Accommodation guarantee

The University guarantees to make all new full time students an offer of accommodation either on or off campus in their first year. You are covered by the guarantee if:

  • you are a new full time student for a full academic year starting from September
  • you have a Conditional or Unconditional Firm offer of a place at the University
  • you reside outside the City of Edinburgh; and
  • you apply for accommodation online before the closing date of 12:00 midday (BST) on 24 June 2024

In this guarantee, we include:

  • direct entrants to year 2 or 3
  • students with care experience

If you are an exchange student, you are not covered by the guarantee.

Please note that you can still apply for accommodation after the 24 June 2024 deadline has passed. Applications received after this date will be offered accommodation subject to availability. 

Go Global

The guarantee for on campus accommodation for Go Global students will close on 22 July 2024. Applications received after this date will only be offered accommodation subject to availability. 

Exchange 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.

Students with disabilities or extra support needs

A number of rooms on campus are accessible. Our Disability Service can give you more information.

All students 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/couple accommodation on campus, all our rooms are single occupancy. Please see our website 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.

Key information

On-campus Accommodation Office (Edinburgh Campus)

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

Disability Service