Being a student has many perks, one of which being amazing student deals you can grab across the UK! The Scottish capital offers some of the best, with discounts on food, transport and things to do. Edinburgh is an exciting city and one of the best places to be a student. It’s home to a world-class university, historical landmarks and a wide range of cultural activities. Make the most of Edinburgh with our list of some of the best student deals in the city.

Food Deals

As a major metropolis, Edinburgh is a great place for foodies. What’s more, it’s a great place for foodies on a budget. Among its great selection of cafes and restaurants, there’s some great student deals.

Papa Johns

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If you find yourself craving a movie or ‘Netflix and chill’ night, why not indulge in some takeaway pizza? At Papa John’s in Edinburgh, students can get 50% off when spending £15 or more with our Unifresher code. It’s important to note that this is only applicable at the Sighthill, Fountain Bridge and Newington Papa Johns’. There’s also an awesome deal available where you can grab any large pizza for only £8.99. Check out our deal’s page and have your student ID to hand.  Papa Johns’ pizza is perfect for any day, any time- and at these prices you definitely shouldn’t resist!

Mr Basrai’s World Cuisines

Sometimes the decision to choose what cuisine to go for can be difficult. Someone prefers Chinese over Indian, and another is in the mood for tacos! Catering to a hungry group can certainly work up an appetite, but luckily Mr Basrai’s World Cuisines can help! Offering an around-the-world buffet, there are options from all over the globe, from puddings to carvery. For every day (except Saturdays), students can get 15% off with a valid student ID. Whether for a special occasion or just your average Tuesday evening, Mr Basrai’s is worth a visit.

Las Iguanas

As long as you have your student card with you, you and five other people can dine at Las Iguanas for 25% off. With the offer covering your food on Sunday through to Thursday, you can free up your purse to spend more money on the drinks at Las Iguanas. And there are some great cocktails to be had! Celebrate the weekend early with this deal!

Lifestyle Deals

As well as some good grub, Edinburgh has a great selection of things to do discounted for students. You can also find bargains on necessities such as travel or toiletries. So stock up or head out with some amazing offers.

Tenpin Edinburgh

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Another rainy day in Edinburgh? Looking for something to do with friends? Maybe you should try Ten Pin bowling! From Sundays at 6pm to Fridays at 5pm, students can enjoy 50% off standard ten pin bowling at Ten Pin Edinburgh, Fountain Park. Just make sure to bring your student ID with you!


Stocking up on toiletries can be expensive, especially for students! Luckily, Boots has a 10% student discount if you sign up to their free advantage card. Not only will you get 10% off any purchases, but your advantage card will also grant you access to a whole load of great discounts in stores!

Gravity Trampoline Park

University can be a stressful time, especially when work starts piling up. Relieve some of the pressure by bouncing down to Gravity Trampoline Park, Fountain Park. For a 60-minute jump, students can get 50% off the regular £13.50! You will just need to pay an extra £3.00 for trampoline socks.

Volcano Falls

Whilst you’re down in Fountain Park, you might want to try crazy golf at Volcano Falls. Every Wednesday they have a student night, with discounted drinks from 6pm. Take advantage of being a student and access the £10 round of golf and drink!

Bus Travel

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Residents of Edinburgh who are in the city for over six months of the year are eligible for free bus travel. Unfortunately, this is only applicable to students who are under 22 years old. But anyone under 25 years old can enjoy free travel on almost every bus service in Scotland- all you need to do is apply for a Young Scot National Entitlement Card.


If you fancy catching the latest long-awaited blockbuster, or just feel like a night at the movies, pop over to Cineworld. Located in Fountain Park, students can get £2.00 off standard cinema tickets! Perfect for a weekend evening or a rainy afternoon, you can enjoy watching a film on the big screen at only £7.99.

Nuffield Health Gym

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Staying active is an important part of student life. We know signing up to a gym can be pricey, but thankfully Nuffield Health are offering a 20% student discount on gym memberships. All that you need is a valid student ID when you register for the membership.


As a student, you have access to some of the best discounts across the majority of businesses. Taking advantage of the discount is a great way to save your student loan, and live on a budget! So, make the most of your student life in Edinburgh and pick from the wide array of deals available in the city.