We hope that, at least during your first year of study, you’ll choose to live on campus to take advantage of our excellent facilities but, even if you choose to live off-campus, all our on-campus facilities – such as social venues, health centre, sports complex, computing labs and library – will still be fully available to you.
Heriot-Watt’s Accommodation Office offers information, advice and guidance to help you find accommodation off campus that suits your needs. We can check over tenancy agreements if you need, but we don't inspect properties and cannot enter into any agreements on your behalf.
Temporary / short-term accommodation
Tips for booking temporary accommodation while you search for somewhere more permanent to stay.
Private rented accommodation
With four universities and over 100,000 students, Edinburgh has plenty of privately rented accommodation available to students.
Private student-only accommodation
The student-only accommodation buildings in the city centre are similar to student halls, but run by private companies.
A number of householders across Edinburgh let out rooms (lodgings) in their home to students.
Families and couples
Advice and guidance on finding accommodation for families and couples.
Advice for international students, including short-term, visiting and exchange students.
Legislation and housing advice
An explanation of some of the terms and phrases you'll come across if you are renting a property in the UK for the first time.