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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Advice on leases, deposits, which flats and areas to consider, student support 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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How to register for a council tax exemption or discount and how to get a council tax exemption letter from the University.

Self-isolating in private accommodation

If you need to self-isolate in private accommodation then you will need to consider how you will manage your isolation. Our student support services will be on hand to offer advice and support during your period of self-isolation.

Accommodation tips and advice

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