Students with children and partners
Living with a partner
There is a range of accommodation options for students who are moving to London with their partner.
These are studios in SOAS university halls, and these can be seen in the Accommodation portfolio. Options are also available in housing associations, as well as private rented accommodation. Your choice depends on your budget and your personal preference.
Please note that students bringing non-students partners may be liable to pay Council Tax depending on the accommodation chosen.
Please contact SOAS accommodation office if you are intending to bring your partner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living with a partner and children
SOAS Accommodation is unable to offer housing to those students bringing children with them. However, there is a range of other options for students who are moving to London with their children. The accommodation office can provide a list of options for family housing.
Please contact SOAS accommodation office if you are intending to bring your children at email@example.com.
Private halls of residence
International Student House offers flats for couples and families for international students. There may be a waiting list so apply early where possible.
Goodenough College offers accommodation for post-graduate students with partners and/or up to three children. They offer a range of scholarships designed to support students who might not otherwise be able to live there, including 2 family scholarships of £2000 per year.
Nansen Village has a range of studios, flats and bungalows for post-graduate students with families. They run a regular parents and children’s group and there is a privately run nursery for tenants and local children in the village.
Zebra Housing offers studios and flats for international students with partners and/or up to two children. Students are able to stay for the duration of their studies, however this means there is a lengthy waiting list so you need to apply 3-6 months in advance.
There are usually no restrictions in private rented accommodation about bringing your partner/children, but you should be clear with the landlord who will be living with you. Make sure you think about your budget as living with your partner/children will increase the amount of rent you pay.
SOAS students can access University of London Housing Services to search for private rented flats and houses. Free legal advice and contract check service is also available.