Accommodation scholarships

A small number of accommodation scholarships are available to full-time students at Birkbeck.

Birkbeck/International Students House Full Scholarship

  • The Birkbeck/ISH scholarship, instituted in June 2016, is offered in partnership with International Students House. 
  • The scholarship will take the form of one-year free accommodation at International Students House, in a single room. 
  • Selection criteria: 
    • Students should be from a developing or emerging country and intend to return on completion of their studies. 
    • Students must hold an unconditional offer for a full-time course at Birkbeck. (Students on part-time or short-term courses are not able to apply for this scholarship.) 
    • Preference will be given to postgraduate students. 
    • Preference will be given to students that are studying a course that will provide skills to assist in the development of their home country. 
    • Students must have a good proven academic record, with every prospect of success in their study and future careers. 
    • Preference will be given to students who would otherwise be unable to study/finish their study for financial reasons. 
  • Students must have a full tuition only scholarship in place from Birkbeck or a recognised organisation. Please note that students whose scholarship includes living cost expenses are ineligible.
  • To apply for the scholarship  by 19 June 2017, specifying how you meet the criteria for the scholarship. The email subject should be 'Birkbeck/ISH full scholarship application'. 
  • It is possible to apply for the Birkbeck/ISH scholarship at the same time as applying for a nominated room. Please indicate in your scholarship application if you are also applying for a nominated room in our partner halls of residence.

Birkbeck/International Student House Partial Scholarship

  • The Birkbeck / ISH partial scholarships are offered in partnership with International Students House. Two partial scholarships are available to full-time Birkbeck students for academic year 2017/18.
  • The scholarships will be in the form of a discount for accommodation at International Students House. Postgraduate student would receive a £5000 discount in the cost of their accommodation at International Student House. Postgraduate student would be able to apply for either a twin or single room. Undergraduate student would receive a discount of £3000/per academic year of the cost of accommodation at International Student house. Undergraduate student would be allocated a twin room only.
  • Selection criteria:
  • Students should be from a developing or emerging country and intending to return on completion of their studies. 
  • Students must hold an unconditional offer for a full-time course at Birkbeck for academic year 2017/18.
  • Preference will be given to students that are studying a course that will provide skills to assist in the development of their home country.
  • Students must have a good proven academic record, with every prospect of success in their study and future careers.
  • Preference will be given to students with limited financial means.
  • Students must have a partial tuition scholarship in place from Birkbeck at the time of application. 
  • Students must have a full tuition only scholarship in place from Birkbeck or a recognised organisation. Please note that students whose scholarship includes living cost expenses are ineligible.
  • To apply for the scholarship  by 19 June 2017, specifying how you meet the criteria for the scholarship. The email subject should be 'Birkbeck/ISH full scholarship application'. 
  • It is possible to apply for the Birkbeck/ISH scholarship at the same time as applying for a nominated room. Please indicate in your scholarship application if you are also applying for a nominated room in our partner halls of residence.

    External scholarships

    A number of organisations offer scholarships Birkbeck students can apply for. Information about external scholarships is given for information only - Birkbeck does not manage these scholarships. Please check the organisations' websites for more details and up-to-date information. 

    Goodenough House Scholarships

    • Goodenough House is a postgraduate only hall of residence located minute away from Birkbeck's main campus in Bloomsbury, central London. 
    • You make your application for a scholarship at the as you submit your application to live at the hall. 
    • They offer the following scholarships to students residing in the hall: 
      • Goodenough Commonwealth Scholarships: £10,000 for one year only,  available to Commonwealth nationals including those from the UK.
      • Goodenough International Scholarship: £10,000 for one year only, open to any applicant applying from outside the UK. 
      • The Rowland Scholarship: £8,500 for one year only, open to applicant studying on a one-year Master's course. 
      • Sir Abraham Bailey Scholarship: up to £7,000 over one-three years available to South African nationals. Previous Abraham Bailey Bursars are encouraged to apply. 
      • Goodenough College American Friends Scholarship: two scholarships of $5000 are available to US citizens applying from outside of the UK (minorities are encouraged to apply. 
      • Goodenough Family Scholarships: a single person or a couple with one or more children can apply to the family scholarship. This will take to form of two scholarships of £5,000 per year for one year only or one scholarship of £5,000 per year for up to four years. 
      • Education Scholarship: £2,000 for one year, open to applicants undertaking Master's- or PhD-level study in the field of education. 
      • Goodenough PhD Scholarships: £5,000 per year for up to four years to successful applicants enrolled on or due to start a PhD course (or enrolled on an MPhil course with the intention to upgrade to a PhD). 
      • Heuer-Monaghan Marshall Residential Scholarship: this scholarship is available to applicants and residents of the College who are in receipt of a Marshall Scholarship. 
      • Goodenough PhD Scholarships: £5,000 per year for up to four years for students enrolled on or due to start a PhD course (or enrolled on an MPhil course with the intention to upgrade to a PhD). 
      • Goodenough Scholarships: any resident in financial need can apply to one of the ten £2,000 scholarships

    London Goodenough Association of Canada (LGAC)

    • The LGAC is the Goodenough House Alumni organisation in Canada. These scholarships are to Canadian graduate students studying in London and living at Goodenough College. 
    • You apply directly to the LGAC - download an application form
    • Six or more scholarships or up to £5.400 are available.