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Student Accommodation

  • On getting an unconditional offer, undergraduate students are guaranteed a place in student accommodation owned by the University of Aberdeen or preferred partner, providing their application is received by the deadline.
  • Most university accommodation is within walking distance of the main campus, with a range of accommodation at Hillhead student village, at Kings College campus, and near the city centre. Students can view and apply for accommodation directly via the university website, and meet flatmates before arriving by joining a flat group.
  • There are frequent free buses between Kings College and Foresterhill campuses. Further buses serve the city centre, train station and airport. Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £147 per week
Self-Catered from £99 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • Aberdeen city is a cosmopolitan world hub for the energy industry, with cafés, bars and restaurants, exciting nightlife, and plenty to do.
  • Close to beautiful scenery, the great outdoors offers activities that can be enjoyed all year. Walking to Royal Deesside or going to the beach; cycling in the Aberdeenshire countryside; climbing mountains or skiing at the Lecht or Glenshee. The city is also a great base for travelling to the Highlands, north coast, and other Scottish cities.
  • Students will study in beautiful Old Aberdeen, originally a separate burgh. Complete with medieval campus, chapel, cobbled streets and old-world architecture, there are plenty of student and school events across the year to get involved in.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Aberdeen is an early-breakfast city, due to its onward ferry and flight connections and the energy industry. Local and international menus suit all budgets, catering to diverse tastes and dietary requirements. Home to Brew Dog craft brewery, the city boasts an array of trendy bars and cosy coffee houses.
  • Theatres, cinemas, the Lemon Tree, the Blue Lamp, Belmont Filmhouse, and a wide range of music concerts on campus... there are plenty of choices for going out, exploring the city and taking in its culture.
  • Four shopping centres feature leading European retail and designer brands; you'll also find specialist boutiques, department stores, and a range of UK and specialist international supermarkets and food shops.
  • The university has an Olympic-standard pool as well as other sporting facilities – and the city is ideally placed for water sports, walking, cycling, skiing and outdoor activities.


  • Kings College is connected to Foresterhill during the day by a free shuttlebus service; both locations are within a 30-minute walk or 20-minute cycle of the city centre.
  • The city and university campuses are served by buses. Destinations include other UK cities as well as Aberdeenshire.
  • There is an hourly train service to Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. 
  • Flights connect to major European hubs, tourist destinations and onward connections, and ferries depart from the city to Orkney and Shetland.