The University of Edinburgh provides couples and family accommodation for students who wish to bring their families with them while studying at the University of Edinburgh. 

While this type of accommodation is not guaranteed, we do have a large number of couple and family flats to offer students.

Couples

The University has in total around 80 accommodation units suitable for couples.

Most of this accommodation is in small self-contained flats and many of them are located in the area around the George Square campus.

Check out what we have available for couples by accessing our Student Homes website, via the link below.

Families

The University has in total around 65 accommodation units suitable for families. The accommodation is self-contained flats, with two to four bedrooms. About 70% of these flats are located at Blacket Avenue, adjacent to Pollock Halls.

Check out what we have available for families by accessing our Student Homes website, via the link below.

In addition to University accommodation, there is also a very large amount of privately-rented accommodation available in Edinburgh. Given time, you should be able to find something suitable for you and your family.

As the temporary accommodation you will need while looking for a place to stay can be quite expensive, we strongly recommend that students with families come to Edinburgh alone in the first instance, and send for their partner and children only when suitable housing has been obtained.

Use our online accommodation application system, which is accessible via the link below. Before applying, please take time to read the information on this page, including the FAQs on online applications.

If you would like to view our current vacancies please click the link below, please note that this is for information only and applications must be submitted from all new students to the University of Edinburgh.

Applying for family and couple accommodation 

Housekeeping

Information on the facilities and furnishings in our family and couple flats.

Family flats - domestic provision and housekeeping

Couple flats - domestic provision and housekeeping