Housing at the Glasgow School of Art is selected from 2 options, Blythswood House and Margaret MacDonald House. Both are perfectly located within the center of Glasgow for easy access to the Glasgow School of Art, as well as popular shopping, dining and nightlife areas.

Each housing complex is split into apartments varying from 4 to 8 students with each apartment consisting of its own shared kitchen facility and lounge area. You will have your own bedroom and either an en-suite or shared bathroom facilities (depending on which option selected). Each location includes active Residence Life teams who manage unique social events, from film screenings to fitness classes. The team is available to support you throughout your time in Glasgow. 

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Opened in 2015, Blythswood House is the Glasgow School of Art's newest, and largest, housing complex. It includes 216 residents, predominantly first-year undergraduates with some international and postgraduate students. All bedrooms at Blythswood House are en-suite -- so it is slightly more expensive than the second option. Additionally, Blythswood House has multiple common areas available for student interaction, including studio and study rooms, gameroom, and a cinema room.


Margaret MacDonald House is the original Glasgow School of Art student residence, housing up to 100 students with options for both en-suite bedrooms or shared bathroom facilities.

Both housing options include:

  • Fully furnished bedrooms including wardrobes, desks, and ample storage
  • Shared kitchen/lounge facilities. You must provide your own cookware and utensils.
  • High Speed Wi-Fi
  • On-site, pay-as-you-go laundry facilities
  • Personal Possessions Insurance

Please also see the main Scotland housing page for more information about housing in Scotland.