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Student Accommodation

  • The university offers self-catering accommodation, available to all full-time undergraduate students. While the university does not guarantee accommodation to first year students, the university Accommodation Services and ResLife teams will help students to find the accommodation that is right for them.
  • The majority of student accommodation is in the city centre, although a small number of rooms are available closer to campus. Accommodation fees are inclusive of utilities, Internet and contents insurance.
  • University accommodation may be available to students after their first year. In addition, advice and assistance is always accessible to those looking to move into the private accommodation sector.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £3,822 to £7,500 per year

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • 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.

Nightlife and Culture

  • 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.