Accommodation at Edinburgh Campus

Living on our beautiful campus, you’ll meet others from all over the world that share your interests, discover new sports and activities, and make lifelong friends.

It’s also very convenient: your student accommodation is only minutes from your lectures and all our excellent campus facilities. Plus, when you live on campus, there are no monthly electricity bills or travel expenses to worry about!

We have about 1,600 residential accommodation places available, 300 of which are in our brand new student residences development.

We have a choice of self-catering shared flats or rooms available. Room sizes vary between 10 and 15 square metres, depending on the room type, but all rooms are well furnished, and have 24MBPS broadband internet connections as standard plus Wi-Fi. 

You can apply for accommodation online from 16 April 2014.

  • Single rooms - with bathrooms, kitchen/lounges shared between 5 students - cost £84.00 (standard single room) or £99.89 (large room) per week.

  • Single rooms with wash basins - and kitchens shared between 4 or 5 students; bathrooms shared between 5 students - cost £99.89 per week.

  • Single rooms with private en suite shower rooms, and kitchens shared between 5 students, cost £120.40 per week.

  • Brand new, large single rooms with 3/4 sized beds, private en suite shower rooms, and shared kitchens and lounges, cost £142.24 per week.

  • Single rooms with private en suite shower rooms and no kitchen facilities. Cost £99.89 - £106.12 (meals to be purchased separately).

  • Rooms in student accommodation in Edinburgh City Centre, private en suite shower room, shared kitchen and lounges, cost £138.00 - £143.00 per week.

Accommodation guarantee

The University guarantees all new full time students (undergraduate and postgraduate) a place in University managed accommodation, either on or off campus, in their first year. You are covered by the guarantee if:

  • you are a new full time student
  • you have an unconditional firm offer of a place at the University
  • you apply for accommodation online before the closing date of 21 August 2014

In this guarantee, we include:

  • direct entrants to year 2 or 3

If you are an exchange student (eg Socrates or Erasmus exchanges), you are not covered by the guarantee, but you should still email the Accommodation Office who will help you find accommodation (on campus, if it is available, or elsewhere in Edinburgh).

Visiting students

Unfortunately, we can't guarantee accommodation for visiting students who are studying with us for just one semester. Accommodation for one semester is subject to availability and cannot be booked online. Instead, you can email for an application form and we will contact you as soon as we can to let you know if we have any rooms available. Meanwhile, you may wish to look at off-campus living options in case we are not able to accommodate you.

Residents of the City of Edinburgh

If your home address is within the City of Edinburgh Council area, unfortunately accommodation cannot be guaranteed. However, you can apply online and places will be allocated subject to availability.

Students with disabilities or extra support needs

A number of rooms on campus have been purpose built and are fully accessible. Our Disability Service can give you more information.

If you are an international student, you must contact us in advance so that we can assess whether we are able to meet your support and care needs in the residences.

Family accommodation

Unfortunately, we don’t have family accommodation on campus, but we can help you to find suitable accommodation off campus. We recommend that you travel to Edinburgh on your own first before making arrangements for your family to join you.

For more details of our accommodation guarantee please see our Accommodation Allocation Policy.