Kincaid’s Court is the University’s largest self-catered residence with 253 single and 2 twinned study bedrooms; most with 4-5 rooms per flat but with some 12 person flats. There is a large common room on site with TV, table football, table tennis and games console, plus a decked seating area outside. Less than 10 minutes’ walk from George Square and the University's central area, it’s also close to great music venues and convenient for everything Edinburgh has to offer.


Walking Distances*

Bus Distances**

Bus #s

George Square (University Campus)

9 min (0.4 mi)



Kings Buildings (University Campus)

39 min (1.9 mi)

40 min  (1.2 mi)

3, 8, 23, N3

Easter Bush (University Campus)


59 min (7.2 mi)


University Gym 

9 min (0.4 mi)



Princes Street (shopping)

11 min (0.5 mi)



Waverley Train Station

8 min (0.4 mi)



Edinburgh Castle

11 min (0.5 mi)



Closest Supermarket (Tesco Metro):

8 min (0.4 mi)



Closest Large Supermarket (Sainsburys Superstore Westfield Road):


21 min (2 mi)

3, 8, 29, 49, N3

 *Duration of journeys and distances are approximate and provided by Google Maps.

**Bus services are provided by Lothian buses and are subject to change. Visit their website for more info: The duration of journeys and distances are approximate and provided by Google Maps.

  • Self-catered property
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Common room
  • Coin-operated laundry

There is a large and small common room on site, furnished with soft seating and tables. Both have flat screen TV's and DVD players.


All study bedrooms are equipped with the following furniture:

  • 3/4 size beds
  • Small chest of drawers 
  • Desk and study chair
  • Set of bookshelves
  • Wardrobe
  • Bedside lamp
  • Desk lamp
  • Internet provision


Bedding, bedlinen and towels are not provided in University flats. You will therefore need to supply these items yourself (such as a duvet, duvet cover, pillows, pillowcases, blankets, sheets and towels).

Bedding packs, comprising of a sheet, duvet, duvet cover, pillow and pillowcase can be purchased from the University (at an additional cost) using the order form link in your offer details. However, these packs are only available to students at beginning of lease.


You will share shower, bath and WC with your flatmates.

Four and five bedroom flats, typically share one shower room (comprising a shower cubicle, sink and WC) and one separate WC, with sink.

12 bedroom flats share three shower rooms (comprising shower cubicle, WC and sink) and one separate WC, with sink.

Communal facilities and services

Common Rooms

There is a large and small common room onsite, furnished with soft seating and tables. Both have flat screen TV's and DVD players. The large common room additionally has a piano.

This facility is availale for residents to use for both social and studying needs.

There is also an attractive decking area outside the common room with patio seating for residents to enjoy the sunshine.

Cooking Facilities

This is self-catered accommodation and kitchens are equipped with the following items:

  • Four-ring electric cooker with oven and grill
  • Microwave
  • Set of three saucepans, frying pan and chopping board
  • Kettle
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Basin
  • Dish drainer and pail
  • Sweeping brush, mop and shovel
  • Ironing board (no iron)
  • Crockery and cutlery are not provided.


Students have access to coin-operated, onsite laundry facilities.

Cleaning and housekeeping

In all flats common areas within the flats (kitchens, bathrooms, halls and stairs) are cleaned at least once a week.

It is your own responsibility to keep your bedroom clean.

Please note that all of our accommodation is non-smoking, this includes e-cigarettes.


All utility bills included  - there is an average allowance of electricity but overuse can result in additional charges.


Provided by Cover4students


High speed wireless internet is available throughout the property and each bedroom has a data outlet for a wired connection. 


Use of internet services is subject to the University of Edinburgh computing regulations and those of the service provider for the property:

University computing regulations

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Kincaid's Court
Academic year Room type and size Bathroom Lease
2018-2019 Standard Single Room Shared £4479.00
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Kincaid's Court, Kincaid's Court, Edinburgh
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