Edinburgh has regularly been voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world and with approximately 100,000 students already living here you too can become a part of this thriving city.

With a good mix of heritage, culture and history combined with all the buzz of a lively European city, Edinburgh is packed full of cobbled streets, hidden passageways and beautiful green spaces all of which are overlooked by the famous Edinburgh Castle. On one side you have Edinburgh’s vibrant social scene with it’s choice of eclectic bars and music venues, high street shopping on Princes Street, and the annual Edinburgh Fringe Festival and New Year Hogmanay celebrations. And on the other there’s the stunning landscapes and pockets of natural open spaces to hideaway and take a break from your studies. For a capital city, Edinburgh somehow manages to feel both expansive and compact meaning student life can be entirely what you want it to be.

Downing Students offer a variety of room types and sizes to suit the different needs and budgets of an Edinburgh student. Shared apartments which are nominated to the University of Edinburgh provide private luxurious en-suite bedrooms as well as communal living spaces and kitchen facilities. Alternatively if you prefer your own space, our studio apartments allow you to do things much more on your own terms no matter where you study.

Large enough to offer something for everyone, but small enough to feel like home, we are certain you’ll fall in love with the friendly Scottish charm and the fun student lifestyle that Edinburgh has to offer.



Let Downing Students be a part of your student adventure as we help you move into your brand new student home and start this exciting new chapter of your life.

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New Park welcomed its first residents in September 2017. The building is one of the newest student accommodation communities in…

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New Park offers luxury student accommodation within easy commuting distance of the University of Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University, Heriot Watt University and Edinburgh Napier’s Merchiston campus as well as many of the English language colleges. Your journey to your chosen university campus or into the city centre is made easy with the excellent bus and rail networks that are conveniently located close to our Edinburgh student housing. Or do as the locals do and cycle through the winding streets and experience the sights and sounds of this diverse and multicultural city.

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Keep up to date with the latest student news with the Downing Student Blog. We’ve created this space for you to get the best advice about the things that matter most to you. Find up to date information on student news, student discounts and insider tips on your chosen student city. We’ve created this blog as your survival pack. It’s jam packed with all the essentials you’ll need during your time at University.

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