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University accommodation in Glasgow
Glasgow expresses itself in a way few cities can match. Amidst charming history and towering architecture is a youthful blend of sophistication, style, fun and earthiness that's unique in the UK.
Glasgow is the perfect base for students. A vibrant culture and nightlife scene pairs perfectly with three world-class universities: University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University.
So, if you like a youthful, vibrant city with an edgy flavour thrown in among top universities and colleges, then check out Glasgow student accommodation with Unite Students. You'll find everything you need to fit your budget.
How to book Glasgow student accommodation
When looking for student accommodation in Glasgow or another city, it's best to use a service that focuses solely on student needs. Whether you're looking for Glasgow student accommodation for yourself or with your friends, here's how you can do it in minutes.
- Choose your property and room type from our list.
- Contact us and arrange a viewing if you want to see it in person. You can also enjoy a 360° virtual tour on the website.
- Choose your length of stay – the whole year, the academic year, or for a shorter period like a semester or summer break.
- Enter your contact details - name, date of birth, country of residence, university of study and course.
- Fill in your guarantor details - they must be over 25 and could be liable for rent in a debt situation.
- Provide payment details - we recommend Direct Debit for secure, easy payments without the headache of missing payments.
- Choose an instalment plan - either 1, 3 or 7 payments.
You will need:
- To be at least 16 years old
- To be a student in education
All our properties are single occupancy rooms only – so there’s no sharing.
- 7 day cooling off period – you can withdraw from your rental agreement up to seven days after you’ve received your booking confirmation.
- No Place, No Pay – if you don’t get your place or want to go to a different uni, you may be eligible for a withdrawal, with no cost.
Types of room
Ensuites come with bright, spacious, and airy rooms offering plenty of storage and room to study. With full access to a fitted kitchen and communal area to chill and meet friends.
For those who prefer their own space, our studio rooms have everything you need for independent student living. Plus, you’ll still be able to enjoy the communal facilities at your chosen property.
With additional space, walk-in showers and disabled bathrooms, our accessible rooms at our student halls in Glasgow have everything you need
Our Glasgow university accommodation rooms come in three grades: basic, classic, and premium.
- Basic – our best value student accommodation, with access to all the facilities.
- Classic – get more space and storage with our Classic rooms.
- Premium - better views, more space, and larger beds when you opt for Premium.
Features vary by property – browse our Glasgow properties for further details on room grades.
Ways to pay
Whether you're from the UK or an international student, paying for student accommodation in Glasgow is simple, secure, and flexible. Pay in easy instalments using one of the methods listed below.
You can pay using:
- Direct debit - Most recommended
- Card payment - Credit or debit card
- Union Pay for International students from China
Your rent includes all bills, including council tax, internet, electricity, and heating. There are no surprise additional charges.
Your parents or legal guardian can make the payment on your behalf. You don’t need a deposit. However, depending on the property, you may be required to pay for the year in advance. This is not a deposit, it's the rent - only paid in advance.
A guarantor is needed. Who can be a guarantor? A close friend or a relative over the age of 25 who agrees to pay your rent should you miss a payment. This person should have a good income, credit history, or savings.
Pay by card
When should I book student accommodation in Glasgow?
The best student accommodation in Glasgow goes quickly. They are let on a first-come, first-served basis. So, we suggest you book your student accommodation in Glasgow as soon as possible.
The good news is that you can now snap up your dream accommodation with us 10 months before the semester starts. So, from the first week of November, you can book your accommodation for the following academic year.
In late? Sign up for the waiting list so you have a chance to get your student accommodation in Glasgow when a student cancels.
Book now and lock in the price for 2023/24 – no unexpected rises in costs
Booking Glasgow student accommodation through clearing
Getting into your uni through clearing means that you might have to wait longer to get your student accommodation in Glasgow. Our student accommodation team at Unite Students knows what it takes to give clearing students the best chance to get a dream accommodation.
Don’t forget, if you don’t get your place at uni, you can cancel for free.
How much is student accommodation in Glasgow?
The average price for student accommodation in Coventry as of December 2022 is around £730 per month. With Unite Students, you have the choice of several different types of accommodation, ranging from budget to premium. Budget rooms may be a little further from the university or city centre. You can find the prices for individual rooms for the upcoming academic year on our website. Raglan House is classed as one of our Best Value properties with the most competitive prices.
How secure is the student accommodation in Glasgow?
All of our Glasgow student accommodation properties have a concierge, CCTV, digital card or fob access, and a 24/7 onsite service team ready to assist. You can also use the MyUnite app if you ever lose your keys, so you’re never locked out unexpectedly.
What is the best student area in Glasgow?
Ideally, you want to be as close to the centre as possible. The city centre is the epicentre of all the action in Glasgow. From universities, colleges, and libraries to shopping centres, restaurants, and bars - it's all here. Popular student areas such as Finneston and Hillhead are located close to the university campuses and have plenty of their own amenities.
Can I view Coventry student accommodation before booking in Glasgow?
You can view Unite Students accommodation before booking. Get in touch to arrange an in-person viewing of the property if you’re in Glasgow. If you're from outside Glasgow or an international student, you can enjoy a 360-degree virtual tour of the property to get a real feel of the place.
Do you have to stay in halls at university in Glasgow?
You can choose between uni-owned halls or privately run student halls. Both are fun and offer excellent security features. Some private halls may offer those extra lavish features that students love. Second- and third-year students often choose to live together in student housing, but it’s also possible to rent a flat together with Unite Students.