International Study Centre

Accommodation

Feel at home in Glasgow

Studying in a new country is an exciting experience – here at University of Strathclyde International Study Centre, there are a range of housing options where you can make the most out of living in Scotland. You can live on the University of Strathclyde's Glasgow city-centre campus or in third-party accommodation in the centre of town. Staying in a student residence will help you settle into life away from home and make new friends from around the world.

While studying a programme at the International Study Centre, you can choose to live in the accommodation offered below, or have the option to arrange your own accommodation independently.

Which accommodation is right for you?

Your accommodation options will vary depending on when you will be starting at the International Study Centre. These accommodation options are perfectly located and surrounded by everything you will need whilst studying in Glasgow.

Take advantage of up to a term of free accommodation

If you are starting your course with us in September 2020, you can benefit from free accommodation for your first term. You'll have the opportunity to move in from the 1st September 2020, whilst not paying any accommodation fees until 1st  January 2021.

The International Study Centre has partnered with Student Roost, an award-winning accommodation provider in the UK, to make it easier for you to settle in to life in Glasgow once you arrive.

You can cancel your booking at any time. Student Roost’s Booking Promise means you are secure even if: 

  • your course is delayed - the tenancy agreement will be amended
  • you don’t get a visa or there are travel restrictions - the booking can be cancelled

Everything you need to know about Student Roost accommodation

Across the 5 halls of residence, you will have the choice of studio rooms, ensuite rooms, and one bedroom apartments. You can expect the following amenities:

Bedroom

  • Single or double bed
  • Underbed storage
  • Wardrobe
  • Personal study space with desk and chair
  • Mirror

Services

  • WiFi
  • Contents insurance
  • Bike storage
  • Staff on site 24/7
  • Personal possessions insurance
  • Onsite laundry facilities
  • Exciting social calendar

Student Roost Accommodation will cost between £119 and £159 per week*.

You can find the full list of available accommodation on the Student Roost website.

*Please note that these are the guideline accommodation costs for the 2020/21 academic year, and is subject to change. The cost of your room will be confirmed in the tenancy agreement.

Once it is confirmed that you can return to on-campus learning, and if you have requested accommodation, the Central Student Support team will contact you with the latest information on available options and fees.

Why live in University-managed accommodation?

University-managed accommodation is available for students starting courses in 2021. Each of our halls of residence are only a few minutes’ walk from the International Study Centre and main University buildings. They also offer excellent access to facilities, including the library, the Students’ Union and the Sports Centre. There are a range of convenient shops and cafés on campus, and the city centre is also within easy reach of these halls.

All the University’s accommodation is self-catered, with free internet access in all rooms. Each residence has a dedicated on-site management team and a night porter is available outside office hours. You can also join in with social events here, from traditional Scottish celebrations to international festivals.

Everything you need to know about University-managed accommodation

Andrew Ure

Located 5 minutes' walk from the campus, in the city centre, Andrew Ure Hall is home to around 300 undergraduate and postgraduate students. You will be placed in an apartment, sharing with four or six students.

  • Single room with a wash basin and bedside table
  • Parking
  • Elevator

Birkbeck Court

On the edge of the campus, Birkbeck Court is made up of shared flats for six undergraduate students each.

  • Single room

Chancellors Hall

Situated between the Campus Village and the university campus, Chancellors Hall is made up of flats that are shared between three, four, five or six undergraduate students.

Your room:

  • Single room with en suite shower room and bedside cabinet
  • Elevator

Forbes Hall

Forbes Hall is located in the Campus Village and made up of flats that are shared between four or six undergraduate students.

Your room:

  • Single room with wash basin and bedside cabinet

Garnett Hall

Located on the edge of Campus Village, near the city centre, Garnett Hall is made up of flats that are shared between four or six undergraduate students.

Your room:

  • Single room with wash basin and bedside cabinet

James Goold Hall

Situated on the edge of the Campus Village, James Goold Hall is made up of flats that are shared between five, six or eight undergraduate students.

Your room:

  • Single room with en suite shower room and bedside cabinet
  • Elevator

James Young Hall

Based in the Campus Village, James Young Hall is made up of flats that are shared between four, five or six postgraduate students.

Your room:

  • Single room with en suite shower room and bedside cabinet

Murray Hall

Based on the edge of the campus, is home to 70 undergraduate students, with 16 or 18 rooms on each floor.

  • Single room with wash basin and bedside cabinet
  • Social spaces

Your room

Furniture

  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Lamp
  • Bed with mattress protector, duvet and pillow
  • Shelves
  • Noticeboard
  • Bin

Amenities

  • 6 x plug sockets
  • WiFi

Your flat / hall shared area

Kitchen

  • Microwave and cooker with electric hob
  • Fridge-freezer
  • Sink
  • Kettle
  • Toaster and toasted sandwich maker
  • Mop & bucket
  • Brush & shovel
  • Kitchen bin
  • TV

Services

  • Secure entry system
  • Recycling centre
  • Cleaning service for shared areas
  • Personal possessions insurance
  • Launderettes
  • 24-hour reception

How much will your room cost?

Residence Cost per week *
Andrew Ure – standard room £110
Birkbeck Court – standard room £104
Chancellors Hall – ensuite £141
Forbes Hall – standard room £110
Garnett Hall – standard room £110
James Goold Hall – ensuite £141
James Young Hall – ensuite £141
Murray Hall – standard room £110

*Accommodation is subject to availability. The cost shown is intended as a guide only and subject to change. The cost of your room will be confirmed in the tenancy agreement.

Please note these are the accommodation costs for the 2020/21 academic year.

Once it is confirmed that you can return to on-campus learning, and if you have requested accommodation, the Central Student Support team will contact you with the latest information on available options and fees.

Take a tour

Explore the 360 degree tours of University of Strathclyde International Study Centre's campus, which includes a view into our University-managed accommodation.

Arrange your room

If you require support in sourcing accommodation, please contact our Strathclyde ISC Central Student Support Team to enquire about our currently available accommodation options.

Independently-arranged accommodation

You can also find your own long or short-term accommodation. If you are under 18 at the start of your course, and you want to arrange your own accommodation, you will need to provide your address to the Admissions Centre. Students over the age of 18 are also encouraged to provide the Centre with their address details.

An international student from the University of Strathclyde International Study Centre

The accommodation was good. It was a good experience. I met really good people, nice people from different parts of the world. That is the beauty of international studies because I got to meet people I had never met before. Back home in Nigeria I hardly ever get to meet people from different countries."

Ololade from Nigeria Studied Undergraduate Foundation Programme in
Engineering and Sciences 
Progressed to BEng (Hons) Electronic & Electrical Engineering

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