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We’re very proud to be heavily involved in providing scholarships to students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to live and study in London.

Last year we gave scholarships to 50 students from around the world and we’ve expanded that for 2017-18. We’re now offering 84 scholarships, with funding for these in the region of £2.2m including tuition.

As part of the ISH Mission, we provide free accommodation for scholars at our partner universities. We are incredibly proud of all the inspiration scholars at ISH and take a great interest in their future. All our scholarships are meant to give students the capability to stay here and develop the skills, knowledge and connections that they can use to make a positive contribution to their communities back home.

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 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.

University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is one of ISH’s longest-standing scholarship partners and will house 15 University of Westminster scholars at ISH for 2018/19. 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

SOAS, University of London

ISH and SOAS are pleased to co-sponsor 14 scholarship places in 2018/19. 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

University of the Arts London

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.

University College London

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. 

Postgraduate students

Institute of Education: Centenary Doctoral Scholarship

Royal Academy of Music

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.

London Metropolitan University

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

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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.

Royal College of Music

In partnership with RCM, ISH offers five residential scholarships.

Chevening Scholarship

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

Council for At-Risk Academics

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

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.

Birkbeck, University of London

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.

Marshall Scholarships

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

The Karta Initiative

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

Imperial College London

The Patrick Wills Imperial College Scholarship enables one student a year to live at ISH.