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Best Edinburgh Accommodation For Students

The city of castles is always an easy place to find student accommodation in any part of Edinburgh. Despite the fact that there are so many options, it is still challenging to find the best student accommodation in Edinburgh. But you can discover a wide range of student accommodation in Edinburgh. Find a lot of options at the most student-budget-friendly prices with University Living.

We simplify students' lives by providing cheap student accommodation in Edinburgh that's top quality, affordable and equipped with the most modern facilities. The properties listed on our website are easy to search as per your desired preferences, be it location, price, occupancy type, etc.

They are off-campus accommodation near universities in Edinburgh. The accommodations are in a student village in Edinburgh near top-ranking universities like the University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, Queen Margaret University and Edinburgh Napier University.

If you seek to study in Edinburgh, it’s good to be aware of the types of Edinburgh student accommodation which is given in brief below. If you seek some of the cheapest student accommodations in Edinburgh, here are a few to look into: Westfield, Gorgie, Vita Student Fountainbridge, etc that offer private student accommodation in Edinburgh.

Most Demanded Student Accommodation in Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom)

These student accommodations in Edinburgh are made to provide a comfortable living for students. So, find a home that you feel safe, and secure with an amiable environment. Interestingly, when you seek to stay off campus, your cost of utility bills in Edinburgh like electricity, water, gas, etc are also part of the rent.

Student Housing (Off-campus)

In this type of place, you will get the option to choose from many different rooms like studios, suites and en-suite ones. Most students prefer to take shared rooms as it saves money on student rent in Edinburgh. They feature furnished rooms equipped with amazing cosy modern facilities too. The student housing in Edinburgh provides a bed, study desk & chair, wardrobe, bathroom (en-suite), shared kitchen and some others.

Private Apartments (Off-campus)

For an independent and private student living in Edinburgh, a student apartment is one of the best types of accommodation to go for! In this type of student housing apartment in Edinburgh, you can also take advantage of a shared student apartment. Whatever you decide to choose, you will get the best in class facilities like a gym, courtyard, cinema room, security, laundry, etc.

University Halls (On-campus)

Staying on-campus is opted for mostly by the first year as it eases the student's college life. You can stay within or close to the uni campus, but be mindful, that it will not give you the right study space environment as it is noisy. The facilities are also very basic in these residence halls.

About Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom)

The city of Edinburgh is sought by students from across the world not only because it provides quality education, home to top-class universities like the University of Edinburgh and a heritage institution called the Heriot-Watt University. But there’s something special about Edinburgh! When you live in Edinburgh, your heart is set to stay here. The culture and heritage are so rich, from its museums, castles, and art galleries and nature tells a story of Scotland.

With such a huge diversity of students, it makes one feel comfortable and safe and know they can connect to the community. The experience of living as a student in Edinburgh is the opportunity to be part of such a rich heritage where you can explore the cobblestone stones at every part of the street, then you have the famous Forth Edinburgh Castle, Bridge, and Scott Monument that will leave you in awe! National Parks, Pentland Hills, etc are nature’s blessing altogether.

The nightlife is always buzzing on weekdays and weekends and most end up hanging about at the pubs and bars of Edinburgh.

Some Interesting Facts About Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom)

  1. One of the largest festivals "Edinburgh Festival Fringe" is the biggest in the world.
  2. Home to the popular film "Harry Potter".
  3. The only Knighten Penguin in the world is in Edinburgh.
  4. Known to be one of the greenest cities in the United Kingdom (UK).
  5. Did you know the Castle of Edinburgh sits on an extinct volcano?

Student Cost of Living in Edinburgh 2024

The average cost of expenses in Edinburgh will come to around:

  1. Books and study materials - £45 to £70/month
  2. Food - £80 to £100/month
  3. Utility Bills (Electricity, Gas) - £50 to £70/month
  4. Internet & Phone Bills - £30 to £50/month
  5. Public Transportation - £85 to £110/month

Student Transport and Travel in Edinburgh 2024

It’s never hard to get around the city of Edinburgh as there’s such easy access to public transportation. Whether you choose to use travel services like buses, trains or rent bikes, you can avail it at ease.

Lothian Buses

It is a renowned bus company that operates bus connections across the city so that you can travel anywhere with ease.

Trains

The city also has two major train stations, Waverley Railway Station and Haymarket Railway Station. To make commuting effortless, you can buy travel cards such as Ridacard.

Best Tourist Attractions in Edinburgh (UK)

Edinburgh Castle

Getting to know about the city’s history and culture is through its castles. Everywhere you look, there are castles in Edinburgh and they are a big cultural and historical representation of the people. This is one of the most famous amongst all castles in Edinburgh.

National Museum of Scotland

Being the first of its kind, it is a national public museum in Scotland, it houses all the artefacts and collections of the past, present and future of the people of Scotland. It stands proud as it's of historical importance to the Scots.

Palace of Holyroodhouse

Want to experience royalty? This is one place where you can find everything in the palace. It is still the official residence of the Monarch of Scotland. It’s the best time to visit the royal palace while there’s still a monarch! If your student accommodation Edinburgh Studio is close by, you should take out time to visit this tourist attraction.

Top Rated Universities in Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom) in 2024

The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is a public university founded in 1853, ranking #22 in QS World University Rankings, offering 522 PG programs with an enrolment of 17725 international students.

Heriot-Watt University

It is a 200-year-old public research institution in Edinburgh, ranking #235 in QS World University Rankings, offering 112 UG and 169 PG programs, and having 30,000 students in the university.

Edinburgh Napier University

It is a public university founded in 1964, offering scholarships to students to pursue higher studies here. It ranks #801-850 in QS World University Rankings, offering 120 UG and 117 PG programs.

Queen Margaret University

It is a public research institution founded in 1875 and ranks # 851-900 in the QS World University Ranking, offering 58 UG and 60 PG programs.

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Q. How to explore and book student accommodation in Edinburgh?

A.You can book student accommodation in Edinburgh through University Living. As a global leading student accommodation provider, we only list verified properties. You can find student rooms in Edinburgh or student apartments in Edinburgh. It's a simple process; all you have to do is search, compare, and book as per your preferences. If you need any assistance, we are available 24/7 to guide you and find student housing in Edinburgh.

Q. What is the average cost of rent in Edinburgh?

A.Student housing starts at £170/week in Edinburgh. The price will vary depending on the location, accommodation, and occupancy type. Taking a private student room in Edinburgh will cost you more than taking a shared student room in Edinburgh.

Q. What does student accommodation in Edinburgh include?

A.The student accommodation in Edinburgh is furnished with a Bed, Wardrobe, Study Desk with Chair, Windows, Shared Kitchen, En-suite Bathroom, and Storage Space. It is well-equipped with amenities to provide comfort and secure living. The utility bills like water, electricity, etc are included in the rent.

Q. How can international students avail of a discount on any student apartments in Edinburgh?

A.Depending upon the season, you can avail yourself of many discounts on student apartments. If you book your student accommodation early, you can get an early bird discount. However, we at University Living have partnered with many brands to give special offers and discounts to students.

Q. Are visitors allowed in student accommodation in Edinburgh?

A.The visitor's policy differs from every student accommodation in Edinburgh. Usually, it is allowed for a day or two. But please check in with our accommodation experts on this policy. They will give you detailed information on the same.

Q. Is it hard to find a furnished student apartment in Edinburgh?

A.No, it is not hard to find student accommodation in Edinburgh. University Living lists furnished student accommodations with amenities like a game room, bicycle storage, cinema, meeting room, gym, and courtyard. Your utility bills are also included in the rent.

Q. What is the payment method for Edinburgh student accommodation?

A.You can make payment via credit/debit or bank transfer. The payment can be paid in full or in three instalments with a UK guarantor.

Q. How can students view student apartments in Edinburgh before booking?

A.You can view student apartments in Edinburgh by requesting a house viewing with one of our agents. We will then schedule a date and time that is convenient for you. It is advisable to make a list of the questions about the accommodation.

Q. Where do most students live at the University of Edinburgh?

A.They stay at student housing apartments near the University of Edinburgh, such as Westfield, Gorgie, Student Castle Edinburgh, iQ Elliott House, Vita Student Iona Street, etc.

Q. Can working professionals stay in private student accommodation in Edinburgh?

A.No, student accommodation in Edinburgh is designed and catered to the needs of the students. These accommodations are provided to students registered with a university in Edinburgh.

Q. How Can a virtual tour be arranged for student rooms in Edinburgh?

A.Yes, a virtual tour can be arranged online if you are unavailable in the country. Once you request a virtual tour of the accommodation with one of our agents, we can schedule a date and time at your convenience.

Q. What is the cost of living in Edinburgh for students?

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Edinburgh is quite an expensive country in the UK; therefore, be mindful of your budget and spending. The cost of living in Edinburgh is £1148 to £1831 per month, excluding tuition fees. The monthly expenses in Edinburgh include the cost of rent, food (groceries in Edinburgh £385 to £435 per month), and travel (£85to £110 per month). The cost of living in Edinburgh will depend on your lifestyle.

Q. What is the cancellation policy for student housing in Edinburgh?

A.Submit your request via post or email to cancel the booking with evidence in writing that your Visa application has been refused and you no longer have a place on your course. Review the cancellation policy properly and get in touch with our experts to help you in the cancellation process.

Q. Can I get shared student apartments in Edinburgh?

A.Yes, you can get a shared student accommodation in Edinburgh. There are shared student rooms offering studios, suites, and en-suite rooms. The shared private apartments come in a wide range of occupancy. These shared accommodations in Edinburgh are fully furnished and equipped with modern facilities.

Q. What are the transportation options available near student rooms in Edinburgh?

A.You can walk or bike if travelling nearby or within the city. It is the best way to explore Edinburgh. But, if you need to travel farther, you can use public transportation; they are cost-efficient, safe, and reliable. There are trams and buses all over the city to take you to your destination.

Q. What are the best areas for students in Edinburgh?

A.Some of the best areas for students are Edinburgh city centre, Fountainbridge, Potterrow, Holyrood, etc.