The University of Edinburgh provides accommodation for students who are studying a pre-sessional English course.

Accommodation Guarantee

Accommodation will only be guaranteed for applicants who apply for accommodation prior to the 31 May 2019 and are studying a pre-sessional or EAP English course (English for Academic Purposes).  Any application received after this date will be subject to availability.

Accommodation Details

The cost is £154 per week for a single standard room which includes all heating, electricity and internet services. There are also some (shared) twin rooms available for £84 per week.

You will be provided with a furnished room in self-catered accommodation with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. A bedding pack is also provided to EAP students and consists of a pillow, pillowcase, duvet, duvet cover and bed sheet.

In 2019 we have eight sites available for EAP and Pre-sessional students:

  • East Newington Place
  • New Arthur Place
  • Nicholson Street/South College Street
  • Ratcliffe Terrace
  • Riego Street
  • Sciennes
  • Sciennes Place
  • South Clerk Street

Apply Now

If you would like to apply for this accommodation, please email the following information to

  • Your full name
  • University of Edinburgh UUN number
  • Date of birth
  • Start date from which your accommodation is required
  • Accommodation Preference:
  • Room  Type (twin/standard):
  • Would You Prefer a Single Gender Area? (Y/N):

Once we have received your application for accommodation we will send you an offer of accommodation online, this offer must be accepted and full payment made in 7 days. 

Arrival information

The latest arrival information can be found here