New Students

Private accommodation

You may wish to rent a property from a private landlord or agency, or even invest in a property for your time at the University.

Rent private housing

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In this section, you will find advice on which flats and areas to consider, where to live and how to avoid housing scams.

Purchase a property in Edinburgh

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A small minority of students choose to purchase a flat or house in Edinburgh as accommodation during their studies.

Council Tax

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Find out more about council tax, how to register for exemption as a full-time student and what to do if living in private accommodation.

Accommodation tips: what to look for

When you are choosing accommodation there are lots of things to consider, including legal issues, costs and comfort.