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Accommodation

There are a range of accommodation options for Summer School students. The University of Edinburgh has several types of catered and self-catered accommodation available, or you may choose to arrange your own private accommodation.


Booking University Accommodation

As a Summer School student, you can book official University of Edinburgh accommodation.
We have three accommodation options:

  • Catered single standard room – with a shared bathroom
  • Catered single en suite room
  • Self-catered single standard room – with a shared bathroom and shared kitchen facilities

Your accommodation will be available from the Saturday before the start of your course, and check-out is on the Saturday after your course finishes. Unfortunately, we are unable to cater to any booking requests outwith these check-in and check-out dates.

Unless you are a Pre-University student, the course fee stated on the course page does not include accommodation costs – you can find the prices per night for accommodation in the table below. If you choose to book accommodation through the Summer School, the cost of the accommodation will be added on to your final booking fee.

If you would like to get an idea of the types of accommodation offered, and their locations around Edinburgh, visit the Accommodation Services website.


Accommodation Allocation

As part of your Summer School application, you will be able to indicate your preference for accommodation. Please note, University accommodation places are limited and we cannot guarantee you will be allocated your first choice of accommodation. Places will be given on a first come, first served basis, and if we are unable to offer accommodation following your request, we will contact you. 

The accommodation option you are allocated will be confirmed in your final booking confirmation (see our Application Timeline for more information). Please note, we are unable to change your allocation after they have been sent out.


Prices

The tables below indicate the ‘per night’ price for University accommodation:

 

July 2020

 

August 2020

 

Catered, Standard Room

 

£51.00 per night

 

£51.00 per night

 

Catered, Ensuite Room

 

£81.00 per night

 

£81.00 per night

 

Self-catered Standard Room

 

£24.00 per night

 

£28.00 per night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catered accommodation includes breakfast and evening meals (vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available). A small food preparation area is available for students wishing to make their own lunch.
All accommodation is booked from the Saturday before the start of your course, and check-out is the Saturday after the end of your course.


Pre-University Students

If you have applied for our Pre-University course, you will automatically be allocated catered accommodation at Grant House, within the University of Edinburgh’s Pollock Halls of Residence. There is no need to book or budget for accommodation as it is included in your course fee.

Pollock Halls is situated beside Holyrood Park, and is within walking distance of our teaching campuses. You will be given a private room, with shared bathroom facilities. Breakfast and evening meals are included in the package (vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available), and you will have access to a small snack preparation area. The residence has a 24 hour reception desk and on-site security, free Wi-Fi and coin operated laundry facilities.

Your accommodation will be available from the Saturday before the start of your course to the Saturday after your course finishes. Please bear these dates in mind when booking travel arrangements.

Resident Assistants will be available for the duration of your course, to provide support for all Pre-University students.
Your accommodation will be available from the Saturday before the start of your course, and check-out is on the Saturday after your course finishes. Please bear these dates in mind when booking travel arrangements.


Private Accommodation

If you choose to arrange your own private accommodation, we encourage you to fully research your options, and to only book via reputable channels. The Summer School cannot recommend private accommodation options. Pre-University students should not arrange their own private accommodation, as catered University accommodation is included in your course fee.