Student Accommodation Elgin
A stunning location in the Scottish Highlands for one of the University of the Highlands and Islands major campuses. Search here for the latest student accommodation.
Student Properties in Elgin
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.
A room available in a house share, where a group of existing housemates want to fill an empty room. A good way of getting the benefits of a house share without an established group of friends.
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Living in Elgin as a student
Elgin is an ancient Cathedral city in the Scottish Highlands. The main campus of Moray College, University of the Highlands and Islands is situated within the vibrant city. The university has over 40,000 students distributed across their 13 campuses. The area has a great variety of academic and social opportunities making it a brilliant environment for students.
Students make up a large percentage of the population in Elgin, accordingly the city does have a broad range of accommodation opportunities. There are more than 10 halls of residence run by the university throughout the Inverness area, with a dedicated student property in Elgin. The purpose-built student residence offers en-suite bedrooms with shared kitchen and living areas. Private halls are professionally managed by local independent providers.
Private halls are accessible within the city and surrounding area. These residences provide students with a good selection of choices, generally ranging from a standard en-suite to a private studio. Aside from halls of residence, there are other accommodation options for students.
For those who wish to move on from halls, shared houses are a favourite and are predominantly popular with groups of a few friends. Flats and apartments are also a popular choice, often in convenient locations or with excellent travel connections. This accommodation is usually managed by landlords or letting agents who are professionals in organising student accommodation.
If you are looking for any additional information about the city, there are student guides available on our website. On accommodationforstudents.com we offer expert advice with over 20 years experience in assisting students with their search for accommodation, begin your search on our website by considering our collection of present listings. You can use our website to enquire directly with the accommodation or contact our team for any further support.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you going to live and study in Elgin? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
When is the best time to look for accommodation in Elgin?
Most students look for shared housing in Elgin 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.
How much does student accommodation cost in Elgin?
The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Elgin will cost you £86 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £168 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.
What is the best way to search for accommodation in Elgin?
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Elgin. 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. AFS has accommodation across the whole city including City Centre and Near University.
How long does a tenancy agreement last for?
In Elgin 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.
Is it possible to have a short term or summer only contract in Elgin?
Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Elgin. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.
How much do I have to pay for a deposit?
This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Elgin halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Elgin will be £344.
How can I make sure I get my deposit back at the end of my tenancy?
All landlords and property manages in Elgin 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.