International Students House


International Students House

As part of the our 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 succeed. We take pride in all the inspirational scholars at ISH and have a great interest in their future.

In 2022/23 we hosted 47 scholars from 23 countries around the world.

Our Scholarship Partners

Our scholarships are supported by 13 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, please contact our scholarships team by emailing – depending on the question, you might also need to get in touch with the partner institution.

International Students House and SOAS are pleased to co-sponsor one new Masters Felix scholar and one continuing PhD Felix scholar in 2023/24.Find more details here.

In the academic year 2023/24 International Students House will house one new UAL Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate International Scholar.
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 2023/24. 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.

Postgraduate students
Two scholarships are available for postgraduate students at UCL Institute of Education. These are the Institute of Education’s Mary Trevelyan-Centenary Masters Scholarship (named after the first Director of International Students House) and one other PhD Centenary Scholarship

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.

For the academic year 2023/24, International Students House will offer one new place for an undergraduate or masters scholar nominated by the Royal Academy of Music as well as supporting 2 continuing undergraduate scholars.

International Students House and London Metropolitan University will offer 2 new Masters level scholarships, for students from Nepal, nominated by London Metropolitan University’s partner Islington College.

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, International Students House will offer one new and two continuing residential scholarships for the academic year 2023/24.

ISH will offer up to 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. International Students House reserves three funded places for these individuals.

Two accommodation scholarships are available to full-time students at Birkbeck. International Students House will match one full or two partial scholarships in 2023/24.

Three placements (two new and one continuer) are offered at International Students House through the Karta Initiative in 2023/24.

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

Two partial undergraduate (40-week) ISH accommodation scholarships will be available in 2023/24 in conjunction with the John C Phelan General Course scholarship