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Student accommodation in Glasgow City Centre, Glasgow

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Universities close to Glasgow City Centre


Glasgow Central Station


Gallery of Modern Art




University of Strathclyde


Glasgow Cathedral


Glasgow Central Station


Gallery of Modern Art




University of Strathclyde


Glasgow Cathedral


About student living in Glasgow City Centre


Glasgow city centre is extremely well connected, with three train stations within walking distance, many bus routes, and a subway system. The area is popular with students as it is home to Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of Strathclyde, and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It’s also just twenty minutes on the bus or fifteen minutes on the subway from student accommodation in Glasgow city centre to the University of Glasgow campus.


On the doorstep of student houses in Glasgow city centre, you’ll find streets lined with impressive buildings and stunning architectural feats. Be sure to check out George Square to see the statues and monuments. And, of course, the Glasgow Cathedral is a must-see. Located close to student housing in Glasgow city centre, the Cathedral is the oldest building in Glasgow and an unmissable landmark.

Food and Drink

Glasgow city centre student accommodation is surrounded by bars, restaurants, pubs, and cafes. For brilliant deals and hearty meals served over live music, head to Bloc +. Katie’s Bar is one of Glasgow’s many LGBTQ+ hotspots, while The Flying Duck offers everything from quiz nights to club nights and a lot of student discounts. Try Tingle for a lively night out and enjoy their extensive menu of shots, all for £1.50. There’s fantastic nightlife opportunities practically on the doorstep of student houses in Glasgow city centre.


You’ll have no shortage of things to do when living in student houses in Glasgow city centre. For some culture, explore the excellent exhibitions at the Gallery of Modern Art or catch a play at the King’s Theatre. The nightlife in Glasgow is also impressive. You can watch live music every week at Nice n' Sleazy, or head to Bamboo for student nights and cheap drinks every Wednesday.


You can find everything from high street chains to independent boutiques and charity shops close to student houses in Glasgow city centre. Head to Prince’s Square Shopping Centre or St. Enoch Shopping Centre to find everything you could possibly need, all in one place.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Glasgow city centre has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are Glasgow city centre student properties to suit every taste and budget, from shared student houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Glasgow city centre and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Glasgow City Centre

Is Glasgow city centre a student area?

With close proximity to the universities in Glasgow, the city centre is a popular student area. Student houses in Glasgow city centre are in high demand every year.

Is Glasgow city centre safe?

Glasgow city centre is generally considered a safe area, as long as you take sensible precautions. You should feel secure living in Glasgow city centre student accommodation.

Is Glasgow city centre a good place to live?

Packed with culture, brimming with lively hospitality venues, and benefitting from extremely convenient transport links, Glasgow city centre is a great place to live.

Is Glasgow city centre affordable for students?

Glasgow has been named the second most affordable city in the world, making student accommodation in Glasgow city centre a great option for students trying to keep costs down.

Does the University of Strathclyde provide accommodation?

The University of Strathclyde has halls of residence in the city centre. Typically students will live in these halls in their first year before moving into private student houses in Glasgow city centre and the surrounding areas for the remainder of their time at university.

How big is Glasgow city centre?

While Glasgow is a big city, the city centre is small enough to explore comfortably on foot.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Glasgow city centre are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Glasgow city centre can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Glasgow city centre are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Glasgow.

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