Second semester accommodation - January 2021

We are offering a number of rooms on campus for the second semester, January 2021. 

Contracts will run from 8 January 2021 till 12 June 2021 for undergraduates, or till 21 August 2021 for postgraduates.   

Applications for the second semester will open on 16 November 2020 till 16 December 2020 for a guaranteed offer of accommodation. 

You need to hold an unconditional firm offer in order to apply for University managed accommodation. To be guaranteed an offer of a place in our accommodation from the first week in January, you must apply before Wednesday 16 December at 17:00 (GMT).

Accommodation applications received after this time will be reviewed in the new year and offers made subject to availability. If you're ready to accept your offer to study with us at Heriot-Watt University you can do so by logging in to the application portal. 

How to apply

To apply online, please log on to our accommodation portal with your student ID number (begins with H00) and enter your details to create an account. 

If you applied or stayed with us previously

If you already have applied or stayed with us during the 2020-21 academic year, our system will not allow you to make a further application on the online accommodation portal. 

In this instance, please email halls@hw.ac.uk and we will re-enable your application on your behalf.

Exchange or visiting students at Edinburgh

If you are an exchange or visiting student studying at the Edinburgh campus for first or second semester, you can apply for this type of accommodation once you have an unconditional firm offer to study at the University.    

Advance payment

A rent adavance payment of 4 weeks rent is payable within 7 days of accepting your online contract. 

Please note that places are limited and are not guaranteed.  Please see our off-campus living page for guidance in finding alternative accommodation in Edinburgh.

Refer to our academic calendar for semester start and end dates.

Key information

Disability Service

On-campus Accommodation Office (Edinburgh Campus)