Accommodation at Scottish Borders Campus

The Jean Muir Student Village

You’ll find a really friendly, welcoming community at the Scottish Borders Campus. You'll meet others from all over the world that share your interests, discover new activities, and make lifelong friends.

We know how important good quality accommodation is to the student experience. That’s why we have invested £12 million replacing all of our on-campus accommodation with a brand new, state-of-the-art Jean Muir Student Village which opened in September 2012.

What you’ll really notice throughout the new student village is its first-class building design, the fantastic modern furniture, and the amount of communal space for you to study and socialise in. Take a look at our photo gallery to see what the Jean Muir Student Village looks like. You can also find out more by downloading our rooms for rent guide.

Study bedrooms

Each study bedroom is 15 square metres – a lot larger than others you may have seen in other halls – with a private bathroom, a ¾ size bed and comfy chair in each room.

All rooms are finished to a high standard, and are fully fitted with fantastic storage and a large, well-designed study area.

Deluxe rooms

Deluxe rooms are larger than the study bedrooms. In addition to the private bathroom, deluxe rooms also have a double bed, a larger study area, more storage and two armchairs and a coffee table in each room.

Single study bedroom
Deluxe study bedroom
Shared student kitchen

We also have a small number of individual studios available to rent. These private studios contain a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living space.

Accommodation fees

Accommodation fees
Room type Cost per week Contract length Cost per tenancy
Study bedroom £135.41 40 weeks £5412.40
Deluxe room £148.89 40 weeks £5955.60
Studio £157.50 40 weeks £6300

How to apply

You can apply online for on-campus accommodation from 16 April 2014. The closing date for guaranteed on-campus accommodation is 5.00pm, 21 August 2014.

Find out more about how to apply for on-campus accommodation.

What’s included in the rent?

The rent includes:

  • internet connection (4MB as standard)
  • heating
  • power
  • personal effects insurance with a maximum total claim of £3,000 per year (you may need to take out extra insurance to cover an expensive item or to cover your laptop on other parts of the campus)

If you plan on using a personal television or a laptop for internet provider television (IPTV), you will need to buy a TV licence.

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. 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 (17:00, 22 August 2013)

Direct entrants to levels 2 or 3 are included in this guarantee.

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 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 Adviser 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

Our Student Adviser can help you to find suitable family accommodation off campus. We recommend that you travel to Galashiels on your own first before making arrangements for your family to join you.