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Student Accommodation Edinburgh

Find all types of student accommodation in Edinburgh including student houses, student flats and student halls. Edinburgh is home to the world famous University of Edinburgh, just one of several universities in Scotland's capital city.

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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.

University Hall
  • University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.

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Private Halls
  • Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.

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  • A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.

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  • A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.

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  • Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.

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  • A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.

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  • A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.

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Living in Edinburgh as a student

Edinburgh is the compact yet hilly capital of Scotland, located in Lothian on the shores of the Firth of Forth. It is home to not only the Scottish Government, and the Scottish Parliament but also the Supreme Courts of Scotland as well! It is packed full of historical buildings, which is part of the reason it is a UNESCO world heritage site which has been managed by Edinburgh World Heritage since 1999.

Edinburgh University is ranked 4th in the UK for research power and has the highest rating possible for its student learning experience. It is not the only choice for higher education in the city though – there is also Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh Napier University as well. It should be no surprise to learn that Edinburgh has long been a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, literature, philosophy, the sciences and engineering.

Typical of most cities this size, Edinburgh has a thriving nightlife. There are plenty of cinemas and theatres to choose from, and hundreds of places to listen to music as well. Whether hip-hop is your thing, or jazz, blues, soul music, techno or even folk – there is something in Edinburgh to cater to everyone’s taste.

We can’t talk about Edinburgh without mentioning Edinburgh Festival, which takes place from the end of July to the beginning of September every year. There is also the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Science Festival too. If you plan to stay at Uni over the new year, you can also partake in the annual Hogmanay - which attracts thousands of people from all over the world.

Edinburgh also has plenty to offer sports fans as well with three professional football clubs – two of which are known as ‘Hibs’ and ‘Hearts’. There is also a thriving women's football scene in the city as well. Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh is home to the Scotland National rugby union team and Edinburgh Rugby. Other sports represented in the city include cricket, ice hockey, basketball, baseball, and speedway.

If you choose to make Edinburgh your home while you study you will not be disappointed. Find your student accommodation in Edinburgh today by checking out our list below.

Here you will find details of private rented accommodation offered by private landlords/letting agents in Edinburgh including: student houses, student flats/apartments in Edinburgh, bed-sits in Edinburgh and larger housing schemes in Edinburgh.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you going to live and study in Edinburgh? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.

Most students look for shared housing in Edinburgh from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.
The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Edinburgh will cost you £108 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £179 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Edinburgh. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team. Accommodation for Students has accommodation across the whole city including Morningside and Newington.
In Edinburgh the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.
Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on Accommodation for Students will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Edinburgh. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.
This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Edinburgh halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Edinburgh will be £432.
All landlords and property managers in Edinburgh are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.

Edinburgh Universities

Edinburgh is home to four universities, including Heriot-Watt University and Queen Margaret University.