New Students

Private accommodation

You may wish to rent a property from a private landlord or agency, or even invest in a property for your time at the University.

Renting private housing

Legal contracts
Advice on where to look, where to live and how to avoid scams

Purchasing a property in Edinburgh

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A small minority of students choose to purchase a flat or house in Edinburgh as accommodation during their studies.

Council Tax

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Full-time students are exempt from paying Council Tax but must register their exemption with the council.