The Global Student Living Index

The world's leading insight
platform for Student Accommodation

Example reporting from the Index

The Global Student Living Index is the industry standard accommodation survey for PBSA operators and investors around the world. Our subscribers range from innovative single-site startups, through to the largest global operators.

Subscribing to the Index allows you to benchmark your portfolio against key local, regional and even international benchmarks throughout the year. Your team will also benefit from real-time access to the latest data and reports on student living experiences and emerging trends.

Understand and track your students' experience

Measure the impact of resident life and wellbeing initiatives

Drive standards and operational improvements across your portfolio

Benchmark to identify competitive strengths and weaknesses

Monitor local, regional and global accomodation trends

Design and plan your local and national marketing strategies

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Key Features

The Index offers a fully integrated insight platform putting the latest survey technology, dashboard reporting and benchmark data at your fingertips.

Registration and setup completed in minutes, not days

Select survey modules ranging from booking & moving in, to resident life and wellbeing

Add custom questions if needed

Benchmark against similar institutions

Fully compliant with local privacy regulations in each operating territory

Run the survey on Entry, Exit or both at no additional cost

Mobile-optimized and available in 10 different languages

Promotional materials and prizes are provided FREE of charge, or use your own

Celebrate your team’s achievements through recognised industry awards (specific territories)

Webinar: Introduction to the GSL Index

Joining one of our weekly webinars for a short (20 min) introduction to the Global Student Living Index and to answer any questions you may have. Sessions are available to suit all timezones.


"The NSHS gives us an unparalleled insight into what our students think about our services; it is one of the key drivers of change across our Business.”

Reporting Screenshots


High quality executive summary reports are the cornerstone of the Index, providing your management team with easy access to the insights they need to make decisions.

For more data-hungry teams, the Interactive Data Explorer provides everything you need to run your own more granular analysis. Data tables, charts and free text comments can all be filtered, visualized and exported on demand.

You can join the Global Student Living Index at any time of the year and begin to benefit immediately by reviewing our recent reports and publications while we support you through the process of preparing for your first survey.

Register your interest to receive an Information Pack