Why choose Goodenough College?

Goodenough College is an award-winning postgraduate residence in the heart of London, UK. We provide a social, cultural and intellectual community for students studying at any university or college in London, and are far more than just a hall of residence.

Here are just a few of the reasons why you should choose Goodenough College as your home when studying in London:

Excellent location

  • Close to London's major universities, international transport links and attractions.

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A safe and secure, friendly environment

  • 24 hour Reception Teams.
  • Secure, free bike storage.
  • Contents insurance for your room or flat included in the price of your rent.
  • An in-house maintenance team to sort out any problems in your room or flat as soon as possible.

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  • A variety of accommodation for single residents, couples and families.
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the bedrooms and flats and the public areas of the College.
  • Two 24 hour libraries.
  • On-site music practice rooms and media rooms.
  • Discounted gym membership and subsidised tennis court.
  • Food and drink options to suit all lifestyles and budgets, including an on-site café and pizza bar.
  • Meal Plans available for great value, nutritious breakfasts and dinners.
  • Communal kitchens if you prefer to self-cater.

Please see the “Our Facilities” pages to learn more.

Thriving extra-curricular programme

  • Our diverse Members are encouraged to develop their talent academically and in a host of extra-curricular activities, including many free or subsidised social, cultural and academic events.
  • Over 250 Member run clubs and societies to join. If there’s none you want to join, we’ll help you start your own!
  • Invitations to black-tie dinners and free regular College communal dining-in events.

Please see the “Life at Goodenough College” pages to learn more.

If you have any questions please contact our Admissions Team.

For Families

We offer small and large two bedroom and three bedroom flats for families with up to 1-3 children.  Family flats are allocated according to the size of the family.

Please see below for a Virtual Tour of a typical Two Bedroom Flat, and a video to meet one of our families.

Download Example Floorplan

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Flat type Two Bedroom Flat (for family with one child)
  • Number available 22
  • Floor - ground to 4th floor
  • Average size 47.9m2 including hallway and kitchen but excluding bathroom
  • £432.58 per week including tax (maximum £1,915.80 per month)*
   Large Two Bedroom Flat (for family with two children)
  • Number available 12
  • Floor - ground to 4th floor
  • Average size 58.0m2 including hallway and kitchen but excluding bathroom
  • £453.62 per week including tax (maximum £2,008.80 per month)*
  Three Bedroom Flat (for family with three children)
  • Number available 4
  • Floor - ground to 4th floor
  • Average size 75.0m2 including hallway and kitchen but excluding bathroom
  • £508.00 per week including tax (maximum £2,249.67 per month)*
Location William Goodenough House
Newly refurbished Yes
Bedroom Standard double bed (137cm x 190cm), fitted wardrobes including safe, chest of drawers, bedside tables, desk, desk chair, shelves, bedside lamps
Childrens bedrooms Single bed (91cm x 190cm) or cot, bedside tables, wardrobe. Three bedroom flats have two childrens bedrooms.
Living Room Dining table and chairs, sofa bed, coffee table and shelving units
Kitchen Electric Cooker (4 hob rings, grill and oven), microwave, fridge, sink, storage cupboards. Large two bedroom flats also have a dishwasher. Three bedroom flats have a dishwa her and washing machine. Good supply of china, glassware, cutlery and cooking utensils.
Bathroom Washbasin, WC and bath with shower over
Hallway Coat hooks
Free Wi-Fi Broadband Yes - in all bedrooms and common areas
Central heating and hot water Yes
Contents Insurance Yes
Communal Facilities 2 central laundry facilities including pay-as-you-go washers and dryers. Building reception manned 24 hours a day with secure entry. Secure pigeonhole at reception. Childrens playrooms with toys and equipment, a childrens library and outdoor play equipment in the garden
Not lncluded Electricity charges (Each flat is charged monthly for actual usage. The average monthly charge is £16-24 pcm depending on the flat size). Cleaning. Bedding and Towels, which are available for purchase through the College.  Local authority Council Tax

 *These rents are for the 2017-18 academic year.  The rents for the 2018-9 academic year will be available in April 2018.

Please see below for a virtual tour of one of our typical Two Bedroom Flats (for a family with one child):


Meet one of our Families

Contact the Admissions Team


If you have any questions regarding applying to live at Goodenough or life at the College then please don't hesitate to email our Admissions Team at admissions@goodenough.ac.uk. Angela and Prudence our two Admissions Officers will be happy to help you.

Our Neighbourhood

Goodenough College is based in the heart of Bloomsbury, one of London's prime academic and cultural locations. It is one of the greenest parts of London with plenty of parks and open squares. The area is associated with Charles Darwin (1809-1882), Charles Dickens (1812-1870), John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) E M Forster (1879-1970) and Virginia Woolf (1892-1941). Woolf once lived on Mecklenburgh Square and Graham Greene stayed on the Square when writing 'The Power and The Glory.'

We are within 10 minutes' walk from King's Cross Station and the Eurostar links at St Pancras which connects the UK to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel. Our closest tube station is Russell Square which is on the Piccadilly Line and links directly to Heathrow Airport.

We are also very close to major London Universities and colleges, such as Senate House (University of London), Birkbeck, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London School of Economics (LSE) and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In fact one of the things our Members like best about living at Goodenough is how close it is to their place of study.

The Brunswick Centre with a range of shops and restaurants is less than a five minute walk away. It boasts an Art House Cinema, 10 different restaurants, a large supermarket and a variety of interesting shops. The surrounding streets are full of cafes, bars and bookshops. Lamb's Conduit Street and Marchmont Street are among the most characterful in London. Oxford Street and Covent Garden are also just a 15 minute walk away, and are filled with a variety of shops and restaurants.

We are within walking distance of The British Museum, Sir John Soames Museum and the British Library with their world-class collections. The Dickens Museum and the historic Foundling Hospital at Coram Fields are just a few hundred metres away.

You will certainly never get bored living in our corner of London!

Walking Distances


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UCL 5 - 15 minutes
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
University of London Senate House
Institute of Education
10 minutes
Courtauld Institute
City University
University of Westminister
King's  College London, Strand Campus
15 minutes

Local Attractions

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Renoir CinemaThe Brunswick Shopping Centre
Coram's Fields (families only)
5 minutes
The British Library
The British Museum
King's Place
<10 minutes
Sadler's Wells Theatre
Royal National Theatre
National Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
Barbican Centre
St Paul's Cathedral
Covent Garden
Trafalgar Square
Tottenham Court Road
Oxford, Regent and Carnaby Streets
Camden Market
15 - 20 minutes

Transport Links

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Russell Square Underground Station 5 minutes
King's Cross Underground and National Rail
Holborn Underground
Chancery Lane Underground
10 minutes
Farringdon Underground (Cross Link)
St Pancras Eurostar
<15 minutes

Entry Scholarships / Financial Assistance

We offer a wide range of Scholarships designed to support students who might not otherwise be able to join us.

Please see below for details of our Scholarships for the 2017/18 academic year. Applications for Entry Scholarships are made at the same time as submitting your application to live at the College. The closing date to apply for an entry scholarship is 30th June 2017.   Decisions will be made and successful candidates informed by 31 July 2017.

Entry Scholarships

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Name of Scholarship Number available Amount Who can apply
Goodenough Commonwealth Scholarships 1 £10,000 for one year only Commonwealth nationals including those from the UK.
Jonathan Hirst Commonwealth Scholarship 1 £10,000 for one year only Commonwealth nationals including those from the UK.
Goodenough International Scholarship 2 £10,000 for one year only Any applicant applying from outside the UK.
The Rowland Scholarship 1 £8,500 for one year only Any applicant studying on a one year Masters course.
Sir Abraham Bailey Scholarship 1 £7,000 for one year South African nationals. Previous Abraham Bailey Bursars are encouraged to apply.
McCahon Law Scholarship 1 £4,000 for one year For those applying to undertake the BPTC or LPC course. 
Goodenough Musicians Scholarship 1 £5,000 for one year only Applicants studying on a music performance course.
Goodenough Artists Scholarship 1 £5,000 for one year only A practising visual or fine art student studying on an art course.
Goodenough College American Friends Scholarship 2 $5,000 (US) for one year US citizens applying from outside of the UK (minorities are encouraged to apply).
Goodenough Family Scholarships 3

2 x scholarships for £5,000 per year for one year only, 1 x scholarship £5,000 per year for up to four years

A single person or a couple with one or more children.
Education Scholarship 1 £2,000 for one year Applicants undertaking Masters or PhD in the field of education.
Heuer-Monaghan Marshall Residential Scholarship 2 $2,500 for up to two years Scholarship available to applicants and residents of the College who are in receipt of a Marshall Scholarship.
Goodenough PhD Scholarships 6 £5,000 per year for up to four years Students enrolled on or due to start a PhD course (or enrolled on an MPhil course with the intention to upgrade to a PhD).
Goodenough Scholarships 15 £2,000 for one year only Any applicant in financial need.

For further information please contact our Admissions Officers, Prudence or Angela:

Email: admissions@goodenough.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 (0)20 7520 1575

Partnership Scholarships

We are fortunate to be able to offer several scholarships in partnership with other academic bodies or institutions. The application procedures for these scholarships vary depending on the organisation involved.

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Name of Organisation Number available Who and how to apply Amount
London Goodenough Association of Canada (LGAC) 6 or more per annum The LGAC is our Alumni organisation in Canada. The scholarships are to Canadian graduate students studying in London and living at Goodenough College. Application is directly to the LGAC. For further information please see the scholarship notices here (in English)here (in French) and at lgac.ca/scholarships where you can also download an application form. Up to £5,400 each per annum.
Association of Commonwealth Universities Scholarships 6 Goodenough Commonwealth Scholars Bursaries - six awards of £1,200 are made annually to Commonwealth Scholars based in London, in conjunction with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK.  £2,000 each

Latrobe University/
Richard Guy Goodenough College Scholarship

1 Richard Guy, leading Australian business identity and philanthropist is a Goodenough College Alumni who was a member in the 1960's. He now wishes to extend the same opportunity to a Master or PhD student. For more information on the scholarship please click here Up to $(AUD)50,000

We are the first choice for scholars from a wide range of international schemes, including Marshall, Fulbright, Chevening, Commonwealth, and Rotary scholars.

In addition we also offer Scholarships in partnership with academic and other institutions including Kings College London, English Speaking Union, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, School of African and Oriental Studies and Windle Trust. Please note: These scholarships are available for students who are already registered for postgraduate study with these institutions and Goodenough College is unable to help students to apply or secure places with the institutions listed.

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