Undergraduate study - 2018 entry

Accommodation

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

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 realise you need more than just a place to live. We know how important it is to provide an environment in which you can thrive. That’s why we guarantee accommodation for as many new undergraduates as possible.

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 also 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.

Accommodation

Your place in Edinburgh

Students relaxing on the grass in front of student accommodation

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 vast majority of study-bedrooms and common areas
  • contents insurance
  • secure bike storage
  • laundry facilities

Events, socialising and support

Our Residence Life team provides students with academic and social events throughout the year. Student Resident Assistants (RAs) live with you in your accommodation. They offer a full range of events and activities to help you both settle in to life in Edinburgh and create a supportive and inclusive community in which to live.

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
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

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.

Hear from our students 

yivani

Yivani Ndizana, a resident at Pollock Halls, tells us of his experience moving from home in South Africa to study at Edinburgh

"Having the Residence Life team on hand has made the transition to Edinburgh both easy and enjoyable. I am happy to call this wonderful city my new home."

Accommodation: my story

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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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