Undergraduate study - 2017 entry


We guarantee an offer of accommodation for all eligible undergraduate students from outside Edinburgh.

Accommodation is more than just a place to live. We know how important it is to provide an environment in which you can thrive.

Moving away from home for the first time is exciting but it can be daunting too. We're committed to making that transition as easy as possible for you.

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

Our guarantee

We guarantee an offer of accommodation for all new undergraduate students from outside the city of Edinburgh who are studying for the full academic year and who apply by the deadline.

We aim to do the same for as many students as possible who are studying for part of the year with us.

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


Your place in Edinburgh

We offer a range of catered and self-catered options and most are close to key University buildings and facilities.

University-owned and -managed accommodation typically includes:

  • all heating, hot water and electricity costs
  • internet facilities in every study-bedroom and Wi-Fi in the cast majority of study-bedrooms and common areas
  • contents insurance
  • support and welfare services from our Residence Life teams, including academic and social events to help you meet each other and settle in
  • secure bike storage
  • laundry facilities
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 undergraduate accommodation is all within a short walk or bus ride from the city-centre.

Explore the city

Events, socialising and support

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

Our Residence Life team provides students with academic and social events throughout the year. Student Resident Assistants (RAs) live in our accommodation, working with residents on a 1:40 ratio.

We deliver year-round support, providing an enhanced residential living experience in your home away from home.

The Residence Life team is very keen to help students meet other people. One of the most enjoyable experiences I've had was in my first week, when they arranged a meal for 30 of us at an Indian restaurant, very near my accommodation. That night I met the people who've become probably my closest friends in Edinburgh.

Luke CampbellBA (Hons) Community Education

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.


Social media

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

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