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 12:00 (GMT) on 22 August 2017.

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. However, there are a number of rooms on campus available for a single semester

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. 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 accommodation is guaranteed if you have a place to study at the University for the 2017/18 academic year.

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.