Academic English students

If you are coming to Heriot-Watt University to study Academic English (Pre-sessional or Foundation English) during summer 2020, accommodation may be available on campus where you will find a friendly, welcoming community.

Living on campus, you'll find it easy to get to know people and very convenient: all our excellent facilities are within easy reach, including Oriam, Scotland's Sports Performance Centre., the Student’s Union, the Chaplaincy, a Muslim Prayer room, as well as cafés, lots of catering outlets and a shop. There is also a Health Service and a dentist. Living on campus also means that you will have no utility bills or travel expenses to worry about and you are only minutes from your lectures.

Accommodation arrangements

Please note that, due to the coronavirus crisis, all of our courses are currently only available online. The following is for information only:

 14-Week Academic English Programme

Course dates: 11 May 2020 - 22 August 2020

Accommodation contract length: Friday 8 May 2020 (14:00) to Saturday 22 August 2020 (10:00)

Traditional en suite room

Cost: £140.00 per week

Facilities:

  • Shared kitchen facilities between 4 or 5 people
  • En suite shower room
  • Meals can be purchased at a range of catering outlets on the campus, if you do not wish to prepare your own
  • Bed linen is not provided, but you can pre-order a bedding pack when you make your application online. (Bedding pack includes pillow, duvet, pillowcase, duvet cover and sheet and costs £25 )
  • Towels are not provided
  • Broadband internet and utilities are included in the rent price

Read more about our Traditional en suite rooms

Traditional non en suite room

Cost:  £115.00 per week

Facilities:

  • Shared kitchen facilities between 4 or 5 people
  • Shared showers and toilets
  • Meals can be purchased at a range of catering outlets on the campus, if you do not wish to prepare your own
  • Bed linen is not provided, but you can pre-order a bedding pack when you make your application online. (Bedding pack includes pillow, duvet, pillowcase, duvet cover and sheet and costs £25 )
  • Towels are not provided
  • Broadband internet and utilities are included in the rent price

Read more about our Traditional non en suite rooms

10-week Academic English Programme
Course dates: 8 June 2020 - 22 August 2020
Accommodation contract length: Friday 5 June 2020 (14:00) to Saturday 22 August 2020 (10:00)

Traditional en suite room

Cost: £140.00 per week

Facilities:

  • Shared kitchen facilities between 4 or 5 people
  • En suite shower room
  • Meals can be purchased at a range of catering outlets on the campus, if you do not wish to prepare your own
  • Bed linen is not provided, but you can pre-order a bedding pack when you make your application online. (Bedding pack includes pillow, duvet, pillowcase, duvet cover and sheet and costs £25 )
  • Towels are not provided
  • Broadband internet and utilities are included in the rent price

Read more about our Traditional en suite rooms

Traditional non en suite room

Cost: £115.00 per week

  • Shared kitchen facilities between 4 or 5 people
  • Shared showers and toilets
  • Meals can be purchased at a range of catering outlets on the campus, if you do not wish to prepare your own
  • Bed linen is not provided, but you can pre-order a bedding pack when you make your application online. (Bedding pack includes pillow, duvet, pillowcase, duvet cover and sheet and costs £25 )
  • Towels are not provided
  • Broadband internet and utilities are included in the rent price

Read more about our Traditional non en suite rooms

6-week Academic English Programme
Course dates:  6 July 2020 - 22 August 2020

Accommodation contract length:  Friday 3 July 2020 (14:00) to Saturday 22 August 2020 (10:00)

Traditional en suite room

Cost: £140.00 per week

Facilities:

  • Shared kitchen facilities between 4 or 5 people
  • En suite shower room
  • Meals can be purchased at a range of catering outlets on the campus, if you do not wish to prepare your own
  • Bed linen is not provided, but you can pre-order a bedding pack when you make your application online. (Bedding pack includes pillow, duvet, pillowcase, duvet cover and sheet and costs £25 )
  • Towels are not provided
  • Broadband internet and utilities are included in the rent price

Read more about our Traditional en suite rooms

 

How to apply

You must have a unconditional firm offer to study at the University and firmly accepted the offer before you can apply for accommodation.

All applications must be made online.

The online system will open on 23 March 2020 and close on 26 June 2020.

Please apply as soon as you have accepted your offer. We aim to accommodate all applicants but we allocate rooms on a first-come-first-served basis and rooms cannot be guaranteed.

Once you have received an offer of accommodation you should follow the link on the email to accept the contract online. You are required to pay the full cost of your accommodation within 7 days of accepting your contract. Failure to do so means your accommodation contract is invalid and may be cancelled.  If you fail to arrive, it shall be retained by the University, unless you inform us that you wish to cancel the offer before the start date of you accommodation contract.

Please be aware this application is for your summer accommodation while you study on your Academic English programme only; to apply for your accommodation from September onwards, you will need to apply again as a fresher. You cannot do this until you have arrived and registered for your Academic English programme.

Arrival information

When you arrive, please report to the University main reception with a copy of your accommodation contract or booking confirmation. You will then be given your keys and directions to your hall.

The University main reception is open Monday to Friday (08:00 to 20:00) and Saturday and Sunday (09:00 to 17:00). Please let us know if you are arriving outside these times.

Please check the start date and time of your contract before you arrive, as your room will not be available before the date and time stated.

Off-campus accommodation

If you prefer to live in the city centre please contact City Room Rentals who provide a good selection of affordable purpose-built student accommodation in the city. Costs include all bills and unlimited WiFi. You can also purchase a bedding pack (duvet, pillows, sheets). To book or make enquiries, please contact City Room Rentals.

Key information

On-campus Accommodation Office (Edinburgh Campus)