My favourite city of all time! The vibe of the city is great, the people are nice, and it's such a beautiful city! Great for students, cause it's not too expensive and the whole city is such an over all great experience!

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Study in Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital Edinburgh has three universities which are the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot-Watt University.

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University of Edinburgh

Founded in 1582, the University of Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s ancient universities and the sixth oldest in the UK. It is a world-leading university in the Arts, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Psychology degrees. The university attracts 35,000 students that come from all across the world to study.

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Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University is named after the famous 6th-century Scottish mathematician and philosopher John Napier. The university has three campuses that offer state-of-the-art facilities. They work closely with industry to help give students the skills they need to succeed in the workplace, which is shown through 95% of students in full time work or further study six months after graduation. 

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Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University was founded in 1821 as the world’s first mechanics institute in the heart of Edinburgh. Nowadays the university has its UK campuses based in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney as well as a few dotted globally. It is particularly well known for its research in business and industry.

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Edinburgh Student Life

Edinburgh is an incredible hub of culture and events, perfect for students. There is an abundance to do, see and visit, so much actually that you might need to remind yourself that you are there to study!

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21st May 2020

Too expensive…

It's a little too expensive.

 Helen Mitsuki
10th March 2020

Living price is acceptable…

Life in Edi is pretty convenient, and living price is acceptable comparing to other big cities.

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14th September 2019

I have previously lived…

I have previously lived and studied in England, and prices for eating out certainly seem less than in London or Cambridge.

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4th July 2015

A tad expensive…

A tad expensive but only what you would expect in a great capital city.

 

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Nights Out

Edinburgh has so much to offer after dark, that you’ll have no problem keeping busy until the wee hours! There’s an abundance of traditional pubs, bars, clubs, comedy and live music venues to try. Some popular student pubs and bars are The Wee Red Bar for budget-friendly drinks and live music, Brewdog for craft beer fans, The Pear Tree for alfresco boozing and Bramble for tasty cocktails and good music. For clubbers that like to get dressed up head to the George St and New Town area for clubs such as Why Not and Lulu. For those seeking venues a bit more alternative, The Jazz Bar is a favourite as well as The Cabaret Voltaire, Sneaky Pete’s and the Bongo Bar, to name but a few!

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1st March 2020

Lothian buses…

Lothian buses is absolutely not the best public transport company I've encountered, and I definetly had my issues with them.

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5th February 2020

Amazing…

Amazing public transport

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1st January 2020

Easy…

Easy to access by bus

member1042178
14th September 2019

Lots of buses…

There are also lots of buses and trams to get around, as well as taxis.

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Shopping

Princes Street and George Street are the roads to head to for all your high-street shopping needs. Make sure to take a detour off Princes Street to explore a selection of independent boutiques. Edinburgh is great for vintage shopping if that’s your bag. Stockbridge’s Raeburn Place is home to many charity and vintage shops and you must visit Armstrongs, a vintage emporium and one of the UK’s oldest and most loved vintage clothing stores.

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 

Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the world’s largest art festival, with the city’s population doubling whilst its on. For 25 days Edinburgh plays host to internationally renowned and breaking acts performing in venues all across the city. It’s impossible to miss out on this incredible event!

 

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Hogmanay

Hogmanay is the Scottish celebration of New Year and Edinburgh is arguably the greatest celebration of New Year in the world. Expect concerts, events and spectacular firework displays that take place over 3 days. It’s one party you won’t want to miss out on!

 

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Galleries

Edinburgh boasts some of Scotland’s most important national galleries. The Scottish National Gallery shows both international and Scottish art, for contemporary art and sculpture parks there is Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Scottish National Portrait Gallery for superb portraiture in a variety of media.

 

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Historical Sites

The city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its Georgian and Victorian architecture and medieval streets it's clear to see why. You can’t miss Edinburgh Castle, a historic fortress that dominates the skyline, on top of an extinct volcano as well as St Giles Cathedral and National Monument of Scotland to check out too.

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Canal Point 4.8 /5

As it is in the heart of the city it is very convenient for both University and part time job and it is also quite (walkable distance) near to the ban...

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Goods Corner 4.7 /5

Goods corner has felt like home instead of just a student accommodation for me. I could go on about the amazing facilities such as en-suite bathroom, ...

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Portsburgh Court 4.47 /5

Very lovely accommodation! I felt comfortable living here. It s very near to the Meadows, the Bistro Square Campus of the University of Edinburgh and ...

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Lady Nicolson Court 4.45 /5

Pros: Very friendly and responsive management staff. Literally beside informatics forum so only a 5 minutes' walk to campus. Great cleaning and maint...

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New Park 4.37 /5

It is a great accomodation! New, clean, helpful and lovely staff (broken things got fixed within the same day and they are always there to help or to ...

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Panmure Court 4.3 /5

Choosing Panmure Court as my home away from home for one year has been the best decision! The location is amazing, right in the city center, close to ...

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Arran House 4.29 /5

Really great location - really close to university and the city centre and the shops. Close to good transport hub. Spacious and comfy room with a nice...

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The Mill House 4.28 /5

The millhouse is in a great location , very clean building , rooms are spacious and comfortable as well as the kitchen/ living area. the staff are ama...

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Gateway Apartments 4.17 /5

I have been living here for more than a year now and I would stay for longer. The staff is really amazing, super nice, supportive and always happy to ...

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Meadow Court 4.13 /5

It was a really nice experience even though I couldn't do too much because of Covid. Especially the property managers are amazing and always find a so...

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Edinburgh is a lovely...

Edinburgh is a lovely city, embracing and entertaining. Although it is not a big metropolis, there is much to see and do. read more

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1st October 2021

The buses are convenient...

The buses are convenient but a bit expensive. I wish there would be a big shopping centre here. Haven't tried the food yet... I've been to several classical music concerts which were fantastic. read more

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30th September 2021

High living cost, the...

High living cost, the cost is not friendly to students. Unless you have a rich family. The shops here closes very early in the evening, so if you wish to go shopping, make sure to visit the stores before 5pm. The nature park here in Edinburgh is fabulous and chill. I enjoy a lot walking in the Holyrood Park. If you are a nature and historic person, Edinburgh will not let you down. read more

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7th September 2021

I like living in Edinburgh....

I like living in Edinburgh. The city offers everything you may need but I still have to experience most of its lifestyle. read more

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5th September 2021

exciting and wonderful...

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24th August 2021

Everything is well laid...

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24th August 2021

Great city to live in,...

Great city to live in, very student friendly. read more

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24th August 2021

Lovely city. Everyone...

Lovely city. Everyone should visit. read more

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4th August 2021

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23rd July 2021

Edinburgh is such a cool...

Edinburgh is such a cool city. A little bit expensive sometimes, especially on nights out, but a great atmosphere. Food is great and the festivals are definitely worth going to. read more

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20th July 2021

Edinburgh is a bloody...

Edinburgh is a bloody lovely city! I can't even put it in words how much I fell in love with this city! There is such a big variety of little stores and restaurants from cultures all over the world. In the city you can reach almost any destination by walking and you have the best combination of being close to the sea and to the mountains. Within no time you are in the middle of nowhere and you can experience the Highlands - An experience that I've never had before. Only downside is that it's a relatively expensive city to live. read more

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24th June 2021

I fell in love with the...

I fell in love with the city straight as I moved here! It’s so beyond beautiful read more

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21st June 2021

Night life is good and...

Night life is good and facilities are available read more

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18th June 2021

Great city- highlight...

Great city- highlight of being here for university is the city experience read more

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16th June 2021

Even though I have only...

Even though I have only lived here for 4 years, this place has felt more like home than my birthplace. This place has everything, unique architecture, amazing facilities and entertainment, and gorgeous views of mountains and lochs within walking distance read more

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10th June 2021

Edinburgh is a wondeful...

Edinburgh is a wondeful city for us to live. The beautiful scenery, the nice people, the special stores and the old archtectures, all are so nice for me! I love the every street, very building, even the train station and supermarket, I really love this city!!! read more

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8th June 2021

Good city, enjoy it loads,...

Good city, enjoy it loads, would like to continue living here if I find a job read more

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8th June 2021

edinburgh is a great...

edinburgh is a great city, lots of things to do read more

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29th May 2021

an amazing city though...

an amazing city though it will hopefully be more lively after the pandemic is over. read more

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29th May 2021

It is a very nice walkable...

It is a very nice walkable city, During COVID we weren't able to experience nights out so I can not rank it. It is expensive and eating out can be very expensive. read more

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28th May 2021

Edinburgh is a beautiful...

Edinburgh is a beautiful city to live in. The wet and gloomy weather can be difficult to deal with. read more

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28th May 2021

All very good normally...

All very good normally but haven’t really been able to experience it yet. read more

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28th May 2021

As an international student,...

As an international student, it is a fairly easy place to adjust. It is a student-friendly city and I feel safe knowing there are peers my age or people in the same phase of my life as me: studying abroad. So I don't feel like I am alone at all times. read more

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27th May 2021

Living in Edinburgh can...

Living in Edinburgh can be quite expensive if your budget is low, once you get used to the city and get to know its secrets or ways of fitting in your budget, you'll love it ! The public transport is well developped and the city is still building a new tramway ! Most restaurants and bars and clubs were closed so i could not have a taste of night outs... Yet, when everything opened (weeks before I left) I enjoyed every seconds out in edinburgh's streets ! read more

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26th May 2021

Love the city! So much...

Love the city! So much so I've decided to stay once my four years are up. Lovely friendly people, hills and the sea on your door step. Best thing I've ever done was moving!! read more

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25th May 2021

Edinburgh is definitely...

Edinburgh is definitely one of the prettiest and friendliest cities, I absolutely love it! read more

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25th May 2021

Such a lovely city! Not...

Such a lovely city! Not too big or too small, amazing architecture, always some new streets to explore and buildings to admire. This city really has a special vibe which makes it feel like home! read more

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25th May 2021

Relatively cheap living...

Relatively cheap living cost, but the food is terrible. Many restaurants are more or less selling the same thing, so it is very easy to run out of options of dinner. Walk and cycle can get to the most places in the city, and the walking and cycling path are pretty good. The bus takes even more time in certain cases. read more

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25th May 2021

Very nice, relaxed city....

Very nice, relaxed city. Hard to comment on going out due to covid restrictions! read more

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25th May 2021

Beautiful and historic...

Beautiful and historic place that you can both enjoy the views and night outs. Inclusive environment. A bit expensive. read more

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25th May 2021

Edinburgh is historic...

Edinburgh is historic and modern at the same time with great night life read more

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23rd May 2021

Great place to live however...

Great place to live however the cost of living would ideally be a lot cheaper. Amazing place excluding that read more

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21st May 2021

Expensive but loads to...

Expensive but loads to do and see read more

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21st May 2021

The university is very...

The university is very good, and most of the teachers are very friendly to the students and always answer any questions. Due to the epidemic situation this year, I can't attend physical classes, so I don't have much experience and understanding of the school in many aspects. read more

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18th May 2021

A safe and beautiful...

A safe and beautiful city that is deal for student life. read more

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11th May 2021

Beautiful place full...

Beautiful place full of history and a very lively city. read more

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6th May 2021

Edinburgh is a great...

Edinburgh is a great city. Love nights out here. read more

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26th April 2021

Very interesting to discover...

Very interesting to discover It is enjoyable Even though staying at home and look out of the window read more

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17th April 2021

Really great location,...

Really great location, lots of things to do, and never boring! read more

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15th April 2021

Edinburgh is a wonderful...

Edinburgh is a wonderful city to live in! I’d never been here before I moved to study, but the people and place has changed my life for the better in multiple ways. While the city is generally expensive, Edinburgh buses and tram links are excellent and living costs go down significantly if you decide to love only 20-30 minutes away from the uni by bus. There are a myriad of cultural events which make the place wonderful! read more

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14th April 2021

Lovely city with many...

Lovely city with many shops but also gorgeous natural areas! read more

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13th April 2021

Don't know where to begin.......

Don't know where to begin.... come experience it yourself! read more

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8th April 2021

Edinburgh is an amazing...

Edinburgh is an amazing city which is very welcoming. Really great restaurant and coffee shop scene. Huge amount of pubs and great cocktail bars. Good variety of night clubs but definitely not the best night out you'll find in the UK. Rent is high but able to find affordable housing with some searching. The architecture and general feel of the city is amazing. Lots of green space, lots of historical monuments, lots to explore. Definitely a city you'll fall in love with and not want to leave after. read more

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5th April 2021

For a student, I believe...

For a student, I believe living in Edinburgh has been very reasonable in all aspects. read more

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29th March 2021

Edinburgh is a nice city...

Edinburgh is a nice city but it has less malls compared to another cities read more

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27th March 2021

Despite the pandemic,...

Despite the pandemic, it has been an amazing first year of living in Edinburgh and with having nothing open, surprisingly you don’t get too bored read more

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26th March 2021

Public transportation...

Public transportation quite accessible. Shopping super markets are very handy. It's a place of art, literature, history, music and folklores. read more

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23rd March 2021

Living and renting is...

Living and renting is expensive, but there are usually enough options to earn too. read more

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22nd March 2021

Amazing, as a student...

Amazing, as a student I love staying here read more

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18th March 2021

Stunning city, public...

Stunning city, public transport can get you about anywhere. read more

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17th March 2021

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15th March 2021

The best city i’ve ever...

The best city i’ve ever been to so I love living here. Should be even better after the pandemic read more

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15th March 2021

Can't speak for Nights...

Can't speak for Nights out but everything is else is really good and reasonable compared to Dublin prices! Great to have a reliable bus service & the app is unreal. Hard to beat the beauty of Edinburgh read more

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12th March 2021

Dont eat out/ mights...

Dont eat out/ mights out/ use public transport often enough to have a review but heard good things read more

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12th March 2021

Edinburgh is my favorite...

Edinburgh is my favorite city in UK, so unique and so much to do as well as a lot of opportunity. read more

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10th March 2021

Its an expensive city...

Its an expensive city but is much more organized when compared to other cities in UK but its worth the money since its a beautiful city with great view. read more

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8th March 2021

Great city with lots...

Great city with lots of shops and great nightlife read more

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5th March 2021

On the cusp of expensive,...

On the cusp of expensive, Edinburgh provides a range of both amazing cultural and entertaining aspects. Whether you want to live your university life raving in clubs or taking a calming walk in the meadows, you can truly pick your life here. read more

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5th March 2021

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The cost of living in Edinburgh will be higher compared to other locations in the UK, but there is no denying the upbeat and vibrant lifestyle here. You will be able to get just about any cuisine you like around town, night outs are never too hard to plan, and shopping is as easy as walking down Princes Street, literally! Public transport is easily accessible through buses and trains that runs around town regularly. read more

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4th March 2021

I can´t really rate properly...

I can´t really rate properly many of these items because the quarantine had everything closed. But the city´s parks and architecture were spaectacular, and the public trasport was very efficient too. read more

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3rd March 2021

Edinburgh is a beautiful...

Edinburgh is a beautiful city and I went to many famous places of interest. But unfortunately because of the epidemic, my understanding of Edinburgh is not very clear. I hope I can visit this city again in the future. read more

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23rd February 2021

I don't really experience...

I don't really experience the social part of the city but Edinburgh and its surroundings are definitely beautiful. read more

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23rd February 2021

The city can be expensive,...

The city can be expensive, however it you know where to look prices decrease very quickly. This year has been different with the pandemic, but Edinburgh seems to have adapted well and still offers an abundance of opportunities. Would have liked to enjoy my last year further but it has allowed me to focus and realise what matters most to me about this wonderful city. read more

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22nd February 2021

A beautiful city. No...

A beautiful city. No shortage of local amenities. Has a good nightlife, but also has places that feel like you're in the countryside in the middle of the city. read more

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21st February 2021

Great city all around,...

Great city all around, I love the architecture, the ambiance and that it has a lot of natural spaces. The people are really nice and the population is really diverse because of the university having students coming from all over the world. It has a great choice of restaurants, you can find any food you want really. It is not so great for shopping but I don't really mind. The public transport only has buses and I really think it is too expensive for students even if you take a monthly pass. read more

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18th February 2021

Great student city! Would...

Great student city! Would definitely recommend read more

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18th February 2021

Edinburgh is one of the...

Edinburgh is one of the best cities to spend your university years. Great pubs, welcoming people and incredible landscapes and architecture. read more

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18th February 2021

Public transport is very...

Public transport is very good, it is easy to reach any part of the city. There are many good quality restaurants and variety of choices of international cuisine. read more

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18th February 2021

Not much to say given...

Not much to say given the current pandemic situation we're in, but ordering food in hasn't been great. Princes Street shopping is decent though. read more

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18th February 2021

Very expensive city,...

Very expensive city, but its beautiful and pre-covid social life is great. read more

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17th February 2021

Edinburgh is a great...

Edinburgh is a great city to live in read more

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17th February 2021

No dudhdhd dhdhdhdh dhdhdhd...

No dudhdhd dhdhdhdh dhdhdhd dhdhdy read more

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17th February 2021

Edinburgh is an amazing...

Edinburgh is an amazing city to live in although very expensive, especially student accommodations read more

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17th February 2021

Can’t comment too much...

Can’t comment too much because of covid but it’s a brill city from what I’ve experience read more

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17th February 2021

Covid regulations stopped...

Covid regulations stopped the socialising and eating out portion but everything else about Edinburgh is amazing read more

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16th February 2021

Edinburgh is so beautiful....

Edinburgh is so beautiful. The buses are convenient and every second shop front is a restaurant or bar. read more

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11th February 2021

Expensive but worth it...

Expensive but worth it for the experience. Nights out are great but can be expensive although and the are also very affordable places for students to go out. read more

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11th February 2021

One of the most beautiful...

One of the most beautiful and welcoming cities in Europe. Must visit! read more

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9th February 2021

There are so many things...

There are so many things to see and do in Edinburgh. One of the reasons I chose Edinburgh was for its culture, especially as the hub of the Edinburgh Fringe. Obviously with COVID-19 about, it has been impossible to experience all of this firsthand, but even without all the events on, the city is beautiful and has lots on offer. read more

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3rd February 2021

I stay just outside the...

I stay just outside the city centre so everything is basically on my doorstep. My area is very quiet and there is no noise or antisocial behaviour problems. Edinburgh is beautiful and should be appreciated in all aspects. read more

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21st January 2021

Edinburgh is a beautiful...

Edinburgh is a beautiful city with lots of things to do. Whether it be walking up Arthur’s seat, shopping on princes street or eating out, there are so many options to choose from. read more

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20th January 2021

Some places are expensive...

Some places are expensive but then again, lost places are worth it!! read more

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11th December 2020

Edinburgh is an awesome...

Edinburgh is an awesome city which is quite small considering it is the capital of Scotland. read more

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17th October 2020

Edinburgh is a nice city...

Edinburgh is a nice city but restaurants are lacking even you are just slightly off the central area and shops aren't always accessible. in uni area everything is swamped by students. read more

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30th September 2020

Edinburgh is great city,...

Edinburgh is great city, there are many clubs and restaurants. You many people from all over the world, it is truly an international city. I personally loved living there and exploring Scotland. read more

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17th September 2020

Edinburgh is a nice town...

Edinburgh is a nice town but Napier is in a dodgy area with no shops around read more

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28th August 2020

Easy to get around and...

Easy to get around and a historically incredible city read more

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8th August 2020

Nice city for studying,...

Nice city for studying, but too crowded for longterm living. read more

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27th July 2020

Peaceful, but not a lot...

Peaceful, but not a lot of interesting places to dine or shop at. Historic locations and nice cafes. read more

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22nd July 2020

Edinburgh is one of the...

Edinburgh is one of the loveliest cities I have ever been to read more

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10th July 2020

My favourite city of...

My favourite city of all time! The vibe of the city is great, the people are nice, and it's such a beautiful city! Great for students, cause it's not too expensive and the whole city is such an over all great experience! read more

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7th July 2020

An international student...

An international student studying in Singapore read more

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25th June 2020

Cost of living is a nightmare...

Cost of living is a nightmare - the most expensive in Scotland. Probably why it's most suited to people with rich parents who will foot the bill read more

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3rd June 2020

Edinburgh is the most...

Edinburgh is the most magical place on Earth and I wouldn't change it for the world. It is expensive though and the public transport is not that efficient. read more

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28th May 2020

I love the city. It offers...

I love the city. It offers a great deal of different opportunities. The city is the only thing that has been really good about this experience. I wish the school was as welcoming and pleasant as the city. read more

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Mazen
28th May 2020

There is an abudant of...

There is an abudant of things to do in Edinburgh including a wide variety of cuisines and activities read more

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23rd May 2020

I love Edinburgh safe...

I love Edinburgh safe and quiet read more

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22nd May 2020

Edinburgh is a very beautiful...

Edinburgh is a very beautiful city, which really attracts me. I really love this city, especially the beautiful scenes and fresh air all day. read more

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22nd May 2020

Edinburgh is a very nice...

Edinburgh is a very nice historical city with plenty of things to do in your free time read more

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21st May 2020

It's a little too expensive....

It's a little too expensive. And the got no Uniqlo. read more

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10th March 2020

Life in Edi is pretty...

Life in Edi is pretty convenient , and living price is acceptable comparing to other big cities. read more

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7th March 2020

Lecturers and students...

Lecturers and students are of the lowest profile alike. Most of the lecturers here were low-grade students who got into MSc program, brushed up by the University by being awarded PhD here, and allowed to teach afterward. Because the University can't afford high-profile business teachers elsewhere. Finally, the student satisfaction stat confirms everything my cousin says. Edinburgh is one of the 5-bottom worst Universities in the UK https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?sortby=student-satisfaction. Gosh, she should see this chart before going there. read more

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5th March 2020

It is a world-class city...

It is a world-class city nothing else to say. read more

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member1246209
1st March 2020

I do love Edinburgh....

I do love Edinburgh. The city is beautiful, the people are helpful and kind and there's always something to do or explore. Lothian buses is absolutely not the best public transport company I've encountered, and I definetly had my issues with them. In all, Edinburgh is an amazing city for students, workers and families, and I'm 100% happy with my decision to move here. read more

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18th February 2020

Edinburgh is such a wonderful...

Edinburgh is such a wonderful city. It has made me so happy that I am able to study in such a beautiful place. read more

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15th February 2020

Too expensive and dirty....

Too expensive and dirty. A bit dangerous. read more

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5th February 2020

Amazing public transport,...

Amazing public transport, great nightlife read more

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4th February 2020

Beautiful old city, with...

Beautiful old city, with so much history, unfortunately nights out might be a little bit scary, seeing so much drunk people, since then spending night out in my accommodation playing board games with flatmates read more

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3rd February 2020

Great city to live in...

Great city to live in and have fun. read more

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3rd February 2020

Edinburgh is really beautiful,...

Edinburgh is really beautiful, and local residents are nice. read more

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3rd February 2020

I love this city with...

I love this city with beautiful sceneries. But the shopping places are a few read more

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2nd February 2020

Great for having a good...

Great for having a good time. No shortage of places to have fun and go out. Just remember you're here to study! Sighthill campus is on the edge of the city and far away from the centre and many students living arrangements. The closer you live to Sighthill, the further you will be from the life of the city read more

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2nd February 2020

Great for having a good...

Great for having a good time. No shortage of places to have fun and go out. Just remember your there to study! read more

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11th December 2019

Edinburgh is a really...

Edinburgh is a really good city for uni. read more

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13th November 2019

Beautiful city. Great...

Beautiful city. Great place to study. read more

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11th November 2019

The most beautiful city...

The most beautiful city with hills and beaches and volcanos. An extremely clean and pure environment with amazing transport network. read more

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10th October 2019

AmaZing! So many cool...

AmaZing! So many cool bars and restaurant. Very friendly people read more

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7th October 2019

Edinburgh is a beautiful...

Edinburgh is a beautiful city, worth the hassle of being mistreated at the University of Edinburgh read more

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3rd October 2019

As said, the city of...

As said, the city of Edinburgh is a s******. Infrastructure is non-existent, and this town is so poorly managed that looks like some sort of post-apocalyptic hellscape. I would not recommend. read more

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22nd September 2019

Buses finalllllllly are...

Buses finalllllllly are contactless but hey ho they still ask for exact change. Still some dragging out of the dark ages is required in edi read more

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14th September 2019

Will update as I get...

Will update as I get to know to the city more. Currently just blown away by the beauty of the city. I have previously lived and studied in England, and prices for eating out certainly seem less than in London or Cambridge. Plenty of pubs and clubs and shopping available everywhere. There are also lots of buses and trams to get around, as well as taxis. read more

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9th September 2019

Amazing except for the...

Amazing except for the terrible accommodation read more

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17th July 2015

Amazing city. Great shopping,...

Amazing city. Great shopping, food, night life and public transport. read more

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5th July 2015

It is a capital city...

It is a capital city so the cost of living is a little above average - and the same goes for food. Although, there are normally always student deals and apps that bump down the price of eating out. Public transport is great. You can get a bus anywhere in the city for £1.50 and to be honest, it is easy enough to walk too if you prefer walking! There are different clubs/pubs to suit everyone. If your in to dress and heels - George street! If your up for wild hip hop nights - cow gate! If you just want a chilled pub - grass market! It's great. Princes street is so close and it has every shop a girl needs! read more

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5th July 2015

Fantastic city: there's...

Fantastic city: there's so much to do (and soooo many cool bookshops!), but it's also quite a small city meaning you can walk everywhere by foot. Perfection. read more

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5th July 2015

Beautiful. Wouldn't want...

Beautiful. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else read more

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5th July 2015

I would argue the greatest...

I would argue the greatest city in the UK. Large, bustling with life and friendly. Easy to get to know and unmistakably gorgeous. Whilst this will to some degree be biased. The city is amazing no matter who you ask. read more

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4th July 2015

Stay south of Princes...

Stay south of Princes St, and the prices are student friendly. Plenty of places to eat with a variety of prices and cuisines. Nights out are brilliant, whether it's the Big Cheese at potterrow on Saturday, downing chilli shots at Vodka Revs, or even shisha at Hanam's overlooking the Grassmarket on their terrace. Shopping is good; their Primark even looks quite nice! And buses are the main way of getting around (£1.50 for a single), but you can walk just about everywhere/ get a bike. read more

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4th July 2015

A lot going on. Club...

A lot going on. Club scene is good/quiet, poor compared to some big cities but still good fun. Public transport is brilliant. read more

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4th July 2015

A tad expensive but only...

A tad expensive but only what you would expect in a great capital city. Everything else is great read more

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4th July 2015

Edinburgh is just the...

Edinburgh is just the best. I knew the city well before moving for uni but it can still surprise you! Nights out are just the best and everyone is so friendly. Everything is easily accessible with good transport links. Also for spending all of that student loan, the shops are great, just don't spend all you're time in them you are there to study haha read more

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4th July 2015

Love Edinburgh it's a...

Love Edinburgh it's a beautiful city with a lot to do read more

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4th July 2015

I love Edinburgh so much!...

I love Edinburgh so much! It is the perfect student city in the way that there is something for everyone, and you have loads to do when you're there. It is a capital city, so there's tons going on. A big music scene, lots of galleries/museums, some lovely parks, plenty of shops (highstreet and more vintagey) some awesome pubs and bars, plus plenty of clubs! Obviously you get all of that in lots of cities, but the thing about Edinburgh is it's beauty. Both the old town and the new town have beautiful architecture with lovely old buildings, cobbled streets, little market squares etc. (there's a great farmers market every Sunday in new town!). Plus you have Arthur's seat, which I think is awesome. Just a giant hill in the middle of the city! You get a fab view of the city and surrounding mountains from the top, and it looks beautiful from below with holyrood park surrounding it. It's almost like a snippet of the countryside thrown into the centre! read more

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3rd July 2015

I've never felt more...

I've never felt more at home that in Edinburgh. It's a nice size, the people are nice, coming from the Lake District the air and water are as nice as home. I'm definitely going to try and get a job here after uni. read more

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3rd July 2015

Edinburgh is but so worth...

Edinburgh is but so worth it it's literally the best place ever. On hot days half the student body will be found drinking, bbqing and playing sportsbon the meadows. It's glorious. read more

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member119855
3rd July 2015

Edinburgh is amazing!...

Edinburgh is amazing! Everything is easily accessible, either by walking or by reasonably priced buses. There's so many shops and restaurants everywhere you look, and it's such a pretty city too. read more

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member89852
3rd July 2015

Amazing city. Really...

Amazing city. Really good prices for a capital. Loads of green spaces and beautiful buildings. The city makes the uni worth it. read more

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member119847
3rd July 2015

Variety of different...

Variety of different priced and themed clubs and bars - awesome student nights every night of the week read more

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23rd April 2015

wonderful place to study;...

wonderful place to study; great atmosphere! read more

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James_Nurse
22nd April 2015

Has everything I needed...

Has everything I needed even if a bit pricey read more

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member65395
21st April 2015

High cost of living,...

High cost of living, but that's just what comes with living in a capital city. There are plenty good places to eat out, as well as many bars and clubs. Shopping isn't the best here, you'd be better taking a trip to Glasgow, but it's still good enough. Public transport is excellent and reliable with very regular buses throughout the city. read more

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Dalekpuff
22nd February 2015

Edinburgh is a fantastic...

Edinburgh is a fantastic place to live, I don't think I could have picked a better place to go for my first experience of living away from home! It's a safe city, and although it's fairly sizeable it doesn't stifle you the way somewhere like Manchester does. The university (of Edinburgh) is incredible - and wherever you go in the city, it looks like Hogwarts! read more

Cons?
It's an awfully long way from home, and my partner.

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