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
Useful websites to find your private rented accommodation in Edinburgh.
Private student-only accommodation
A number of private companies offer student-only accommodation in Edinburgh City Centre.
Families and couples
Guidance for students with a spouse/partner or family seeking rental accommodation in Edinburgh.
Rent Guarantor Scheme
The University can act as rent guarantor to secure accommodation which may be unavailable if a UK-based guarantor is required.