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543 Gorgie Road Edinburgh EH11 3AR

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21 mins by public transport Heriot-Watt University

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125a Fountainbridge, Tolcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG

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400 GORGIE ROAD, EDINBURGH, EH11 2BF

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The Bridge House, 123 Fountainbridge, EH3 9QG

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114, Dundee Street, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH11 1AB

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11 Brandfield St, Edinburgh EH3 8BN, UK

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69 Grove Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8FD

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36 mins by public transport Heriot-Watt University

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8 - 11 Hillside Crescent Edinburgh EH7 5EA United Kingdom

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42 Saint Andrew Square Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2AD, United Kingdom

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2 York Place Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 3EP, United Kingdom

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Goods Corner, 11 Liberton Rd, Edinburgh EH16 6FU, United Kingdom

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8 Lower Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9NY

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About Heriot-Watt University 

  1. Heriot-Watt University distance from the City Centre:

  • Bus -  25-30 minutes
  • Taxi - 15-20 minutes

  • Walking -  30-40 minutes

  1. Heriot-Watt University has on-campus student accommodation options with an average rent of £4,000–£8,000/semester. The rent of the room includes electricity, water, gas, Wi-Fi, maintenance, and security.

  1. Heriot-Watt University follows a two-semester academic year system. Each semester has around 12-14 weeks.

  1. The best month to book Heriot-Watt University on-campus accommodation after the university offer to study is accepted is in February/March (for new undergraduates). University accommodation applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, which generally starts with:

  • New undergraduate -  February/March

  • New postgraduate -  April/May

  • For returning students -  May/June

  1. Other Campuses of Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University Off-Campus Student Housing Options 

PBSAs and Private Lets are the most popular off-campus student accommodation in Edinburgh. These are a little more expensive than on-campus student rooms but offer additional benefits such as flexible contract length, flexible move-in dates, independent social life, modern amenities along with room rent, electricity, water, gas, wifi, maintenance, and security included in bills. The only differences are

  1. Purpose-built student accommodation: Average rent £450-£750/month
  1. Private Student Houses (Private Lets) with an average price of £300-£1,500/month.

Secure a private student room near Heriot-Watt University Without a University Offer Letter

Chapter student accommodation, Unite Students, Student Castle, and other providers accept advance bookings for a limited number of rooms for such students with cancellation and refund provisions. T&C is applied according to the provider. We suggest checking our cancellation and refund policies before booking a room or speaking with our multilingual student housing experts.

Popular Student Areas to Live Near Heriot-Watt University

  1. Haymarket

Haymarket’s average rent is around £550-£700/month. It’s a 20-25 minute walk from campus. Some options, including Heriot Watt University halls close to Haymarket and the campus, include IQ Grove.

  • Bus -  10-15 minutes
  • Taxi -  5-10 minutes

  • Walking - 20-25 minutes

2. Dalry

Dalry’s average rent for nearby Heriot Watt University housing options is around £450-£600/month. It’s a 30-35 minute walk from campus. Some accommodation options close to the area and the campus include Silk Mill.

  • Bus - 15-20 minutes
  • Taxi -  10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 30-35 minutes

3. Tollcross

Camberwell’s average rent for options, including Heriot Watt University residence halls, is around £600-£750/month. It’s a 40-45 minute walk from campus. Some accommodation options close to the area and the campus include The Bridge House.

  • Bus -  20-25 minutes
  • Taxi -  15-20 minutes

  • Walking -  40-45 minutes


4. Gorgie

Gorgie’s average rent for nearby options, including rooms within Heriot Watt University apartments, is around £500-£650 /month. It’s a 45-50 minute walk from campus. Some accommodation options close to campus include The Keel Houses.

  • Bus -  25-30 minutes
  • Taxi -  15-20 minutes

  • Walking 45-50 minutes


5. Slateford

Gorgie’s average rent is around £400-£550 /month. It’s a 60-70 minute walk from campus. Some Heriot Watt University dormitory options close to campus include Westfield.

  • Bus -  30-35 minutes
  • Taxi -  20-25 minutes

  • Walking 60-70 minutes

Benefits of Booking Off-Campus Student Rooms Over On-Campus Accommodation

  • Early bird offer (Off-campus student accommodations generally offer discounts or early booking offers.)

  • Unlike university accommodation, there are many student room types to choose from.
  • No offer, no visa, no problem! Easy cancellation process.

  • Avoid expensive last-minute private student accommodation bookings.

  • Stay with your friend or partner despite being enrolled in different universities in the city.

  • More privacy because on-campus accommodations usually have shared facilities and common areas.

  • Off-campus and private facilities generally have modern facilities such as gyms, cinemas, and game rooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

How many international students are at Heriot-Watt University?

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There are approximately 9,600 international students studying at Heriot-Watt University.

Does Heriot-Watt University offer scholarships for international students?

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Yes, Heriot-Watt University offers many scholarships for international students.

Are there student support services provided at Heriot-Watt University?

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Yes, Heriot-Watt University offers a wide range of student support services.

What is Heriot-Watt University's acceptance rate?

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The acceptance rate for Heriot-Watt University is estimated to be 60%.

What is Heriot-Watt University best for?

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Heriot-Watt is one of the top universities in the UK.

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