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UWS student accommodation

Staying in University accommodation during your studies is a great way to meet new people, make new friends and gain some independence with the reassurance that our Residence Life team are always onsite for help and support.

Each UWS campus has a choice of accommodation on offer. A variety of self-catered accommodation is available at our campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley in the form of shared flats or studios. All offer a safe and friendly environment close to main campus buildings and near to local amenities within the west of Scotland. Students attending the UWS London Campus generally find their own accommodation, either in the form of a private let or privately managed residence.

Our sites are accredited by the respective local authorities and our Residence Life team are approved by Customer First UK for our high standard of service to our guests.

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UWS accommodation comes with everything you need to get quickly settled into your new home including fully equipped shared kitchens, onsite laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi. Utilities and contents insurance is included within our prices. We even supply you with brand new bed linen to get you started.

Accommodation Price list

UWS residences offer quality accommodation at affordable prices and we have options to pay in full or set up a payment plan.

Download 2017-18 Price List (pdf)

Accommodation Payment plan

We offer a numeber of payment options for our student residences in Ayr, Hamilton and Paisley campuses.

Download 2017-18 Accommodation Payment Plan (pdf)

Allocation policy

There’s a great mix of students in UWS accommodation – people come to study at the University from across the globe, so expect a diverse, multicultural environment. Our accommodation is open to all years of study and age groups, the accommodation allocation policy provides further information.

Download our Accommodation Allocation Policy now (pdf)
Ayr Campus Accommodation

Paying for Accommodation

Paying for your UWS accommodation couldn't be easier. Once you have applied to UWS and been accepted, you can apply for accommodation. Paying for your accommodation is made via our online system and this is designed to make the process quick and straightforward. You will need to know your Student Banner ID to completel the process.

Pay for UWS Accommodation

Resident Advisors at UWS

Our Resident Advisors (RAs) provide support and advice to all students living in UWS accommodation, building a sense of community among the residences through inclusivity and involvement and help create a great place to live, study and socialise, organising events to enable residents to mix and make new friends. All of our RAs live in the residences, and there is always an RA on site, covering office duties and out-of-hours service.

Visit our residences

We would be delighted to show you around our residences and there are show flats available for viewing at Ayr, Lanarkshire and Paisley campuses. Viewings can also be arranged for accommodation at Dumfries Campus. We look forward to welcoming you to your new home.

Applications are now open for Trimester 2.

Apply for accommodation at UWS

Contact us

Telephone:  +44 (0)141 848 3159

Last updated: 01/08/2017