The city tops the league table by netting landlords annual pre-tax returns of almost 5% on their investment. Edinburgh also performed above the UK average, with returns of nearly 4% for investors.
Property website Zoopla.co.uk analysed average gross yields on four-bedroom student properties across the UK. Gross yield is defined as a yearly return on an investment before the deduction of taxes and expenses.
The researchers concluded that Glasgow, with an average monthly rent of £1083 for a four-bedroom house, produced a gross yield of 4.95%, surpassing the likes of London, Oxford and Cambridge.