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Widening Access Accommodation and Welcome Pack Offer

If you are applying to RGU for September 2022 and meet certain criteria, you may qualify for free accommodation in your first year of study, along with our welcome pack to support your transition to university. Find out now if you’re eligible.

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Here at RGU we believe talented individuals should be encouraged and supported to achieve their ambitions, regardless of their background or economic circumstances.

As part of our continued commitment to widening access to Scottish students, we encourage applications from applicants living within a SIMD20 postcode. Eligible applicants may receive offers to study with us on slightly lower grades than advertised and will be able to apply for free accommodation.

The free accommodation offer is for eligible full-time undergraduate students that live out-with Aberdeen City, and is only available for standard single rooms in our Woolmanhill flats. Alternatively, we are also offering a discount on the following accommodation:

  • Woolmanhill Flats (En-Suite Room) – 25% discount
  • Woolmanhill Flats (Double Room) – 25% discount
  • Crathie Student Village, Garthdee Towers and Ramsay Development – 25% discount

Free accommodation will be offered over 37 weeks.

All accommodation offers are only applicable to the applicants first year of study.

Care experienced and Estranged students are guaranteed 365 days of accommodation if required, should you wish to extend the standard lease length, please contact access@rgu.ac.uk in the first instance to find out more.

RGU is also committed to supporting applicants who are Estranged or have been looked after, either in residential care, foster care, or kinship care, and we offer a 20% discount for all University accommodation for their first year of study. 

Care experienced and Estranged students will be able to apply for 52 weeks accommodation. 

All offers are subject to availability. 

Welcome Pack

In addition to free and discounted accommodation, we also offer a welcome pack for qualifying widening access students:

Offer to all MD20, care experienced and estranged students:

  • Printing credit
  • Grocery voucher
  • Amazon voucher
  • Book voucher

For those not accepting the free accommodation offer, there is a choice of one additional add on:

  • Bus pass (first term)
  • Bluetooth headphones
  • Go Green bike (subject to availability)
  • HP printer and ink
  • Car parking vouchers (semester one)

Welcome Packs have been made available as part of the University's commitment to widening participation, and are only available to Scottish domiciled, undergraduate entrants, who have been identified as meeting our widening access criteria:

  • Individuals whose home postcodes at point of application are within SIMD20 areas; or
  • Care experienced individuals, including residential, foster or kinship care
  • Estranged Students

Applicants who meet our widening access criteria will also be invited to apply for an Access RGU Scholarship

Check if you qualify

Check if you qualify as a widening access applicant and live in an SIMD 20 postcode (Quintile 1), on the Scottish Government's website:


Enter your postcode in the column indicated:

  • If your home is in a SIMD 20 area it will display a number 1 under the ‘SIMD 20 Quintile’.

If you’re unsure about your eligibility, or if you have any other questions, please get in touch:

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