Study abroad in Edinburgh


​​​​​​​The University has a wide variety of accommodation largely within walking distance of the main University area in the city centre.

Undergraduate Accommodation Guarantee

We guarantee an offer of university accommodation to a large number of our applicants. To read our guarantee in full, please visit the University of Edinburgh Accommodation website:

Accommodation Guarantee

Accommodation Options

Check out the range of university accommodation available on our Accommodation website:

Accommodation Website

If you have any questions about your accommodation including your application or allocation, contact the Accommodation office:

Accommodation Contacts

How to apply?

Applications are made through your Accommodation Hub on the MyEd portal.

You will find answers to commonly asked application questions here:

Accommodation Application FAQs

You must first accept your offer to study abroad in Edinburgh and then apply for university accommodation by the deadlines stated on our Dates for your diary page.

If you do not meet the deadline, we will not be able to guarantee an offer of university accommodation.

Dates for your diary

Private housing

If you are organising your own accommodation, please look at the following webpage which provides help and guidance for students during the flat-hunting process, as well as highlighting how to avoid any tenancy issues:

Advice and Guidance to Private Housing

Postgraduate students

Unfortunately, postgraduate students are not guaranteed an offer of university accommodation.

Visiting students studying with us on an exchange agreement will be asked whether they wish to be considered for a place in our postgraduate residence and, if so, their details will be passed to a member of our Accommodation team who will contact them if there is availability.