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Universities in Edinburgh

There’s no doubting the fact that life in Edinburgh is hugely enjoyable, and it’s so easy to see why. This is a city that has something for everyone, and for youngsters visiting from other parts of the UK and across the world it’s a particularly strong magnet. Scotland’s iconic capital is in many ways the perfect university city.

If you’re considering the plus and minus points of student life in Edinburgh the chances are it will be a very one-sided equation. The city offers a superb social life, thanks in part to a wonderful selection of coffee shops, cafés, restaurants and bars. Live music venues are found all over the metropolis, there are more cultural landmarks than you can imagine and when you’re in need of peace and quiet you can head to one of the many tranquil public parks and gardens.

Once you’ve decided that Edinburgh is the place for you, you’ll then have to make a choice about the university that you plan to attend. There are many to choose from, and each of them offers its own unique flavour. The largest and most famous is the University of Edinburgh, which has well over 30,000 students and is rightly regarded as one of the finest seats of learning in the whole world.

Heriot Watt University has around 10,000 students in Edinburgh, and many thousands more around the world. It was founded in the 1820s as a school of the arts. Scotland’s Rural College offers courses centred on subjects such as agriculture, animal sciences and sustainable land use. It has around 1,500 students.

Edinburgh Napier University is a former technical college which now boasts more than 19,000 students. It has three campuses in the west and south-west of the city, at Merchiston, Craiglockhart and Sighthill. Queen Margaret University is located in Musselburgh, and has more than 5,000 students. And in Nicholson Street in the centre of the city you’ll find the famous Royal College of Surgeons.

Whichever one of the universities is on your radar, you will of course need to find the most fitting student accommodation in Edinburgh. Thanks to Citylets, you can easily find a huge selection of options ranging from cosy rooms to large houses. While choosing the university and the academic course are of vital importance, you can only enjoy the ultimate student experience if you also select the right place to live.

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We take the stress out of your search, leaving you to browse rooms, flats and houses over a coffee. Our user-friendly search enables you to filter out property options which don’t match your financial budget, which have too few or too many bedrooms and which aren’t located in the neighbourhood of your choice. With our help, you’ll find the best accommodation in no time, leaving you to focus on preparing for the very best student experience.

No matter which university you choose or where you plan to live in the city, you’ll be highly impressed by the ease of getting from A to B in Edinburgh. The city has a marvellous public transport network, and the city centre itself is ideal for cyclists and pedestrians. If you have chosen Edinburgh for your upcoming studies, many of those in the know will tell you that you really have made a wise choice.

At any given time, the city could have a student body that makes up almost ten per cent of the population as a whole. As a result, Edinburgh can be justifiably described as a student-friendly destination. The academic standards of all universities is high, and there is so much to see and do around the city. And while the focus of new and returning students may be on the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, it’s worth pointing out that the surrounding countryside is tranquil, peaceful and extremely beautiful.

If you’re looking to get the most out of your Edinburgh student experience, be sure to start by finding the ideal accommodation. Here at Citylets, we know the property scene inside out, so let us guide you through the various options and lead you to the place that feels just right.

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