Postgraduate study


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

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 postgraduate accommodation website for more information and advice to help you choose your new home in Edinburgh.

Postgraduate accommodation

University accommodation

Photo of the postgraduate accommodation at Holyrood, Edinburgh

Our students travel from all over the world to study here and we aim to provide the best range and standard of accommodation possible.

Accommodation for postgraduate students is all self catered and can be found across a range of convenient locations within easy reach of most key University buildings and Edinburgh’s city centre.

University accommodation offers:

  • comprehensive community and welfare networks from our Residence Life team
  • mixed gender residences, with some single sex flats available
  • laundry facilities
  • secure cycle storage
  • data network services in each bedroom for internet access

Accommodation options

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.

You can choose from a variety of options in either traditional halls of residence or blocks of self-contained flats, the latter typically varying in size from four to six single study-bedrooms. There is a mix of en-suite rooms and those with shared bathroom facilities.

We offer accommodation for those with disabilities, and some accommodation for students with a partner or family is also available.

Rents for University accommodation typically include utility costs, internet services, personal contents insurance and some cleaning services.

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

Edinburgh city

The University is an integral part of the city. You’ll be learning — and living — in one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals. Our postgraduate accommodation is all within a short walk or bus ride from the city-centre.

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Residence Life

Photo of the postgraduate accommodation at Holyrood, Edinburgh

Our properties are managed by professional wardens, supported by specially trained Resident Assistants who are usually students living on site, readily available to address any welfare or community issues.

They also organise and host a wide range of both social and academic activities.


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.

Applying for accommodation

Find out how to apply and pay for University accommodation.

Join our Accommodation team on social media to keep up to date with events, social activities and advice for students moving into our accommodation.

Twitter: @UoELiving

Facebook: UoELiving

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.