Student Areas in Aberdeen

Student Housing in Aberdeen


About Aberdeen

Aberdeen is Scotland’s third-largest city and one of the oldest cities in the UK. Plus, it was found to be the happiest city in the UK to live and work in (Shawbrook Bank 2021), making it the ideal choice for your uni experience! Home to the prestigious University of Aberdeen and the internationally renowned Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen has a vibrant community of around 50,000 students.

Known locally as the Granite City, Aberdeen is the perfect place to study if you’ve got a strong connection to the outdoors. There are miles of beautiful beaches, the Cairngorms National Park, the picturesque Balmoral Castle, and the scenic River Dee running through the heart of the city!

Aberdeen Student Accommodation

Aberdeen offers a range of student accommodation, from cosy city centre studios to spacious shared student houses. Many of Aberdeen’s student properties are centred around Pittodrie Street and King Street, a short walk from the stunning beachfront and close to The University of Aberdeen’s main campus in Old Aberdeen.

If you prefer to be closer to the city centre, Rosemount is a great option. Other popular options include Spital, Sunnybank and Froghall, areas south of Old Aberdeen. Aberdeen is a relatively small city, and frequent buses make it easy to get around wherever you decide to live.

Being a Student in Aberdeen

Aberdeen is a lively student city with lots to see and do. Explore charming Old Aberdeen with its quaint cobbled streets lined with historic buildings and cosy cafes. Or head to the nearby golden beaches and try your hand at surfing or paddle boarding in the warmer months. If you fancy heading further afield, the UK’s largest national park, the Cairngorms, is not far away.

Although famous for its natural beauty and well-preserved historic architecture, that’s not all Aberdeen has to offer! The city is also famous for its delicious local seafood and tasty Aberdeen Angus beef, not to mention its renowned Scottish whisky. If you’re more of a craft beer fan, check out BrewDog's flagship bar or tour the renowned ‘Craft Beer Kilometre’.

Visit P&J Live and the Music Hall to see world-renowned bands. Or, to make the most of Aberdeen’s nightlife, head to the famous ‘Granite Mile’ along Union Street for the best selection of bars, pubs and clubs!

University of Aberdeen Student Accommodation

If you’re studying at The University of Aberdeen, there are many different student accommodation options. If you’re based at the Old Aberdeen campus, the areas around Pittodrie Street, Union Street and King Street are ideally positioned. The campus is only a short walk away, and the city centre is not too far either.

If you’re mostly based at the Foresterhill campus, the Rosemount area will be ideal as it’s between the campus and the city centre. Living here means you won’t have to sacrifice any of your sleep if you have an early morning lecture!

The Robert Gordon University Student Accommodation

Robert Gordon University is located further afield in the southwest of the city. Many students prefer to stay in the city centre to access all that Aberdeen offers and use the excellent public transport links when they need to get to campus.

If you don't fancy living in the city centre, areas such as Broomhill and Ferryhill are ideally located between the centre and Robert Gordon University, making it easy to get to both lectures and nights out!

Why UniHomes?

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Best of all, when you book your Aberdeen student accommodation through UniHomes, all your bills are included! You won’t have to worry about setting up direct debits, calling energy suppliers, or splitting payments with your housemates. Plus, your water and energy bills are uncapped to give you peace of mind about your monthly payments.

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