University of the West of Scotland

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Student Accommodation

  • Priority for accommodation offers is based on the distance between the student's home address and the campus. Students aged under 18 or with disabilities are prioritised.
  • UWS offers affordable accommodation, all self-catered with cooking facilities provided. The Residence Team provide all students with a bedding pack containing duvet, duvet cover, pillows, pillow slips and fitted sheet. Student possessions insurance is provided through Endsleigh.
  • Students who wish to live off-campus can contact the accommodation team for guidance.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £85 to £157 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • UWS incorporates four distinctive campuses situated in the west and south-west of Scotland: Ayr, Dumfries, Lanarkshire, and Paisley. Each town has its own individual character, architecture and social-scene
  • UWS opened its new £110m Lanarkshire campus in September 2018, located on the outskirts of Hamilton. The world-class new campus is one of the UK's greenest educational environments with carbon neutral buildings, a windfarm generating 100% renewable power, and rainwater harvesting.
  • UWS London campus is a delivery hub for bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in business and health.

Nightlife and Culture

  • UWS is typical of the friendly and warm nature for which Scotland is famous. Its modern campuses are relaxed and culturally diverse, contributed to by international students who originate from over 60 countries.
  • The West of Scotland offers an exciting array of entertainment, history, culture and sport, while the beautiful Scottish countryside and coastline lies close to the university's campuses.


  • Paisley campus is 7 miles west of the city of Glasgow, connected by excellent bus and train services. It is just over an hour away from Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh.
  • The Ayr campus is 40 minutes by train from Paisley and Glasgow. By road there is easy access via the A77/M77 taking just over 40 minutes.
  • Lanarkshire campus is located on the Hamilton International Technology Park; it is served by a number of buses, offers cycle parking, and is a 25-minute drive from Glasgow.
  • Dumfries campus has bus services that come onto the campus, with a 15 minute journey time to the centre of Dumfries. The nearest railway station is Dumfries, approximately a 45-minute walk or 20-minute cycle.
  • The London campus is only 15 minutes' walk from Tower Bridge in the centre of London.