Student city guide to Edinburgh

Stunning cityscapes, beautiful parks and year-round culture make Edinburgh a special place to study. You will find our student accommodation in three locations throughout this incredible capital.

There’s breathtaking architecture wherever you look, and plenty of gorgeous outdoor spaces from the Royal Botanic Garden to the Meadows and the imposing Edinburgh Castle. Cobbled streets and winding roads weave across the city - you’ll get a good workout from the hills. A packed cultural calendar throughout the year covers all bases, with the city’s genuinely lovely people creating a welcoming vibe.

Home to four universities and a huge 34,000 students, it’s a proper student city with education at its core. With alumni including Robert Louis Stevenson and Charles Darwin, you’re in good company studying here.

Our four student accommodation buildings are all within walking distance of Edinburgh’s main universities. Elliott House has stunning views of the old town, while Grove and Fountainbridge offer onsite gyms plus cinema rooms for cosy film nights. Find your Edinburgh student room at iQ Student Accommodation.

Student city guide to Edinburgh