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Edinburgh Student Guide

The universities of Scotland are famous amongst international students for a number of reasons. This study destination offers stunning landscapes, top-rated universities and fascinating culture. The students don’t only receive the high-quality education, but also get to be a part of one of the most welcoming places in the whole wide world. Talking of Scotland as a study destination, Edinburgh is number one choice amongst international students.

Now if you’re a student planning to study in Edinburgh, there are few things you need to know as an international student. The student guide given below might just come very handy as you embark yourself on your maiden student journey to Edinburgh:

Getting around in Edinburgh

The hill city of Edinburgh is bike friendly and you can easily get around on foot. The most popular university campus of the University of Edinburgh is quite close to the city center. All other universities are also just a short bus ride away.

The use of public transport is very convenient and cost-friendly for students. To find more information about the use of public transport, you may consider visiting websites of the Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses.


The students get abundant eating out options in Edinburgh. The available food options in this city are such that they cater to a huge variety of tastes and there is a diverse range of international cuisines available. There are plenty of food options for vegans and vegetarians as well. From fine dining to small eateries, there are options that suit every budget and style.

The city boasts of some famous food festivals including the Edinburgh Vegan Festival and the Edinburgh Food Festival.

Student Accommodation 

Being a student-friendly city, there are some areas in Edinburgh that are famous for offering accommodation and housing options particularly for students. In case you’ve to find accommodation for yourself, you can look for options in any of the areas (famous for accommodating students) given below:

  • Haymarket
  • Holyrood
  • North Edinburgh and Leith
  • Old and New Town

Things to do

The capital of Scotland is one of the most beautiful and scenic cities in the world. There is a lot to experience and indulge into in this historic yet modern city. There are numerous cultural and art spots including Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. The famous outdoor area known as Arthur’s city offers excellent views of the city. For students, the perfect place to spend your summers is a vast and sprawling green space known as the Meadows near the Edinburgh’s university campus.

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If you’re a student in Edinburgh, the least you’ve to worry is about your shopping needs. There are extensive shopping options from luxury brands to high street fashion shopping that suits every budget.  The main shopping street is on Prince Street and has all the major brands located there. Another place famous for shopping is Ocean Terminal.

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