Self-catered rooms at Edinburgh Campus

Smiling student on bed in Heriot-Watt accommodation.

Self-catered rooms with shared bathrooms are located in the Leonard Horner Hall, which has recently been refurbished. The Hall contains a total of 161 single study bedrooms, split across three blocks. One block is for first year undergraduates, while the other two are for postgraduates.

Example layout of a self-catered room (click to enlarge)

Example layout of a self-catered room (click to enlarge)

The bedrooms are around 9 square metres in size and each bedroom has a wash hand basin.

The bedrooms are grouped around kitchens for the use of 4 or 5 students. Bathroom areas are shared between 5.

You can take a 360° virtual tour of one of our self-catering study bedrooms, a shared kitchen and a shared lounge to see how they look.

You can also find out more by downloading our rooms for rent guide.

Accommodation fees

Accommodation fees
Room type Cost per week Contract length Cost per tenancy
Study bedroom £99.89 40 weeks £3995.60
Study bedroom £99.89 51 weeks £5094.39

How to apply

You can apply online for accommodation from 16 April 2014. The closing date for guaranteed  accommodation is 5.00pm, 21 August 2014. 

Find out more about how to apply for on-campus accommodation.

What’s included in the rent?

The rent includes:

  • internet connection (24MB as standard)
  • heating
  • power
  • personal effects insurance with a maximum total claim of £5,000 (you may need to take out extra insurance to cover an expensive item or to cover your laptop on other parts of the campus). For more details download the room insurance policy document.

If you plan on using a personal television or a laptop for internet provider television (IPTV), you will need to buy a TV licence.

What's provided in a self-catered room?

Your room key gives access to your designated lounge, kitchen and laundrette.

Study bedroom

  • Single bed
  • Mattress protector
  • Wash hand basin
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Desk lamp
  • Wardrobe
  • Bookshelf
  • Pin board
  • Telephone
  • Ethernet cable

Bed linen, duvet and pillows are not provided, but you can order a bedding pack online for £25 when making your application.

Towels and toilet rolls are not provided.

For safety reasons, cooking/heating appliances and additional furniture are not permitted in study bedrooms.

Kitchen

  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Sweeping brush
  • Dust pan and brush
  • Bucket and mop
  • Swing-top bin
  • Lockable cupboard (padlock required)
  • Breakfast bar
  • Stools

Crockery, cutlery, pot, pans and kitchen utensils are not provided.

Refuse sacks are issued weekly so that you can safely dispose of refuse in the appropriate recycling bins

The cleaning service is an “assisted clean”, which means you are expected to maintain cleaning standards in your own flat.

Lounge

  • Easy chairs
  • Coffee tables

General

Other general facilities on campus include:

  • Laundry facilities (washing machines and dryers)
  • 24 hour computer lounge in, or near, your hall
  • Bike sheds (limited spaces)
  • Payphones