Edinburgh Student Accommodation Properties

Featured Property

New Park

Perfectly located in Edinburgh City Centre just 15 minutes from the University of Edinburgh and the city’s iconic Castle.

This stunning property offers a variety of room types and sizes available to suit different needs and budgets.  Shared student apartments provide private en-suite luxury bedrooms as well as communal living and kitchen facilities. Alternatively, you can cook, relax and study in your own space in our studio apartments.

Residents can keep fit with the onsite gym and take advantage of the social spaces including the cinema and games room.


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Life in the City

Student Accommodation Edinburgh

Voted the happiest city in the UK, Edinburgh is a perfect choice for anyone wanting the vibrancy of modern city life with a dash of traditional Scottish culture. As the home of Harry Potter and the world-class Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as a plethora of amazing green spaces, venues, cafes, hangouts and bars, it is easy to see why so many students flock to Scotland’s capital for their student life.

Living in Edinburgh

Student Accommodation Edinburgh: Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I apply for student accommodation in Edinburgh?

Applying for student accommodation in Edinburgh is easy with Downing Students. Browse the building and room options, find out what works best for you and apply. We’ll need some information from you at first, but we’ll handle the difficult part to make it as smooth as possible.


2. Where can I find student accommodation near the University of Edinburgh?

Living at New Park student accommodation with Downing Students is perfect for students attending the University of Edinburgh. A short journey on any public transport, or a 25-minute walk, you can easily make your way over to the university campus.


3. Where can I find student accommodation near Queen Margaret University?

Queen Margaret University is incredibly easy to get to from Downing Students’ New Park accommodation. A short journey on public transport, you’ll be able to get to campus with ease, and if the sun’s shining, you can walk there in less than half an hour.


4. Where can I find student accommodation near Heriot-Watt University?

Finding student accommodation near Heriot-Watt University is easy with Downing Students. The New Park accommodation is situated perfectly next to all key public transport links and is easily within walking distance to all university campuses across the city.


5. Where can I find student accommodation near Edinburgh Napier’s Merchiston?

Offering fantastic facilities and luxurious options, finding student accommodation near Edinburgh Napier’s Merchiston is simple with Downing Students. Living at their New Park building means you’re walking distance to all campuses across the city, as well as being a stone’s throw away from public transport links.


6. Do you offer short term student accommodation in Edinburgh?

Having all aspects of life being flexible makes things much easier whilst studying at university. That’s why Downing Students has offered short term student accommodation in Edinburgh, with 51, 44, 22 or 15 week long tenancies for you to choose from.


7. Do you offer summer accommodation for students?

If you want to enjoy Edinburgh in the sun, we don’t blame you! Downing Students have a huge variety of tenancy lengths for you to choose from to make sure you don’t have to leave until you’re ready to. Choose from 51, 44, 22 or 15 week long tenancies, and enjoy summer accommodation as a student.

1. When can I move into my student accommodation in Edinburgh?

Once your tenancy begins with Downing Students accommodation in Edinburgh, we’ll be ready to welcome you to your brand new home. We’ll make sure it’s perfect for your arrival and help you to settle in so you can get stuck into exploring the city and getting to know your new classmates.


2. What is the average cost of living in Edinburgh for a student?

Average living costs for students in Edinburgh varies a lot, depending on several factors. The type of lifestyle you choose as a student, along with the cost of your rent and any other financial commitments you may have will all alter your cost of living. For an overall look at the general cost of living for students across the UK, figures are estimated to be around £810 a month.


3. Is there parking available at my student accommodation?

Unfortunately, there are no parking options available at any of our student accommodation in Edinburgh. However, there are car parks throughout the city centre that you can use if you need to bring your car to university for a short time.


4. What is student life like in Edinburgh?

Student life in Edinburgh is exciting, with something to do around every corner. The Scottish capital has amazing academic facilities, along with a plethora of shopping and dining out options. You’ll have a great night out here too, with plenty of live events and a buzzing nightlife scene. If you need a break from city life, there is stunning countryside surrounding the capital, and the seaside a short journey away.


5. Is there public transport nearby by student accommodation?

Edinburgh is known as a ‘walking city’ meaning you don’t have to take public transport everywhere. However, Downing Students understands how helpful it is to have key transport links nearby, so New Park is well connected if you want to take a bus or a train further afield.


6. Can I move in earlier than my start date?

Moving in earlier than your start date in your Edinburgh student accommodation isn’t a guarantee, however, Downing Students will always ensure your room is ready by the start of your tenancy. If you do need flexibility in your start date, please get in touch and we’ll try to accommodate your situation.


7. Is Edinburgh safe for students?

Overall, Edinburgh is deemed as a very safe city for students to live and study in, thanks to its low crime rate. So much so, the University of Edinburgh regularly receives very high satisfaction ratings for safety and security in the International Student Barometer survey. However, if you’re ever unsure, feel free to check in with our on-site support for extra guidance.

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