The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh, guarantees your housing in University of Edinburgh accommodation. Phone service is provided and there will be a phone in each bedroom, with voicemail and free calls within the university accommodation system. The phone will also provide normal call facilities to external numbers at standard rates. University of Edinburgh Accommodation also provides connection facilities for access to the university intranet and internet. Arcadia will purchase a bedding pack on your behalf so that it is available upon arrival. You must supply your own towels. Please also review the general Scotland accommodation.

Fall and Spring Semester Students: Self-Catered Flats

The University controls several blocks of student flats designed for student living. You will live in single rooms in shared apartments, managed by the University of Edinburgh.  The flats usually accommodate 3-6 people and may be mixed gender. All bedrooms are single study rooms (w/ bed, desk and bureau). Utilities (heat/electric) are included in the housing fee you pay to Arcadia. You are individually responsible for payment of phone bills. Cooking, dining and bathroom facilities are shared. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available in each building.

  • The University of Edinburgh offers a bedding pack containing a duvet, bed linen, and pillow, and Arcadia will purchase this on your behalf so that it is available upon arrival. You will need to supply your own towels.
  • You are responsible for preparing your own meals.
  • Self-catered residences have less of a "dorm" feeling, they house between 39-258 students each, and are spread throughout the city (each location has laundry facilities available).
  • A mixture of full-time University of Edinburgh students and other study abroad and international students live in self-catered flats.
  • Scottish Parliamentary Program participants generally live together in flats in a location well-suited to their unique experience, situated within walking distance of the University of Edinburgh's Academy of Governance and the Scottish Parliament.

Summer Students: Pollock Halls of Residence

Self-catered flats are not available during the summer session. Instead, you will live in single or shared rooms in the University of Edinburgh's Pollock Halls of Residence. This includes a meal plan covering breakfast and dinner on weekdays and brunch and evening meal on weekends. You are responsible for your own lunches. For more information about Pollock Halls, please see the University of Edinburgh accommodation Information.