How to Apply

To apply for a place at Caledonian Court you will need to contact the Accommodation Office below and we'll send out an application form, alternatively you can download an Application Form and an Application Pack (pdf).

Accommodation Office contact details:

T: +44 (0)141 331 3980
F: +44 (0)141 331 3957
E: accommodation@gcu.ac.uk

Who can apply?

All students are entitled to apply, but priority will be based on criteria such as:

  • Age under 19 by September, and distance of home from Glasgow
  • Or  with recognised and declared special needs
  • Or an international student, studying for a full year AND in your first year of study
  • Or a student residing in a country outside the European Union

When to apply

Although we would like to offer accommodation to everyone who applies to stay at Caledonian Court, there are always more applications than rooms available. Students can apply at any time if they have a conditional or unconditional place.

Short-term accommodation

Please be aware that short-term accommodation is not an option at the beginning of the academic session. Once the session is underway, accommodation is subject to availability and you should be prepared to make your own arrangements if necessary, at least until there is a vacancy. Advance bookings for short-term lets are not generally possible during the term.

Students from other institutions

Students attending Glasgow Caledonian University as part of a course at another institution should apply for accommodation as soon as possible, especially if the dates do not coincide with the norm. Students studying in Semester A (September - December) or B (January - May) must indicate this clearly at the time of application. The contract for one semester is around 19 weeks. Semester B students will be informed in December if an offer of accommodation is to be made, as this will depend on matching with someone from Semester A. 

How much does it cost?

The rent of approximately £99 - £113 per week (for 39 week contract), includes heat, light and power and wired internet connection. When you receive an offer of accommodation you can accept the Conditions of Lease and make an advance payment of £650, providing you have accepted an unconditional offer of a full-time course at Glasgow Caledonian University. Once you have agreed the contract you are legally bound to pay rent for the duration of the contract period, whether or not you remain in residence.

How will I know if I have a place?

Only Accommodation Office staff allocate rooms to students. To avoid any misunderstanding and last minute panic you should not assume that you have a room until you receive confirmation in writing from the Accommodation Office.  

What do I do after I receive a written offer?

Before moving in you must do three things:

  • Confirm acceptance of your course 
  • Sign and return the completed acceptance form
  • Pay the advance installment of £650

Special requirements

University accommodation is predominantly occupied by young first-year students. They may prefer to enjoy a full social life without appreciating the effect this has on their studies. If you expect peace and quiet, total independence and freedom from discipline, university accommodation may not be the best place for you to stay. And if you have any special requirements please bring them to our attention by sending a letter with your application. Where possible, we will do all we can to meet your needs.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Accommodation Contract

The Accommodation Contract is for the standard academic session/semester, irrespective of late arrival or early departure, and includes placements and “time-out” as defined by the university, which means you are liable for rent even if you don’t occupy your room. Extensions into summer time are agreed at the end of term, at additional cost.

If you are offered accommodation, please read the University Conditions of Lease so that you fully understand your agreement and obligations. Then you must return the signed acceptance form and make advance payment of £650. If you decide to cancel after making payment, you must write to us as soon as possible so that your room can be re-allocated. If this is received at least 10 days prior to the commencement of the contract date, you will be refunded, less an administration charge of £50. If you don’t occupy your room after this time, and don’t let us know, rent is deducted from the advance for up to three weeks, plus a late cancellation fee of £100 and the offer of accommodation is withdrawn.    

You must carefully consider the consequences of changing your mind after moving in, as you will be liable for all rent due for the remainder of the session. If you terminate your contract early, and the vacancy is re-allocated, you will be charged rent to the date that someone else moves in and an additional £100. Please notify us immediately of any intended/unforeseen changes in your tenancy, as contracts are not variable.