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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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House
  • 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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Flat
  • 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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Studio
  • 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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Homestay
  • 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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Bedsit
  • 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. Whose many grey-stone buildings have earnt it the nickname ‘Granite City’. Whether you are studying in Aberdeen already or are heading here for your first year – here’s what you need to know when you are looking for student accommodation in Aberdeen:

You’re probably wondering about where you’re going to live while you’re studying in Aberdeen. Well, Accommodation for Students has got that covered. From studios, to flats and houses and even Student Halls, we’ve got the accommodation you need within your budget – whatever University in Aberdeen you choose to go to. Whether you’re headed to The University of Aberdeen or Robert Gordon University, Accommodation for Students has a wide array of student accommodation available in Aberdeen and the surrounding areas.

Some of the most popular places for students in Aberdeen to live are:

Old Aberdeen: Based in a central location close to the University of Aberdeen, living in Old Aberdeen offers you the chance to enjoy the best of Aberdeen’s old-fashioned charm while only being a stone's throw away from all the city centre has to offer.

Garthee: Set along the banks of the River Dee, this popular suburb is surrounded by sprawling parkland but its reliable public transport system makes it easy to get to the city centre.

Rosemont: Situated northwest of the city centre, Rosemont is popular with students thanks to its wide array of amenities, such as supermarkets, restaurants and independent boutiques. It is also home to many green spaces, and a short distance from the bustling Union Street.

Aberdeen City Centre: Like with any other city centre, Aberdeen city centre is more expensive to live in, but is closer to the bulk of Aberdeen's bars, clubs, restaurants and shops.

Don’t worry if your student accommodation is not located that close to your Uni in Aberdeen, there are plenty of ways to get around. Aberdeen’s public transport is made up of buses and trains with a variety of travel pass options available on each.

It’s also important to know that when you come to study in Aberdeen, you will never get bored. No matter what you are in to or what you are studying, there is something here for everyone to enjoy:

Art & History: There are lots of art galleries to choose from in Aberdeen, showcasing a wide variety of home-grown and iconic art, including the Aberdeen Art Gallery which won Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020.

Heritage & History: Aberdeen is home to not one but two old towns, as well as a 15th century Cathedral and a quirky fishing quarter. Food and Drink: You can sample superb quality world-famous food in Aberdeen, including Aberdeen Angus Beef which is much-prized. And why not wash it down with a couple of cans of Brew Dog craft beer?

Retail: Aberdeen is home to not one, not two but five shopping centres. Five. Plus, there are lots of independent boutiques to lose yourself in as well.

Sports: Aberdeen largest football club is Aberdeen Football Club, but there are other senior teams in the area as well, most notably Cove Rangers. Golf is also a big sport in Aberdeen with no less than five public golf courses available.

Wherever you are studying in Aberdeen, and wherever you want to live, check out our live list of all of the student accommodation in Aberdeen – from flats and studios, to student halls and houses.

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 student 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 student 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.