Who Can Apply

Our Guarantee

The guarantee is 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 2021.
  • You must reside outwith an EH postcode.
  • You meet the appropriate clearance checks (non EU students only).
  • You submit your online application by 3pm on 25 August 2021.
  • You make your £500 advance rent payment within 72 hours of receiving your offer of accommodation. Please note, we do not accept Maestro payments.
  • You complete a guarantor form, payment schedule and online induction within 3 days of receiving your accommodation reservation 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 (e.g. Highers, A-Level and GCSE England, Wales or Northern Ireland). Don't worry though, our guarantee date is 3pm on 25 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.

Accommodation sites: Orwell Terrace will offer 39-week tenancies 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 to make you an offer. 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.

Accommodation site: Orwell Terrace 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 to make you an offer. 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: Orwell Terrace 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 once you have an unconditional offer you have firmly accepted, please apply online to be placed on a waiting list.

Please note: Offers to students on the EH Postcode Waiting List will not be made until 26 August.

If you are an EH Postcode wanting to appeal in order to come under the guarantee, please send an email titled EH Postcode Appeal with a description of your situation quoting your Edinburgh Napier number to accommodation@napier.ac.uk and these will be considered around 20 July. Please be aware there are no guarantees of a successful appeal, therefore we would strongly recommend you also submit an application to join 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.

Veterinary nursing students generally apply for 39-week tenancies. If you are applying for a 39-week tenancy you will come under the guarantee of an offer of accommodation otherwise we have a limited number of 1 trimester spaces and they will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

Returning 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 manual waiting list. Access to online application system will not be permitted.

We will automatically house care leavers and students with additional support requirements due to specific disabilities depending on availability if they have they have no student accommodation debt or behavioural concerns from previous Edinburgh Napier accommodation stays.

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 Experienced and Care Leavers

If you are care-experienced or a care leaver please contact the office accommodation@napier.ac.uk 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.

Care-experienced students have the option to stay within student accommodation for the total length of your course (for up to four years) subject to adhering to the student code of conduct.

Contact our student accommodation office on 0131 455 3713  if you require any additional information.

To find out more about the University’s support for care-experienced learners please visit our Widening Participation pages to download student information sheets or to get in touch with the care-experienced student dedicated contact by emailing wideningaccess@napier.ac.uk

Contact us

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