The campus

Studying at the Summer School will give you the chance to throw yourself wholeheartedly into the University of Edinburgh campus lifestyle. Our campus is bustling with culture and diversity and offers something for every type of student.

The Central campus is based at the edge of Edinburgh's Old Town and has a range of facilities. Many of the University’s buildings are key to the architectural heritage of the city and you will have a chance to explore many of them during your stay.

The amenities across campus are designed to make you feel at home, support your studies, and help you get to know your fellow students.

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA)

EUSA offers a range of bars, cafes, venues, entertainment and retail outlets across campus. Teviot Row House is the oldest purpose-built student union building in the world and hosts six different bars that cater for a range of tastes, from the Lounge Bar with its jazz feel to the Sports Bar where you can catch some live games.


During your time in Edinburgh you will have full access to the University’s library services. Our libraries are perfectly equipped to support your learning. The Main Library, based at George Square, is the largest on campus, with over 800,000 books and access to over 30,000 online journals. You will also be able to enjoy a range of specialised study facilities including:

  • Bookable study rooms
  • Group study pods
  • Individual study space
  • Over 500 PCs and wireless access for laptops.

University collections

Our University is proud to be home to many fine collections and one of a kind artefacts. You can visit and access the full range of museums and galleries - from the Anatomical Museum to the Talbot Rice Gallery for contemporary art - to discover the unique exhibits that we hold on campus.

History of the campus buildings

Find out more about the history of the Old College by downloading this interactive app from iTunes.