Ayr, KA8 0HD
Ayr is a popular seaside town for students studying at UWS - University of the West of Scotland. Find student accommodation in Ayr. Search here to find the lasest student houses, halls and apartments.
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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.
University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.
Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.
A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.
A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.
Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.
A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.
A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.
A room available in a house share, where a group of existing housemates want to fill an empty room. A good way of getting the benefits of a house share without an established group of friends.
Ayr is home to many students studying at the University of West Scotland. The University of West Scotland has over 17,000 students. The town of Ayr is located on the South West Coast of Scotland, within the county of Aryshire.
The University of West Scotland has 7 university managed halls across 3 campuses in Ayr, London and Paisley. Students at the University of West Scotland have a variety of accommodation available to them, including self-catered accommodation in either shared flats or studio apartments. Within university accommodation there is on-site laundry facilities and Wifi available.
There is also private accommodation available, at the Craigie Campus in Ayr. Students in private accommodation will have a variety of options available to them, including double rooms, en-suite facilities and amenities such as on-site maintenance and 24-hour security. Many second- and third-year students, choose to move away from halls and live in either house or flat shares. Within the town of Ayr there are many properties available, offered by private landlords and letting agents who have years of experience in supporting the student community. Many student properties have double rooms and will have private enclosed gardens. This is perfect for students who want to live with their friends in a town that’s a short distance from the University.
If you want to find out more about Ayr, head over to guides section. At accommodation for students, we have over 20 years of experience in supporting the student population across the UK to find the perfect properties. If you wish to reserve a property today go to accommdoationforstudents.com or make an enquiry directly with our team.
Are you going to live and study in Ayr? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
When is the best time to look for accommodation in Ayr?
Most students look for shared housing in Ayr from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.
How much does student accommodation cost in Ayr?
The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Ayr will cost you £86 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £168 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.
What is the best way to search for accommodation in Ayr?
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Ayr. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team. AFS has accommodation across the whole city including City Centre and Near University.
How long does a tenancy agreement last for?
In Ayr the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.
Is it possible to have a short term or summer only contract in Ayr?
Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Ayr. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.
How much do I have to pay for a deposit?
This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Ayr halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Ayr will be £344.
How can I make sure I get my deposit back at the end of my tenancy?
All landlords and property manages in Ayr are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.