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    Student Accommodation Edinburgh
    Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and is located in the south-eastern part of the country. Its centre is close to the southern shore of the Firth of Forth as well as the North Sea that stretches westward into the Scottish Lowlands. There is a lot to history that surrounds the city on every step, rich with lush, green spaces interspersed around the heart of the city. As a tourist, roam along cobbled streets and wind down dimly lit alleys flanked by townhouses.

    An AI and tech-enabled platform, University Living is a managed marketplace where we facilitate instant booking for student accommodation in Edinburgh. Apart from this, they assist students through the entire booking process, right from the moment they receive an offer letter from a university to when they have to settle in their accommodation. They focus on purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) and till now, the company has partnered with a diverse portfolio of property providers across the world with 1 million beds in more than 210 cities.

    Discovering Edinburgh
    Those who decide on studying in Edinburgh will find themselves putting on their walking shoes to navigate through the city, along the hills and cobblestones for an adventure. Apart from that, the city is home to multiple historic sites, from the Edinburgh castle nestled on a rugged cliff to Greyfriars churchyard. When you’re in the artsy mood, visit the different galleries and museums scattered around the city. It is more than just that because of its people who are equally warm and welcoming given the passion they bring.

    Edinburgh’s Historical Past
    Edinburgh was named by the Angles, the tribe that settled there during the seventh century. It came to be known as “Eiden” and later joined the name to “Burh” which is an old English word that means fort. During the Middle Ages, the Gododdins built a small fort called Dun Eiden somewhere on the Castle Rock, although the exact location is still unknown. Later on, around the fourteenth century, the city became famous for its wool and commerce began to grow which was exported from Port Leith along with leather goods.

    Edinburgh for Students
    The city of Edinburgh is popular with students for its vibrant and diverse culture which is why there is a large influx each year from around the world. It is a large city with an intriguing past, so it isn’t just those who are new to the city that find themselves making new discoveries and stumbling upon unexplored hidden gems. With excellent transport links connecting the entire city, travelling is so much easier and convenient. Those who prefer walking or taking a bicycle can do so too despite the city’s cobbled streets.

    Universities in Edinburgh
    Each year the demand for studying in Edinburgh universities increases meaning high-calibre students from all over the world choose to come here for higher studies. The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities offering a stimulating learning and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities, making it the most preferred choices for domestic and international students. Heriot-Watt University was founded in 1821 and is valued for its innovative research focused on major global challenges through international collaborations. Apart from these, there are other universities such as Edinburgh Napier University, Queen Margaret University, and others in the cities.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I rent student accommodation in Edinburgh?
    You can book your home away from home in 3 easy steps: 1. Select your favourite accommodation 2. Pay the security deposit if required 3. Booking confirmed In all these steps you will be provided free guidance from our experienced team of student housing experts.

    What are the different types of student housing in Edinburgh?
    University Living offers purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) close to various universities with fewer restrictions and more options, so the students can enjoy a comfortable duration of stay. You can pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also provide short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programmes.

    What are the different types of student rooms in Edinburgh?
    The major room types are: Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces. En-suite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared. Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    Are the utility bills of my student accommodation Edinburgh included in the rent?
    This depends on the property you choose, but most of our student properties in Edinburgh have bills included, so you don’t have to worry about paying for anything else. The bills include Wi-Fi, water, gas, electricity, and other facilities such as a fitness centre, games room, bike storage, laundry room, and other communal spaces.

    What are the best areas for students to live in Edinburgh?
    Edinburgh is a beautiful place to live as a student as it has got everything, from incredible architecture and landscapes to vibrant nightlife. Haymarket, Newington, Glebe, Newtown, Tollcross, etc. are some of the most popular, affordable, and culturally diverse student areas in Edinburgh.

    Can I pay my student apartment rent in instalments in Edinburgh?
    Yes. You can pay your rent in easy instalments via numerous modes including bank transfer or your debit/credit card.

    Where can I stay while doing a language course in summer?
    Students doing short-term language courses can stay in fully-furnished student accommodations offered by University Living. You can book these accommodations by visiting the summer stay option on our website.

    Can I stay at the student housing only for a semester?
    Yes. University Living offers accommodations for students who go on a semester exchange programme. They provide student housing on a short term basis in 30+ cities across the world.