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.

If you’re struggling to find somewhere to live this year, we’re here for you with advice and support.

We understand that trying to find accommodation can be stressful. This page sets out some options, useful information and sources of support. 

If you’re a new student, take a look at our New Students webpages: 

Accommodation | The University of Edinburgh 

Accommodation Advice Service 

Our Accommodation Advice Service provides advice and support, to help you with your search. Drop in, there's no need to book.

From 16 to 17 September 2023 (via LiveChat)

Accommodation, Catering and Events at The University of Edinburgh | UOE Accommodation

From 18 to 22 September 2023: 1-6 Buccleuch Place (upstairs), from 10am to 2pm

View 1-6 Buccleuch Place location on campus map

Financial support 

If you’re struggling with the cost of living, please reach out. We’ve doubled our financial support and made it easier for you to apply. 

Financial support | The University of Edinburgh

University-managed accommodation

The University provides catered and self-catering residential accommodation for more than 10,000 students, including community and welfare support through its Residence Life service.

Private rented accommodation

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You may wish to rent a property from a private landlord or agency during your time at the University.