Edinburgh Student Life
Many of the university towns and cities in the UK are able to offer a handful of amenities for visiting students, but Edinburgh is one of those places which has just about everything. Here amid the history and architecture of one of the world's finest capitals, both new and returning students can enjoy an experience like no other.
The city's nightlife is superb, thanks to a great range of clubs, bars, pubs, restaurants, cafés and live music venues. Many of these establishments offer discounts for students, so it's easy to savour a night on the town without having to spend a small fortune in the process. No wonder so many students who are on a budget still manage to enjoy such a positive university life.
While Scotland's iconic capital is a sizable city, it's easy to get around when you need to. There's an extensive public transport network which offers buses, taxis, overground trans and a tram system. And for students who come to Edinburgh from elsewhere in the UK, trains from Waverley are always on hand. For motorists, the M8 connects with the rest of Scotland's motorway network.
No matter which part of the city you prefer, we'll find the accommodation you need
With help from Citylets, finding the ideal student accommodation in Edinburgh is a piece of cake. Our in-depth search leads you to a comprehensive selection of property options which are located in all parts of the city, so you'll find a good choice irrespective of which university you have elected to attend.
The secret to finding the accommodation which hits the right spot is to filter out the places which don't match your requirements. Everyone has their own unique needs, of course, but finding a home which is in the right location, has the optimum number of bedrooms and is listed at a rental price that matches your budget is as simple as clicking a mouse button or two.
Planning a forthcoming year at university isn't a simple process, mainly because there are so many issues that need to be taken care of. Thankfully, pinning down the ideal student accommodation won't be a complex operation, because we at Citylets will have done all the legwork for you.
Edinburgh is a delightful city that caters for a huge number of tourists, as well as many thousands of students, in any given year. Some of the city's tourist attractions are among the most popular in the whole of the UK, with the Scottish National Gallery, the National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle all featuring in the top 20 in 2016.
The centre of the city itself is steeped in history, with iconic architecture as far as the eye can see. The world-famous castle overlooks the metropolis, adding to a skyline that's already highly impressive. The sights, sounds and smells of this vibrant city make it perfect for the student experience. And if you want to get away from it all, there's plenty of tranquillity to be found in the outlying countryside.
And for those who are looking to top up their finances during the academic year, it won't be difficult to find opportunities for part-time working in Edinburgh. As you might expect from such a vibrant, buzzing city centre, there always seems to be stores, hotels, bars and restaurants which are on the lookout for reliable staff members. It really does seem that Edinburgh has everything.
While most towns and cities in Britain offer one or perhaps two universities to visiting students, Edinburgh has more, each of which can boast a reputation for academic excellence. They are:
- The University of Edinburgh
- Heriot-Watt University
- Edinburgh Napier University
- Queen Margaret University
- Scotland's Rural College
- The Royal College of Surgeons
It's worth remembering that the universities of Edinburgh attract students from all over the world, so you can enjoy an academic journey along with a diverse selection of like-minded individuals. If you've been fortunate enough to have gained a place at one of the city's highly regarded seats of learning, you will no doubt already be looking forward to an experience that will be rewarding, enlightening and engaging.