There are many different accommodation options in Edinburgh. Here we have listed those we think offer the best value for money and suitability for College students.
Live with a local host or host family on a half-board or self-catering basis. Homestay is a great way of learning more about the life and culture of Edinburgh and to practise everyday English language skills. The cost of Homestay accommodation can vary depending on whether you choose self-catering or half board (dinner and breakfast provided) options. All utility bills are included in the weekly cost. If you are looking for a “home away from home” this could be the perfect choice for you.
We have two on-campus student residences at our Milton Road and Granton campuses. Our accommodation provides a suitable base for studying at Edinburgh College with great transport links across the city.
Private student residences
There are private student halls of residence in Edinburgh which are not owned by the College but aimed at students at the city’s universities, as well as the College. The weekly cost is usually higher than homestay accommodation. Most have a good central location with bus connections to the College.
Recommended private student residences:
Private rented accommodation
If you plan to rent a flat or apartment yourself, it is important to consider additional costs such as electricity/gas bills and Council Tax (a local council payment which some students may need to pay). It is also important to understand any contract you are asked to sign for private rented accommodation. The following websites are useful for finding a flat-share or private rented flat:
The International team organised homestay accommodation for me near to the College. Living with a local family has been a great experience. They’ve really helped me a lot since I arrived hereZaeen Rahim - International Foundation Programme India
Courses for International StudentsApplications, Fees and Information
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HNC and HND are advanced qualifications equivalent to the first two years of study at university.
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