Student accommodation in Aberdeen at a glance
For modern accommodation for students in Aberdeen, look at The Combworks. This stylish accommodation boasts a great selection of studio rooms with a private ensuite and kitchen facilities, as well as lots of communal spaces, an outdoor courtyard, and an active social calendar. You’ve also got lots of supermarkets and bars and restaurants close by. Location-wise, you’re only a 20-minute walk to the University of Aberdeen or a short bus ride to Robert Gordon University.
For private student accommodation in Aberdeen close to Robert Gordon University, check out Caledon Court. This modern accommodation offers a range of studio rooms depending on your budget and requirements, as well as great social spaces, a cinema room, a games room, and quiet study spaces. You’re only an 8-minute walk from the Robert Gordon University campus and a short bus ride away if you’re heading to the University of Aberdeen.
For contemporary student halls in Aberdeen that aren’t far from the city centre, take a look at Pittodrie Street. Offering views of the North Sea, this popular student accommodation in Aberdeen offers a selection of studio and ensuite rooms, as well as a media room, games room, and rooftop terrace. Located just 20-minutes from the city centre, and an 11-minute walk to the University of Aberdeen or a short bus ride to Robert Gordon University.
For Aberdeen student flats located equal distance between the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University, check out Centro Court. This modern student accommodation offers comfortable rooms with lots of communal areas to chill with friends or study. It’s located between the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University, with the best way to get to campus being a short bus ride.
Remember, you’ll need a deposit when securing your student accommodation, and there are a number of things to consider to make sure you get it back at the end of your tenancy. Check out our guide to getting your student tenancy deposit back for more information.
Aberdeen at a glance
- Home to higher education establishments such as the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, and North East Scotland College, all with convenient options for private student accommodation in Aberdeen.
- Affectionately known as the ‘The Granite City’ due to the buildings being made from locally-quarried granite stone. This granite was also used to make famous buildings in the UK, such as London’s Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Waterloo Bridge, and the Thames Embankment.
- Aberdeen is home to Balmoral Castle, owned and frequently visited by the Royal Family.
- Take a break from your Aberdeen student halls and wander around one of the many museums and galleries in the city. Our favourites include the Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, and the Gordon Highlanders Museum.
- Hidden under a historic archway is the City of Aberdeen Distillery and Gin School, a must-visit for students who enjoy a cheeky gin and tonic.
- Get away from the books and visit one of Aberdeen’s beautiful parks and green spaces. Johnston Gardens is a must-see for anyone that loves Japanese culture and gardens, with this park winning a Britain in Bloom award numerous times. There is also Seaton Park, a beautiful green space for long mindful walks. Keeping on top of your well-being during university is essential, so check out our student well-being guide for more tips.
- Take advantage of living on the coast with a dolphin-watching cruise. Head on down to Aberdeen Harbour and board a boat for your chance to see these beautiful creatures up close.
- Aberdeen is known for its architecture, with St Machar’s Cathedral located north of the city centre, being one of the most iconic.
- Close to the city centre is Aberdeen Beach, where you can find an esplanade featuring shops, cafés, and an art-deco style ballroom.
Student travel in Aberdeen
Aberdeen is an easy city to navigate. Thanks to its reliable bus and train services, it never takes too long to get where you’re going, whether that’s a day trip to escape your student accommodation in Aberdeen or when you can’t be bothered to walk to campus.
There are two main bus services in Aberdeen, First Bus and StageCoach. To make life easier, grab yourself a Grasshopperpass. The pass allows you to get on any bus no matter the service provider, so you don’t have to worry about having tickets for one bus and not the other. Both First Bus and StageCoach run regular services from the city centre to most university campuses, so there are plenty of opportunities to get from your Aberdeen student halls to lectures.
The train is a great way to get out of the city, but not the best way to get around it. Frequent train services link Aberdeen with surrounding areas such as Huntly, Insch, Inverurie, Portlethen, Stonehaven, and Laurencekirk, and you can get to Edinburgh in just two and a half hours. Plus, the University of Aberdeen runs a free shuttle bus from Aberdeen Station to campuses.
Featured neighbourhoods around Aberdeen student accommodation
Like with any city centre, you’re going to be paying more to live right in the action, but the extra money certainly comes with added benefits. While the city centre Aberdeen student accommodation isn’t exactly right near any university campuses, it does have all the bars, clubs, restaurants and cafes right on your doorstep, and there’s great public transport to get you easily to campus. If you’re in the city centre, you’re only a stone’s throw from BrewDog Aberdeen, Ninety Nine Bar, Krakatoa, or College Bar, plus you’re right by the amazing museums and galleries this iconic city has to offer.
If history is your thing or you just want to live right by the University of Aberdeen campus, then Old Aberdeen is the area for you. While you’re not smack bang in the middle of the city centre buzz, you’re not far away from a great night out or a bite to eat with friends. University of Aberdeen students are right by campus, so you’ll never be late for lectures. It also has lot some great local pubs for when you can’t be bothered to go into the city; we recommend St. Machar Bar or the Brig O’Don Pub & Grill.
Northwest of the city centre is Rosemount, popular with students because of its affordability and the number of local shops and amenities that make student life a little easier. It has a great variety of local shops and restaurants, too. Check out Koi Thai Restaurant or Pasta Plus, as well as Victoria Park, a beautiful green space when you need a break from your student halls in Aberdeen city centre and need to get some fresh air. It’s also in between the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University, so there are great bus links to get you to campus.
Aberdeen student accommodation FAQs
Is Aberdeen affordable for students?
Aberdeen is considered an affordable place for students and in 2019 was ranked as the joint most affordable city in the UK for students by QS Top Universities Rankings 2019. Aberdeen student accommodation starts at around £105.00 per week ranging to £160.00. Check out our guide to how students pay for accommodation for more information.
Is Aberdeen a good student city?
Aberdeen is considered a good student city due to its affordability, interesting history, and buzzing community. In addition, it has an active nightlife and beautiful scenery which attract all kinds of students.
Is Aberdeen a good place for international students?
With some of the top-ranked universities in the UK, Aberdeen is considered a good place for international students. The city has an interesting history, lots of things to do, and affordable student flats in Aberdeen.
What type of student accommodation is available in Aberdeen?
Whether you’re after an affordable single room in halls or a luxe studio all to yourself, you can find it in Aberdeen. Take a look at our guide to the different types of student accommodation to learn more.
Can I view the accommodation first?
This will depend on the provider but many will be happy for you to either come in for a viewing or have a virtual visit! If you’re heading to an open day at your Aberdeen university, don’t forget to ask if there are any viewings available then, as many accommodation providers will organise tours.
Is Aberdeen safe for students?
Aberdeen is considered one of the safest cities in the UK, having won a record-breaking seven consecutive Purple Flags, an international accreditation awarded to cities that are safe after dark. Additionally, students of the University of Aberdeen or Robert Gordon University can access the Safe Taxi Scheme, where you can use your student card to get a lift home safely if you have no money.
What is the best way to search for student accommodation in Aberdeen?
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