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Student Accommodation

  • All new undergraduate and postgraduate students are guaranteed an offer of single accommodation, either owned by the university or a preferred partner, provided their application is received by the deadline.
  • Accommodation is on, or within walking distance of, the main campus, in a range of properties either in or close to the main Old Aberdeen campus, the Hillhead Student Village and the city centre.
  • A frequent bus service travels to both the main campus and the city centre, and there is a dedicated bus route to the Foresterhill campus.

Student Life

  • City Population: 223,000
  • Student Population: 30,000
  • The city of Aberdeen is vibrant and creative, a centre for industry, known for its historic charm, cosmopolitan community and bustling city centre.
  • Based on the north east coast of Scotland, Aberdeen is the perfect location for mixing lively city life with exploring miles of beautiful countryside and coastlines. Big enough for the 'big city' experience, student-friendly Aberdeen is compact enough to make it easy for students to find their way around and make friends.

Culture and Nightlife

  • With historic theatres and smaller intimate spaces for live bands, such as the Lemon Tree, entertainment in Aberdeen ranges from poetry, comedy, theatre and music, to galleries, museums and the cinema.
  • An array of restaurants cover international and local cuisines, with well-known chains, independent eateries and bistros. Aberdeen is the birthplace of craft beer specialist Brew Dog, whose original venue is located in the city. A variety of pubs and clubs suit all moods and tastes.
  • Union Street and the surrounding area make up the city's main shopping hub, with designer brands, boutiques and high street stores all easily accessible.
  • Sports venues include the Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village, 11 golf courses, the largest bowling alley in Scotland and a Scottish Premier League football team. Close by there are opportunities for skiing, sailing, windsurfing, hill climbing, canoeing and most other outdoor activities.


  • Both the King’s College and Foresterhill campuses are within a 30-minute walk of the city centre, with cycling providing an alternative.
  • The city has an excellent public transport system that runs day and night, throughout Aberdeen and beyond. 
  • Aberdeen is easily reached from anywhere within the UK or further afield, via extensive air, rail and road connections.