International Students House

The Toyota-Shi Trevelyan Trust Scholarship is open for application untill 20/04/2020

Find more about it here

As part of the ISH Mission, we provide free accommodation for scholars studying at our partnering 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.

This year we have awarded 110 scholarships to students from 43 countries around the world.
This is supported by 22 universities and academic partners, who cover the tuition costs.

All scholarship applications must be made through our partner institutions – these are mostly London universities and colleges. Please see the full list of scholarships below and follow the links through for more details from the university. 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 directly.

  • Other than in exceptional circumstances, the maximum award will be a grant or a loan of up to £1,000
  • Applicants should not require total funding in excess of £2,000
  • The grant cannot normally be used to pay university tuition fees
  • Preference will be given to students in their final year of study
  • Evidence of applications to / awards from a university’s hardship fund would strengthen an application


For any enquiry about the hardship fund or financial support, you can contact our Dean of Student Life, Sharon Bolton
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7631 8366
If you would prefer to meet in person, you can book an appointment here:

The University of Westminster is one of ISH’s longest-standing scholarship partners and will house 15 University of Westminster scholars at ISH for 2019/20. ISH will be supporting the following Westminster scholarships:
Undergraduate students
Westminster International Scholarship
Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship
Masters students
Colin Matheson Scholarship
Duke of Grafton Scholarship
Geoffrey Copland Scholarship
Tony Shaw Scholarship

ISH and SOAS are pleased to co-sponsor 14 scholarship places in 2019/20. Details of the individual schemes are listed below:
Undergraduate students
Undergraduate Sanctuary Scholarships
Masters students
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships, including the Ellenor Mary Anwyl Scholarship, named after the wife of ISH’s long-serving former Executive Director
Ferguson Scholarship
Royal Geographical Society Scholarship
The John Loiello AFSOAS FISH Scholarship, sponsored by the American Friends of SOAS and the Friends of International Students House
William Ross Murray Scholarship
Felix Scholarships
Felix Non-Indian Scholarship
Postgraduate Sanctuary Scholarship

Up to ten UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate International Scholarships are available at ISH.
The Tara Nirula International Students House 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.

8 Scholarships are available at UCL through various partnerships with ISH.
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
Institute of Education: Centenary Taught Masters Scholarships, including the Mary Trevelyan Centenary Scholarship, named after one of ISH’s founders.
Institute of Global Health: African Graduate Scholarships. Three scholarships are available 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.
PhD Students
Institute of Education: Centenary Doctoral Scholarship

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. ISH currently provides seven placements comprising bed and half board for the duration of studies.

ISH and London Metropolitan University have 7 total scholarships of which four are available for US nationals from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.

Seven scholarships are offered 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 offers five residential scholarships.

ISH offers five Chevening Scholars the opportunity to stay at ISH throughout the year.

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 five 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. Each year 5 students will be offered accommodation at ISH.

A small number of accommodation scholarships are available to full-time students at Birkbeck. ISH matches 3 of these full and partial scholarships per year.

Three students are offered a place at ISH every year through the partnership with Marshall Scholarships.

Two placements are offered at ISH through the Karta Initiative every year.

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.

Two undergraduate (40-week) ISH accommodation scholarships are offered in conjunction with the John C Phelan General Course scholarship

ISH offers two (40-week) accommodation scholarships to undergraduate students at the London Institute for Banking and Finance

ISH offers one accommodation scholarship to a postgraduate student at Richmond University – The American International University in London