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Student life in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a UNESCO World Heritage site and offers the perfect blend of modern living with heritage architecture. With students from The University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University and Edinburgh University, we know a lot about student life in this historic city.

With student accommodation located close to universities and transport links, exploring Edinburgh is easy. If you’re looking for tips on the city’s hidden gems, culinary delights or must see museums – you can find it right here.

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11 Facts about Edinburgh

25th January 2021

Scotland’s capital city is a great place for student living. Edinburgh is bursting with culture, green space, architecture…
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Must-see free activities for an Edinburgh student

27th November 2020

Being a student can be scary and exciting at the same time but being a student in 2020…
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Bottomless Brunch

Best bottomless brunch in Edinburgh

4th September 2020

Edinburgh is one of our favourite student locations here at Collegiate thanks to its incredible range of food…
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The Edinburgh brunch guide

20th September 2019

Brunch. It’s the quintessential student meal. With breakfast off the agenda after a late night on campus or…
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Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Lovely parks around Edinburgh

31st May 2019

The outstanding quality of life in Edinburgh has long been one of the key reasons that so many…
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Edinburgh historical landmarks you must visit

16th March 2018

Edinburgh has long been a favourite destination among students and tourists alike. As Scotland’s capital and one of…
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Living in Edinburgh as a student

9th June 2017

If you are pondering Edinburgh as a location for university, then you will need little introduction to the…
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Edinburgh ranked fifth best city in the world for quality of life

28th July 2016

The Numbeo Quality of Life Index 2016 Mid Year results have just been published and Edinburgh has taken…
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Exceptional student living near Edinburgh’s universities

Scotland’s stunning capital, Edinburgh, is a proud city which blends modern life with heritage architecture. The city is home to first class learning institutions, which are sought-after by students from all over the world. Edinburgh’s compact city centre has an enviable range of bars and nightclubs, which host student take-over nights nearly every night of the week.

Our student accommodation residences in Edinburgh offer exceptional student living across a range of studio apartments and en-suite bedrooms in shared flats – all within walking distance of Edinburgh’s main university’s campuses.

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Your wellbeing is at the forefront of our mind. We have put new cleaning routines, sanitising facilities and distancing measures in place to make sure you get the best and safest living experience possible.

Create moments

We want you to have the very best University years that is why we have ensured a calendar that is packed with fun social events both virtually online and off-site. But that’s not all, as living with Collegiate you can make new friends, create memorable moments and be a part of a great community.

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No more worrying about extra bills and admin costs. Living at Collegiate means we take all of the hassle away from you so you can enjoy your time creating memories.

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Student studios in Edinburgh

Our Edinburgh student accommodation includes a contemporary range of studio apartments. Each studio is carefully designed for your comfort.

Here’s just some of what’s included with our Gateway Apartments and McDonald Road studios:
En-suite bathroom
Double bed
Excellent storage and wardrobe space
Large desk space with comfortable chair for studying
Smart TV
Lounge seating area

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Award-winning student accommodation

Property Week Student Accommodation Awards 2020 – Finalist – Operator of the Year
National Student Housing Awards 2020 - Nominee - Student Accommodation Hero