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Student Accommodation

  • As Scotland's largest city and with five higher education institutions, Glasgow has an excellent supply of student accommodation, wherever students choose to live.
  • The Glasgow School of Art offers new undergraduate and postgraduate students the opportunity to stay in one of two purpose-built halls of residence; Blythswood House and Margaret Macdonald House. Both sites are located in the city centre, close to amenities and travel links, and within 5 minutes' walk of the main GSA Garnethill campus. All halls are secure and fully-furnished, making the move to study in Glasgow as stress-free and comfortable as possible.
  • If students are interested in finding a private flat or a room, sharing with other students, they can get in touch with the Student Welfare Department who can assist with information on finding accommodation within the city.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £111 to £139 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2018/19

Student Life

  • Scotland's largest city and one of Europe's most vibrant and cosmopolitan, Glasgow is an important creative and artistic hub with a wealth of cultural heritage to explore and inspire.
  • Glasgow is rich in beautiful architecture and green spaces, easy to navigate and famous for its friendly, hospitable people. Its accolades include Friendliest City in the World (Rough Guides 2014) and One of the Safest Cities in Europe (Mercer 2016).
  • The cultural heart of Scotland, Glasgow is filled with museums, galleries, venues and independent shops, and is home to a large number of the country's performing arts companies.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Glasgow is an important creative and artistic hub with a wealth of cultural heritage to explore and inspire. The city is home to one of the best metropolitan art galleries and museum collections in the UK, and many national performing arts companies – including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and The National Theatre of Scotland. It has also been named as a UNESCO City of Music.
  • The city has numerous cultural venues – the Glasgow Film Theatre, the Centre for Contemporary Arts, the Tron, Tramway, Transmission, Street Level, The Lighthouse Centre for Architecture and Design, and Glasgow Science Centre. It's easy to see why Glasgow was voted the UK's coolest city and the best base for students and twenty-somethings by the Big Issue Magazine. Glasgow was also named as a Top 10 place to visit in 2018 by The New York Times.
  • Glasgow has hosted many major events, including the European Championships 2018, the Turner Prize 2015, the Commonwealth Games 2014, and the MTV Europe Music Awards 2014.


  • The main GSA campus is located in Garnethill in the centre of Glasgow, close to major shops, restaurants, bars and venues.
  • The area is served by a large number of local buses and a subway station. 
  • Both Queen Street Station and Central Station are within a 10-minute walk of the school's main campus, providing transport links to local stations and other cities in Scotland and the UK.