Heriot Watt University Accommodation

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The University

Over the past 200 years, Heriot Watt has built a reputation for world-class teaching and leading the field when it comes to research. The university is ranked top in the whole of Scotland as the best university for research impact, making it ideal for students who want their studies to make a difference to society.

Heriot Watt is a university with a global outlook, with teaching staff that are highly regarded at an international level, plus more than 130,000 graduates based in 190 countries around the world. There are over 29,000 current students and a third of these are international students. This is a uni with a huge range of cultures, designed for people with worldwide ambitions looking for opportunities both in the UK and abroad.

And you’ll find plenty of these opportunities by meeting new people and making friends at our student accommodation in Edinburgh, whether you’re an undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD student.

With a unique offering

As well as the relaxing and scenic location, our Heriot Watt accommodation puts you at the heart of a vibrant and exciting city. Whatever your interests, from a love of competitive sports to exploring the arts, Edinburgh has everything within walking distance. Plus world-famous events such as the Edinburgh International Festival bring varied and electrifying experiences practically to your doorstep.

Whichever one of the 250 courses you choose to study, your choice of student accommodation is as important as your degree. With Novel Student’s Heriot Watt University accommodation options, you’ll be able to make the most of all the opportunities to socialise as well as working hard on campus.


Heriot Watt University opens your horizons unlike any other. You might be based in Scotland, but after you finish your studies, you will have useful connections to countries all over the world. And the university’s strong links to locations like Dubai and Malaysia will give you an immediate advantage when it comes to networking.


145 Courses
270th in the 2021 QS World University rankings
4.9miles to nearest Novel property
9,615 Number of full time equivalent students enrolled at the university

Living in Edinburgh

Our Novel Heriot Watt University accommodation rooms are filled with all the most modern, high-quality amenities. When you want to take a break from exploring the city’s busy nightlife, our Heriot Watt accommodation offers a way to stay sociable from the comfort of your own home.

You can chat with new friends you make in the flat at the breakfast bar or organise great events of your own by booking out one of our private dining rooms at no extra cost. And that’s not to mention the on-site gym, dry bar and the fun-packed games area!

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