Alternative Accommodation


Alternative Accommodation

There are many options to choose from if purpose built student accommodation is not for you or you are looking for visitor accommodation.

If you want to discuss the options available and find the right choice for when you study at Robert Gordon University, you can contact our Accommodation team:

Private Rented Sector

There is a large private rented sector in Aberdeen which has become more flexible and affordable in recent years.

Whilst the majority of landlords and agents operate in accordance with legislation and good practice, you should take extra care to ensure you aren’t affected by rogue landlords, scams or illegal practices. We would strongly recommend that you read the advice from Shelter Scotland before you sign any leases or hand over any money and if in doubt, contact the Reslife Advisor who is a trained lease advisor.

Within the private rented sector, you have options to look for a room in shared accommodation (sometimes with a resident landlord) or rent a whole flat either by yourself or with a group of friends. Websites and letting agencies on this page can help you with your search for suitable accommodation, but we do not endorse any specific websites or agencies. We strongly advise that you confirm all relevant details and follow the advice contained on the Shelter Scotland website.

  • RGU:Move is a Facebook group created and maintained by RGU students, for students across Aberdeen to search for and advertise properties to let, room vacancies within flats or for people looking for flatmates.

Shared Accommodation

Where you just rent one room in a property

Private Accommodation

Were you rent an entire property either by yourself or with friends

Short Term and Visitor Accommodation

You might be looking for accommodation for visitors or somewhere to stay for a short while.

We have short term lets available for students and non-students in our student accommodation.  For more details please email

For Visitor accommodation/Tourist Information:

Email or call +44 (0) 1224 288828

Further advice on finding alternative accommodation

Advice for students moving out of University Accommodation.

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