Living in Edinburgh

With one of the best universities in the world, Edinburgh also tops the list for atmosphere, positive reputation and desirability, beating off competition from London and York. The capital also fairs well in terms of cultural experience, safety for visitors, cuisine and variety of shops

Visiting campus

Key information about visiting our campuses.


Whether you’re starting university or continuing your studies, there are lots of options and support available for finding somewhere to live. You may choose to apply for University-managed accommodation or move into a privately rented flat.


To make the most of your time at university take part in sport or volunteer, find things to do in Edinburgh or start a charity appeal. Find listings of sports clubs, entertainment and things to do.

Social Responsibility and Sustainability

The University of Edinburgh is committed to being a world leader in addressing global challenges including poverty, climate change and the growing demand for energy, food and water.

International Students

What is it like for an international student to live in Edinburgh? Immerse in the culture and connect with other students by joining Edinburgh Buddies. Get help with visa and passport issues.


Find childcare in or near your place of study. The Kings Buildings offers its own childcare service but there are many registered nurseries across the city of Edinburgh.