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About Glasgow

With 20.8% of its student population being international, Glasgow is the 4th most popular city in the UK for international students. Here is a breakdown of the proportion of international students by level of study in Glasgow:

  • Undergraduate: 15%

  • Postgraduate: 22%

  • Research: 35%

Glasgow offers high-quality education through its renowned universities, the University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of Strathclyde, the Glasgow School of Art, and the City of Glasgow College. The city offers a terrific student experience for international students through its vibrant student community and highly ranked universities.

Popular Student Accommodation Areas in Glasgow

Popular Glasgow areas among university students are the West End, Dennistoun, and the East End. There are a few things to keep in mind while searching for the perfect student area to stay in, including transportation, cost, and amenities.

1. Students living in Glasgow’s West End will be near the University of Glasgow, and purpose-built accommodation would cost around £140–£380/week.

  • Travel time from the West End to the City Centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 20-30 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 40-50 minutes

  • Subway - 15-20 minutes

2. Students living in Dennistoun would pay approximately £110–£250/week.

Nearby universities include Strathclyde University and Glasgow Caledonian University.

  • Travel time from Dennistoun to the City Centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 15-25 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 45-55 minutes

  • Subway - 10-15 minutes

3. Students living in the East End purpose-built student accommodation would pay around £100–£240/week. This area includes Strathclyde University.

  • Travel time from the East End to the City Centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 15-35 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-20 minutes

  • Walking - 45-60 minutes

  • Subway - 10-25 minutes

Best Student Accommodation in Glasgow

Glasgow has various student room options, and students can explore different areas in Glasgow near their universities and budgets. 

Popular student Housing in Glasgow that provide almost every room type are Buchanan View, Dobbie's Point Roost, St Mungo's Roost, and Merchant Studios Roost.

Discover Student Room Types in Glasgow (Approx. £120 – £2,000/ month)

The purpose-built student accommodation in Glasgow typically includes a variety of amenities included in the bills; it varies according to the provider's terms and conditions. But broadly, we suggest a student should consider budget, needs, and preferences while making decisions. 

Here, we have categorised the room types given below based on preference and budget to help you in your decision-making.

Type 1: Affordable student rooms in Glasgow: 

These cost around £100–£350 per week on average and are recommended for students who are comfortable sharing space. Typically, such properties are houses or apartments. 

  • Shared room

    • Amenities: Self-contained apartment with multiple bedrooms, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • The West End avg. Rent: £400 / month

    • Dennistoun avg. Rent: £350 / month

    • The East End avg. Rent: £300 / month

  • Triple/ Quadruple rooms

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • The West End avg. Rent: £400 / month

    • Dennistoun avg. Rent: £350 / month

    • The East End avg. Rent: £300 / month

  • Entire place

Type 2: Affordable student rooms in Glasgow with privacy: These rooms cost around £350–£1,000 per month. 

  • Student Single Room

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • The West End avg. Rent: £120 / month

    • Dennistoun avg. Rent: £140 / month

    • The East End avg. Rent: £150 / month

    • Recommended student single rooms include Buchanan View.

  • Student Shared Flats

    • Amenities: Private Bedroom in a shared house or flat, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • The West End avg. Rent: £500 / month

    • Dennistoun avg. Rent: £400 / month

    • The East End avg. Rent: £350 / month

  • Student Twin Rooms

    • Amenities: One room with 2 single beds, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • The West End avg. Rent: £350 / month

    • Dennistoun avg. Rent: £300 / month

    • The East End avg. Rent: £250 / month

  • Student Double Room

    • Amenities: One bedroom with double bed, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • The West End avg. Rent: £400 / month

    • Dennistoun avg. Rent: £350 / month

    • The East End avg. Rent: £300 / month

Room Type 3: Glasgow student rooms with privacy, quiet space, and proximity to the City Centre cost around  £450- £1,100 per month. 

  • Glasgow Student Flats 

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen

    • The West End avg. Rent: £450 / month

    • Dennistoun avg. Rent: £350 / month

    • The East End avg. Rent: £300 / month

  • Glasgow Student En-Suite Rooms 

  • Glasgow Student Studios

    • Amenities: private bedroom, Private bathroom, private kitchen

    • The West End avg. Rent: £550 / month

    • Dennistoun avg. Rent: £450 / month

    • The East End avg. Rent: £400 / month

    • Popular student studios are West Village, West View, Glasgow West End, and True Glasgow.

Room Type 4: Students who prefer amenities over budget

  • Student Penthouse in Glasgow costs around  £1,500–£2,000 per month.

These are suitable for students who prefer to have private bedrooms, a private balcony, a terrace, privacy, spacious rooms, and a top floor that is more over budget.

Cost of Living in Glasgow for Students (Approx. £250 – £730)

It varies depending on students’ lifestyle choices, but overall, apart from your Glasgow student accommodation rent, other expenses cannot be ignored. We have suggestions to help you save money while living in Glasgow as a student:

  • Food: £120–£160/month on average. 

    • We suggest buying groceries that cost around £120/month and cooking your own meals. 

    • Shop from grocery stores such as Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Iceland, Morrisons, Aldi, and Lidl. They offer student discounts. 

  • Transportation: £100-£300/month on average

    • Get a Young Scot NEC Card for free and enjoy 50% discounts on all bus fares in Scotland.

    • Rent a bicycle from StudentCycle for £10 per day for a daily commute.

    • University bike schemes: Some universities, such as the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde, offer their students discounted bikes.

    • Buy a new bike for £200, easily available for students, which is equal to one month's rent and will benefit you for the entire year.

  • Kitchen Essentials: Market worth around £30-£80. 

    • Some properties do not provide utensils in that case, student can check online where some websites provide utensils at discounted prices for student from market prices.

    • Former students generally leave their kitchen essentials on the property while leaving the city due to airport luggage weight restrictions. You can find someone in your friends circle and reuse the stuff.

  • Bedding Essentials: Market worth around £100. 

    • Only a few providers provide bedding packs to their tenants, either included in bills or as an offer. Otherwise, after move-in, students have to buy on their own.

    • Former students generally leave their bedding essentials on the property while leaving the city due to airport luggage weight restrictions. You can find someone in your friends circle and reuse the stuff.

  • Bathroom Essentials: Market worth around £50

    • While booking a student room, the focus remains on whether it has shared or private bathrooms, but forget about bathroom essentials. Student can check online where some websites provide at discounted prices from market prices.

  • Cleaning Essentials: Market worth around £40

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

What is the ideal time to start looking for student accommodation in Glasgow?


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You should start looking 3-5 months before for Glasgow student accommodation once you submit the university application. While Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and proximity to your university, thorough research is still an essential step to ensure a smooth booking process. Also, if in any case you don't receive your university acceptance letter, Casita gives you the liberty of free cancellation with no hidden charges.

Can you suggest any Glasgow student residences that are pet-friendly?

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Some providers in Glasgow offer pet-friendly room options for students, but the policy varies by location. We suggest speaking with our accommodation experts to check with pet policy before you sign a lease.


Here is the list of some properties that are pet friendly:-

When should I book my Glasgow student accommodation for the upcoming September intake?


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If you are selected for the upcoming September intake, you may begin your search for student accommodation between the months of January and March. It is preferable to start looking for a Glasgow student home around six months before your intake. Also, if in any case you don't receive your university acceptance letter, Casita gives you the liberty of free cancellation with no hidden charges.


Are pet-friendly student accommodations more expensive than non-pet-friendly accommodations?

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Yes, there are some monthly additional charges called:

  • Pet Deposit: Refundable fees, usually around £350, that cover any damage caused by the pet.

  • Pet Rent: Non-refundable monthly charges of around £35 for cleaning, maintenance, and pet-related amenities.

Are short-term stays available in Glasgow student homes?


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Some providers offer short-term stays in Glasgow student homes. Checking the availability of your student housing of choice during your desired period is recommended. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


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