As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.

  • Most student residences in Scotland feature self-catered, apartment-style living with single, twin or triple bedrooms and shared kitchens, living and bathroom facilities.
  • Your program fee does not include meals or meal plans but you’ll be within easy reach of food stores and amenities.
  • Where possible we will place you with Scottish students. If you want to submit a roommate request we will need it from both you and your friend in writing. While we will do our best to accommodate your request, we cannot guarantee specific assignments.
  • Scotland is a small country where individual space, personal comfort, and social norms play a different role than in the US. Scottish accommodations usually feature central heating and an in-house water tank that works on timed emersion systems for both economic and environmental savings.
  • All accommodation provides internet access, however the type of access will vary according to your specific program accommodation.
  • We will provide you with a pillow and a duvet; you will be responsible for your own bed linens - best bought on arrival.
  • You’ll have your accommodation throughout your semester, including breaks both during and between semesters. Only full year student are eligible for housing over winter holiday.
  • Since accommodation considerations can vary, we have to reserve our right to change accommodation options at any time.

Independent Living

We encourage you to take advantage of the accommodation provided by Arcadia or by your British institution. If you wish to decline these options and make your own arrangements, you must submit a written request. Your Program Manager can talk you through your options.

Special needs

If you have any special needs regarding your accommodation – dietary, medical, physical – please let us know when applying. Any information received will be treated as confidential and only shared with individuals involved in your housing placement.

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  • Specific program accommodation details are outlined on each program page.
  • Arcadia University Housing Policy is detailed in our Student Handbook.