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Tips For Renting Student Accommodation In Glasgow

As we all know, Glasgow is the first city in Scotland and the fourth largest city in the UK. The student accommodation market in Glasgow has always been trendy because well-known educational institutions such as the University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University, and the University of Caledonian are located here. Many students need help finding suitable flats, so this blog looks at the different living options available to students in Glasgow and recommends some well-reviewed student flats.

The Area Of Student Accommodation In Glasgow

Glasgow is divided into two by the River Clyde, with the famous city centre and West End on the north side.

The University of Glasgow is located in the West End, a little from centre area.
Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Strathclyde, on the other hand, are both in the city centre area.

Because these universities are in different locations, students will go in completely different directions when choosing where to live in their flats.

Some students wonder whether it is better to live in an on-campus dormitory or an off-campus student accommodation every new semester. Here is a brief analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of each.

On-campus Dormitory In Glasgow


The best thing about on-campus domitory is the low price! Take the University of Glasgow as an example; rooms cost between £120 and £200. The price will be different depending on the type of room, facilities, and services. In addition, there is no need to worry about the safety of the school dormitory. All the people living here are students of the University. 


The disadvantage is that dormitories generally have less space. The room configuration in on-campus dormitories usually consists of a bed + a desk, with little extra space. So it depends on how you choose.

Cairncross House student accommodation in glasgow
Cairncross House (University of Glasgow)

However, it should be noted that the On-campus Dormitory is more sought after. If you are one of those students who are not picky about the living environment but are more concerned about cost-effectiveness, remember to book the dormitory in advance.

Off-campus Student Accommodation In Glasgow

Off-campus student accommodations are a little more expensive than on-campus dormitories, but the trade-off is a better living environment.

Room Types

There are several types of student flats: en-suite/studio/1b/2b. En-suite is the most common type, where several people live in the same suite. The bedrooms have their toilets and share the kitchen and living room.
Studio, 1b and 2b are for those who live alone or share the toilet and kitchen with friends.


The rooms in student flats are more extensive, and the bedrooms are furnished with bookshelves, wardrobes and other furniture. Some apartments also have a gym, games area, study room and other facilities in the common area.


Students can only live in student flats, so you don’t have to worry about meeting unauthorised people. And with security personnel and 24-hour surveillance in almost all student flats, security is guaranteed.

student accommodation in glasgow iQ Elgin Place
iQ Elgin Place student accommodation

Recommended Student Accommodation In Glasgow

Dunaskin Mill, Glasgow

5 Dunaskin Court, Glasgow, Scotland G11 6QJ
From £189/week

Dunaskin Mill is a modern student accommodation in Glasgow that is ideally located on the banks of the River Kelvin with beautiful views and good landscaping. The housing is close to the University of Glasgow, approximately a 5-minute walk away. The flats are about 10 minutes from the city centre. The apartments offer 12 room types with 504 beds, catering to many student needs. The well-furnished apartments and in-room facilities include storage space, small double beds, generous study space and en-suite bathrooms. Shops, restaurants and other amenities are also available near the flats to make life easier for students.

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Rooms & Amenities

  • University of Glasgow: 5 minutes walk
  • University of Strathclyde: 10 minutes by bus
  • Academy of Music and Sound: 19 minutes by subway
  • Glasgow Caledonian University: 19 minutes by subway
  • Partick Train Station: 10 minutes on foot

St Mungo's, Glasgow

200 St James Rd, Glasgow, Scotland G4 0NT
From £209/week

St Mungo’s is Student Roost’s student accommodation in Glasgow, which opened in September 2018, providing students with the best possible accommodation in the city centre. The apartment offers a range of En-suite and studio accommodations, all of which have flexible tenancy terms. All rooms are fully furnished and supplied with appliances, and there are a variety of amenities in the communal areas to help students settle quickly into life in their new surroundings. The apartment is located close to Glasgow city centre, with a variety of supermarkets and restaurants within walking distance, whilst the University of Strathclyde and City of Glasgow College are just a short walk away to the south.

Rooms & Amenities

  • University of Glasgow: 20 minutes by bus
  • University of Strathclyde: 4 minutes on foot
  • Academy of Music and Sound: 15 minutes on bus
  • Glasgow Caledonian University: 8 minutes walk
  • Glasgow Queen Street Train Station: 12 minutes on foot

This blog is to help you understand more about the difference between on-campus student accommodation and off-campus student flats, so that you can choose a room that is more suitable for your situation.

If you need some help, feel free to check our website uhomes. Our website will provide you with detailed information about student accommodation in Glasgow, its location and facilities. Some of the properties even offer VR viewings and Room Tour video services, so you can get all the details of your room without leaving your home. Here, you will experience the most comprehensive service available.


We recommend true Glasgow, Fountainbridge, West Village, Westfield and West View, which are well-regarded accommodatino in Glasgow and offer a wide range of room types and communal facilities. The flats are ideally located for quick access to universities and train stations. An excellent choice for students studying and living in Glasgow.

As we mentioned in the blog, students are advised to pay attention to price, location, security, council tax and bill when renting an apartment. Each student’s room type and budget choice will also affect the final choice. It’s also a good idea for students to check their college’s location in advance to ensure they choose the right place.

All student accommodation will have numerous communal facilities such as study rooms, lounge, laundry and reception. Some flats may offer a gym, games room, karaoke room, courtyard and sports field. Please see our flats page for more details.

If you are interested in Glasgow or other city’s accommodation. Please check following blogs!

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