Accommodation

If you are looking for a place to live in or near Glasgow while you are studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, then you have come to the right place.  

There is a wide choice of private rented accommodation in Glasgow.

Remember, you can use our Freshers Facebook page to make arrangements with other students in your year. If you’ve accepted an offer of a place at the Royal Conservatoire (conditional or unconditional), then you’ll be sent the link to the group in your pre-arrival pack.

If you have any questions get in contact with accommodation@rcs.ac.uk.

 

Location, Location, Location…

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has two main buildings on the one campus: 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3DB, and the Wallace Studios at Speirs Locks, 210 Garscube Road, Glasgow, G4 9RR.

We advise that you try searching for property within a 10-mile radius of the city centre and RCS campus, as there will be more choice available to you. The town of Paisley, for example, is only 10 minutes by train from Glasgow and has a large student population.

There are excellent links across the city by public transport including by bus, train and subway. To check transport routes from your accommodation to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, you could use SPT’s Journey Planner, ScotRail or FirstBus Network Maps (one of the largest bus operators in the region). If you’re aged 21 or under, you can get a free bus pass.

 

Searching for a place to live

If you’re finding it difficult to secure housing in Glasgow in time for the start of the new academic year in September, here are some suggestions for what you can do.

If you’re looking to live in a student hall of residence in Glasgow, add your name to the waiting list of all properties that are in your budget. Once you have secured a room, make sure you remove your name from all waiting lists.

Consider arranging to share a flat with other RCS students. Advertise yourself on the RCS Freshers Facebook page to find flatmates.

 

Letting agents

Letting agents are recommending the use of  Rightmove and Zoopla to find new accommodation lets in the city of Glasgow and surrounding areas. This is where they go first to advertise properties. These websites give you direct contacts with the letting agents where you can enquire about availability and viewings. 

Slater Hogg and Howison –  Students can call directly on 0141 552 1374

KPM Residential

1st Lets 

Baillie and Baillie

DJ Alexander

Countrywide Scotland

Dialahome

Western Lettings

Unicorn Homes

Rettie

REMAX

Glasgow Property Letting

Tay Letting

G4 Properties 

Central Letting Services

1-2-Let

City Lets

Martin & Co

Clyde Property

Cairn

Purple Bricks

On The Market

Newton Letting

S1 Homes

This list of letting agents is not exhaustive and more letting agents can be found online.

 

You could also explore options for flat shares on websites like Gumtree and Spare Room.

Please note these are advisory options and you should check Landlord accreditation before making any agreement. Please check the Landlord Registration Scotland website for more information.

Read our Council Tax guide to help you work out who is eligible to pay for council tax and who is exempt.

 

Base Glasgow

Located just three minutes’ walk from the Renfrew Street campus, Base Glasgow is the student accommodation designed and built with performing and production arts students in mind. It is fully booked for the 2022/23 academic year.

Base Glasgow offers more than 300 bedrooms and studio rooms to Royal Conservatoire of Scotland students. Purpose built to cater for the needs of performers, the accommodation features five soundproofed practice spaces, as well as study areas, a cinema room, a gym and social spaces. 

Students benefit from saving on transport costs with the city of Glasgow, and the RCS campus, on their doorstep.

Facilities:

  • soundproofed practice and rehearsal spaces 
  • state-of-the-art gym 
  • cycle store 
  • cinema room and games room  
  • roof garden and courtyard  
  • laundry room  
  • communal study rooms 
  • fast Wi-Fi internet connection 
  • all utility bills included

Base Glasgow is fully booked for the 2022/23 academic year.

As spaces at Base Glasgow are limited, there are many other private accommodation options to suit your needs and budget.