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STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

Whether it’s your first time away from home or not, moving to college or university is an exciting step in everyone’s life, and living in student accommodation can be great fun and can help you make fantastic new friendships.

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig offers modern, comfortable student accommodation sited in spectacular surroundings overlooking the Sound of Sleat. There are 84 study bedrooms; all of which are en-suite and three of which are wheelchair accessible, with free wi-fi access. Bed linen and towels are provided, and rooms are serviced weekly if required by the student. Each of the accommodation blocks has a kitchen area and common room, and there are laundry facilities on campus.

Full-board catering is included in the accommodation package, and we’re happy to cater for those with special dietary needs. Students and staff eat together in the College canteen, so you will have the chance to get to know everyone.

All full-time students are guaranteed a place in Sabhal Mòr Ostaig accommodation upon acceptance on to their course of choice.

RATES 2024/25

ACCOMMODATION INCLUDING MEALS

Accommodation and meals will cost £5,650 for the Academic Year 2024/25.

You will have to pay the first instalment of £610 before you arrive on campus – this must be paid to secure your accommodation and can be paid by cash (in person only) or by cheque or card.

You will also have to pay a £200 deposit as part of your agreement with the Facilities Department. This amount will be returned, subject to any deductions for damages, deficiencies or debts, by the end of July following the academic year in which occupancy commenced.

You have a choice between three payment schemes this year:

1. You can pay the whole sum to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in the first week:£5,040 (minus the £610 which must be paid in advance).

2. You can pay the remaining balance (after paying the initial £610) in two instalments: £2,520 on 11 October 2024 and £2,520 on 11 February 2025.

3.  You can pay the remaining balance (after paying the initial £610) monthly: £630 each month from 11 October 2024 to 11 May 2025.

Whichever option you choose, you will have to pay £610 before you arrive. If this is going to cause problems for you then please tell us immediately.

Students living off campus should be budgeting for monthly payments including rent, electricity, council tax, telephone bills, food and other living expenses.

SELF-CATERING

Self-catering accommodation is now available at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. There are 17 places available and these places are offered to students on Year 2 and above in the first instance. Self-catering accommodation costs £4,250 for the Academic Year 2024/25.

You have a choice between three payment schemes this year:

1. You can pay the whole sum to Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in the first week:£3,800 (minus the £450 which must be paid in advance).

2. You can pay the remaining balance (after paying the initial £450) in two instalments: £1,900 on 11 October 2024 and £1,900 on 11 February 2025.

3.  You can pay the remaining balance (after paying the initial £450) monthly: £475 each month from 11 October 2024 to 11 May 2025.

Whichever option you choose, you will have to pay £450 before you arrive. If this is going to cause problems for you then please tell us immediately.

LIVING OFF CAMPUS

Maybe you want to live off campus? This can be a good solution, especially if you are bringing your family or children with you. It can be difficult to find houses or rooms available on long-lets near Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, so if you’re planning to study with us and you want to live off campus, it’s best to get your plans in place as soon as possible.

To start looking for accommodation, it’s best to place an ad in the local newspaper – the West Highland Free Press – or in local shops, or ask to have a message sent out through the College’s internal email system.

Students are usually eligible for a discount on Council Tax and should check with their local council how to apply for this. 

If you have any questions or worries about accommodation or money issues, get in touch with our Student Support Service.

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