Find your student accommodation in Edinburgh

Student halls in Edinburgh

One of the UK's premier cities, with the world famous University of Edinburgh just one of several universities in Scotland's capital. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Edinburgh including student houses, flats and halls.

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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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House
  • 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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Flat
  • 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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Studio
  • 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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Homestay
  • 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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Bedsit
  • 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 with its vibrant and cosmopolitan offering, Edinburgh is a perfect place for students of its three universities: Edinburgh University, Edinburgh Napier University, and Heriot-Watt University.

Home to an extinct volcano, Calton Hill, a castle, Portobello beach, Murrayfield Rugby Stadium, as well as vintage fairs, one of the best clubbing scenes in the country and, of course, the Fringe Festival, Edinburgh is more than just a city. This sentiment is shared by many, as it is regularly voted the best place to live in the UK, but also remains the second most popular tourist destination in the UK.

As a Unesco World Heritage Site, the city is packed with history, from the impressive Edinburgh to Turkish Baths. The numerous museums and art galleries will satisfy even the most demanding art connoisseurs, whilst the countless theatres will keep them busy in the evenings. With students accounting for a good size of the local population, the city doesn’t fail to offer a plethora of nightclubs and pubs. For those who enjoy sports, there are two local football teams, Hibs and Hearts, and a thriving rugby union.

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.