New Students


Apply for accommodation to begin the process of moving to Edinburgh.

When moving to a new city and starting university, you will need to consider where you are going to live.

You may choose to apply for accommodation with us. We deliver a wide range of first-rate student accommodation, catering options and Residence Life support to all students who live in our accommodation.

You may alternatively decide to move into private accommodation (whether rented or purchased), or stay in your current living arrangement if you do not live far from Edinburgh.

Arrival in Edinburgh

If you plan to arrive in Edinburgh before your lease start date, then you will need to book your own short-term accommodation.

Travelling from the airport to your accommodation

If you’re arriving at Edinburgh Airport there are several options for onward travel. You should plan in advance how to get to your accommodation.

University accommodation

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Discover more about the range of University accommodation on offer in terms of locations, price, catering or self-catering, individual or couples and families accommodation. Learn how to apply for University accommodation and about accommodation guarantees and find out more information about the options to pay accommodation fees.

Private accommodation

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If you are not planning to live in University accommodation, it is strongly recommended that you start looking into private accommodation well in advance of arriving. 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.

Bringing your family

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Guidance and resources for students accompanied by family or dependents. If your dependents are moving with you to the UK you should consider accommodation, healthcare and support.

Stay safe and protect each other during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Accommodation for family, friends, and supporters during arrivals period

Arrive and move into University accommodation