International Students House

International Students House, Great Portland Street, London, United Kingdom

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International Students House, London (Colloquially shortened to ISH said as one word, "ish".) is a residence for 700 British and overseas students, interns and trainees whilst staying in London. It is located in Central London close to London's West End at the south side of Regent's Park and operates as a financially self-supporting charity under a board of trustees. There are approximately ten applicants for every place and the selection process is distinct from that of the individual colleges and universities with students being selected on the basis of their "demonstrated willingness to participate and become involved in the life of the House." Each year the House admits Fulbright scholars and students attending schools including King's College London, LSE, Imperial College London, UCL, SOAS, London Business School, The Royal Academy of Music, RADA, Goldsmiths, The Architectural Association School of Architecture and BPP Law School among others. Annually the House, together with its partners, awards residential scholarships of over £800,000. ISH also has 70,000 non resident members which makes up a large proportion of the international students in London.