Living on our beautiful Edinburgh campus is a great way to meet others from all over the world and make lifelong friends. All our excellent facilities are within easy reach, including Oriam, Scotland's Sports Performance Centrethe Student’s Unionthe Chaplaincy, a Muslim Prayer room, as well as cafés, lots of catering outlets and a shop. There is also a Health Service and a Dentist. Living on campus also means that you will have no utility bills or travel expenses to worry about and you are only minutes from your lectures. 

A multi-million-pound investment programme has seen modern and improved student accommodation at our Edinburgh campus. We involved our students in the process of design, gathering their views and opinions to ensure the residences would be tailored to their needs and priorities. 

We have 2,000 residential places available at our Edinburgh campus, with a range of room types and prices. Please note that all of our accommodation is self-catered, single occupancy and mixed gender. Each hall of residence has access to laundry facilities (washing machines, dryers, iron and ironing board) and bike shelters.

We have a friendly Residence Life team who are there to help you settle in and sort out any problems you might encounter during your time living on campus. There is also 24-hour SafeGuarding on campus to assist with more urgent issues that may arise.

Once you hold a Conditional Firm or an Unconditional Firm offer to study at Heriot-Watt University, you can apply for accommodation. You will be asked to select your first and second preference of accommodation type when making your application. You will be placed in accommodation with other new 1st years or direct entry students. 

The University guarantees to make an offer for accommodation to all eligible students in their first year. Please see our accommodation guarantee for full details. Please note, students from the Scottish Borders campus are not eligible to stay at the Edinburgh Campus. Accommodation options are available at the Jean Muir Student Village. 

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On-campus Accommodation Office (Edinburgh Campus)

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Opening Hours: 10:00 - 16:00
In person appointments: MyHWU

Disability Service

Non Student Accommodation Enquiries