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Milton Road

At Milton Road Edinburgh College has purpose-built accommodation located on campus. This means students are right on the doorstep for getting to their classes. With great transport links to Edinburgh (six minutes by train) and beyond. It is also an ideal base for students studying at other campuses, such as Midlothian which is just over a ten-minute train ride from Brunstane station around the corner from Milton Road campus.

Our accommodation has 100 rooms available for students, living together and sharing facilities, helps to promote the communal atmosphere. The accommodation at Milton road offers a standard package which includes five evening meals per week during term times (self-catering options are not available). There are small shared pantries on all floors which students can utilise for preparing snacks, these come equipped with microwaves, kettles and toasters.

Students staying at Milton Road Campus will find it a great area of Edinburgh to live and socialise.  The fort Kinnaird shopping centre has numerous high street shops, restaurants and a cinema and is just fifteen minutes’ walk away. A large Asda super store is ten minutes’ walk away. Portobello and Musselburgh which are within easy walking distance have vibrant high streets, access to the coast and beaches and numerous clubs and social activities that are open to all.

For those wanting to explore Scotland a little further, Edinburgh provides a great base and departure point to both the highlands and borders of Scotland. Brunstane station is part of the new Scottish Borders railway which means the countryside is just a quick walk and train journey away for students. Closer to home, East Lothian provides some great beaches and towns to explore.

All in all, Edinburgh offers students a great place and diverse place to live and study.

Press the button below to view a 360 tour of our Milton Road campus including our student accommodation.



Important Note: Coronavirus

Due to the current coronavirus pandemic we understand that these are uncertain times about how the new academic year will look for students being back on campus. We are committed to trying to adapt where we can for your safety and wellbeing. This includes regular cleaning of communal areas and providing materials so residents can also self-clean these areas. As measures are changed or introduced we will advise all residents of these and what is required of them and if and how it will affect the services that we can provide.

Our accommodation prices, packages and procedures are subject to change and possible cancellation due to this uncertainty. Please treat all information as a guide at present and we will email students directly so that you can make an informed choice about your accommodation.

Applying for accommodation

Applying for accommodation is the first step towards bookings a study room to stay with the college.

Due to the possibility of reduced occupancy levels being in place due to Covid it is very important to apply as early as possible so we have your details and can advise you of availability and the packages that will be available.

The first step to applying to fill in the application form below. You will then need to email this to the accommodation team so they can register your interest.

Milton Road Accommodation Application Form

Please contact accommodation.MIL@edinburghcollege.ac.uk for more information.


Standard package £165.00 per week (TBC)

Room Type: Standard (None en-suite)

Duration: 40/42 weeks (term dates to be confirmed, halls completely closed over festive period)

  • 5 evening meals per week during term times. 
  • No utility or council tax bills to worry about
  • Secure cycle Enclosure
  • Secure door entry system
  • Security Guard presence through the night
  • Located on campus
  • Edinburgh College Wi-Fi campus wide

For more detailed information please contact the accommodation team with any queries.

If you have any queries, please call 0131 344 7373 or email accommodation.MIL@edinburghcollege.ac.uk


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