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Student Accommodation Aberdeen

Founded in 1495, Aberdeen University offers the chance to study in Scotland's prosperous and attractive 3rd largest city. Find all types of student accommodation in Aberdeen including houses, flats and halls.

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Not sure what type of accommodation is right for you?

AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.

University Hall
  • University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.

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Private Halls
  • Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.

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  • A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.

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  • A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.

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  • Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.

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  • A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.

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  • A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.

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Spare room
  • A room available in a house share, where a group of existing housemates want to fill an empty room. A good way of getting the benefits of a house share without an established group of friends.

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Living in Aberdeen as a student

Aberdeen has many nicknames - ‘the oil capital of Europe’ for example – but the most important thing for students to know is that it is Scotland’s third most populous city so you won’t be short of a friend or two! Not only is it one of Scotland’s most prosperous cities, but it also has everything you could want from a University town – except for warm weather! If you do choose to study at Aberdeen make sure you pack a coat or three!

The University of Aberdeen was founded back in 1495, offers over 400 degree courses, and was recently named as The Times and Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year (2019). We can’t forget about Robert Gordon University either, which has the highest rate among UK universities for graduates in employment or postgraduate study six months after graduation. This all adds up to a lot of attractive reasons to choose Aberdeen as your place of study.

Not only are there plenty of educational opportunities in Aberdeen, but there are also some awesome ways to relax and unwind as well. If you’re looking for some distraction, then head to the world-famous Aberdeen Science Centre or The Gordon Highlanders Museum. If the great outdoors is more your thing, then the Aberdeen Coast offers plenty of opportunities to explore, and you may even be lucky enough to see Dolphins. Yes, they do get Dolphins in Scotland!

The music lovers amongst you will already know that Aberdeen is the birthplace of such legendries as Emeli Sande and Annie Lennox, and the musical heritage doesn’t stop there. There is a thriving nightlife in Aberdeen, from live music performances in the Tunnels to live comedy – really something for everyone.

If you’re a shopaholic then you do not need to worry either – Aberdeen offers you plenty of opportunities to splash your cash! There are not one, not two but five shopping centres, plus Rosemount and the Granite Mile. So, whether you’re a high street shopper, a vintage lover or want to support your local independent boutique you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Accommodation for Students offers you all types of accommodation in Aberdeen, including flats, houses and halls.

Aberdeen Student Guide

Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city and one of the most prosperous regions in the UK. Renowned for its cosmopolitan vibrancy, Aberdeen’s historic charm makes it one of the best places to study in Scotland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you going to live and study in Aberdeen? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.

When is the best time to look for accommodation in Aberdeen?

Most students look for shared housing in Aberdeen from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.

How much does student accommodation cost in Aberdeen?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Aberdeen will cost you £86 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £170 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

What is the best way to search for accommodation in Aberdeen?

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Aberdeen. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team. AFS has accommodation across the whole city including Pittodrie and West End.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

In Aberdeen the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.

Is it possible to have a short term or summer only contract in Aberdeen?

Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Aberdeen. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.

How much do I have to pay for a deposit?

This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Aberdeen halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Aberdeen will be £344.

How can I make sure I get my deposit back at the end of my tenancy?

All landlords and property manages in Aberdeen are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.

Aberdeen Universities

Aberdeen is home to The University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University.