Robert Gordon University

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Student Accommodation

  • The university manages a wide range of self-catering halls around the city and campus.
  • Most rental costs include Internet, insurance and utilities.
  • While the university does not guarantee first-year students' accommodation, its Accommodation Services team will help students find the accommodation that's right for them.
  • RGU produces a 'Moving On' booklet to help students looking for accommodation after their first year, available on the university website.
  • Please refer to the university website for details of accommodation.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £3,822 to £10,250 per year

Student Life

  • City Population: 223,000
  • Student Population: 30,000
  • The city of Aberdeen is the second most affordable student city in the UK (Natwest Student Living Index 2017).
  • Aberdeen is a prosperous, cosmopolitan city with an international population.
  • Sometimes known as the Granite city, its fine architecture includes Marischal College on Broad Street, the world’s second largest granite building after El Escorial Palace in Madrid. In London, the terraces of the Houses of Parliament are built of Aberdeen granite.
  • Nearby are golden beaches, the Cairngorms National Park, and Royal Deeside with Balmoral Castle, the summer home of the British Royal Family.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Aberdeen features an enviable selection of eating establishments, pubs and clubs. A number of venues host drama, ballet, opera and other live events; and there are galleries and museums scattered throughout the city.
  • A number of festivals take place throughout the year. The Look Again Festival showcases exciting visual art and design. Spectra Festival of Light features installations and experimental works from the creative community; and the Winter Festival includes a Christmas market, the Christmas lights switch on, and Hogmanay celebrations.
  • The most popular student bars and nightclubs are located in the city centre around Union Street, Windmill Brae and Belmont Street.


  • RGU is just a 15-minute bus ride from the city centre and local bus services are in plentiful supply. Discounted student tickets are available.
  • Aberdeen is about 500 miles from London, and is well connected by rail to other major Scottish cities. Fast coach services are also available to many of the UK's major cities.
  • Aberdeen is served by its own airport, flying to a number of domestic and European destinations; and the city has ferries travelling to Orkney and Shetland.