University (Intercollegiate) Halls of Residence

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 2018-19, the School has an allocation of 45 rooms (see details below). Follow the links for each halls for further details including the weekly rental costs.

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 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 2018-19

  • Applications for 2018-19 closed on Friday 20 July
  • The first round of allocations took place in the week of 23 July
  • The second round of allocations took place in the week of 6 August
  • The third round of allocations took place in the week of 20 August and offers were send out by ULHS to successful applicants on 21 August
  • Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted by ULHS. Due to the high volume of applications it is not feasible for ULHS to notify unsuccessful applicants, so if you have not received an email from ULHS by the end of 21 August, unfortunately your application has not been successful
  • There will not be any further rounds of hall rooms allocation by LSHTM
  • A waiting list will open 3 September at 12pm UK time until 4 September 10am UK time. 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.

Intercollegiate Halls Applications FAQs

What happens to my application after the July deadline?

All intercollegiate halls applications will be considered on an equal basis (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 University of London Housing Services (ULHS) within a couple of weeks of the deadline. See below for if you don’t get an offer.

How are intercollegiate halls applications prioritised?

Priority is given to:

- international students who have not spent time in the UK previously, and
- students holding unconditional offers of a place at LSHTM, and
- students with certain disabilities (we may require 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 31 August), please:

- send an email to
- use the subject “halls / change of offer status”
- provide your LSHTM applicant reference

We will then 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.

As we have now completed our room allocation process for 2018-19, you do not need to update us on your admissions offer status. If you have not been offered a room in Intercollegiate Halls by 21 August and you are still interested in one, you can apply via the ULHS Waiting List when it opens in September.
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 31st 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.

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 time the September waiting list opens, you will need to re-apply via the September waiting list which is managed directly by ULHS.


2018-19 allocation

Garden Halls is a new hall of residence complex located in Bloomsbury near St Pancras stations and around 15 minutes walk from the School. There are a variety of rooms available to suit your needs.

8 standard superior rooms, 5 townhouse single rooms

International Hall is an undergraduate and postgraduate catered hall which is located 10 - 15 minutes' walk from the School. This hall also accepts students with partners and/or children (in the flats which are not part of the allocation).


6 single rooms (shared bathroom), 3 large single studios, 2 standard 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 building, and approximately 5 minutes walk from the Tavistock Place building.


8 single rooms, 2 single en-suite rooms

Lillian Penson Hall is a postgraduate and undergraduate hall near Paddington underground station (with direct access to Euston Square station, about 10 minutes' walk from the School). Breakfast and dinner is availble to those residents who do not have cooking facilities in their accommodation.


8 single en-suite rooms, 2 small single rooms, 1 single studio