Student accommodation - Dornoch

CityHeart Accommodation

A purpose-built student residence is available in Dornoch offering 40 en-suite bedrooms with shared kitchen and living areas. The accommodation is professionally managed by Cityheart Living (Scotland) Ltd, who can answer any questions you may have about the facilities.

A single en-suite bedroom with shared kitchen and living area is £139.18 per week and a studio en-suite bedroom with cooking facilities is £178.15 per week. The rent includes Wi-Fi, heating, electricity and cycle storage. Laundry services are also available at the residence. There is a support system in place for students adapting to university life.

The residence application process is managed by and the student leases will be with Cityheart Living (Scotland) Ltd. Applications are now being taken.

Private accommodation - Thurso Campus

We can provide you with an Thurso accommodation list 2020-21 as a guide to help you find a place to stay. Quite often the rooms available are with families in the local area (with breakfast and evening meal provided), so in a sense, this is a home away from home.*

At the end of the accommodation list, there are sample questions you may want to clarify when looking into accommodation and before you commit to your room.

If you will need accommodation during your studies, please speak to our Learner Support Manager, Anna Swanson or a member of her team via email on

Should you have any accommodation worries throughout the year please get in touch with Student Support.


You need to budget carefully. Often students get into difficulties when budgeting on a small income. Pay your lodgings first or at least keep the money by and you won’t have to worry about it. The Student Support Section can help with financial advice but don’t let a little problem escalate into a big one.

Flats and houses

Occasionally private landlords will let a property to students and this can be made more affordable if students are willing to share. This type of accommodation comes on the market only rarely, and it would not be advisable to rely on this coming up at exactly the right time for you. Properties are often heard about by word of mouth and you need to keep your ear to the ground to find out about them. It is worth checking the local newspapers and the internet regularly.

*The College has no formal or legal relationship with the owner/occupiers of the properties appearing on the list and the details contained therein are based on the information received from the advertisers. Prospective students should note that the College has a statutory responsibility to ensure that all College employees are subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Check for the protection of students. This statutory requirement does not apply to accommodation providers. The College accepts no responsibility for the vetting of accommodation providers on this list.