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The University

The University of Edinburgh is one of the top universities in the world, regularly making the top 20 in the QS World University rankings. Students come from all over the globe to study in this beautiful city, hoping to take their place alongside famous alumni such as Charles Darwin and Alexander Graham Bell. Scotland’s capital hosts five main campuses in the heart of the city, serving students across the three main colleges: Humanities and Social Science, Science and Engineering, and Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

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As well as academic success, it’s just as important that students have an exciting and fun personal life, which is at the heart of our University of Edinburgh accommodation. With 225 rooms, Silk Mill provides Edinburgh University halls of residence designed to encourage success in your career and your social life. It’s in an ideal location, based just a short commute from most of the university campuses. And a short walk will take you to the heart of the city, where you can enjoy the friendly pubs, a stroll in the scenic parks or dance the night away in one of the many nightclubs.

But there’s much more to explore in the local area when it comes to shops, cafes and bars. Our private accommodation hosts wellness sessions and weekly social events including Masterchef challenges, cultural tours and pop up vintage shops. You’ll find a wide range of fun activities and ways to make new friends in our Novel Student halls.

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The University of Edinburgh

An historical place to study

Dating back to 1583, this is the sixth oldest university in the world, with over 400 academic courses for more than 40,000 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The University of Edinburgh is globally renowned for its work in research, development and innovation, winning multiple prestigious awards, such as the Queen’s Anniversary Prize. The campuses are also home to some of the world’s most important collections, covering everything from art to musical instruments, as well as natural history, geology, rare books and manuscripts. 

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Living in Edinburgh

As well as a sense of community, our Edinburgh University halls of residence have the very best amenities, to make your life outside of uni throughout your stay in this great city effortlessly relaxing. The apartments each have a washer dryer and dishwasher, plus there’s a living room and our studio flats have a private kitchen. And for when you’re feeling sociable, you can meet new people at our University of Edinburgh accommodation’s gym, dry bar or in the hugely popular games area.

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Of course, your safety is a top priority, so you’ll find CCTV and security throughout the building, as well as a video door entry system for every room. And our friendly, helpful staff are available 24 hours a day if you need any extra assistance during your stay here. 


Our Silk Mill private accommodation has everything covered when it comes to University of Edinburgh accommodation. All bills are included so you don’t have to worry about admin and organising your budget, leaving you free to focus on your education and making the most of your time at uni.

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