Aberdeen is unusual for a big-city university in having a lot of student accommodation within walking distance of its main teaching site. There is a choice of University-managed halls and privately-owned and managed halls, all situated within easy walking distance of the campus.
Information regarding applying for accommodation will be sent to all students who firmly accept an offer of a place. The University-managed accommodation houses approximately 3,000 students and all single, new students are guaranteed a place, as long as they apply by the stated deadline. If you are a late applicant, we will try to find a place for you, though we cannot guarantee that you will be allocated University accommodation. The University does not have family accommodation but we can provide a list of local Solicitors & Estate Agents who may be able to assist you in acquiring suitable accommodation. Alternatively, the Students Association advertises private accommodation and further information can be obtained at http://www.ausa.org.uk/.
Halls of Residence
The Halls of Residence are a mixture of individual rooms within houses or flats, available on a catered and self-catered basis. All University halls of residence have full wireless (WIFI) internet access.
Crombie-Johnston Halls, at the heart of the campus, accommodates approximately 400 first-year students in single study-bedrooms, on a catered/meals provided basis, with facilities for disabled.
Elphinstone Road flats are also on campus, only a few minutes walk from the Queen Mother Library. Elphinstone Road consists of 120 single study bedrooms, organised into flats for 3 – 7 residents with shared kitchen and other facilities per flat. This residence is usually reserved for postgraduate/mature students.
Hillhead Halls, a 20 minute walk from campus, is the student village on the bank of the River Don. All the accommodation at Hillhead is self-catering with a mixture of en-suite and standard rooms with facilities for disabled students. Student facilities include a shop, launderettes, floodlit all-weather tennis courts and a football pitch. A frequent bus service runs to the main campus and the city centre.
Similar to Elphinstone Road flats, North Court has a designated postgraduate block.
Up-to-date information on University accommodation, including costs, is available from the Accommodation Office. You can also find out more by visiting the Student Accommodation Office.
Students who do not want to stay in Halls of Residence can choose from a wide range of alternative accommodation throughout the city. There are lodgings available in all parts of Aberdeen and the Students' Association can provide a list of Solicitors and Estate Agents on request.
All new students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland entering in September 2013 are entitled to £2,000 in part payment of their accommodation fees for their first year of study at Aberdeen. This will be credited to your university account. If you are not staying in University accommodation then a payment of £2,000 will be paid to you to pay your accommodation provider.
Student Resident Assistants (RSAs)
To provide a comprehensive system of care and ensure that students are in a well-supported and secure environment, our halls have a team of trained staff in residence.
If you need information or advice when you are living in Halls or a University flat, help is at hand from our trained team of community liaison team. Their job is to ensure your wellbeing and to help you get the most out of communal life. For more information, pop into the Community Centre at Hillhead.