You can choose from a variety of quality accommodation options, located both on our campuses and in surrounding areas.

A postgrad accommodation hall

Adjusting to life in a new city, country or culture can be a challenging experience. Finding the right accommodation is one of the most important practical considerations.

We can help you find somewhere to live and assist with any housing issues.

See our Accommodation Services website for more information and advice to help you choose your new home in Edinburgh.

Our guarantee

We only guarantee accommodation for postgraduate students meeting certain criteria. However, all postgraduates are welcome to apply and may be made an offer if places are available.

Our accommodation

Students crossing bridge at Pollock Halls

Our accommodation is based across a number of sites, all located within a short walk or bus ride from Edinburgh’s centre and the main University areas.

Almost all of our accommodation for postgraduate students is self-catered and let on a 51 week contract. Some accommodation designed for students with a partner or family is also available.

Detailed information, including prices to help you plan your budget, is available from our Accommodation Services website.

How to apply

Find out how to apply and pay for University accommodation.


Advice and support is available to help you find somewhere to live and assist with any housing issues.

Our Residence Life team will help you with the transition from home to University and throughout your time with us.

Professionally trained accommodation managers and wardens are supported by a network of older students who are all on hand to deal with any issues you may have.

Private housing

If you would prefer not to live in University accommodation, we can also offer you advice and assistance on finding private rented accommodation.

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