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 (apart from University leased flats) 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.

University leased flats

We manage a number of flats on behalf of private landlords, which means that you deal direct with us.

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.

Student lodgings

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.

International students

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.