International Students House

As part of the ISH Mission, we provide free or discounted accommodation for scholars studying at our partner universities. All our scholarships give students the opportunity to live at ISH and develop the skills, knowledge and connections they need to make a positive contribution to their communities back home. We take pride in all the inspirational scholars at ISH and have a great interest in their future.

In 2021/22 we are hosting  54 scholars from 33 countries around the world.

Our scholarships are supported by 15 universities and academic partners, who cover the tuition costs. All scholarship applications must be made through our partner institutions – these are mostly London-based universities and colleges. ISH does not accept direct applications for scholarships. Please see the full list of scholarships below and follow the links through for more details from our partners. If you have any questions about ISH scholarships, please contact our scholarships team by emailing – depending on the question, you might also need to get in touch with the partner institution.

In the academic year 2022/23, ISH will house one new postgraduate scholar at UAL.

The Tara Nirula International Students House Scholarship: The scholarship commemorates an exceptional young woman whose life was sadly cut short. This 12-month scholarship is for Indian applicants to the London College of Fashion with the ability and potential to make a contribution to the worlds of art, design, communication and performance. One position is available per year.

ISH will offer 6 new Scholarships in conjunction with UCL in the academic year 2022/23. The following scholarships are being offered:

Undergraduate students

  • United World Colleges Scholarship: Two scholarships are available annually for UWC-nominated students who have firmly accepted their UCL admissions offer.

Masters students

Two scholarships are available for postgraduate students at UCL IOE.

  • Mary Trevelyan Centenary Scholarship (named after the first Director of International Students House)
  • IOE – International Students House Centenary Scholarship

Two scholarships are available for postgraduate students at UCL IGH.

  • Institute of Global Health and ISH  offer two scholarships for African nationals currently resident in an African country and who have been accepted to a full-time MSc in Global Health and Development at UCL.

The Academy Regent Scholarship Scheme is an ambitious programme designed to help bridge the funding gap for students who have already been offered fee scholarships by the Academy and who need further assistance. For the academic year 2022/23, ISH will offer one new placement and support 3 continuing scholars.

ISH will offer two scholarships in conjunction with LSHTM to candidates from a low or middle-income Commonwealth country with an offer of a place on the MSc Public Health for Eye Care course.

In partnership with RCM, ISH will offer one new and two continuing residential scholarships for the academic year 2022/23.

ISH will offer two Chevening Scholars the opportunity to stay at ISH during their masters course

CARA helps academics in immediate danger, those forced into exile, and those who choose to continue pursuing their further education in a safe environment. ISH reserves three places for these individuals.

Windle Trust International has forged formidable scholarship partnerships with a number of UK universities to provide postgraduate opportunities to young people who will provide leadership and professional skills in African societies recovering from the devastating effect of protracted wars and conflicts.

Up to three placements (one to two new and one continuer) are offered at ISH through the Karta Initiative in 2022/23.

The Patrick Wills Imperial College Scholarship enables one PhD student from the Department of Chemical Engineering to live at ISH for the duration of their course. We expect there to be an opening for a new entrant in Autumn 2023.

Two partial undergraduate (40-week) ISH accommodation scholarships will be available in 2022/23 in conjunction with the John C Phelan General Course scholarship

ISH currently houses three LIBF undergraduate scholars