Housing | API Study Abroad


Heriot-Watt University

Accommodations for Heriot-Watt University students are conveniently located on campus just minutes from class and 40 minutes from central Edinburgh. API students are accommodated in one of four different halls of residence on campus. The rooms are individual rooms with private bathrooms and all are self-catered. The study bedrooms are grouped around community lounges and kitchens shared by 4-6 students. The kitchen/dining areas are furnished but students need to provide their own cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. Each room has a telephone, university network and broadband internet connections. Laundry facilities are available, and student wardens at at each residence hall are available to help students adjust to life on campus and to settle in. Basic cleaning/housekeeping services are provided.

University of Edinburgh

All University of Edinburgh semester programs and regular summer school programs are in self-catered, apartment style flats. Apartments are typically made up of 4-6 single bedrooms surrounding shared living and kitchen areas. Meals are not provided, but kitchens are equipped with standard appliances so that students may cook meals at home. Co-ed housing is common in the UK. Most apartments will be within a 10-30 minute walking commute from campus. Between term housing is included for full academic year students at no additional cost.

University of Edinburgh summer Parliamentary program students will be located at Pollock Halls, the university’s catered accommodation. 14 meals will be provided a week. Most rooms have private, en-suite bathrooms. There is access to a communal area furnished with soft seating and a pantry with limited cooking facilities (microwave, kettle, toaster, and fridge) which students will share with several other students. Coin-operated laundry and cleaning/housekeeping services are provided for all University of Edinburgh students. Wi-Fi in communal areas and cabled broadband is also available for all students.

Bedding packs are included for all Edinburgh programs.

Edinburgh Housing