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Edinburgh Napier University - Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Edinburgh Napier University is a modern university which has gained full university status in June 1992. It is located in Edinburgh which is Scotland’s lively historical capital. It’s an ambitious and innovative university offering unique and practical programmes in collaboration with industry. All these programmes are taught by academics and industry professionals who are experts in their fields. There are around 12,500 students currently enrolled in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in areas such as arts & media, engineering, biosciences and healthcare. The university was earlier established in 1964 as Napier Technical College. It is one of the country’s top universities for graduate employability and has a strong reputation for film education as well.

Campus overview

The university is based around three campuses - Merchiston, Craiglockhart and Sighthill. The Merchiston Campus is built around the refurbished shell of Merchiston Castle, the family home of John Napier. Merchiston Castle is also a "Category A" listed building in Scotland due to its national significance. This campus is home to the Schools of Art & Creative Industries, Computing and Engineering. The Business School. Is located in Craiglockhart campus which also incorporates the Craiglockhart Hydropathic Hospital buildings.

Student accommodation near Edinburgh Napier University

Unlike many other universities, Edinburgh Napier University also offers a guaranteed place to stay to all first year students. All the accommodations offered by the university are located in the centre of Edinburgh with good transport links to the campuses. There are more than 1,500 rooms available in the form of en-suites and studios. But as the number of students has been increasing each year, there is a huge demand for private accommodation in and around the city of Edinburgh.

These private accommodations are known as purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) and are located either within walking or cycling distance from the campuses. All the rooms of these housings are well-furnished as they are specifically designed to accommodate both domestic and international students. For example, iQ Fountain Bridge is a fully-furnished student accommodation near Edinburgh Napier University, located just 15-minutes away from it.

Types of Student Room near Edinburgh Napier University

PBSAs come with a wide range of room types such as en-suite rooms, student studios, one and two-bedroom apartments offering shared living spaces, and more. The studios are self-contained rooms for those who need some extra privacy and if you’re a little on your student budget then you can opt for en-suite rooms. Both these rooms are fully furnished with comfortable beds, study space, and lots of storage spaces. The properties also offer a plethora of onsite amenities like a living room with TV, fully-fitted kitchen, games room, laundry, broadband and Wi-Fi access, study pods, outdoor courtyard, and more.

How are these student housings connected to the city?

Most of these student homes (PBSAs) are located in the heart of the city offering a good connectivity by public transport like buses, trains, and trams. These properties are well-placed, just a short distance away for bus stations and tram stops, so travelling around the city will never be an issue. Train stations are also located near to some properties which makes it quite convenient to travel beyond the boundaries of Edinburgh.

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Q. How can I rent student accommodation near Edinburgh Napier University?

A. 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.

Q. What are the different types of student accommodation close to Edinburgh Napier University?

A. 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 pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also provide short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programmes.

Q. Where can I stay while doing a language course in summer?

A. 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.

Q. What are the best student accommodation to live around Edinburgh Napier University?

A. Edinburgh offers a great student life, no matter where you live; you will always be able to enjoy everything this city has to offer. Canal Point, iQ Fountain Bridge, Arran House, Nido Haymarket, etc. are some of the most popular, affordable, and fully furnished student accommodations near Edinburgh Napier University.

Q. Can I view my student apartment near Edinburgh Napier University before booking?

A. Yes. If you want to view your accommodation before booking it, get in touch with our accommodation experts, and we will arrange a virtual tour for you.

Q. Can I get discounts on student housing close to Edinburgh Napier University?

A. Of course, students who book early often get good discounts and pay less rent for their student housing. You can also avail cashback and discounts on group bookings.

Q. Can I stay at student accommodation only for a semester?

A. 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.

Q. Does my accommodation offer any onsite amenities?

A. All properties listed by University Living comes with a wide range of onsite amenities such a laundry room, gym, games room, courtyard, bike storage, fully-fitted kitchen, and plenty more.