International Students House

As part of the ISH Mission, we provide free or dicounted 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 2020/21 we expect to support up to 100 scholars from 41 countries around the world. This will be reduced to around 60 awards in 2021/22 (details below).

Our scholarships are supported by 16 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. 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 directly.

The University of Westminster is one of ISH’s longest-standing scholarship partners. ISHwill house 2 new scholars from the University of Westminster for the academic year 2021/22. ISH will be supporting the following Westminster scholarships:

Masters students
Colin Matheson Scholarship
International Postgraduate Scholarship

ISH and SOAS are pleased to co-sponsor 2 scholarship places in 2021/22. Details of the individual schemes are listed below:

Masters students
The Ellenor Mary Anwyl Commonwealth Scholarship
Felix Taught Masters Scholarship

In the academic year 2021/22 ISH will house two continuing UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate International Scholars.
ISH also offers 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 2021/22, 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
Institute of Education’s Mary Trevelyan-Centenary Scholarship (named after the first Director of International Students House).

Institute of Global Health: African Graduate Scholarships. Two 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. For the academic year 2021/22, ISH will offer one new placement and support 5 continuing scholars with bed and complimentary breakfast.

ISH and London Metropolitan University will offer 2 new Masters level scholarships, for students from Nepal.

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 three continuing residential scholarships for the academic year 2021/22.

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. Each year two students will be offered accommodation at ISH.

A small number of accommodation scholarships are available to full-time students at Birkbeck. ISH will match one full or two partial scholarships in 2021/22.

In 2021/22, ISH will offer a place to one London-based Marshall Scholar.

Two placements (one new and one continuer) are offered at ISH through the Karta Initiative in 2021/22.

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 2022.

One undergraduate (40-week) ISH accommodation scholarship will be available in 2021/22 in conjunction with the John C Phelan General Course scholarship

ISH offers one (40-week) accommodation scholarship to an undergraduate student at the London Institute for Banking and Finance