If you don't live in University accommodation, there are plenty of privately owned places for you to live in Edinburgh that suit different needs and budgets.
We can offer guidance on finding private accommodation and advice on leases and your rights.
Private housing is accommodation owned by individuals or property companies who rent out to tenants.
There are many affordable parts of the city that are close to the main University areas and popular with students.
We have compiled some helpful information sources on privately-rented accommodation to assist you in your search.
If you are looking for private accommodation and you want to see the room before you agree to a contract, come early.
Our Private Sector Department is responsible for the recruitment and management of University-managed flats, and also for maintaining a list of University-approved lodgings.
If you need a place to stay while looking for somewhere permanent, you have several convenient options.
This article was published on Dec 9, 2008