Edinburgh, UK

Home to the UK’s highest student property yields

HIGHEST STUDENT RENT

Edinburgh student property yields are the highest in the UK

OVER 50% UNDERSUPPLY

34,000 students in the city are in need of appropriate accommodation

BEST STUDENT CITY

The city is ranked as the best for students in Scotland and 2nd in the whole UK

MOST INCLUSIVE

40% of students are international, the most diverse university in Scotland

DEVELOPMENTS

EDINBURGH INVESTMENT OVERVIEW: THE HIGHEST YIELDS AND IN NEED OF 34,000 BEDS

Edinburgh isn’t only the capital of Scotland – it’s the city that offers the highest yields for student landlords and voted as the 2nd best student city in the entire nation. Named as the best place to live within the UK in 2015, it’s no wonder that Edinburgh attracts 70,000 students to study at the five prestigious universities that can be found there. With almost 35,000 students – equivalent to the entire body of the University of Edinburgh – needing PBSA, it’s clear that the city is a fantastic choice for student property investment.

70,000 STUDENTS CALL EDINBURGH HOME

Scotland’s capital and home to five prestigious universities, Edinburgh is the true definition of a student city. Known as the ‘Athens of the North’, Edinburgh proudly attracts more international students than any other in the country. With a student body of over 35,000, the University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is one of the world’s top universities and ranked in the UK top five for research power. With free tuition offered to most students, Edinburgh is a city that encourages a vibrant, varied and highly valued education.

HIGHEST STUDENT ACCOMMODATION YIELDS

It’s a fact – yields from student accommodation are the highest in Edinburgh. Demand for places at the local universities and an undersupply of some 34,000 purpose-built student accommodation beds have seen yields for student landlords grow to be the best in the UK. With thousands of students competing year-on-year for high quality PBSA near their respective campuses, Edinburgh is outperforming other typical student cities such as Oxford, London and Cambridge.

34,000 STUDENTS NEED ACCOMMODATION

Edinburgh, with its global appeal, attracts international students from 185 countries. With one of the most diverse combined student bodies in the whole of the UK, it’s no wonder that thousands upon thousands of those are in need of PBSA. Tuition is free for most students who attend an Edinburgh university, leaving a surplus of students willing to pay for high quality, purpose-built accommodation that enlightens their educational experience in the Scottish capital.

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