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Lady Nicolson Court Roost
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38 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT, United Kingdom

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3 mins walk to University of Edinburgh

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56 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DH, United Kingdom

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8 mins by public transport, 12 mins walk to University of Edinburgh

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

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9 mins walk to University of Edinburgh

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36 Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9FE

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10 mins walk to University of Edinburgh

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41 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8FF

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11 mins by public transport, 14 mins walk to University of Edinburgh

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iQ The Mont, 13 Rillbank Terrace, Edinburgh, EH9 1FA United Kingdom

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11 mins by public transport, 13 mins walk to University of Edinburgh

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Saint Giles' Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1PT, United Kingdom

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12 mins walk to University of Edinburgh

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32 Calton Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8DP, UK

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13 mins by public transport, 19 mins walk to University of Edinburgh

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27 Thistle St, Edinburgh EH2 1DX, UK

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14 mins by public transport, 19 mins walk to University of Edinburgh

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26 King's Stables Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2JY, UK

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14 mins walk to University of Edinburgh

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

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14 mins by public transport, 20 mins walk to University of Edinburgh

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11 Brandfield St, Edinburgh EH3 8BN, UK

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15 mins by public transport University of Edinburgh

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About the University of Edinburgh

  1. The University of Edinburgh distance from the City Centre:

  • Tram -10-15 minutes

  • Bus -  10-20 minutes

  • Taxi - 5-10 minutes

  • Cycling - 10-15 minutes 

  • Walking - 25-35 minutes

  1. The University of Edinburgh has on-campus student accommodation options with an average rent of £3,100/semester. The rent of the room includes electricity, water, gas, Wi-Fi, maintenance, and security.

  1.  The University of Edinburgh follows a two-semester academic year system. Each semester has around 12 weeks.

  1. The best month to book a University of Edinburgh on-campus accommodation after the university offer to study is accepted is in June. Accommodation applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, which generally start with:

  • New undergraduate - February

  • New postgraduate -  January 

  • For returning students - December

  1. Other Campuses for the University of Edinburgh

  • University of Edinburgh - George Square

  • University of Edinburgh - King’s Building 

  • University of Edinburgh - Easter Bush 

  • University of Edinburgh - Western General Hospital

  • University of Edinburgh - Little France 

University of Edinburgh Campus 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, Wi-Fi, maintenance, and security included in bills. The only differences are:

  1. Purpose-built student accommodation: Average rent £475/month

  • Generally located within walking distance from the university.

  • Popular University of Edinburgh student accommodation options include Westfield, Gorgie, and The Bridge House

  1. Private Student Houses (Private Lets) with an average price of £625/month

Secure a Private Student Room Near the University of Edinburgh Without a University Offer Letter

iQ Student Accommodation, Unite Students, and Student Roost 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 the University of Edinburgh

1. Old Town 

Old Town’s average rent is around £40/week i.e (£200/month). It’s a 10-minute walk from campus. University of Edinburgh housing close to campus include Portsburgh Court Roost, Panmure Court Roost, Silk Mill, and New Park

  • Tram - 10-15 minutes

  • Taxi - 5-10 minutes

  • Walking - 10-15 minutes

  • Bus - 5-10 minutes 

2. Newington

Newington’s average rent is around £35 /week i.e (£175 /month). It’s a 30-minute walk from campus. Some Edinburgh University campus accommodation options include iQ Elliott House, New Park, Silk Mill, Student Castle Edinburgh, and Huxley Studios.

  • Bus - 15-20 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 25-30 minutes

  • Tram - 20-25 minutes 

3. Fountainbridge 

Fountainbridge’s average rent is around £105/week i.e (£525 /month). It’s a 20-minute walk from campus. Some accommodation options near Edinburgh University include Huxley Studios, Elliott House, Vita Fountainbridge, George Street, and Edinburgh Queen Square

  • Bus - 10-15 minutes

  • Taxi - 5-10 minutes

  • Walking - 15-20 minutes

  • Tram - 15-20 minutes 

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

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

  • 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.

Is Edinburgh University difficult to get into?

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The University of Edinburgh is slightly on the more competitive side when it comes to UK universities. It has an acceptance rate of around 47%.

Is it expensive to study in Edinburgh?

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Edinburgh has a slightly higher cost of living for students than other cities in the UK. Students in Edinburgh have a monthly term-time income of £934, which is low compared to their monthly spending, which falls around £949.

What is the ranking of Edinburgh University?

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The University of Edinburgh is mostly ranked among the world’s top 50 universities. According to the 2024 QS World University Rankings, the University of Edinburgh is ranked 22nd.

How many international students are in Edinburgh University?

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There are over 13,353 international students at the University of Edinburgh, making up 44% of the student population.

Does Edinburgh University offer scholarships for international students?

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Yes, the University of Edinburgh offers a variety of scholarships for international students. These scholarships can cover tuition fees, living expenses, or both.

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