All SUISS students will be housed in the Pollock Halls of Residence, located half a mile (15-minute walk) from the center of the University of Edinburgh. You will have a single or twin bedroom with a wash basin in your room. All 12 halls share a dining hall, computer lab and student bar. Smoking is not permitted in any of the rooms at Pollock Halls. Most SUISS students will live together, sharing bath/shower facilities at a ratio of one bathroom per six bedrooms. For an extra fee per term and pending availability, students with special needs can request en-suite housing, which has private bath/shower facilities in each bedroom. As you read through the information below, please also review the general Scotland housing information.

  • Each bedroom is equipped with a telephone and data point for internet access.
  • Pollock Halls sit at the foot of Arthur's Seat and at the edge of Holyrood Park. The Royal Commonwealth facilities, which house a 50-meter swimming pool with diving facilities, saunas and solariums, are next door to the Halls and open to the public.
  • The program fee covers breakfast and dinner from Monday to Sunday and lunch from Monday to Friday.
  • Duvet covers, pillow cases, and linens are provided. You must bring your own towels. The rooms will be serviced daily but students will be responsible for making their own beds. A laundering service is not provided (apart from the change of sheets every 4 days), but there are washing, drying and ironing facilities available for a small charge.