Living in Glasgow

Living in Glasgow

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Welcome to Glasgow

Glasgow is a friendly city with one of the largest student populations in the UK. Here, you’ll find a world of culture, with so much to see and do.

Global Student Living Awards 2023

Our Kaplan Living-branded residences have been named as Best Student Community in the 2023 Global Student Living Awards. We’re delighted to have won this award based on feedback from the people who matter the most — our residents. Why not join our friendly community?

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Exterior of Kaplan Living Glasgow Old Dumbarton residence

Exclusive to Pathways students

Kaplan Living Glasgow — Old Dumbarton Road

This friendly student accommodation offers a brilliant location in Glasgow’s fashionable West End.

Rooms starting from £225 per week

Room types
Ensuite rooms and studio flats

Available to:
All students aged 16 and over (dedicated flats for under-18s)

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Exclusive to Pathways students

Kaplan Living Glasgow —Argyle Street

Enjoy a lively atmosphere in the trendy West End area of Glasgow at this modern student residence.

Rooms starting from £235 per week

Room types
Ensuite rooms

Available to:
All students aged 18 and over

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West Village

Get the most out of your student experience at this residence near the West End’s exciting social scene. 

Rooms starting from £250 per week

Room types
Ensuite rooms

Available to:
All students aged 18 and over

Living in Glasgow

Arts and Culture

Glasgow is home to the renowned Kelvingrove Art Gallery, but that’s far from all the city has to offer — it also has six theatres, more than 20 museums to explore and over 100 local cultural organisations.


Try a traditional Scottish dish like haggis or enjoy some Indian food — Glasgow has frequently been named the curry capital of the UK!


Explore Glasgow’s “Style Mile”, one of the best shopping destinations outside London, where you’ll find everything from high street chains to designer stores.

Exploring nature

The beautiful Glasgow Botanic Gardens are just a 15-minute walk from Kaplan Living — Old Dumbarton Road. Alternatively, take a walk along the scenic banks of the River Kelvin and explore Kelvingrove Park.


Our residences are situated in the West End, Glasgow’s most fashionable area. Here you’ll find student-friendly clubs and world-class live music venues like King Tut’s and Barrowlands.


Football is popular in Glasgow and the city is home to professional teams like Celtic and Rangers, as well as Scotland’s biggest stadiums: Celtic Park, Hampden Park and the Ibrox Stadium.

What’s nearby

Explore the nearby lakes and mountains — Loch Lomond and the beautiful Trossachs National Park are only 40 minutes away.

Your questions answered

Yes. Simply give us the names of your friends when you book and we’ll allocate your rooms together if we can. You will need to all book the same room type and contract length. Read more here.

There are many ways you can access wellbeing support at our residences. You can call the free Student Assistance Programme advice line, or, if you’d prefer to speak to someone in person, there will always be a friendly face on the residence reception team for you to talk to. Finally, we also offer a premium support service, Kaplan Living Special Support in many of our residences. You can learn more on our student support page.

Yes! All residents have access to comfortable social lounges where you can relax with your new friends. We also run social events and activities all year round — you can find out more on our student life page.

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