Coventry University Entry Requirements & Scholarships | Student Connect

Coventry University is home to over 11,000 international students from over 150 countries and is reputed for its global outreach amongst the international student community.

The rich history and legacy of Coventry University as a student-focused and research-based academic institute can be traced back to the Coventry College of Design in 1843. After a series of amalgamations of different institutes, it was christened as ‘Coventry University’ and acquired the university status in 1992.

Crowned as UK’s City of Culture 2021 and ranked amongst the top five UK student city (QS Best Student Cities Index 2019), Coventry city boasts is a multiethnic metropolis. Located at the heart of the city, students at Coventry University have access to diverse and affordable food, accommodation, transport, and other lifestyle options.

A continuously evolving center of innovation and growth, Coventry university offers world-class academic experience in a professional yet student-friendly environment. Led by an academic team with enviable professional expertise, the university has consistently achieved highest rankings for its academic and research framework.

Introduction of digital learning techniques through collaborative technologies, internationally recognized research work and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) with industry leaders has contributed to the university’s fast-growing popularity as an Innovative and Enterprising University.

Coventry university also plays a major role in supporting the local and regional economy by partnering with local business establishments to create employment opportunities for its students and generating revenue for growth.

Being one of the forerunners in the field of modern innovative teaching, the university campus consists of over 20 buildings spread over a 33-acre site in the Coventry city center.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing and Faculty of Health and Life Sciences offers over 130 undergraduate degrees and 100 postgraduate degrees.

Why study at Coventry University?

  • Top 30 Universities in the World for international students by QS World University Ranking table (2022).
  • Awarded the Best Young UK University for International Outlook in the Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings 2021,
  • Dedicated team of student support e.g., Centre for Academic Writing, Sigma Maths and Statistics, Health and Wellbeing Centre, Medical Centre, Spirituality and Faith Centre located within the campus.
  • Talent Team provides proactive personalised professional career support for students. TalentConnect is a personalised online environment designed for students to engage in career enhancing activities.
  • International Talent Team along with Centre for Global Engagement helps International gain meaningful work experience through Paid Campus Placement, Erasmus + and Go Abroad Schemes.
  • 97% of Coventry University graduates are employed or in further study six months after graduation (DLHE Survey).
  • Investment of over £500 million to develop a new Engineering and Computing Building, a Science and Health facility, along with two new transport research facilities.
  • Located at Top 5 UK Student City (QS Best Student Cities 2019).
  • Ranked as the top University for Overseas Student Experience for five years in a row.
  • Ranked UK’s Top Modern University for seven consecutive years in the Guardian University Guide f0r five consecutive years.

Entry Requirements

In order to join a Coventry University Summer School, you must be aged 18 or above at the course start date unless otherwise specified.

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

RequirementWhat we're looking for
A levelBBB
GCSEMinimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths English
IB Diploma31-30 points

Course Specific Requirements:

Each Summer School course has a set of entry requirements that are course specific.

English Language Requirements:

As each Summer School course is delivered in English, you will need a sufficient level of English speaking, reading and writing skills in order to be able to engage in sessions and to have the best possible experience.

Visa Requirements:

Please note we are unable to provide flights or visas. You will be responsible for ensuring that these arrangements are made before the course starts.


Some courses have interviews as a mandatory part of the selection process.

GCSE Requirements:

We require undergraduate applicants across all courses to have five GCSEs at grades 9-4/ A* to C including English Language and Mathematics. This is an essential requirement for entry. In some cases, we will accept other Level Two qualifications that are equivalent to GCSEs but this exception is not available on some courses.

A limited number of courses do not require GCSE Mathematics. This exemption is indicated in the Entry Requirements section of the relevant course pages.

A levels:

A-level applicants are required to have three A2 Levels. We may include AS grades within an offer but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses, it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects.


Core Mathematics Level 3 Qualifications:

We welcome the introduction of Core Mathematics and would be pleased to receive applications from students offering these qualifications.

Core Mathematics will not typically form part of any offer for entry to Coventry, unless specified as a subject requirement at individual degree level.

OCR Level 3 Nationals:

We accept the OCR Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas:

We will accept the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma for entry to most courses.

International Baccalaureate Diploma:

Coventry University accepts the International Baccalaureate Diploma for entry to all courses. However, in some cases, we will require you to have studied certain subjects at Higher.


  • Sports scholarships

  • New masters scholarships

  • Ferguson Trust Scholarships

  • Healthcare Bursaries

  • Students with a disability
  • Final year international stude

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    Churches Together Hardship Fund).

  • The Leatherseller's Company.

  • Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust.

  • UK Postgraduates

  • Technology
  • Europe Google Conference & Travel Scholarship
  • 2nd year Muslim female students who finished their first year with a 2:1 and have a family income of £16,000 or less.
  • Subject specific scholarship- Accounting and Finance.

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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