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University (Intercollegiate) Halls of Residence

Academic Year 2021/22

In light of the ongoing uncertainties due to COVID-19, students should not sign up for accommodation until they can be sure they will be able to commit to the tenancy contract. For more information about the academic year 2021/22, please check our COVID-19 advice and FAQs for applicants and offer holders.

Updates:
  • The first round of room allocations took place in the week commencing 19 July
  • The second round of allocations for any untaken rooms took place in the w/c 02 August
  • The third and final round of allocations took place on 16 August. Successful applicants will receive an offer email from the University of London Housing Services (ULHS) by Wed 18 Aug.
  • Please check out the information below on the halls/rooms that the ULHS is direct letting to students this year
  • Please also check out our FAQs below for what to do if you don't get an offer of a halls place by the end of August

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 2021/22, LSHTM has an allocation of 35 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 University of London managed properties and rooms, which are not part of any member institutions' quotas:

  • Family flats in International Hall - please check the FAQs below on how to apply for the family flats.
  • One-bedroom flats in College Hall and Lillian Penson Hall - suitable for students with partner. Applications must be made directly with the University of London.
  • 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 pmu@london.ac.uk to arrange a viewing. The accommodation is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • In addition, the UoL will be direct letting rooms to students at Eleanor Rosa House (new hall that opened in September 2019, located in Stratford), Lillian Penson Hall (located in Paddington and close to Hyde Park) and Nutford House (located near Marble Arch/Oxford Street and close to Hyde Park). Applications for these halls must be made directly with the University of London.

LSHTM applications for a room in Intercollegiate Halls are open Friday 14 May until Sunday 18 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 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 2021/22

Applications are closed for 2021/22. 

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 their 6 preferred room options*. Applications which do not list all 6 preferences will not be considered. In the application form, all 6 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. In 2020/21, 44% of successful applicants were offered their top room choice following the first round of allocations and 80% of successful applicants were offered one of their top 3 choices.

All applications submitted within this period will be considered (i.e. it is not first come, first served).

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.

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 studentadvice@lshtm.ac.uk
  • 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 20 August 2021.

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 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 end of 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 2021/22, the allocations are scheduled for: 

  1. Week commencing 19 July
  2. Week commencing 02 August (if any rooms not taken up)
  3. Week commencing 16 August (if any rooms not taken up)
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?

From September 2021, any remaining accommodation that the University of London Housing Services have at 10 a.m. on 2nd September 2021 will be released on their website and applicants will be able to browse available options and book them on a first-come-first-served basis. If you had registered on their website prior to this date and have not booked any accommodation, your registration will be cancelled and you will have to re-register.

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

From September 2021 the ULHS will no longer have a "waiting list" for the Intercollegiate Halls of Residence.

Instead, any remaining accommodation that they have at 10 a.m. on 2nd September 2021 will be released on their website and applicants will be able to browse available options and book them on a first-come-first-served basis. If you had registered on their website prior to this date and have not booked any accommodation, your registration will be cancelled and you will have to re-register.

Are there any rooms for couples?

All rooms allocated to LSHTM are for single occupancy. Students looking for UoL halls accommodation with a partner may apply to one of the flats in College Hall, International Hall, or one of the flats or double-occupancy rooms in Lillian Penson Hall. Applications must be made directly with the University of London.

Are there any halls accommodation for families?

For students looking to live with their family in Intercollegiate Halls, please check the information about family flats in International Hall. Students must apply directly to the University of London (scroll to the bottom where it says "Housing for students with families"). Please note places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis. The application will be open until all the flats are filled.

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 info.halls@london.ac.uk 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.

2021/22 LSHTM allocation 

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

Garden Halls

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 LSHTM's main building in Keppel Street (or 1km away).

Room type and number of available rooms Catering status Contract length* Price per week
Single ensuite (8) Catered 40 weeks £302.06
Standard superior (5) Self-catered 40 weeks £224.98

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.

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 the University of London).

Room type and number of available rooms Catering status Contract length* Price per week
Single room shared bathroom (5) Catered 40 weeks £235.13
Single studio (7) Self-catered 40 weeks £265.93
Large single studio (4) Self-catered 40 weeks £271.18

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 rooms Catering status Contract length* Price per week
Single ensuite (6) Catered 40 weeks £287.28

*40 weeks = 12/09/2021 – 18/06/2022