Aberdeen

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Aberdeen

This north-eastern Scottish town sits on the mouths of the River Dee and the River Don to the North Sea. Its name means "mouth of the Dee." It is known by the nickname "City of Granite", so do not be surprised to see that it has many buildings built with this material.

Aberdeen has a multicultural and international population, welcoming thousands of students from different parts of the world every year. There are two important universities and several associations of which you can become a member (sports, debate, dance, economics ... whatever you want!) to meet people. Many of these young people also take the opportunity to explore the different parts of Scotland, both its cities and natural sites.

Surely you are wondering, How to find cheap accommodation in Aberdeen for students? Being a city of students there is a lot of accommodation offer, but there is also a lot of demand. We recommend that you start searching in advance and do so in the Erasmus Play housing search engine, where you will be able to see the offer of verified accommodation from different platforms and online websites. 

Student apartments for rent in Aberdeen

This student city has a wide range of apartments for rent for international young people. The price of a studio flat starts at £ 640 and up and an apartment with more rooms to share starts at £ 775 per month.

Make sure to pay attention to the characteristics of each accommodation, such as the location or if it has a shared lounge, terrace, heating, equipped kitchen, etc. Of course, keep in mind that most of them include basic appliances such as a refrigerator, oven, microwave and washing machine. In the Erasmus Play search engine, you will be able to see all the characteristics, including the location, images and prices.

Student room for rent in Aberdeen

When looking for rooms for young people in this Scottish city you have to take into account that, the closer to the centre and the universities the apartment is, the higher the price is usually. However, this also depends on the characteristics that both the room and the entire apartment present, and may include details such as a shared living room, a fully equipped kitchen and/or a private or shared bathroom.

The price of a room in a shared apartment in Aberdeen ranges from £ 310 onwards, with the average being £ 500 per month. Depending on the features, the price can go up to almost £ 1,000 for a room.

Student accommodation in Aberdeen

This English city is small, but there are several student-friendly neighbourhoods that you can consider when looking for accommodation, always depending on your preferences:

Apartments for rent in Castlegate

This neighbourhood is part of the centre of Aberdeen, so it has many places for leisure and cultural visits, as well as a good connection by public transport. As we mentioned earlier, the more in the centre the floor is, the higher the rental price. For example, in this neighbourhood, the price of a studio flat goes from 1,240 pounds a month onwards.

Apartments on George Street

This area is located very close to the city centre, just a few minutes walk from the University of Aberdeen campus. Prices are usually lower here: a studio flat starts at £ 640 and up, and a three-bedroom flat costs roughly £ 2,500 a month.

Rooms for Rent in Old Aberdeen

Located north of the centre, this neighbourhood is the old part of the city. Here you will find the campus of the University of Aberdeen, several parks and other places of leisure for students. The price of a room in a shared flat in this area ranges from 350 pounds onwards, with the average being 620 pounds.

Erasmus accommodation near Aberdeen universities

The following are two of the most prestigious universities chosen by international students in the Scottish city:

University of Aberdeen

The campus of this institution is located in Old Aberdeen, to the north Of the centre of the city. If you want to find accommodation near this institution, you can do so in neighbourhoods such as Old Aberdeen, Kittybrewster and Pittodrie. If you choose to live in the city centre, you will be about 25 minutes away on foot.

Robert Gordon University

This private university has a campus located southwest of Aberdeen, approximately 25 minutes by public transport from the centre. The most chosen neighbourhood to live near this institution is Garthdee, although you can also live in Broomhill and Ferryhill, in this way you will be at a medium distance between the centre and the university.

University residence in Aberdeen

In this Scottish city, you will find residences that are part of the university and others that are private. Generally, the price of residences is higher than that of private apartments. The average is usually between 400 and 700 pounds per month.

Pay attention to the characteristics of this type of accommodation, since each residence has different details. Some of its features can be internet access throughout the building, gym, study area, common leisure area, terrace, swimming pool, washing machines and/or garden.

Frequently Asked Questions about Aberdeen

How to find accommodation near the University of Aberdeen?
We recommend that you look at Erasmus Play, where you will be able to see the different offer of verified apartments and rooms for rent in neighbourhoods near the institution. Some of the recommended neighbourhoods are Old Aberdeen, Pittodrie and Kittybrewster.
How much does a student room cost in Aberdeen?
The price of a room in a shared apartment in this Scottish city starts at 310 pounds per month but can go up to 1,000 pounds. It all depends on the characteristics and the location of the flat. The general average is 500 pounds per month.
What are the best areas to live in Aberdeen as a student?
Some of the neighbourhoods most chosen by young internationals moving to this city are Castlegate, George Street, Old Aberdeen, Garthdee and Kittybrewster.
What is the cost of living for a student in Aberdeen?
Life in the UK is generally expensive and Aberdeen is no exception. However, you can resort to inexpensive options in terms of accommodation and food to be able to manage yourself well. As an estimate, adding costs for accommodation, food and some entertainment, it assumes that you should have about 600-700 pounds per month.
Why go on Erasmus to Aberdeen?
This Scottish city is ready for students, as it has two prestigious universities. If you choose to live your Erasmus experience in Aberdeen, you will not only be able to improve your English, but you will also be able to delve into the culture of the country and the history of the region. Besides, there are always parties to go out to at night and you can join associations where your interests are practised.

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