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Dumfries Accommodation

There are three residences in Dumfries, all within easy reach of the campus by foot or a short bus ride, giving you the option of close to campus or town centre living: Dumfries Hall, Brooke House and Laurieknowe Hall.

The residences include single bedrooms with en-suite, as well as shared kitchens and living rooms to gather with your flatmates for meals and to socialise. All residences offer living support, WiFi, laundry facilities, garden areas, bicycle racks and parking.

Who is eligible for accommodation?

Both undergraduate and postgraduate students may apply for residences. 

University Accommodation

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

Postgraduate Admissions Policy 

Who can apply using the online application system?

The online application system can be used by all undergraduate, postgraduate and exchange students who have firmly accepted either an unconditional or conditional offer of study from the University of Glasgow. Find out more about the application process here.

NB. Please do not attempt to apply online for accommodation until at least 72 hours (3 working days) after you have accepted your offer of study as your student record will not be in our accommodation database and you will be unable to proceed.


If you have any further questions you can also contact us by telephone on +44 (0)141 330 4743 or via email at accom@glasgow.ac.uk.

Private Rental Accommodation in Dumfries

The University of Glasgow cannot recommend any particular landlord or advertiser.  The following is a list of contact details commonly used to obtain rental accommodation in Dumfries and the surrounding area.  This is no guarantee of the quality of the accommodation or the standard of its management, as such the University of Glasgow cannot take responsibility for any problems which may occur in respect of rooms or properties rented through this list.

This is an information only service and should be treated with the same care and caution as other private accommodation advertisements.


Estate Agencies for Letting:

  • Primrose & Gordon
    1 Newall Terrace, Dumfries, DG1 1LN
    Tel:  01387 267316
  • Braidwoods
    1 Charlotte Street, Dumfries, DG1 2AG
    Tel:  01387 257272
  • John Henderson & Son
    8/10 Bank Street, Dumfries, DG1 2NS
    Tel:  01387 739000
  • Walker & Sharpe Solicitors
    37 George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EB
    Tel:  01387 267222
  • GM Thomson
    35 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, DG1 2AB
    Tel:  01387 254424
  • Grieve, Grierson, Moodie & Walker
    14 Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DR
    Tel:  01387266250
  • Dumfries & Galloway Solicitors Property Centre
    14 Queensberry Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EX
    Tel:  01387 252684 or 01387 254010
  • Your Move
    2 Queensberry Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EX
    Tel:  01387 257666
  • Realter
    127 Queensberry Street, Dumfries, DG1 1BH
    Tel:  01387 256699


Where to find rental accommodation?


The Dumfries & Galloway Standard and the Dumfries Courier regularly carry adverts.

Notice Boards:

Accommodation is occasionally advertised on the notice board in the campus coffee shop.

Property Agents/Estate Agents:

Note that they can only charge you once you accept the accommodation.


Many local shops carry advertisements in their windows or on notice boards.


The following websites may help you find accommodation in Dumfries:

  • www.spareroom.co.uk
    To reply to an advert on this site simply send a message to the advertiser through the site.  This can take a couple of days to arrive so it’s worth registering and contacting advertisers before you arrive in Dumfries.  There is an option whereby you can pay to reply to the “early bird” adverts which means those that have been advertised for less than 7 days.  Remember, you can still reply to other adverts without paying.