If you would prefer to rent private housing rather than live in University residences, we also provide advice on this.
Accommodation Services and EUSA offer support on finding private housing.
In early September, Accommodation Services operates an Accommodation Advice Centre (AAC).
The AAC is specifically designed to assist both groups of students and individuals who are still looking for accommodation for the upcoming University year.
Many groups of students who live together actually met their flatmates for the first time at the AAC.
Staff will be on hand to offer advice. Property pages from local newspapers, internet access and telephones will be available. There will also be a message board for advertising rooms and places available for rent.
The Advice Place is the free advice and information centre for all students at the University of Edinburgh. The service is run by EUSA and offers independent and confidential advice. Our professional advisers are available throughout the year, including the summer vacation period.
If you are looking for private accommodation they can help you with where to look and once you have found somewhere they can read over your lease before you sign it and advise you on your rights as a tenant.
There are a number of websites listing private housing for rent in Edinburgh. Here we have listed a selection of websites you may wish to use to help you find somewhere to live.
Students renting private accommodation will need to budget for accommodation costs, bills, meals and other daily living expenses. To help you plan your budget, a breakdown of estimated living costs has been provided:
This article was published on Dec 14, 2012