University (Intercollegiate) Halls of Residence

University of London Intercollegiate Halls

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

For 2019/20, the School has an allocation of 45 rooms in the following halls: 

Please see below for a description of room types that we have allocated in each hall.

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

Applications for a room in Intercollegiate Halls will open on Friday 17th May and close on Friday 19th July. 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 the School 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 to late June (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 2019/20 are now closed. 

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 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.

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.

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 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, and you are still interested in a room in the intercollegiate halls (before 30 August), 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 the end of August.

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 state your 6 preferred options. Applications which do not list all 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 30 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.

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?

A waiting list will open in September. This will allow you to apply for rooms which have not been filled by other University of London students. The waiting list is managed directly by ULHS and an application form will be available on their website. Please check the Waiting list FAQs (University of London website) for further information.

Do I have to re-apply to join the intercollegiate halls waiting list in September?

Yes - if you have not had an offer of a room by the time the September waiting list opens, you will need to re-apply via the September waiting list which is managed directly by ULHS.

2019-20 allocation 

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

The 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 the School's main building in Keppel Street (or 1 km away).
There are a variety of rooms available to suit your needs.

3 en-suite catered rooms;
4 standard superior rooms;
5 townhouse single rooms (50 weeks).

International Hall is an undergraduate and postgraduate catered hall which
is located 850 meters away (or about 11 minutes' walk) from the School's
Keppel Street building. Russell Square tube station is about 300 meters
away from the hall. This hall also accepts students with partners
and/or children (in the flats, which are not part of LSHTM's allocation and
have a different application process; please check directly with University of London).

5 single rooms (shared bathroom);
4 single studios;
4 large single studios.

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

4 single rooms;
4 single en-suite rooms.

Lillian Penson Hall is a postgraduate and undergraduate hall near Hyde Park
and near Paddington station (with direct access to Euston Square station
[4 stops on the tube], which is about 9 minutes' walk from the School, or
700 meters). Mixture of catered and self-catered accommodation.

6 single ensuite rooms;
2 double en-suite rooms;
1 double room with open plan kitchen;
2 double room with separate kitchen;
1 large en-suite double- Integ kitchen.