The accommodation service allocates places on campus. There are approximately 4,500 students studying at Heriot-Watt's Edinburgh campus and just over 1800 residential places are available. The majority of these places are allocated to new students. This site holds information on our accommodation options and charges, our policy for allocating accommodation, and our procedures for applying. A useful guide on visitor accommodation is also accessible here.
The Edinburgh Conference Centre provides 165 ensuite rooms during term time for visitor accommodation which have a VisitScotland rating of 2 star. During the vacation periods the choice of accommodation on campus extends to over 900 ensuite rooms. You can find out further information and view the facilities here as well as find out more about travelling to the university.
HW-ResNet provides every student bedroom on the Edinburgh Campus with an 'always on', high-performance, network connection offering Internet, email and access to your NetStorage area on the PC Caledonia network. Every room also has a telephone with a pre-paid billing service which can be used to make and receive calls on and off campus.
This policy summarizes the cover for contents and portable computer equipment in your semester time address. The policy provides protection against theft, fire and flood along with other benefits to bring you peace of mind.
Student Support and Accommodation provides a counselling service covering personal matters. For students with special needs and disabilities, a team of special needs advisers is available for advice and support. Student Loans and the Hardship Funds are administered from our office. You can find information on accommodation, student counselling, managing your money, disability and learning difficulties here.