Student Support and Accommodation

Student Support and Accommodation


We can help you think through your accommodation options whether you want to stay on or off campus. There are around 1,600 rooms on the Edinburgh Campus and 200 on the Borders Campus.

Robin Smith Hall of Residence

Accommodation Guarantee

Priority is usually given to students arriving for the first time in first year or as a postgraduate. We operate a leased flat scheme on both campuses which can give you access to flats in the private rented sector. We can also provide advice about how to access lodgings with families or private accommodation.

Special Needs

The University welcomes applications from students with disabilities and special needs. A number of rooms on the Edinburgh Campus have been purpose built and are fully accessible. A number of bedrooms at the Borders Campus have been adapted for wheelchair users. If you have a special need in respect of accommodation, please contact the Disability Adviser (Edinburgh Campus) or the Student Welfare Officer (Scottish Borders Campus).

Accommodation Reservation Fee Return

At the end of your contract your room will be checked for damages. Once it is checked you will be entitled to receive a refund of your reservation fee, less any damages or additional cleaning charges.

Your reservation fee will be refunded directly into your bank account. In order for us to do this as quickly as possible we need you to submit your bank details by filling in a Reservation Fee Return Form. Please be aware that there are alternative forms for students who wish to have the money refunded into a foreign bank account. Please make sure you fill in the correct form.

Once completed the forms should be returned to Student Service Centre, Hugh Nisbet Building.

Tel: 0131 451 3000
Email: Student centre

+44 (0)131 451 3385/8019