Make yourself at home
Living in student accommodation will help you settle in and meet people from the start of your university journey. Studying abroad is more than what you learn in the classroom and our accommodation options are here to be your base as you discover what Aberdeen has to offer.
Settle in to life in Aberdeen
Your accommodation options will vary depending on your age and when you'll be starting at the International Study Centre. Most accommodation options are within walking distance of the town centre and the International Study Centre, and all can be reached by frequent bus services. All packages include unlimited WiFi, on-site maintenance, parking, and all bills. You can choose between catered and meal plan options.
All new students are guaranteed an offer of accommodation in a single occupancy bedroom with us or one of our partner providers, provided your application reaches us by the deadline.*
Which accommodation is right for you?
Your accommodation options will vary depending on your age and when you will be starting at the International Study Centre. These accommodation options are perfectly located and surrounded by everything you will need whilst studying in Aberdeen.
Take advantage of free accommodation until January
Students who started their programme online in October 2020 can continue to benefit from free accommodation for the first term. No accommodation fees will be payable until 1st January 2021 for Aberdeen students who wish to travel to the UK for their programme.
The International Study Centre has partnered with Student Roost, an award-winning accommodation provider in the UK, to make it easier for you to settle in to life in Aberdeen once you arrive.
You can cancel your booking at any time. Student Roost’s Booking Promise means you are secure even if:
- your course is delayed - your tenancy agreement will be amended
- you don’t get a visa or there are travel restrictions – the booking can be cancelled
Everything you need to know about Student Roost accommodation
Students can experience the best of student living in studio or ensuite student accommodation at Pittodrie Street or Mealmarket Exchange. These accommodation options are perfectly located and surrounded by everything you will need whilst studying in Aberdeen.
Location Accommodation type Tenancy Tenancy length* Cost Pittodrie Street Studio - Bronze Self-contained bedroom, kitchen and bathroom; Your room - 17.29 - 38.46m² 44 or 51-week tenancies available From £179per week Studio - Silver Self-contained bedroom, kitchen and bathroom 51-week tenancy From £189 per week Studio - Gold Self-contained bedroom, kitchen and bathroom; Your room - 19.16 - 27.74m² 51-week tenancy From £199 per week Ensuite - Bronze Communal kitchen and living space with 4-8 ensuite rooms per flat; Your room - 10.2-10.8m² 41 or 51 week tenancies available From £119 per week Ensuite - Silver Communal kitchen and living space with up to 9 ensuite rooms per flat; Your room - 11m² 41 or 51-week tenancies available From £129 per week Ensuite - Platinum Communal kitchen and living space with up to 6 ensuite rooms per flat 51-week tenancy From £169 per week Mealmarket Exchange Ensuite Communal kitchen and living space with up to 5 ensuite rooms per flat; Your room - 13.1m² 40 or 51 week tenancies available From £99 per week
* Accommodation is subject to availability. The cost shown is intended as a guide only, and subject to change. The cost of your room will be confirmed in the tenancy agreement.
What's available at Pittodrie Street and Mealmarket Exchange?
- Games and entertainment
- Study space
- Secure outside space
- High Speed Wi-Fi
- Contents insurance
- Laundry facilities
- Bike storage
- Staff on-site 24/7
- Parcel receipt service
- Social Calendar
- Secure deposit
- ANUK Accreditation
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Arranging your own accommodation privately
If you are booking your own accommodation privately it is important that you let us know where you are staying.
Look out for fraud
Scammers may specifically target international students so it is important to be able to recognise common signs of fraudulent activity and know what to do if you come across it. Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns about fraudulent activity when dealing with a private accommodation provider so that we can help to protect you and other international students in case they are targeted in the same way.
How to book
Once it is confirmed that you can return to on-campus learning, and if you have requested accommodation, the Central Student Support team will contact you with the latest information on available options and fees.
When you’re making your booking, let us know if you’d like to consider any of the following options, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs
- Limited Mobility Rooms Available
- Female/Male Only
- Group Bookings
- Same Uni Year
- Same Language
- Specific Floor
The accommodation is just across from the University campus through this amazing park called Seaton Park. It's a concentration of first years, exchange students and sometimes masters students as well. It makes making friends very easy. I think Hillhead was my first impression of Aberdeen and it was a great one.
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