Accommodation guarantee

We guarantee a place in the Jean Muir Student Village for all new full time students (undergraduate and postgraduate) in their first year for all applications before 31 October 2020. You are covered by the guarantee if:

  • you are a new full time student
  • you have an unconditional firm offer of a place at the University
  • you apply for accommodation online before the closing date (31 October 2020, 12:00  GMT)

In this guarantee we include:

  • direct entrants to year 2 or 3.

If you are an exchange student (eg. Socrates or Erasmus exchanges), you are not covered by the guarantee, but you should still email the Accommodation Office who will help you find accommodation (on campus, if it is available, or elsewhere in Galashiels).

Visiting students

Unfortunately, we can't guarantee on-campus accommodation for visiting students who are studying with us for just one semester. On-campus accommodation for one semester is subject to availability and cannot be booked online. Instead, you can email the Accommodation Office  for an application form and we will contact you as soon as we can to let you know if we have any rooms available. Meanwhile, you may wish to look at off-campus accommodation in Galashiels in case we are not able to accommodate you.

Students with disabilities or extra support needs

A number of rooms on campus have been purpose built and are fully accessible. Our Student Advisor can give you more information.

If you are an international student, you must contact us in advance so that we can assess whether we are able to meet your support and care needs in the residences.

Family accommodation

Unfortunately, we don’t have family accommodation on campus, but if you contact the Accommodation Office, they may be able to assist with your enquiries for off campus, private lets. We recommend that you travel to Galashiels on your own first before making arrangements for your family to join you.

Key information

Accommodation Office (Scottish Borders Campus)

Gillian McLaughlin