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Student Accommodation in Glasgow

Written by Sam | March 1, 2021

Glasgow is a well-known city in Scotland and has several Universities there, you have the University of Glasgow, Strathclyde University, and Glasgow Caledonian University. You also have a campus for the University of Highlands and Islands.

University of Glasgow is the largest in respect of the student population with 26,500 students and is ranked 92nd in the world by Times Higher Education in 2021 and Glasgow Caledonian University has 13,00 students.

Glasgow is on the west side of Scotland, pretty much opposite Edinburgh and is one of the major cities in Scotland. This means that as a student here you get the perks of having better transport, more places to eat, more places to eat out and more pubs to visit. You also can be in rural parts of Scotland within in an hour in some directions.

If you want to read more about Glasgow and what you can do there as a student and some interesting history then this page will help you as a student: Glasgow as a student

If you want to learn more about the universities in Glasgow and their key statistics, how safe they are and some of the courses they have on offer these pages will help you

Private Student Accommodation in Glasgow

In this section I look at what student accommodation there is in Glasgow. This is accommodation that isn’t owned or managed by universities they are owned or managed by companies specifically for students.

This type of student accommodation can come with a lot of advantages, such as:

  • Accommodation manager
  • Social events
  • En-suites in flats
  • Gym, cinema, study and games rooms
  • Free breakfasts
  • Free bikes to use

There will be more to that list and not every student accommodation will offer all the services, they are just an example of what I have seen. The only downside is that they come at a cost. As a student, it is up to you to decide what you want to live in!

All the student accommodation has very good access to public transport, in particular, train stations and the airport isn’t far away. All the student accommodation in Glasgow is actually based around the city centre campuses, you are able to walk to either one no matter which accommodation you are in.

Map of student accommodation in Glasgow
Map of student accommodation in Glasgow

Some good student accommodation providers in Glasgow are:

There are more providers in Glasgow, however, because of it being a city with lots of students it gets a lot of attention from student accommodation providers and this is good because it gives students the option of choice and keeps standards high!

If you are searching for student accommodation in Glasgow and want to make sure that you end up in a good accommodation, here are some quick tips:

  • Always view the accommodation
  • Check the quality of the bed, desk, en-suite and kitchen
  • Make sure it is designed well and functional
  • Check the communal areas are big enough for groups
  • Read the tenancy and check cancellation policies
  • Check the social calendar

If you want more detail on what to look for, this article will help you: How To Find Your Next Student Accommodation

Student Housing in Glasgow

Due to the many students in the city, like many other cities there are really three categories for student accommodation, University owned, private student accommodation and student housing.

There is plenty of student housing in Glasgow, more than enough for students, the problem that comes down to it is the quality. All the good quality student housing gets taken the moment it becomes available due to the fear of not being able to get it later.

Most students in Glasgow start searching for student housing in late November or December, some will book when they find a good place and others will book in the new year, both are fine!

The best places to live as a student in Glasgow are:

  • Hillhead
  • Anniesland
  • Partick
  • City Centre
  • Denistoun
  • Finneston

All these areas are close to the city centre, most you can walk into the city and if you can’t you will be able to get a bus or train into the city that will only be a few minutes long!

The most expensive in the city centre due to its location. All these areas also have good access to supermarkets and the essentials as a student.

Denistoun is on the east side of the city and Finneston is on the west side. You can access all the universities if they are on the opposite side of the city it just makes your commute a bit longer.

Some good student housing providers in Glasgow are:

There are more student letting agents in Glasgow, however, these are the one that I think have good student houses!

If you are searching for student housing in Glasgow and want to make sure you end up in a good house, here are some quick tips:

  • Always view the property
  • Check the quality of the kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Make sure the living area can fit everyone in
  • Read the tenancy agreement before signing
  • Check deposit protection and cancellation policies
  • Make sure it is designed well and functional

If you want more details and tips to help you find a good student house in Glasgow then this article will help you: How to find your next student accommodation

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