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.
In the academic year 2019-2020 we have awarded scholarships to 110 students from 43 countries around the world.
With the support of 22 universities and academic partners, who cover most of the tuition costs, the ISH scholarships programme amounts to approximately £3m in 2019-2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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
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:
Westminster International Scholarship
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 Sanctuary Scholarships
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships, including the Ellenor Mary Anwyl Scholarship, named after the wife of ISH’s long-serving former Executive Director
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 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.
United World Colleges Scholarship. Two scholarships are available annually for UWC-nominated students who have firmly accepted their UCL admissions offer.
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.
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.
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.
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