Private Accommodation

If you are not guaranteed a university bed space, then we strongly recommend that you explore the full range of private accommodation options in Glasgow. These may be in the west end of the city or in the surrounding area, where you will find options within commuting distance of the University.

To provide a helping hand, the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) have compiled some advice and top tips on how to get started with your flat hunt and ensure you are engaging with trusted landlords. Download their How to find accommodation guide which includes a handy checklist of everything you should be aware of before signing a lease. 

To help you get started on your search, you can explore the SRC’s Flatshare service, where you'll find details of single rooms or entire flats in close proximity to the University.

Dumfries Campus

Accommodation in the town of Dumfries can also be in high demand during academic term-time. Students studying at our Dumfries campus should refer to our guidance for finding private accommodation.

Financial support if you are struggling to afford your accommodation

Please visit the Cost of Living support webpage and explore what support is available, and what you should do based on your circumstances.

We are aware of the current financial challenges relating to long-term accommodation, so if you require financial assistance to help with your accommodation costs, please review the support available through our Financial Aid team, including the Discretionary, Childcare, and Hardship Funds. The Discretionary/Childcare & Hardship Funds will reopen at the start of term on 11 September.

More information on eligibility criteria and how to apply to these funds can be found on the Financial Aid webpages, and you can contact them directly via

Emergency support if you are in crisis with an immediate risk to your physical or mental health

Please visit the Safety, Health & Wellbeing webpage and explore what support is available, including what to do in the case of an emergency.

You can also access instant emergency support via the SafeZone app, and general Support & Wellbeing information via the UofG Life app, regardless of location.

You can contact our Security Team, active 24/7, who can also assist with emergency accommodation queries during out of office hours (before 9:00) and (after 17:00) Monday-Friday and on weekends.

Security Contact Details

Gilmorehill Campus

Communal Tel: 0141 330 4282
Emergency Tel: 0141 330 4444 OR ext. 4444

Garscube Campus

Communal Tel: 0141 330 5799
Emergency Tel: 0141 330 2222 OR ext. 2222

Dumfries Campus

Communal Tel: 0141 330 5799
Emergency Tel: 0141 330 4444