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City of Glasgow College

City of Glasgow College accommodation

Book your City of Glasgow College accommodation and make your home in a city that is rich in history, art, culture and cuisine.

We currently list around 40 properties across the city, including flats for rent near City of Glasgow College.

Get to know Glasgow from one of our Riverside accommodation options, where you are minutes from the university’s Riverside campus and close to Glasgow’s renowned music and arts scene, shops, restaurants and nightlife.

Call us to learn more about our student accommodation options or send us a quick message via live chat on the bottom right-hand corner of this page.

Where is the City of Glasgow College located?

Both City of Glasgow College campuses are located in Glasgow with the City Campus situated on Cathedral Street and the Riverside Campus on Thistle Street.

Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, is located in west-central Scotland, fifty minutes from Edinburgh and around five hours away from London by train.

The port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands is renowned for its culture, style and friendly residents.

It was known as the “Second City of the British Empire” in the early 1800s and played a leading role in the industrial revolution during the 19th century.

However, Glasgow has transcended from the pre-Roman era to become one of the UK’s leading hubs of culture, art, commerce and academia. Vibrant and energetic, Glasgow is a stylish blend of arts, culture and cuisine. The city offers an impressive mix of internationally acclaimed museums and galleries, a diverse array of restaurants and bars, vibrant nightlife, stunning architecture and fantastic shopping.

Glasgow is home to many international students from different countries providing you with great opportunities to meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Studying at the City of Glasgow College

As Scotland’s largest college, the institution offers up to 2,000 courses across a range of subject areas offering Higher National Certificates (HNC) and Higher National Diplomas (HND) and Professional Diplomas.

The subject areas include:

  • Business
  • Computing
  • Creative Industries
  • Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Nautical Studies
  • Social Sciences 

The institution offers these courses full-time, part-time, day, evening and Saturday morning at state-of-the-art facilities at its City and Riverside campuses in the heart of Glasgow.

From its general 30,000 student body, Glasgow College attracts over 1,000 learners from around 130 countries worldwide.

The City of Glasgow College does a great job in preparing its students for career advancement: over 90 percent of its students progress to university, apprenticeships or employment after graduation.

City of Glasgow College student life

There are many opportunities to join societies and get involved in activities throughout the year at City of Glasgow College.

All students enrolled at the college automatically become members of the Students’ Association (CitySA) which is run by an elected president, vice presidents and a student executive committee.

Student support

Its professional and dedicated staff is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for its students, helping them to stay on course and achieve their full potential.

The support staff offers guidance, counselling, advice, and tips to students on a range of issues ranging from funding to health.

The college also has a dedicated Learning Support Team that can help students with language, studies and computer skills through one-on-one support or workshops.

Further support is available from the Student Engagement Team, that conducts a range of information sessions, events and activities in support of the student body throughout the school year.

The university sees student engagement as an opportunity for students and staff to work together to enhance the learning and teaching experience.


At City of Glasgow College, every student has the opportunity to take part or compete in both recreational and competitive sports whether it’s in athletics, football, futsal, basketball, netball, badminton, volleyball, rugby or dance.

The institution caters to both genders and is one of the few colleges in Scotland to engage students in sport regardless of their choice of study.


The college continues to invest in its campuses so its students can study in a modern, flexible and supportive environment. If you study at the City of Glasgow College, you’ll have access to computer and language labs, TV, radio and photography studios, a ship’s simulator and engine room, an aircraft cabin, hair and beauty salons and a training restaurant and bar.

History of the City of Glasgow College

The college’s beginnings trace back to the 1950s when Stow College of Hairdressing was founded by the Glasgow Corporation. Thirteen years later the college was renamed Central College of Commerce and Distribution and relocated to Cathedral Street.

The following year the new College of Building housing the College of Printing was officially opened by Labour leader Harold Wilson at North Hanover Street. It was one of the first commercial high-rise structures to be built in Glasgow.

On October 4th, 1969, Glasgow College of Nautical Studies formally opened its doors. Three years later it expanded its horizons, merging The College of Building with The College of Printing to form the Glasgow College of Building and Printing. The institution had 13 floors specialising in design, furniture, creative crafts, building, printing and photography.

In the year 2000, Central College of Commerce expanded with the opening of the Central Business Learning Zone.

In 2005 Glasgow Metropolitan College opened its doors as the city’s largest college. It incorporated the College of Building & Printing and the College of Food Technology. A year later Central College of Commerce was revamped and relaunched as Central College Glasgow.

The City of Glasgow College was officially formed in September 2010 with the merger of Central College Glasgow, Glasgow Metropolitan College, and Glasgow College of Nautical Studies.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near City of Glasgow College

How can I book flats for rent near City of Glasgow College on Student.com?

Booking a flat near City of Glasgow College on Student.com is a simple process.

Once you find the right property for you, click on ‘View rooms’ to go to the property page. There you’ll need to choose the right type of room for you. Then click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now.’ One of our booking consultants will be in touch with you after that to inform you of the next steps and answer any questions you may still have.

Do you list flats near the Riverside campus?

Yes, we list several accommodation options that are within walking distance of both the Riverside campus and the City campus on Cathedral Street.

What are the different room types you offer?

The three different room types on offer in Glasgow are:

Shared Rooms allow two or more people to sleep in separate beds in the same bedroom. Other living spaces are shared with other tenants from other rooms.

Private Rooms will provide you with a private bedroom and, depending on the property, in some cases a private bathroom as well. Other living spaces are shared with other students.

Entire Place is a fully self-contained studio property with private living spaces. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette without having to share with anybody else.

Can I see the flat before moving in?

The properties we list in Glasgow have a wide selection of photos available on the property pages, so you can get a good idea of what your new home will look like even without a viewing.

However, if you’ll be in Glasgow before your move-in date and would like to see the place before moving in, this can be arranged. Just give us a call and one of our booking consultants will set it up for you.

Are bills included in the rent?

Different landlords have different policies on bills, so make sure you check the property page of the property you’re interested in. However, most of the properties we list in Glasgow have all bills included in the rent.