Study Abroad at Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow School of Art
Housing Information

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The Glasgow School of Art guarantees Arcadia University students accommodation in their self-catered flats or in the University of Glasgow self-catered student houses. Glasgow School of Art regulations require that you contract to remain in your assigned housing for the full duration of your program.

A meal-plan is not available at the Glasgow School of Art. Students will need to budget for meals separately.

Housing Placements

Self-catered options:

Margaret Macdonald House: This student accommodation is available for up to 115 students in self-contained flats. Each flat has single-study bedrooms, a communal kitchen, showers and living area. There is a mixture of ensuite and shared facilities. Students prepare their own meals in shared kitchens. Students must supply their own crockery and cutlery, which can be purchased inexpensively in Glasgow. Cigarette smoking is not permitted in any Glasgow School of Art accommodation. Student housing is within easy walking distance of the GSA campus. A residential Warden and four Senior Residents are available on-site and live within the accommodation. A Residence Manager is available onsite during office hours.

The Old School House: Students may also opt to live in more traditional student halls. This recent addition to GSA residential accommodation is a former guest house. The accommodation is made up of an older style house with a modern extension to the rear of the building. The communal facilities include a large lounge, dining room (with TV) and 2 large kitchens. The remainder of the building offers 21 bedrooms accommodating 28 students in a mixture of single and twin rooms. All bedrooms are ensuite. Students prepare their own meals in shared kitchens. Students must supply their own crockery and cutlery, which can be purchased inexpensively in Glasgow. Cigarette smoking is not permitted in any Glasgow School of Art accommodation. Student housing is within easy walking distance of the GSA campus. A Senior Residents lives onsite at the Old School House.

Victoria Hall: This brand-new self-catered residence popular with undergraduate students is situated in the city center close to the main shopping and transport hubs of Glasgow. The self-contained, 5 person flats contain a mixture of single and large single study bedrooms (all with en-suite facilities), a lounge (with TV) and a kitchen area. The building also features 24-hour security. Victoria Hall is located within a busy student area approximately 10-15 minutes walk from the GSA; a bus pass is also included in the rent.

Linens and Laundry

Glasgow School of Art supplies you with a pillow and duvet. You must supply your own linens, including sheets, duvet cover, towels and pillowcase. Students can purchase these items inexpensively during orientation or family homestay. Our Edinburgh office staff will be able to answer questions and offer suggestions on the best places to purchase these items. It is suggested that £40-£45 should be enough to cover the cost. Laundry facilities are available at flats on the ground level of Block D. They are token operated washing and drying machines.

Telephones and Internet

Each flat has a payphone that accepts incoming calls. Each block also has a phone card telephone that accepts phone/credit cards. Bedrooms have internet access with IPTV for use with the resident's own laptop/computer.  This cost of this service is included.

Housing Costs and Housing During Breaks

If you would like to remain in residence during part or all of a long break (winter break or spring break), the cost will be covered by Arcadia University. Only full year students are eligible for housing over the winter holiday. You will be responsible for making your own arrangements with the accommodations officer and for paying the appropriate fees. You may then submit your receipt to our Edinburgh office for reimbursement. You may be asked to change rooms. If you do not wish to remain in residence over break, you may be asked to store your belongings. Storage areas will be available to you.

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