The University of Edinburgh provides couples and family accommodation for students who wish to bring their partners or children with them while studying at the University of Edinburgh.
While this type of accommodation is not guaranteed. Offers are made on a first come, first served basis; and only once you become Unconditional Firm to study at the University of Edinburgh.
The University has in total around 80 flats suitable for couples, mainly in small self-contained flats and many of them located around the George Square campus.
Check out what we have available for couples by accessing our website, via the link below.
The University has in total around 65 flats suitable for families. The accommodation is in 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 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.
The Advice Place website (run by the Edinburgh University Student's Association or ‘EUSA’) has a range of useful information, including advice on different neighbourhoods in Edinburgh, tenancy issues, landlord issues and tips on flat-hunting. You can find further information by accessing the EUSA website, via the link below.
Information on the facilities and furnishings in our family and couple flats.