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Coventry University

Coventry University was initially founded as the Coventry School of Design in 1843. From 1970 to 1987 it was known as Lanchester Polytechnic, until it became known as Coventry Polytechnic. It was not until 1992 that it was awarded university status and became known as Coventry University. The University is the 6th largest university in the UK, and the 4th largest outside of London with over 35,000 students.

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Coventry University

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Coventry University.

  • Rankings

    Coventry University is ranked by the Times Higher Education as 96th in the UK.

  • Employability

    95% of graduates from Coventry University are either in employment or further study 6 months after graduating.

  • Fees

    For UK students the fees will be £9,250. For international students the fees will range from £13,900 to £16,400 and may increase depending on course specific requirements.

  • Bursaries

    Find the full range of bursaries and scholarships here.


There are multiple halls to choose from including: Bishop Gate; Godiva Place; Sky Blue Point; Singer Hall; Priory Hall; The Cycle Works; Quadrant Hall. The prices for these accommodations range from £89 per week to £195 per week depending on the type of accommodation that students choose. Find out more about student accommodation at Coventry University here. Students in second and third year often choose to live in private accommodation and use accommodation for students to accompany their search.

Students' Union

Coventry University Students’ Union represents the student population of Coventry University, it is run by seven sabbatical officers who carry out the wishes of the student population. The Students’ Union is home to over 100 societies and owns its own independent night club. Students are encouraged to take part in Union run events and engage with the student community at Coventry.

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Coventry University Students' Union
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Famous for

In 2007 Coventry University’s Department of Industrial Design was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in Engineering and Technology for educating tomorrow’s world leaders in automotive design. In 2020, Coventry’s Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering was given this same award.  The University is known for its continued dedication to Engineering and Technology.


The University is currently offering a discount on a number of Post Graduate courses. The discounts apply to UK and EU students and equates to 15% off published prices. There is more information available here

AFS says

"Bombed heavily in the Second World War, the home of Lady Godiva's famous horse ride is now once again a thriving city. Places of note include the marvellous Coventry Cathedral and the many excellent shopping centres"

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