Who Can Apply

Our Guarantee

We have a guarantee of an offer of accommodation to all first year and direct entrant undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:

  • You have firmly accepted an unconditional offer to study at Edinburgh Napier University.
  • You will be studying at the University for the whole academic year starting in September.
  • You must reside outwith an EH postcode.
  • You meet the appropriate clearance checks (non EU students only).
  • You submit your online application and make your £500 advance rent payment by 3pm on 23 August 2018. Please note, we do not accept Maestro payments.
  • You complete a guarantor form and payment schedule within 5 days of receiving your accommodation reservation email.
  • You complete an online induction prior to signing your tenancy. Login details will be sent to you by email.

If you have a conditional offer, you won't be able to apply until this is unconditional - for most, this means waiting for exam results (eg Highers,A-Level & GCSE England, Wales or Northern Ireland). Don't worry though, our guarantee date is 3pm on 23 August, so there will still be time to apply after the results come out and still be guaranteed an offer of accommodation. A small number of spaces will be reserved at our Bainfield accommodation for the Higher and A-Level Results release date and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Postgraduate students

We have limited spaces for Postgraduate students and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  If we have no spaces available after you have applied and made £500 advance rent payment we will contact you within 5 working days to arrange a refund.

Accommodation sites: Orwell Terrace will offer 39-week postgraduate accommodation and Slateford Road 50-week tenancies.

First Trimester students

There are very limited spaces reserved for First Trimester students, therefore you will be placed on a waiting list. Should a suitable space become available, we will contact you by email. Please note: you will be expected to make payment in full upfront for the total length of the tenancy.  Generally, offers for First Trimester are given out in late June. If we are unable to make you an offer, assistance will be given to help you look in the private sector.

ISEP/CIS group booking spaces will be guaranteed to students who meet the requirements/deadlines, as spaces have been pre-reserved.

Veterinary Nursing spaces will have a small number of spaces guaranteed and pre-reserved and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Accommodation site: Bainfield accommodation will be offered to all successful First Trimester students.

Second Trimester students

There are very limited spaces reserved for Second Trimester students, therefore you will be placed on a waiting list. Should a suitable space become available, we will contact you by email. Please note: you will be expected to make payment in full upfront for the total length of the tenancy.  Generally offers for 2nd Trimester are giving out in late October. If we are unable to make you an offer of 2nd Trimester assistance will be given in looking in the private sector.

ISEP/CIS group booking spaces will be guaranteed to students who met the requirements/deadlines as spaces have been pre-reserved.

Hong Kong group bookings will have a small number of spaces guaranteed and pre-reserved. If you are unsure of whether you are part of this group booking, please email the office directly and we can check for you.

Accommodation Site: Bainfield accommodation will be offered to most successful Second Trimester students.

EH Postcode students

Unfortunately, you will not come under the guarantee of an offer of accommodation, therefore please contact the Student Accommodation Office to be placed on a waiting list. Please note: you do not have to have an unconditional offer that you have firmly accepted to apply to go on the waiting list.  Offers to students on the EH Postcode Waiting List will not be made until 25 August. If you want to appeal this decision due to extenuating circumstances, please send an email titled EH Postcode Appeal with a full description of the circumstances and these will be considered in late June/early July. Please note: there are no guarantees of a successful appeal, therefore we would strongly recommend you also submit an application to the waiting list.

Nursing students

We aim to offer all nursing students 50-week tenancies at our Slateford Road accommodation depending on availability. If this is not possible you will be given a standard tenancy according to the site you have been allocated instead of a 50-week tenancy.

Returning students

We are not able to accommodate returning students. If you are in your second or subsequent year of study, you won’t be eligible to apply for our accommodation, and will instead need to seek accommodation in the private sector. The only possible exception to this rule are care leavers and students with additional support requirements due to specific disabilities depending on availability.

Additional needs and disabilities

We have a number of accessible flats at our developments and ask that if you have any additional needs that you contact the office before making your application to ensure that we can meet those needs. Please do this as soon as possible, even if you do not yet have your unconditional offer, so we can pre-reserve an appropriate room and make the necessary adjustments if you do apply. Please note priority will be given to students who come under the guarantee of an offer of accommodation.

Please note: we can also arrange a visit to your pre-reserved room/site if time permits to ensure we can meet your requirements. Your Accommodation Officer will arrange for you to complete and return a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan form if applicable prior to or early in the start of your tenancy.

Care Leavers

Please note that you are a care leaver under "additional requirements" when applying, or contact the office with your Edinburgh Napier number, even if you do not yet have your unconditional offer, so we can pre-reserve an appropriate room if applicable.

As a care leaver you will have the option to stay within student accommodation for the total length of your course (up to four years) subject to no history of behavioural or financial issues whilst staying in student accommodation[DM1] .

Contact us

Contact our student accommodation office on 0131 455 3713 or email accommodation@napier.ac.uk if you require any additional information.