Parents & Guardians

Parent & Guardian Information

We're here to help you support your child/dependant through their university experience.

Robert Gordon University is recognised as a top university in Scotland for its high quality teaching, applied learning, strong industry links, state-of-the-art facilities and demand driven courses. All of this ensures that our students will have a fantastic experience at university, while gaining the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.

  • 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK (excluding small, specialist institutions) for employability and/or further study (HESA Graduate Outcomes 2022)
  • 2nd in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction (THE's positivity measure, NSS 2023)
  • Aberdeen is 1st in the UK for affordability thanks to our lower living costs (QS Best Student Cities 2023)


At RGU, we understand that every student’s journey is different and we are committed to ensuring that support is available when it is needed. This is reflected in us being ranked 2nd in Scotland for personal tutors (Student Crowd 2022) thanks to our efforts in supporting students as they transition to university, access support services and help them thrive beyond course work.

Student finance

A student's tuition fee status and the level of tuition fee that is paid is determined by nationality, the country in which a student is ‘ordinarily resident’ and other relevant criteria.

Life at RGU

Boasting plentiful social and cultural activities, Aberdeen offers RGU students a wonderful study, work and leisure environment. On campus, our students can take full advantage of first-class facilities as well as beautiful green open spaces.


Leaving home for the first time can be one of the most exciting things about going to university, but we know you might need some reassurance that your loved one will be safe and supported. We provide accommodation for 900 students at 5 different purpose-built developments situated in the city centre and around campus, as well as working closely with student accommodation providers in the private sector. Students staying in RGU accommodation will have access to 24/7 welfare support from the RGU ResLife team.

Cost of living

We understand that ensuring your loved one can afford to live comfortably while at university is a huge factor in making decisions about where to study.

Next steps

If your loved one is ready to start their journey at RGU, you can visit us on-campus at a Discovery Day, attend our Virtual Parents’ Evening, register an interest or apply to join us in September 2024 now.


Our Student Recruitment team is on hand to answer any questions you have about supporting your child/dependant through university: 

For regular updates on the latest news and events, follow the Student Recruitment team on X (formerly Twitter).

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