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Student accommodation in Edinburgh

On Student.com, you can find and compare student accommodation in Edinburgh from trusted landlords. Book a student apartment with us and you'll have a perfect home from which to visit Edinburgh's iconic landmarks in the old town or the award-winning restaurants of the Leith shore. Of course you’ll be studying too, so you want to make sure you find a place that’s in a good location for you. In a comfortably-sized city like Edinburgh, commutes are never too long, but to find the perfect fit for you, you can use the map function on this page to see all our accommodation options in relation to your university.

Explore Edinburgh

Contemporary bars, music venues and art spaces blend with centuries of history and tradition in this incredible capital city. Edinburgh was founded before the 7th century and has been the capital city of Scotland since at least the 15th century. Today it is the second largest city in Scotland, home to about 500,000 people.

Things to do in Edinburgh for a student

From the iconic landmarks of ancient Old Town, to the award-winning restaurants of the Leith shore, this is a city bursting with opportunities for adventure and discovery. For a bit of history, explore the grand hallways of Edinburgh Castle before visiting the whisky distilleries on the Royal Mile, the beautiful and historic main thoroughfare of the Old Town.

To get into some sports euphoria, watch the Scottish rugby team triumph at Haymarket’s Murrayfield Stadium, or see the local football teams Hearts and Hibernian play their out-of-town rivals - or better yet, each other in the local derby.

If you’re an outdoorsy type, Edinburgh is a great destination to study in. You can get lost in the rugged wilderness of Holyrood Park and scale the famous Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano right next to the city centre.

Finally, don’t forget to hang out until the small hours in Cowgate’s student bars, which are a great place to have a fun night out and meet other like-minded students. Life in Edinburgh is made up of a series of magical moments that create an experience you will never forget.

Studying in Edinburgh

Scotland is a great choice for a place to study for several reasons. You can study in English and if you are an EU national, you are entitled to have your tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency for Scotland.

If you are looking for a program in Scotland, Edinburgh has several universities to choose from. Some of the most popular choices include The University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, Queen Margaret University and Edinburgh Napier University.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation in Edinburgh

How do I apply for student accommodation in Edinburgh?

Applying for accommodation on Student.com is nice and simple. Start by choosing the right property for you and make a request to book it for the dates you need it. One of our expert booking consultants will then call you to take you through the next steps. This service is totally free for you.

After you’ve had a chat with the booking consultant, we will then get the contract ready for you to sign.

Somebody I know is also going to study in Edinburgh. Can I live together with them?

Sure! Once you’ve submitted an application, you can log into our system and manage your preferences to state that you’d like to live together. Make sure your friends also do the same and state that they want to live with you.

Can I see the property before booking?

Yes. If you have the possibility to visit Edinburgh before starting your studies, our booking consultants will be happy to arrange a viewing for you.

What do the different room types mean?

We offer three different types of rooms in our Edinburgh properties.

A Shared Room has two or more people sleeping in separate beds in the same room. Any additional living space is shared with other rooms.

In a Private Room you have a private bedroom. Other facilities are shared with other rooms.

If you rent the Entire Place, you will get a fully self-contained property. This means that all your living space as well as cooking and bathing facilities are only for you.

Do I need a guarantor?

A guarantor is a person (usually a family member) who co-signs the rent contract and is financially responsible for paying the rent if the tenant is unable to. Many of our properties require a guarantor if the tenant is unable to show satisfactory funds or income to support the rental payments.

Do I have to pay a deposit?

Yes, to secure your booking with your chosen property, you will be asked to pay a deposit. Your booking consultant will give you more information.

Can I book accommodation with you if I’m a part-time student?

Unfortunately this is not possible, as only full-time students can live in our properties.

Is it safe to rent student accommodation in the private sector?

We vet every housing provider we feature to ensure that you can find your perfect home. The properties listed on our website were built and are managed specifically for students and are managed by experienced landlords to make sure that you will have a great experience.

My question was not answered here. Where can I find more information?

If you have any other questions, you can check our FAQ page or contact one of our booking consultants. They are always happy to help!