Find out about options for accommodation in Edinburgh during your studies
The University of Edinburgh owns a number of properties which students may rent out as accommodation. Students may alternatively decide to move into private accommodation (whether rented or purchased), or even to stay in their current living arrangement if they do not live far from Edinburgh.
The New Students website is here to guide you through all the information that there is out there on this topic, and to reassure you that setting up living arrangments for attending the University is less stressful than it seems. The 'For Students' section of the Accommodation, Catering and Events website is the central University website for providing information to students about accommodation in Edinburgh, and is a good resource to refer to.
The University of Edinburgh Essential Getting Started Guide 2017/2018 deals briefly with looking for private accommodation, and what to do after you've accepted an offer of University accommodation.