One-semester accommodation

In September 2023 there will be a very limited number of rooms on campus for single semester. Please note that the number of rooms is finite and there is no guarantee that an application will be successful. 

Exchange and visiting students studying at the Edinburgh campus for the first semester can apply for accommodation once they hold an conditional firm, conditional insurance or unconditional firm offer to study. Offers of accommodation will only be made once you hold an unconditional firm offer to study at Heriot Watt University.

Please note we do not offer any short term/ hotel accommodation or family accommodation on campus.  

Students from overseas – i.e. non UK based - should only apply once you have secured your VISA. We will require confirmation/Visa vignette prior, making an offer of accommodation. Please forward a copy to once you have this vignette / confirmation.  

Applications for semester one accommodation will open at midday (GMT) on Monday 13 March 2023  –  Midday (BST) 26 June 2023.

Accommodation fees semester one (per room) 02/09/2023 - 16/12/2023
Room type Cost per week Contract length Cost per tenancy
Traditional En Suite £159.00 15 weeks £2385.00
Accommodation fees semester two (per room) 06/01/2024 - 08/06/2024
Room type Cost per week Contract length Cost per tenancy
Traditional En Suite £159.00 22 weeks £3498.00

You will need to register in order to be able to create an application for accommodation. To register use your HWU ID number (starting with letter H), name and date of birth. All applications must be made online (Application portal will be available on 27/02/2023). 

Accommodation contracts for all students arriving for semester one will commence on 02 September 2023 – 16 December 2023. Please note we are unable to accommodate any early arrivals prior to the 02 September 2023 or contract extensions after 16 December 2023.  

Any offer of accommodation is subject to availability. Please note that due to the shortage of accommodation, any special requests for higher floors, sharing with friends etc cannot be accommodated.  

For more information about paying your fees please see our payment pages 

Please see our off-campus living page for guidance in finding alternative accommodation in Edinburgh.  

Please see our pages on arrivals information before securing your travel arrangements.  

Key information

Disability Service

On-campus Accommodation Office (Edinburgh Campus)

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