International students

"Overall iQ provides the best student experience possible for anyone who is staying far away from home. The staff and amenities available make sure that your student experience will not fall short of expectations."

Ashwin from India, iQ Edinburgh Fountainbridge

If you’re an international student coming to study in the UK from abroad, then you've come to the right place! Over 2,000 international students call us home each year so we know just what you'll need to have a fantastic time while you're here.

Moving to a new country can be a daunting experience, but don’t worry, iQ offers an amazing service to international students, we've even recenlty been awarded a Quality Mark in International Accommodation from the National Student Housing Survey, so you know that you'll be in safe hands. We’ve got lots of international students living at all our sites, over 9000 in fact, so you won’t be alone either. 

You’ll have access to all our Social Hubs with comfy seating, big screen TVs (complete with Sky or NOWTV) and a pool table, table tennis table or table football. The Social Hubs are a great place to meet friends when you move in.

Each iQ has a full social calendar with events to suit everyone, from movie nights to pool tournaments and pub quizzes to pub crawls. So whether you want to stay in for a night with us or take advantage of the great nightlife each of our cities has to offer - the choice is yours.

    Why our accommodation is suited to international students

    • Awarded International Accommodation Quality Mark
    • Central locations with great transport links close to University
    • Flexible approach to religious and cultural requirements
    • Secure buildings with individual key access to your room
    • You may be able to stay in your room during summer holidays (subject to availability)
    • Meet a great mix of students from the UK and from around the world
    • Plenty of storage to easily store your suitcases
    • Free WiFi and fast Broadband service included in every room
    • Fantastic social events to help you make friends easily