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.*

*Terms and conditions apply

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 up to a term of free accommodation

If you are over 18 years old when you start your course with us in September 2020, you can benefit from free accommodation for your first term. You'll have the opportunity to move in from the 1st September 2020, whilst not paying any accommodation fees until 1st January 2021.

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 over the age of 18 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.

  • Accommodation options
    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

Explore Pittodrie street accommodation


Everything you need to know about Hillhead accommodation

If you are younger than 18 at the start of your programme, you will be allocated a room in Hillhead Student Village, only a twenty-minute walk from King’s College Campus. Hillhead’s social hub, Headspace, has extensive social and study facilities and a 24-hour reception. There is also a teaching kitchen, music room, TV area and shared study spaces. The Works café provides delicious food and also hosts regular events throughout the year. 

Location Accommodation type Cost^
Hillhead Student Village Self-catered (single room with shared bathroom facilities) From £90 per week
Self-catered, ensuite room £145 per week

^Please note: these are the accommodation costs for the 2020/21 academic year. 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.

Please click here to see the details on Self-catered accommodation option (a single room with shared bathroom facilities) or click here for the details on Self-catered en-suite room option. Please note that the accommodation option is also subject to availability.

What's available at Hillhead?

  • 24-hour security
  • Bike storage
  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Cash machine (ATM)
  • Common room
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Games and entertainment
  • Grocery shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Self-catered meal plans
  • Sports hall
  • Study rooms
  • Wi-Fi

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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
An international student from the University of Aberdeen, outside of Marischal College

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.

Love from Austria
Studied LLB Law

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