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Student accommodation in Brunswick, Edinburgh

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Universities close to Brunswick


The Windsor


The Edinburgh Makars




Montgomery Street Park


The University of Edinburgh


The Windsor


The Edinburgh Makars




Montgomery Street Park


The University of Edinburgh


About student living in Brunswick


Brunswick is a conveniently located area, just to the north of the city centre. The attractions of the city and the buzzing nightlife are comfortably within walking distance. Several buses run through the area, and it’s just a fifteen-minute journey from Brunswick Street student accommodation to the University of Edinburgh main campus.


There are lots of open green spaces and pretty parks near student accommodation in Brunswick. Take a walk around Montgomery Street Park or dribble your way down the basketball courts. Or, you can head to London Road Gardens to relax with friends and soak in the stunning scenery.

Food and Drink

Student houses in Brunswick are adjacent to Elm Row which is packed with bars, restaurants, cafes, and pubs. Grab a coffee on your way to lectures at Cafe Bellina or Kawaneko Katsu & Coffee. Enjoy a crisp pint at The Windsor and The Joker And The Thief, or have a delicious glass of wine at Spry Wines. Head to Jolly for homely Italian food or try Toranj for authentic Persian cuisine. There is no end of options close to Brunswick student housing.


Brunswick student accommodation is surrounded by culture and things to do. Explore the many art exhibitions at Wilhelmina Barns Graham Trust art gallery. It’s also just a short walk to The Edinburgh Makars or The Edinburgh Playhouse, where you can watch live theatre performances and shows.


With an Iceland, a Co-op, and a Tesco Express close by, you’ll never have to go too far from student houses in Brunswick to pick up all your essentials. You can also explore the many independent shops in the area, or walk a short distance to the OMNi Shopping Centre to browse the high-street shops.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Brunswick has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are Brunswick student properties to suit every taste and budget, from shared student houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Brunswick and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Brunswick

Is Brunswick, Edinburgh, a student area?

With a central location, within commutable distance of the University of Edinburgh, Brunswick is a popular student area. With plenty of nightlife in the area, Brunswick student housing is very popular.

Where is Brunswick Street?

Brunswick Street is located to the north of Edinburgh city centre, close to Brunswick Road and Elm Row.

Does The University of Edinburgh provide student accommodation?

The University of Edinburgh has many halls of residence, in and around the city centre. The university provides catered and self-catered accommodation for more than 9,000 students. Typically, students will live in halls for their first year, before moving into student houses in Brunswick and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Is Brunswick Street, Edinburgh, a nice place to live?

Brunswick Street is a lively street, surrounded by a wide array of bars, restaurants, and cafes. With green spaces nearby and an abundance of nightlife options, you’ll enjoy living in Brunswick Street student accommodation.

Where do students live in Edinburgh?

There isn’t one specific area in Edinburgh where students stay during their time at university. However, students do tend to live in student houses in Brunswick, Edinburgh city centre, Fountainbridge, Leith Walk, Marchmont, Morningside, Stockbridge, Trinity, and the West End.

Is Brunswick safe?

You should feel secure living in Brunswick student accommodation as the area is considered generally safe by current and former residents.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Brunswick are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Brunswick can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Brunswick are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Edinburgh.

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