There's a vast choice of private student accommodation in Edinburgh, but demand is equally high. You should start looking as soon as possible and allow extra time to visit and view properties before making your decision.
Private accommodation options
As an alternative to living in our accommodation, you could rent a flat from a private landlord. Cost, quality and what’s included varies greatly across the city. Our accommodation office will support and advise you on private accommodation, in particular where best to start looking. See our guides below for tips and advice.
Private accommodation support service
The Student Accommodation department runs a Private Accommodation Support Service for new students looking for accommodation in the private sector.
This service operates throughout the year and also hosts a number of drop-in workshops to assist students in finding appropriate and safe accommodation.
This provision will offer internet, phone & printing access, as well as staff assistance and as much information as possible to help students secure accommodation easily and quickly.
The service will operate as follows:
10am to 2pm Monday – Friday
4 January – 19 January 2017
Bainfield Student Accommodation
12 Bainfield Drive
Other accommodation options
The following links will also help to get you started on your search:
Don't hand over any money until you have seen a flat or signed a contract
Some internet scammers will ask for money for a flat that doesn't exist and you’ll not be able to get your money back. Read everything carefully and always get a receipt for any money you pay.
Most private providers and landlords usually take a deposit from you if you rent from them. Legally this money must be protected under a tenancy deposit scheme. Find out more about these schemes.
Please note that Edinburgh Napier University has not vetted or is in any way affiliated with any of the above mentioned accommodation providers.