Student Accommodation Glasgow
With three quality universities, Glasgow is a real student centre and vibrant and eclectic city. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Glasgow including student houses, flats and halls.
Student properties in Glasgow
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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.
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Living in Glasgow as a student
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, with a population of over 600,000. Home to several impressive Universities, thousands of students each year make this one of the UK’s most dynamic places to study.
The University of Glasgow is ranked as the 11th best in the UK by the Times Newspaper and features in the top 100 globally, while The University of Strathclyde also enjoys a strong reputation, ranking in the top 50 in the UK. The city is also home to Glasgow Caledonian University and the renowned Glasgow School of Art, as well as a number of other colleges. This student focus has enabled the city to develop a reputation as a great place to study and live.
In addition to the quality Universities a large part of the attraction is the vibrant social and cultural opportunities the city offers, in a relatively compact environment. As a result it was named the UK’s top cultural and creative city in 2019. The locals are proud of their city and of their welcoming attitude towards students and this is reflected in slogan ‘The people make Glasgow’. Glasgow’s west end is famous for its eclectic nightlife and quirky shops, cafes and restaurants and proves popular with students. The Barrowlands is one of the UK’s most famous live music venues and is at the centre of a thriving live music scene. The city is also famous for its parks and green spaces providing a pleasant backdrop to the bustling city centre.
Glasgow boasts the two most famous football teams in Scotland, with Celtic and Rangers enjoying a fierce rivalry and international reputations. As a thriving student centre, Glasgow offers a wide range of student accommodation options, including houseshares, flats and apartments and private halls of residence. As the UK’s leading student accommodation website AFS is the ideal place to find your next student home.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you going to live and study in Glasgow? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
Most students look for shared housing in Glasgow 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.
The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Glasgow will cost you £121 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £162 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Glasgow. 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 Hillhead and Knightswood.
In Glasgow 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.
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 Glasgow. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.
This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Glasgow halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Glasgow will be £484.
All landlords and property managers in Glasgow 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.
Glasgow is home to four universities, including The University of Strathclyde and the University of West of Scotland.
Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow Caledonian University was formed in 1933 by the merger of The Queen’s College and Glasgow Polytechnic.
University of Glasgow
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s four ancient universities.
University of Strathclyde
The University of Strathclyde was the Times Higher Education UK university of the year in 2019 and is based in one of the UK's most vibrant student cities.
University of West Scotland
The University of West Scotland is primarly based over four sites in scotland with a further location in central London.