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 

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

If you’re a current student and have nowhere to stay, or feel you are in unsafe or insecure housing, we can support you and help you find somewhere to live.

Emergency accommodation | The University of Edinburgh


You may choose to apply for the University’s DOMUS flats or a privately rented flat. The website is updated weekly with available accommodation.


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.