University (Intercollegiate) Halls of Residence

University of London Intercollegiate Halls

These are student halls of residence, with rooms allocated to the different member institutions of the University of London (UoL), of which LSHTM is one.

For 2024/25, LSHTM has an allocation of 44 rooms in the following halls: 

Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for a description of room types that we have allocated in each hall.

Please note: LSHTM students can only apply for the rooms in the halls which have been allocated to LSHTM. It is not possible to apply for other room types or rooms in other UoL halls which are not part of LSHTM’s quota.

The only exception to this are the following UoL managed properties and rooms, which are not part of any member institutions' quotas:

  • Disabled-adapted rooms at College Hall, International Hall and Garden Halls - please check the FAQs below on how to apply for adapted rooms. 
  • Gower Street Apartments - these are self-contained apartments located right next to LSHTM's main Keppel Street building. There is no formal application procedure - students must contact the UoL Property Management Unit at to arrange a viewing. The accommodation is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • In addition, UoL will be direct letting rooms to students at Eleanor Rosa House (located in Stratford). Applications for these halls must be made directly with the UoL. 

LSHTM applications for a room in Intercollegiate Halls are open Monday 22nd April 2024 until Monday 8th July 2024. All applications submitted within this period will be considered (i.e. it is not first-come, first-served).

Full-time students with a conditional or unconditional offer from LSHTM can apply for the halls. However when making offers for rooms, we will prioritise those with unconditional offers, so we suggest you meet the conditions of your offer as soon as possible if you want to apply for halls. To check your offer conditions, you should refer to your offer letter or email the Admissions team.

Intercollegiate halls tenancies usually start in mid-September and last until mid-June or end of August, depending on whether it is a 40- or 50-week tenancy contract (allowing students to stay in the same accommodation until the main MSc exams). If you decide to stay in London beyond that, the accommodation provider may move you to a different room within the same building, or to a different hall. Students in halls will be asked to decide around February/March each year whether they would like to stay longer.

Please note that competition for these halls is high so we recommend that you also look into alternative accommodation in case you are not offered a place.

Applications for Intercollegiate Halls for 2024/25

Applications will open on Monday 22nd April 2024.

Please submit only one application form. Only one application per person will be considered. If you submit more than one application, this may result in all your applications being rejected. 

Applicants must rank at least 6 of their preferred room options. Applications which do not list at least 6 preferences will not be considered. In the application form, all 9 room types that are part of LSHTM's quota will be listed. We ask that you rank them in order of preference, with 1 being your top room choice. 

We will endeavour to offer students their preferred room choices. All applications submitted within this period will be considered (i.e. it is not first come, first served).  

We would strongly recommend that you make use of all the resources we have compiled for you on our website to help you with your search for accommodation. 

Please check out our applications FAQs below for further information. 

Intercollegiate Halls Applications FAQs

What happens to my application after the July deadline?

All intercollegiate halls applications will be considered on an equal basis according to our priority criteria (i.e. it is not first-come, first-served). Those students who have been successful in their application for a halls place will be contacted by email by the University of London Housing Services (ULHS) within a couple of weeks of the deadline. See below for if you don’t get an offer.

Due to the high volume of applications it is not feasible for ULHS to notify unsuccessful applicants, so if you do not receive an email from ULHS, unfortunately this means your application has not been successful. Please ensure you check your spam/junk folder as well.

How are intercollegiate halls applications prioritised?

Priority is given to:

  • students holding unconditional offers of a place at LSHTM, and
  • international students who have not spent time in the UK previously, and
  • students with certain disabilities/medical conditions* (we may require documentary evidence)

However, it is still worth applying even if you don’t feel you meet the priority criteria.

*Disabled students who require adapted rooms should look at the information on the UoL Halls website (scroll down to "Housing for students with disabilities").

Can I apply to the intercollegiate halls if I have a conditional offer for LSHTM?

You can apply to the halls if you have a conditional offer (by the July deadline), but if you receive an offer of a halls place, you will be asked to pay a deposit within around 5 working days of the offer being made. 

Are halls deposits refundable?

Deposits are refundable in certain conditions – please refer to the University of London website.

If I have a conditional offer when I apply to halls, but my offer changes to unconditional, what should I do?

If your offer status changes from conditional to unconditional before mid-August, and you are still interested in a room in the intercollegiate halls, please:

  • send an email to
  • use the subject “halls / change of offer status”
  • provide your LSHTM applicant reference
  • attach your offer of admission letter confirming your unconditional offer status

We will then update your application record on our system and factor this information in when allocations are made. As halls rooms continue to be offered throughout the summer, you can provide us with change-of-offer-status information right up to 12th August 2024.

Please do not submit a new application form as only one application per person will be considered. If you submit more than one application, this may result in all your applications being automatically rejected.

I have submitted my application, but I changed my mind about my room preferences, what should I do?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to update your application, so please do your research and think carefully about your order of preference for rooms before submitting your application. You must rank your 6 preferred room options. Applications which do not list 6 preferences will not be considered.

Please do not submit a new application form as only one application per person will be considered. If you submit more than one application, this may result in all your applications being automatically rejected.

If I don’t get an offer of a halls place, will you still consider my application if rooms are not taken by other students?

Yes, until 12th August we continue to offer rooms out to students who have applied before the July deadline, as not everyone will take up the offer of a room.

We usually end up having up to three rounds of allocations, depending on how many successful applicants accept or decline their offer of a room. For 2024/25, the allocations are scheduled for: 

  1. Week commencing 3rd June
  2. Week commencing 8th July (if any rooms not taken up) 

After the second round of allocations we will still accept applications, but students will be offered a room at short notice depending on the volume of applications and room availability. There may also be a shorter deadline to pay the deposit, and thereby accept the room offer, so it is essential you check your emails daily if your application is made in August.  

If I don’t get an offer of a halls place by the end of August, is there another chance to get a room in halls?

The UoL Allocations team has a waiting list for the Intercollegiate Halls of Residence for students that we were not able to offer a room they were interested in or if that room doesn’t form part of our quota. The waiting list opens 22nd August 2024 at 10am until 4pm on 2nd September 2024. We would encourage students to familiarise themselves with the Allocations Policy.

If you had registered on their website prior to 22nd August 2024 and have not booked any accommodation, your registration will be cancelled and you will have to re-register.  

Are there any rooms for couples?

Some of the rooms allocated to LSHTM are for double occupancy. In your application, you’ll be able state if you require double occupancy accommodation. If you miss the LSHTM deadline or weren’t successful, you can try going on the UOL waiting list from 22nd August 2024. 

Are there any halls accommodation for families?

The UoL Halls have a limited number of flats available at International Hall and College Hall. For more information and to check availability please email We would also advise you check the University of London Housing Services website for private accommodation as soon as you hold an unconditional offer.   

Are there any adapted rooms for students with disabilities?

ULHS have a number of wheelchair accessible rooms at College Hall, International Hall and Garden Halls. Applications should be made directly to ULHS - please email describing your circumstances and requirements. Please attach any relevant medical documentation to your email as this will help them assess your application quicker. The rooms are offered on a first-come, first served basis.

2024/25 LSHTM allocation 

For specific queries about rooms, contracts and payment, please contact the Halls team at University of London directly.

Garden Halls

Garden Halls is a hall of residence complex located in Bloomsbury near Euston and King's Cross/St Pancras stations and around a 12-minute walk from LSHTM's main building in Keppel Street (or 1km away).

Room type and number of available roomsCatering statusContract length*Price per week
Single ensuite (4)Catered40 weeks£384.61
3 bed flat share single (2)Self-catered40 weeks£313.88
Townhouse single (9)Self-catered50 weeks£312.83

International Hall

International Hall is an undergraduate and postgraduate hall which is located 850m (or about 11 minutes' walk) from LSHTM's Keppel Street building. Russell Square tube station is about 300m from the hall.

Room type and number of available roomsCatering statusContract length*Price per week
Single room shared bathroom (14)Catered40 weeks£276.78
Single studio (4)Self-catered40 weeks£309.68
Small single plus shared (1)Catered40 weeks£195.93
Double studio (4)Self-catered40 weeks£327.18

College Hall

College Hall is a fully catered, predominantly undergraduate hall based on Malet Street, which is around the corner from LSHTM's main Keppel Street building.

Room type and number of available roomsCatering statusContract length*Price per week
Single ensuite (3)Catered40 weeks£346.08
Double ensuite (1)Catered40 weeks£406.28
Single shared (4)Catered40 weeks£301.28

*40 weeks = 15 September 2024 - 21 June 2025
*50 weeks = 15 September 2024 - 30 August 2025