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Accommodation Offer

Widening Access Accommodation Offer

If you are applying to RGU for September 2020 and meet certain criteria, you may qualify for free accommodation in your first year of study. 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.

Care experience students are guaranteed 365 days of accommodation if required, should you wish to extend the standard lease of 37 weeks,  please contact in the first instance to find out more.

RGU is also committed to supporting applicants who 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 students will be able to apply for 52 week 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:

  • Free Bus pass for the first 3 months of your academic year
  • Grocery Vouchers
  • Blackwells book vouchers
  • Stationery Pack
  • Course material vouchers (only applicable to Gray's School of Art or Scotts Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment 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 and live in an SIMD20 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 16 quintile’ column.

If you’re unsure whether any of these applies to you, or if you have any other questions, please get in touch:

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