Student accommodation in Coventry
If you’re looking to study in Coventry, Student.com is a great way to find your ideal student accommodation. Student.com currently lists well over 50 different student housing properties in the medieval town famous for its long history of leadership in manufacturing and design.
By using our filters you can sort student properties by price and room type to easily find the ones that match your budget. Our map function will help you to see which properties are close to your campus, in the city centre, or any other area of Coventry you’re interested in living in.
Our strict vetting process ensures that all the properties listed on Student.com are from trusted landlords. If you need any additional information just contact us and our helpful booking consultants will be happy to answer your questions. You can get in touch with them by phone or by live chat on the bottom right corner of this page.
Universities in Coventry
Coventry is home to two large universities - the University of Warwick and Coventry University. Both universities are ranked inside the top 30 in the UK in the 2021 version of the respected University league tables published by the Guardian. Warwick made the top 10 in eighth while Coventry is ranked 26th. The ranking grades student satisfaction, teaching quality and employability among other criteria.
University of Warwick
The University of Warwick was established in 1965 and today it has an enrollment of about 25,000 students. More than 10,000 of these students are from outside the UK, so you’ll be guaranteed to find a cosmopolitan atmosphere studying at the University of Warwick. No matter what country you’re from, you’ll likely find some fellow countrymen or women from the University of Warwick.
Coventry University was originally founded as the Lanchester Polytechnic in 1970. It then came to be known as the Coventry Polytechnic until it gained university status in 1992 and changed its name to the current Coventry University. The university has an excellent location, having a purpose-built campus in the city centre, right next to the Coventry Cathedral. Almost 40,000 students attend Coventry University, which offers several different degree courses in its four faculties.
Coventry is a great city for students
The city is ranked inside the top 50 in the world in the QS Best Student Cities ranking sitting at 47th. A big part of that is thanks to Coventry’s large student population. The combined student population is around 8.1 percent of the total population of Coventry. International students make up a large proportion of it with around 42 percent of enrolments. This gives it a high score in the student mix indicator, ranking third out of 100 cities.
Coventry gets a strong rating from graduate employers, thanks to the strong reputation of its universities. This is due in large part to the city’s long history of leadership in manufacturing and design.
Coventry University is one of only a few institutions to offer an automotive design course. The Warwick Manufacturing Group, the centre created at the University of Warwick that is dedicated to supporting innovative collaborations between academia and industry, runs a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Get to know Coventry
Over the years the city located in the West Midlands of England has been mocked repeatedly for lacking flair. If you’re English, it’s highly likely you’ve heard the popular idiom ‘send to Coventry.’
However, it’s ranked as the best place to live and work in the West Midlands placing eighth in the Good Growth for Cities Index according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
What Coventry might lack in glamour it makes up for in history and cultural charm. It’s a city that doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not. It’s a safe city that has a mix of modern and nostalgic architecture with its fair share of bars and restaurants.
In recent years this ex-industrial town has seen a significant urban renaissance after losing some of its identity following the devastating 1940 Blitz bombing that destroyed most of the city centre and the collapse of the motor industry in the 1980s. Thanks to this, and a vibrant cultural scene, it was named the 2021 UK City of Culture.
As an added bonus, Coventry has a great central location. If you’d like to do excursions to big cities, just hop on a train. London is just over an hour away and you can get to Birmingham in just 30 minutes.
Things to do for students in Coventry
The Coventry Transport Museum is one of Coventry’s biggest attractions. It has a vast and impressive array of vehicles, from horseless carriages to jet-powered, land-speed-record breaking vehicles.
There's even a brushed-stainless-steel DeLorean DMC-12 (the car made famous by the film Back to the Future) with gull-wing doors on display along with an inviting 4D Thrust speed simulator and up to 300 bicycles and over 100 motorcycles.
When you’re feeling like letting your hair down and having a big night out, make sure to check out Kasbah. Kasbah makes Coventry come alive at nights with its live music and club nights. A legendary hotspot for students, it has cemented itself as one of the best independent nightclubs in the UK.
Fargo Village is the cultural centre and creative hub of Coventry. Spread over a former car-radiator plant, the village is home to a mix of markets, shops, art and craft stores and studios, a hairdresser in a vintage Freedom Jetstream caravan, a brilliant microbrewery (Twisted Barrel), along with cafes, bakeries and street-food stalls.
Immerse yourself in Coventry’s exciting history
Due to its booming cloth and textile trade Coventry became one of the most important cities in England during the Middle Ages.
It later grew to become the centre of the British motor and bicycle industry during the 19th and 20th centuries before the Blitz bombings.
The Coventry Transport Museum, which holds the largest collection of British transport in the world, and exhibitions about the city’s involvement in WWII, is a microcosm of Coventry’s rich history.
The evocative ruins of St Michael's Cathedral from the Blitz bombings stand as a memorial to Coventry's darkest hour. Visitors can climb the 180 steps of the Gothic spire for panoramic views from on top of this 700-year-old cathedral.
Frequently asked questions about student accommodation in Coventry
How do I apply for student housing on Student.com?
It’s easy and free!
Use our intuitive search filters and mapping feature to find and locate your preferred student residence in Coventry. Then click on ‘View rooms’ to go to that property’s property page.
On the property page you can see the different room options offered by that property. Choose your favourite options and click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now.’ One of our booking consultants will then give you a call to answer any questions you may have and inform you of the next steps of the booking process. Once you’re ready to book, a contract will be prepared for you to sign.
What are the different room types you list?
We list three different room types in our student residences.
Shared Rooms - Two or more people share the same bedroom with separate beds. Bathroom, kitchen, and possible other living facilities are all shared with other tenants as well.
Private Rooms - You get a private bedroom and depending on the property, possibly a private bathroom. Kitchen and communal areas are shared with tenants from other rooms.
Entire Place - You’ll have the luxury of having the entire property, including your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette just for yourself. A fully self-contained studio property, this is the perfect option if you love to have some personal space just for yourself.
Are bills included in the rent?
In most cases, bills are included in the total cost of our student residences. But different landlords do have different policies about this, so make sure to check the property page of the property you’re interested in to see if this is the case in that particular accommodation.
Can you arrange a viewing for me?
The properties we list in Coventry have some excellent photos and videos available on the property pages, designed to give you the best possible idea of what your new student home will look like. So even without a viewing, you should be able to get a good idea of what to expect.
If you prefer to see the place for yourself beforehand, this is possible too however. Just let our booking consultants know that you’d like to see a property and tell them when you’ll be in Coventry. Our booking consultants will then book a viewing on the dates that work for you.
Do I have to pay a deposit to secure my booking?
Yes. You’ll have to pay a deposit to secure your chosen student residence. Our booking consultants can give you more information about paying the deposit once you’re ready to book.