Students unable to find accommodation have been told by their university to considering deferring or even withdrawing from their studies.
Hundreds of students have returned after the summer break with nowhere to stay due to a shortage of available flats and soaring rents.
The situation has been described as "a real crisis" by some of those affected.
The University of Glasgow said it was taking a number of actions to support students.
But those affected have accused the university of "not caring" after being told to consider quitting.