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Accessible accommodation

We give all possible support to help disabled students secure the accommodation which best suits their needs.

Wheelchair-accessible University accommodation is available to students who require it. We also have accommodation suited to students with hearing impairments.

More detailed information on provisions for accommodation suitable for students with a physical or cognitive impairment can be found on the Accommodation, Catering, and Events website.

Disabled Students (University Accommodation, Catering and Events website)

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome to stay in University accommodation as long as:

  • they have been specifically trained to assist people with disabilities;
  • and they have been qualified by one of the organisations registered as a member of Assistance Dogs UK, or an equivalent organisation in another country.

Pastoral support

A 24-hour pastoral support service is provided in all University accommodation halls of residence sites through our on-site Wardens and Accommodation Managers. 


Personal enquiries and applications for accessible University accommodation can be directed to the University Accommodation Allocations Team.

Accommodation Allocations

  • The University of Edinburgh

Contact details



Pollock Halls
18 Holyrood Park Road

Post Code
EH16 5AY