Heriot-watt University Accommodation

By | 14th June 2017

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Heriot-watt University Accommodation

Living on our beautiful Edinburgh Campus is a great way to meet others from all over the world and make lifelong friends.  Our student accommodation is conveniently located within easy reach of the teaching buildings, sports facilities, catering venues and the Student Union.

We have about 2000 residential places available at our Edinburgh Campus with a range of types and prices, from self-catered rooms to studio flats.

You will have your own study bedroom, the majority of which have en-suite bathrooms, and access to home comforts – broadband, a communal lounge, laundry facilities. Each hall has a warden who is there to help you settle in and sort out any problems you might encounter.  There is also 24 hour security on the campus.

A recent multi-million-pound investment programme has seen brand new and improved student accommodation on our Edinburgh Campus. We involved our students in the process of design, gathering their views and opinions to ensure the residences would be tailored to students’ needs and priorities. 300 of our new student residential accommodation places opened in 2012 and a further 450 new rooms were added in September 2016.

All new entrants are guaranteed a place in University managed accommodation. Please see our Accommodation guarantee for full details.

You can apply for accommodation online from 10 April 2017. Postgraduate and Undergraduate students are allocated separately.  We will also be offering a number of rooms to one semester students during the 2017/18 academic year.

Heriot-watt University Accommodation

Studying as an undergraduate student at our Edinburgh campus you will be placed in accommodation with other new 1st years or direct entrants into 2nd, 3rd or 4th year.  All our undergraduate halls are conveniently located near to the Student Union, sports facilities and academic buildings allowing you to make the most of living on campus.

We have a range of different types of accommodation to suit your requirements.  You will be asked to select your first and second preference of accommodation type when making your application.

Studying as a postgraduate student at our Edinburgh campus you will be placed in accommodation which is conveniently located just a short walk from your academic buildings and the library.  We have a range of accommodation that is only for postgraduate students, allowing you to focus on your studies and make the most of your time at Heriot-Watt University.