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11th Nov 2021

4 Reasons Why We Believe Coventry University Is Great For International Students

The UK has long been a place of keen interest for individuals looking to commit to international study. With over 150 universities in the UK, deciding where to study can be a challenge. There are a number of factors that will determine your suitability to a higher education institution. These include, but are not limited to, the quality of teaching, the facilities. The town or city in which your prospective place of study is located is also important. You will want to consider the size of the town, its geographical location and what it has to offer.

With this in mind, we are here today to talk to you about Coventry. We believe Coventry is a fantastic place of study for international students considering their options. Studying in Coventry will allow you to experience British culture without the financial demand of somewhere like London or Manchester. 


With a population in the mid 300,000 range, Coventry is big enough to satisfy most people’s needs without being overwhelming. Cities on the higher end of the population scale (London, Birmingham, Nottingham) tend to offer so much that one can begin to feel lost. This certainly pertains to the international student community. Moving away from home and leaving behind loved ones is a big step. In order for this transition to be as smooth as possible, you, ideally, want to be somewhere that you can identify with. Granted, Coventry is still a large city in comparison to other cities in the UK. Coventry does, however, have a small town sense of community and unity. 

Student Housing 

Having affordable and homely accommodation is important for a student transitioning from one country to another. This is available in abundance in Coventry. In recent years, developers in Coventry have put a great amount of effort into creating modern and affordable student accommodation. New student housing blocks seem to be appearing all the time. For any international student eyeing up Coventry, this is great news. 

When you are deciding on accommodation in any city you will want to consider price, interior and location. The accommodation options generally available in Coventry tick these boxes and, we believe, make it a strong contender for any students contemplating their university choice. With a simple search, you are able to find a large selection of student accommodation that is cost effective, modern and centrally located. In fact, the majority of student accommodation in Coventry is within walking distance to the city centre. At Lettuce, we have been in the local market for some years and offer both great student accommodation options and also expert advice and guidance.   

Coventry University 

This one is important. After all, although you want to ensure your stay in another country is pleasant, you are travelling abroad in order to get your degree. In recent years Coventry University has undergone a lot of development. The campus, facilities and quality of teaching has grown year on year: making Coventry a now strong contender for one of the better universities in the country. This steady growth appears to show no signs of slowing down. The Complete University Guide has Coventry at 52nd of 130 universities for 2022. This is up 2 places from last year. The university also registered a 82% student satisfaction score.

For international students the university has a dedicated department that will help you navigate any problems. In their own words, the international student support team ‘offer support on a range of subjects such as pre-arrival, visa, immigration, housing and post-study advice’. The university’s comprehensive website also deals with all matters of subjects and has a wealth of information and guidance. 

With a wide selection of courses, modern facilities and fantastic support services, Coventry University is a great option for international students looking to come to the UK to study. 


If you are the type of person that thrives on lots of energy, Coventry’s size and community feel may not satisfy you entirely. This is where Coventry’s geographical location really shines. The fantastic thing about choosing to study in Coventry is how connected it is to the rest of the UK. By train, you can reach Birmingham in under 25 minutes. Likewise, you can be in central London in just over an hour. It is also close to some smaller, quaint cities such as Kenilworth, Leamington Spa and Stratford-upon-Avon. Coventry is a great home base and allows you to explore the rest of the country with relative ease. 

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