School of Advanced Study (SAS)

University of London. WC1E 7HU.

Studying at the School of Advanced Study (SAS)

The School of Advanced Study, a postgraduate institution of the University of London, is the UK’s national centre for the promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities and social sciences.

Established in 1994, the School of Advanced Study unites nine research institutes at the University of London.  It is a non-profit higher-education institution, which enrols up to 500 students.  Being a small specialist postgraduate research institution, the school offers a friendly community to students around the world – about a third of the School’s student population is international.

Student accommodation

SAS has no student halls of residence of its own.  Therefore, many of those studying at SAS choose to live at Goodenough College, which is just over 1km away.

Goodenough College provides a friendly “home from home” for postgraduate students from all around the world.  Living at Goodenough gives postgraduates a cost-effective central London base, opportunities to take part in a huge range of social, and intellectual events and the chance to make friends and contacts from around the world.

Goodenough is an educational charity dedicated to bringing together some of the world’s brightest minds in one community.  To achieve that goal it offers a number of Scholarships to help talented students from less privileged backgrounds to afford to live at the College.  Students who have lived at Goodenough see themselves as part of a special community, which is why the College has such a thriving international Alumni community.

To find alternative student accommodation information, applicants will need to contact SAS direct.

How to get to SAS from Goodenough College

Your journeys between SAS and Goodenough College are quick and easy, through interesting streets and the attractive and historic Russell Square.  At just over 1km away from the College, SAS is fully accessible on foot, by bike or by public transport.

Campus location

Located at the heart of the University of London in Bloomsbury, SAS provides an unrivalled scholarly community in which to pursue postgraduate study and research.

With quick and easy transport links across London and internationally, SAS is conveniently located within easy reach of the capital’s attractions and activities.


Contact us for more information on living at Goodenough while studying at SAS.