We guarantee an offer of accommodation for all eligible undergraduate students from outside Edinburgh.
Covid-19 pandemic: Moving to Edinburgh
Find out about our accommodation options, our leases, and the impact of travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moving away from home for the first time is exciting but it can be daunting too. We're committed to making that transition as easy as possible for you.
We realise you need more than just a place to live. We know how important it is to provide an environment in which you can thrive. That’s why we guarantee accommodation for as many new undergraduates as possible.
We can help you find somewhere to live and assist with any housing issues.
We guarantee an offer of accommodation for all new undergraduate students from outside the city of Edinburgh who are studying for the full academic year and who apply by the deadline.
We also aim to do the same for as many students as possible who are studying for part of the year with us.
Your place in Edinburgh
We offer a range of catered and self-catered options and most are close to key University buildings and facilities.
University-owned and -managed accommodation typically includes:
- all heating, hot water and electricity costs
- internet facilities in every study-bedroom and Wi-Fi in the vast majority of study-bedrooms and common areas
- contents insurance
- secure bike storage
- laundry facilities
Events, socialising and support
Our Residence Life team provides students with academic and social events throughout the year. Student Resident Assistants (RAs) live with you in your accommodation. They offer a full range of events and activities to help you settle in to life in Edinburgh and create a supportive and inclusive community in which to live.
The Residence Life team is very keen to help students meet other people. One of the most enjoyable experiences I've had was in my first week, when they arranged a meal for 30 of us at an Indian restaurant, very near my accommodation. That night I met the people who've become probably my closest friends in Edinburgh.
If you would prefer not to live in University accommodation, we can also offer you advice and assistance on finding private rented accommodation.