download an application form from their website. When you return the application form by e-mail, ensure that any attachments you include are less than 10MB. It is also possible to apply through one of the university’s local representatives if you live in China, Kenya, Nigeria, Indonesia, or Pakistan. Once you have made your application, you should receive a decision within 2 days.
Coventry University requires a series of supporting documents to accompany your application. These include: all your academic transcripts, copies of your degree or diploma, or references from work if they are appropriate, one academic reference, your English language test scores, a personal statement, and also a copy of your current passport.
Coventry University has invested £1 million in scholarships for international students. Again, you can find full details on the university’s website.
You may find that you are eligible for one of the 30 Coventry University Sports Scholarships. Application is open to anyone participating in a sport recognised by Sports England. These sports scholarships are at two levels, £1,500 and £3,000, and they are paid by a mixture of cash and services.
The Academic Performance Scholarship is available for self-funded, full-time international students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, who have achieved high standards in A-levels or their equivalents. This scholarship is worth £1,500.
Jordanian students at the Coventry Business School may be eligible for the Jordan Kuwait Bank Business Scholarship, which covers the full fee of the course and also comes with a job offer.
Postgraduate Indonesian students should see if they qualify for a CU-SDID Scholarship, worth £5,000.
Self-funded, full-time Indian, Nigerian and Ghanan students in Engineering, Environment and Computing courses may be eligible for scholarships worth from £2,000 to £6,000 from their respective countries’ development funds.
Full details can be found on the Coventry University website.