Finding Student Rental flats in Glasgow West End

Photo: Glasgow University. Many beautiful flats within walking distance of Glasgow University are available and affordable for students of the university. Hillhead, for example ? which is as close to the University as you can get - has the highest number of flats to let in Glasgow. Flats range from fully furnished single rooms to full flats and houses that you can share with two or more students and save some money.

Finding a suitable flat

Finding the student flats however, can be a challenge if they are not advertised in the papers or on the Internet. It can complicate things if you are not your typical young, free and single Glasgow student, too. For example, if you have a family to house, your choice may be more limited. In such cases it might be advisable to engage the services of an estate agent who specializes in flats for students and have them look for you if you do not have the time to hunt for a place for yourself.

Requirements for your Flat

Being a student, you probably don?t have much spare cash , so will need a flat that is not too expensive. Ideally it will be within walking, bike or a bus ride distance from the University, as you will so tire of the hassles getting to classes and lectures on time. If you cannot find a studio flat then consider getting a bigger place with two or three other students and split the costs. This is probably the most economical way for students to find a flat. You may have to show your potential property owner that a group of young students really can be responsible tenants and not cause trouble or alienate the neighbours due to loud music or noisy parties.

Other Types of Housing

If nothing is available in the way of flats, get yourself on a waiting list student rental flats and try to find a boarding house within walking distance of the University. These boarding houses usually consist of a one room flat for studying and sleeping and the bath is a community bathroom for the floor you are on. The kitchen space is shared as well so you have to be able to clean up after yourself. This is only a temporary (and cheap) way to get housing until a flat is available, or you could stay in the dorms for the University. They are comparable to the boarding houses but probably cheaper which is why the dorms are always full.

If possible, you should try to locate a flat to rent before term starts; that way you will have the peace of mind of knowing you have a place to live and will not have to worry about housing when you arrive in Glasgow for the start of term. You will have too much other stuff to think about and get excited about in the final few days before term starts. Another possibility for finding student flats in Glasgow is an online site such as ours where you can list to find someone looking to share the flat they already have or they are looking for a flat themselves. This site has a good-sized number of flat-mate situations listed so there is a good chance that you may find what you are looking for here.

To Use the Site

Using this site is easy; just browse the flats to let ? or flat-share ads - for one that seems suitable to you and give them a phone to arrange a viewing. You can also post a free ad to say you are looking for a flat ? and property owners will get in touch with you. Whatever way you choose to look for your flat, do it cautiously, because you never know who you are contacting. If you are female, then try to take someone with you rather than checking out places alone. Be safe and take a friend!


Looking for a 2 bedroom flat in the West End or Partick. £680 per month max. It is for myself and a friend. We are both 30+ mature students, both of whom have jobs and are studying at the University of Glasgow. Both of us are non smokers.

Ross van Gogh | Tue Jul 29 2014

Hi! We are two French female students. We are looking for a cheap HMO accomodation from August 21rst to December 19th near Glasgow Uni. We would like to share it with two other flatmates if it is possible. Could you help us? :)

Laure | Tue Jul 01 2014

Looking for a 3 bedroom HMO flat near glasgow uni. A cheap affordable and comfortable flat.

Favour | Mon Aug 26 2013

Hi I am a friendly erasmus studentfrom France who will study law in the university of Glasgow the next year. I am looking for a shared flat. Contact me if you need further information!

Caro | Mon Jul 09 2012

If you are going to be staying alone, a room in a house with basic facilities will be sufficient. If the room is big enough for a roommate, why not bunk in with a friend? You can share the costs of staying together, and having a friend stay with you is like extra security.

Christopher | Mon Jul 09 2012

Master University students Looking for a 2 or 3 bedroom flat. Need to rent for the months July-September 2012. Cheers.

Peggy | Sat Apr 21 2012

Dear sir,Dear Madam We are two french students lookingfor an accomodation from April 10th to june 15th. We actually have a placment in Glasgow university (yorkhill hospital) during this time but we have no accomodation. Could you help us to find an accomodation? Knd regards, Camille and Carole

Camille | Wed Feb 08 2012

Looking for a cheap flat or a room big enought to share with my partner. Close to city centre would be good as attending uni's/colleges.

AbiHarcus | Fri Jan 06 2012

Hi, Looking for a relatively cheap flat in the west end, as close to glasgow uni as possible. Don't mind flatshare. Can afford up to ?300 a month... not sure if it's practical but this is until I get a job, then my expenditure can increase.

Scott Milligan | Fri Sep 09 2011

hi i'm 21, male, looking for a cheap flat to share near University of Strathclyde. Would move in at the end of december 2010.

Arslan | Wed Dec 08 2010

Looking for a cheap 2 bedroom flat in Glasgow westend. Don't want a flat share, ( or rather who would want to share with me and my 8 month old baby!) Close to Glasgow University would be ideal but I'm generally not fussy.

Catherine | Sun Dec 05 2010

looking for a 2 bedroom flat, fully furnished and economical.. near strathclyde university, as we are students.

mohit | Sun Sep 19 2010

Looking for a furnished flat in Glasgow Westend near Glasgow Uni for 1,2 or 4 students. Preferably warm and not too old. Toilet, kitchen and shower in reasonable condition and not shared by more then 5 people. Internet connection is essential.

Alex Velenko | Thu Aug 19 2010

Looking for a 3-bed house/flat near to University/Byers Road/Great Western/Botanics. Doesn't have to be HOM

Doug | Thu Jul 15 2010

Looking a three bedroom house for students/professionals fully furnished, and affordable

charlie | Sat Feb 20 2010

I am 24yrs/female, studying in University of Glasgow..looking to share a flat near to the university...pls suggest!

Munira | Fri Dec 25 2009

would like to find a place for 6 adults,for 2 wks in july

sue | Fri Mar 20 2009

Hi im a 20yr old female looking for a cheap boarding house or flat to share with from march onwards

Sarah Jo | Fri Feb 13 2009

im a 15 year old looking for a cheap flat or somebody to share with.

kaliegh | Wed Dec 17 2008

please provide me a affordable boarding house if im there in uk.

junel | Wed Oct 29 2008

i need a cheap two bedroom in glasgow. im a 17 yr old student with a part time job. help. :]

Yazz | Wed Sep 10 2008

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