Gaelic at the University of Edinburgh

Applications open for the University of Edinburgh's first Taigh na Gàidhlig

Ar Fàrdach is the new opportunity for Gaelic-speaking students from all disciplines to live together in a Gaelic-speaking environment.

Student in University of Edinburgh accommodation.

Leugh sa Ghàidhlig

Ar Fàrdach creates a space where students can use Gaelic in their daily lives as the language of the home, regardless of the subject they are studying at University. 

This scheme is open to any student at the University of Edinburgh who is fluent in Gaelic, or who is willing and able to use Gaelic all the time. 

Edinburgh Award 

In addition to the Gaelic-speaking environment in the home, students will receive support towards the completion of a Gaelic version of the Edinburgh Award, to encourage them to work with Gaelic groups in the city. 

With this award, students will gain experience working in the Gaelic world, and working in the community more generally. The award will appear on your HEAR transcript at the end of your degree. More information about the Edinburgh Award can be found below. 

Edinburgh Award 

Where will the students be living? 

The first Gaelic flat will be at Fraser Court, self-catered halls near Holyrood Park and an 18-minute walk from the University's main campus. 

Fraser Court | Accommodation Services 

How do I take part? 

If you are interested in this scheme, shoot an email over to the University's Gaelic Officer, Isla, with the following information: 

  • Your name 
  • Subject you are studying 
  • Year you are in 
  • Sentence or two on why you are interested in the scheme 

Contact Us 

Further information 

Find full details of the scheme in our information leaflet below. 

Ar Fàrdach Information Leaflet 

Financial support for students on the scheme is not confirmed as of yet. However, we are actively seeking opportunities to offer this.