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DeMontfort Way, Coventry, CV4 7FA.

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Mercia Lodge, Broadgate, Coventry, CV1 1NB

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1 Deasy Road, Coventry, CV1 2JW

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15–23 Paradise Street, Coventry, CV1 2JU

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1 Broad Lane, Coventry, CV5 7AA

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Raglan Street, CV1 5QF

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10 Greyfriars Ln, Coventry CV1 2GW

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Vincent Street, Coventry, CV1 3HZ

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429 FLETCHAMSTEAD HIGHWAY, COVENTRY, CV4 9BY

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25 Warwick Rd, Coventry, CV1 2EZ

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Student Accommodation in Coventry 

With several years of experience helping students find their perfect accommodation in Coventry, Casita ensures you will find the Coventry student accommodation you want here.

Coventry has much to offer its students, with many options for student accommodation in Coventry close to universities like Coventry University and the University of Warwick. Whether you prefer a budget-friendly Coventry accommodation or a luxurious one. Choosing a Coventry student accommodation close to your university enables you to enjoy the university amenities and save a lot of time.

Coventry’s nightlife offers many amusing options to students, such as clubs, pubs, music venues, and more. Kasbah, a legendary venue in Coventry, is a great option for students who enjoy live music and having fun until late hours. If you want something different, Boom Battle offers a fun and competitive atmosphere with arcade games, cocktails, and food.

The city also offers many transportation options, including buses that operate day and night, trains, and taxis. You can also use your bike to cycle around the city easily anytime! The city also offers several student-friendly amenities and services like restaurants, cafes, and green spaces where you can relax.

About Coventry

Coventry is a historical yet modern city in the heart of England. Mired in centuries-old history full of wars and tragic events, tourists can contemplate the magnificence of the ruined Coventry Cathedral and the monumental peace monument erected next to it. In addition to the historical sites, the city has a very young vibe. Coventry University and others provide the perfect environment for student life. Cheap accommodation, a thriving city centre, and convenient access to natural beauty make Coventry perfect for young minds.

 

Coventry Student Accommodation Best Options 

Casita offers a wide range of Coventry student properties like PBSA (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation)  as well as private student accommodation in Coventry options to suit your various needs. Our student accommodation options are available in different types, including single rooms, shared rooms, ensuites, and studios. Listed below are some of Casita’s top Coventry student housing options:

Top Rated Properties By Students in Coventry

iQ Weaver Place

4.5 rated

The Residence

4.5 rated

Mercia Lodge

4.2 rated

Westwood Student Mews

4.3 rated

The Oaks

4.3 rated

Hosts The Apollo Works

3.9 rated

Eden Square

4.1 rated

33 Parkside

4.1 rated


Most Affordable and Cheap Student Housing In Coventry (Starting below £100/week)

Affordable Student Studio Accommodation In Coventry

Best Places to Live in Coventry:

Earlsdon

Earlsdon is one of Coventry’s students’ favourites as it is near Warwick University and has a rich history as a clock-making district back in the 1800s. Earlsdon also has various buildings with blue plaques, which showcase the city’s rich history. This suburb is full of great places to visit, shop, and eat. Regarding housing, it offers many luxurious yet affordable options for student accommodation in Coventry. 

Student life in Earlsdon is quieter than in the city centre, but there are still a few pubs and cafes popular with students, particularly those at Coventry University. The area is known for its excellent selection of independent shops, cafes, restaurants, and delicatessens.


City Centre

If you're looking for a lively and friendly student atmosphere, the city centre is the place to be. Coventry’s city centre is known for its bustling lifestyle, with various shopping areas and landmarks, and for having most of Coventry’s main tourist attractions. The Coventry city centre also has great transportation connections across the city. Living in the city centre does come at a cost, as you’ll find that the Coventry student flats options that are close to or within the city centre are pricier than other options outside the city centre.

Coventry Student Flats/Apartments Close To City Center (within 15 minutes)
  • Queens Park House

  • Albany Student Village

  • CODE Fairfax Street

  • Julian Court

  • Greyfriars House

  • iQ Weaver Place


Royal Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa, simply known as Leamington, is slightly outside the city centre, yet it does have its fair share of admirers. Leamington is located on the river Leam, is full of gorgeous parks, and is also known for its distinct Regency-style historic buildings. Despite Leamington’s distance from the city centre, it is well-connected and has an amazing nightlife.

Although not technically in Coventry, it's a popular option for students at Coventry University who are looking for a more upmarket student lifestyle.


Broad Lane

Broad Lane is another extremely desirable neighbourhood thanks to its serenity; it’s a refreshing place away from bustling city life. Despite this area being slightly outside the city, it still maintains excellent transportation links. This area also enjoys a wide range of accommodation options, from private student accommodation Coventry to purposely built student accommodation.

Student Housing Near Broad Lane, Coventry


Styvechale

Styvechale is known for its rich food scene and beautiful parks; it also has many shopping centres and a calm, warm, and welcoming environment and community. Styvechale has great connections across the city and offers many options for those looking for student houses in Coventry.

Student Furnished Housing Near Styvechale, Coventry

Student Life in Coventry

Student life in Coventry is considered among the best in the UK, as the city is ideal for students and ranks among the world’s top 50 student cities. Coventry is also full of culture, as it has a rich cultural scene, which is displayed through its various theatres, galleries, and cinemas, as well as a rich food scene and shopping centres, making this city a culture enthusiast’s dream.

Coventry is also affordable compared to other UK cities. For instance, it is 54% cheaper than London. For music lovers, Coventry has a diverse and rich music scene, being home to various music venues and events, with the city’s largest being the Godiva music festival. Other prominent scenes in Coventry include a rich sports scene, with popular sports being football, ice hockey, and rugby.

Private Let Student Homes for Rent in Coventry, UK with Flexible Tenancy:

Private Studio For Students

2 Bedrooms Private Lets

3 Bedrooms Private lets

4 Bedrooms Private Lets

5 Bedrooms Private Lets

Ibis Coventry Centre Hotel

Tasteful double ensuite bedroom in a residence, near Tile Hill train station

3 bedroom near Coventry city

Beautiful 4 bedroom apartment in Coventry

5 Bedroom with free Parking & Wifi

Comfort Studio in Coventry

Stylish 2 Bed Flat near Station, Parking, Sleeps 6

3 Bedroom Modern in Coventry

4 bedroom next to Green Park

5 Bedroom in Coventry West Midlands

City Zen Comfort Studios Coventry

Calverley Cosy & Spacious 2 bed Apartment

3 bedroom apartment next to Coventry Station

4 bedroom with free parking

5BR with garden and free Wi-Fi & Parking

A Modern one bedroom Studio located in centre of Coventry

Lovely 2 Bed Apartment Fremington Court

Spacious 3 bed house with garden, parking, WiFi, Smart TV

4 Bedroom with Pool Table

5 bed 5 ensuite w/Smart TVs Garden Free Parking

Some testimonials about living in Coventry as a student:

Lively and Affordable:  "Coventry is a fantastic student city! It's got a really buzzy atmosphere, especially around the universities, but it's also much more affordable than some other places like London or Bristol. There's always something going on, from club nights to society events, and I've never felt bored." - Sarah, Coventry University student.

Great for International Students:  "I was a bit worried about moving to Coventry as an international student, but I needn't have been. Everyone has been so welcoming, and there's a real sense of community. There are also loads of international shops and restaurants, so I've never felt homesick." - Chen, Warwick University student.


Coventry offers student discounts and special events throughout the year. Here's a breakdown by category:

  • Student ID Card: Most shops, restaurants, and leisure facilities in Coventry offer discounts to students with a valid student ID card. The discount varies depending on the business, but it's usually around 10-15%.

  • Public Transportation: Students can get discounted bus tickets and travel cards for local public transport.

  • TOTUM Card: The TOTUM Extra Card gives students access to a wide range of discounts across the UK, including shops, restaurants, travel, and entertainment. There is a small fee to purchase the card, but it can quickly pay for itself with the amount you save.

Special Student Events:

  • Freshers' Week: Freshers' Week is a week-long celebration held at the beginning of the academic year to welcome new students. There are usually lots of events and activities on offer, such as club nights, fairs, and sports socials.

  • Coventry Arts Centre Freshers' Fair: This fair is a great opportunity for new students to find out about all the different clubs and societies that are available at Coventry University and Warwick University.

  • Student Volunteering Week: This week is a great opportunity for students to get involved in volunteering and give back to the local community. There are a variety of volunteering opportunities on offer, from helping out at charities to running sports coaching sessions for young people.

Cost of Living in Coventry

According to the UCAS rent calculator, Coventry’s estimated monthly costs of living are as follows: 


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Monthly Cost (GBP)

University Accommodation (Bills incl.)

£388 - £502

Private accommodation (No Bills incl.)

£329 - £452

Utilities (electricity/ gas/ water)

£31 - £67

Mobile Bills

£16 - £42

TV License (converted to monthly)

~£13.25

Transportation (Single Bus Fare)

£2

Transportation (Monthly Bus Pass)

£55

Groceries

£200 - £400


*Please note that these costs of living can differ based on lifestyle.

Coventry City Transport

Bus: Coventry has many bus providers, with over 1246 bus stops spread out throughout the city and the West Midlands. The biggest bus providers include National Express and Stagecoach West Midlands. Bus fares generally start at £2.50 per journey.

Trains: Avanti West Coach, Cross Country, Chiltern Railways, Transport for Wales, London North Western Railway, and West Midlands Railway are some of the biggest train providers in the city. Train fares generally start at £2.30 per journey.

Park and Ride: Park and Ride enables car drivers to park their cars and use other transportation methods to reach their destinations. The park-and-ride service is primarily operated by Stagecoach, a bus provider. Car drivers get to park their cars in designated parking areas for a small fee (£1) before using the bus service.

Bicycle: Coventry has a cycle path network that provides safe and separated routes for cycling around the city. 

Taxi: Coventry’s black cabs have a normal starting rate of £3.8 with an extra 30p for any additional 1/10 of a mile.


International Students in Coventry

Coventry attracts an extensive number of international students, who make up a large percentage of the city’s student population. The city’s large student population is largely thanks to its high-ranking higher education institutions, with its top being the University of Warwick, ranking 67th worldwide, and the University of Coventry, ranking 571st worldwide, both according to the QS World University Rankings of 2024.

In order to gather data on the top student populations by nationality, we have looked at HESA’s data regarding the student origins at two of Coventry’s biggest universities, which are: Coventry University and the University of Warwick. Based on the information gathered, these were the top student nationalities.

Country

Number of International Students in 2020-2021

UK

39,545

China

6,840

India

6,695

Nigeria

1,370

Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China)

760

Portugal

635

Malaysia

535

France

480

Bangladesh

460

Poland

420


Coventry Places to Visit for Students in Coventry

Coventry is a city full of attractions, from beautiful parks and conservation areas to beautiful cathedrals and museums. Coventry is also home to the old and the modern, as a large part of the city was reconstructed after being destroyed during the Second World War. Listed below are some of the city’s must-visit attractions:

  • Herbert Art Gallery & Museum: This free museum is a place where you can find a lot of different exhibitions.  They are about social history, archaeology, fine art and contemporary displays. Art enthusiasts will have a good time with the combination of permanent and temporary works as history researchers will have the opportunity to get deeper into the history of this city. The museum also comes with many workshops, lectures, and events that happen throughout the year, giving people the chance to master new activities, socialize, and get creative. 

  • Coventry Transport Museum: This museum is a must-visit for any car or bike fan, having a huge collection of vehicles that tell the story of Coventry's transportation industry. The building brings together tricycles, motorbikes, prams, trams, and even jet engines. Focus on the historical evolution of transportation, and study the Coventry impact on mechanical inventions such as vehicle design and manufacturing. The museum not only has traditional exhibits but also interactive ones and special events which make it a nice and interesting place to visit. 

  • Coombe Abbey Park: Forget the city hubbub, and enjoy this expansive 500-acre country park. Whether relaxing in the park or walking, riding or cycling, Coombe Abbey Park has something extraordinary for everyone. Go out and have a rest from your studies and enjoy the lovely gardens, woodland, and lakes. Bring your picnic lunch, rent a boat on the lakes and watch the wildlife including peacocks, hares, deer and swans. The park boasts a cafe, a play area for kids, and a nature centre, all are beautiful spots for a fun outing with the family. 

Universities in Coventry 

The University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is a prestigious institution known for its academic excellence across various fields. The university continuously ranks among the top 10 universities in the UK and the top 100 globally, and it has a strong academic reputation across various disciplines.

  • Multiple options for student accommodation in Coventry are available near this university, such as The Oaks.

  • Several bus stations and transit stops can be found surrounding the university. : This is the main bus interchange for the University of Warwick and is located directly on campus. It is served by numerous bus routes that connect the university to various locations in Coventry, Leamington Spa, and surrounding areas.

  • Nearby attractions: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and War Memorial Park.

Coventry University

The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as research degrees. Coventry University is known for its strong focus on vocational education and its links with industry. The university has a campus in Coventry city centre, as well as a campus in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

  • Multiple options for Coventry student accommodation are available near this university, such as CODE Fairfax Street.

  • Several bus stations and transit stops can be found surrounding the university, such as the Pool Meadow Bus Station. 

  • Nearby attractions: Coventry Transport Museum.


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When should I book student accommodation in Coventry?


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As early as possible, you should preferably start to look for Coventry student accommodation once you submit the university application. Casita is there to help you with most of the steps: the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and proximity to your university, but thorough research is still an essential step to ensure a smooth booking process.

When should I book my Coventry student accommodation for the September intake?

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Around six months before your intake. It’s preferable to start looking for your student accommodation in Coventry between January and March. 

Are short-term stays available in Coventry?

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Yes, there are some student accommodation providers that offer short-term stays in Coventry. It is recommended to check the availability of your Coventry accommodation of choice during your desired period. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.

How much is the rent for student accommodation Coventry?


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The average weekly cost for student housing in Coventry is around  £92, specifically for single rooms. Some other room types like en-suite rooms or studios may cost more.


How do I pay for my student room in Coventry?

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You can pay for your student room via several transactional modes, including net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process. 

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