Living on our beautiful Edinburgh campus is a great way to meet others from all over the world and make lifelong friends. Our student accommodation is conveniently located within easy reach of the teaching buildings, sports facilities, catering venues and the Student Union.

We have 2,000 residential places available at our Edinburgh campus with a range of room types and prices. Please note all of our accommodation is self-catered and single occupancy.

You will have your own study bedroom, the majority of which have en-suite bathrooms, and access to broadband and laundry facilities. We have a friendly Residences 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 any issues that may arise.

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. Three hundred contemporary rooms were opened in 2012 and a further 450 in September 2016.

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 and not eligible to stay at the Edinburgh Campus. Accommodation options are available at the Jean Muir Student Village.  

Once you hold a Conditional Firm or an Unconditional Firm offer to study Heriot-Watt University you can apply for accommodation. Students are offered contracts based on their type of study and length of program relevant to their studies. 

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Non Student Accommodation Enquiries

On-campus Accommodation Office (Edinburgh Campus)

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

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