Find your student accommodation in Edinburgh

Student accommodation Edinburgh

One of the UK's premier cities, with the world famous University of Edinburgh just one of several universities in Scotland's capital.

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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. A great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. 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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Spare room
  • 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 Edinburgh as a student

As the capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh has a lot to offer students with a vibrant and cosmopolitan offering; it's a popular choice for students from the UK and overseas. Indeed, Edinburgh University is one of the UK's oldest and is more than 400 years old. Students can also opt to study at Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot-Watt University.

The city is packed with history and historical architecture and has a lot to offer culturally and with students accounting for a good size of the local population means the city is welcoming and there's a lot on offer for students to enjoy.

Indeed, after London, Edinburgh is the most popular tourist destination in the UK and it's also a Unesco World Heritage Site with impressive offerings such as Edinburgh Castle that help to celebrate the city’s heritage. The city also plays host to the world-famous Edinburgh Festival and there is a vibrant nightlife for students with lots of bars and restaurants to choose from. The city also offers lots of music and theatre venues and a variety of museums as well as a zoo. For those students who enjoy sports, there are two local football teams, Hibs and Hearts, and a thriving rugby union offering.

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.