Coventry University

Coventry - United Kingdom


Coventry University has a long tradition as a provider of education. Our roots go as far back as Coventry College of Design in 1843. It was in 1970 that Coventry College of Art amalgamated with Lanchester College of Technology and Rugby College of Engineering Technology. The resulting institution was called Lanchester Polytechnic: 'Lanchester' after the Midlands automotive industry pioneer, Dr Frederick Lanchester, and 'Polytechnic' meaning 'skilled in many sciences and arts'.

In 1987 the name changed to Coventry Polytechnic and in 1992 the University was set up under UK Government legislation, as laid out in the University’s Instrument and Articles of Government.

The Lanchester name has been preserved in the title of our art gallery, the Lanchester Gallery, as well as in the Lanchester Library.

 We are a forward-looking, modern university with a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education and a focus on applied research.

Our students benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in all academic disciplines including health, design and engineering laboratories, performing arts studios and computing centres. We have been chosen to host three national Centres of Excellence in Teaching and Learning which has enabled us to invest substantial sums of money in health, design and mathematics.

Our city-centre campus is continually developing and evolving, and we have plans for further investment in it over the next few years. We are a major presence in Coventry, which contributes to the city's friendly and vibrant atmosphere and also enables us to foster successful business partnerships.

Through our links with leading edge businesses and organisations in the public and voluntary sectors, our students are able to access project and placement opportunities that enhance their employability on graduation.

Our Coventry campus spreads across the heart of the city centre, with each building within easy walking distance.
The main campus comprises of over 20 main student buildings, including our 2 newest buildings; The Hub – a modern social space for the students, and the Engineering & Computing Building which is crammed with technology. These are all managed by the University’s Estates Services, along with the accommodation blocks, student houses, and Technology Park, giving a total of over 130 buildings.

Coventry is a student city that's easy to get to and easy to get around. We're only an hour from London by train and 20 minutes from Birmingham.

There's plenty to do in Coventry as a student, whether you're into music, sport, art or fashion and our city centre campus puts you right at the heart of the action. 


Coventry School of Art and Design

Design and Visual Arts


Performing Arts

Industrial Design

Faculty of Business, Environment and Society

Coventry Business School

English and Languages

Geography, Environment and Disaster Management

International Studies and Social Science

Coventry Law School

Faculty of Engineering and Computing


Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building

Mathematics and Physics

Mechanical, Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering

Aerospace, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Biomolecular and Sport Sciences

Health Professions

Nursing and Health Studies

Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

English Requirements

Undergraduate and Postgraduate level (at and above NQF 6)

To be issued a CAS, applicants are required to show that they are competent in English language at level CEFR B2 or above in each of the four components of; reading, writing, listening and speaking.

At undergraduate and postgraduate level, applicants must achieve a CEFR B2 level of English by successfully completing a ‘Secure English Language Test’ (SELT) or additionally you can attain a University approved English result from one of the below home countries:

·         India – HSSC 60% or above

·         Africa – WAEC – Level C6 or above




Merit Scholarship Scheme

Merit Scholarship scheme: £1,000, in year one only and based on academic performance.

·         Available to all international students applying for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Coventry University.

·         Scholarships are allocated on the basis of academic merit. (Postgraduate applicants must hold 2.1 or equivalent, undergraduate applicants must hold A-levels or equivalent at grades BBC) 

·         There is no separate scholarship application process: all undergraduate applications from self-funded international students from any non-EU country and postgraduate applications from international, will automatically be considered for a merit award. You will not have to do anything, if you are successful you will be notified in due course by the International Office.

Engineering and Computing Scholarships

To celebrate the launch of new courses, Coventry University has introduced a number of exciting scholarships for September 2014 entry. 

New Programme Scholarships

These 5 unique £2,000 scholarships are being offered by the Faculty of Engineering and Computing for students applying to the following new programmes in September 2014;

·         BSc Global Logistics

·         MSc Oil and Gas Engineering

·         MSc Humanitarian Engineering and Computing

Engineering and Computing Scholarships 

We also have 5 further Engineering and Computing Scholarship awards for September 2014. These will be available for students applying for other Engineering and Computing courses at Coventry University.

University Research Studentship Scheme

Occasionally, funding becomes available to enable the University, either centrally, through one of the faculties or from other sources, to offer research studentships in specified topics or fields of study. 

Science Without Borders

Brazilian students are able to apply for full scholarship - including tuition fees and accommodation - to study undergraduate sandwich programmes at Coventry University.

Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) offers opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK, as part of the UK's contribution to the international Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.

If you are a citizen of a developed Commonwealth country, you can apply for:

Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study

If you are a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, you can apply for

·         Scholarships for Masters, PhD, or split-site (PhD) study at UK universities

·         Shared Scholarships for Masters study at selected UK universities

If you are a citizen of the Maldives, St Helena or the Seychelles, you can apply for:

·         Scholarships for undergraduate study at UK universities

Click here for Commonwealth Scholarship Application Details  

Ferguson Trust Scholarships

Ferguson Trust Scholarships are made available through the generosity of The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust. The Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. The Trust supports people from low-income and conflict-affected regions who want to improve their knowledge of peace and reconciliation. Scholarship amounts vary and are dependent on individual circumstances and assessment.



Tution Fee

For detailed information please check links below:

Coventry School of Art and Design:

Faculty of Business, Environment and Society:,%20Environment%20and%20Society.pdf

Faculty of Engineering and Society:

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences: