Edinburgh Student Accommodation

Edinburgh is one of the most enticing and unique cities in Europe. It has a small town feel and at the same time it offers all the attractions and facilities of a larger city.

Why study in Edinburgh:

The standard of Scottish education is highly respected throughout the world. Over the years, Edinburgh has gained a reputation as a world in fluency in education. The University of Edinburgh has been ranked 20th in the World University Rankings in 2009 by the Times Higher Education Supplement. Also in 2009, Sunday Times University League Table ranked the Napier University of Edinburgh as the third highest performing modern Scottish University. Moreover the University of Edinburgh and He riot-Watt University are framed for their five global research institutions. The Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons is regarded as one of the oldest professional medical institutions in the world and the Stevenson College is one of the largest colleges in Edinburgh.

Student life:

About one fifth of Edinburgh’s population comprises of students. This is mainly because it offers so much to students in terms of experience, enjoyment and promising career’s. In August it’s home to a number of festivals. Students can go on biking in the beautiful countryside or enjoy surfing and diving on the coastline. They can walk in the hills or just enjoy strolling up the city’s two extinct volcanoes. In short, the city has it all, from a buzzing day to a thrilling night life.

Student Accommodation:

If a student is living more than 54km away from the city center then he/she is eligible for university/college Accommodation. However in this regard different institutions have different rules. Another choice for students is to privately rent a place. There is a wide variety of flats, rooms, apartments, houses available for students. The neighbor hoods which are popular with students are lively, have cafe’s, shops and most importantly they are easily accessible by public transport. The south side of Edinburgh offers many good student accommodations. Bakersfield is close to Napier university and University of Edinburgh. March month, again close to these two universities, is a lively student area with residential atmosphere. Morning side is an expensive area with good bus routes. New Ellington is also a large area offering affordable accommodation to students. On the west end of Edinburgh, there are a number of areas popular with students. Toll cross and Castle Terrace are close to University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Arts. Fountain bridge is also renowned as a student center with reasonable prices.

Moreover Edinburgh City Center is famous for student accommodation. Old Town is a popular location for students. New Town is also famous with students. However it is expensive and is far from university campuses. Closest to Edinburgh College of Arts is the Grass market which is the heart of student nightlife. Leigh also appeals to many students mainly because it offers cheap accommodation to students.