New Students

Early arrival in Edinburgh

If you plan to arrive in Edinburgh before your lease start date, then you will need to book short-term accommodation. We have accommodation offers available for students and parents who plan to arrive early.

Early arrival accommodation offer

We are offering short-term accommodation for students who need to arrive early in Edinburgh, whether due to flight times or the required self-isolation period.

This offer is open to students who are moving into University accommodation and students moving into private accommodation.

Apply for early arrival accommodation (Accommodation, Catering and Events website)

Parent offer

If you are a parent or supporter who would like to stay in Edinburgh during arrivals week then we can help. You can book into our Salisbury Green Hotel and Bistro for £70 per night including breakfast.

You will need to use our discount code ‘CAM20’ when you are booking your accommodation.

Bookings can be made from now until 29 September, with stay dates 17 August – 30 September.

Book your stay at the Salisbury Green Hotel and Bistro

International students visa restrictions

If you are an international student and want to arrive early, make sure you check any restrictions on your visa before traveling as in some cases you will be limited in the time you can arrive prior to your course starting.

Private accommodation 

If you would prefer to find other short-term private accommodation, then you can look at the following websites for B&B, hotel and hostel accommodation in Edinburgh.