Find out about the prices for accommodation available through RGU, how to pay and insurance details.

If you have any queries that aren’t covered here, please contact us at

If you would like to talk to the Accommodation Finance team, they have a drop-in session every Tuesday between 12pm and 2pm in Room H332, beside the Student Help Point in the Faculty of Health and Social Care building. If you can’t make that time, contact them on or call 01224 263017 or 01224 262129 and they can arrange an appointment for you.

Please note that a rent advance of £250 is required to be paid at the time of accepting the accommodation. This is included within the total price given.


Payment Schedule

When you accept your accommodation offer, you can choose one of the following payment schedules:

  • Payment in advance of the full amount
  • Payment in three instalments (or four instalments for a 50 week lease)
  • Payment in eight instalments (or eleven instalments for a 50 week lease)

For January intake students, payment can be made in advance of the full amount or in three instalments

A rent advance of £250 must also be paid at the time of accepting the accommodation offer. This is an upfront payment and is deducted from the total amount payable – it is not a deposit.

How to pay

There are four methods of payment that you can choose when accepting your accommodation offer:

Recurring Card Payments

Payments are automatically taken from your registered credit or debit card and is our preferred method of payment.  Your card details are entered into our secure system when proceeding through the acceptance process on RoomOnline. The system accepts all major credit/debit cards, except Visa Electron and Maestro. Please note that our recurring card payment system is a separate secure system from the rent advance payment system, so you need to enter your details again.

If you subsequently need to update the bank card details you have registered for this service, please complete and return by email the Recurring Card Payments Form (DOC 43KB) form to or call Accommodation Finance on +44 (0) 1224 263017 to update your details over the phone.

Pay online

You can make payment online through:

RGyoU (Log in and click the My Finance tab, then “Make a payment”).  This system accepts all major credit/debt cards.

Global Pay

If you are non UK student, you may prefer to pay through:

Global PayGlobal Pay is powered by our partner Western Union Business Solutions and is available in 37 different currencies. Benefits of this service may include:

  • No transaction charges
  • Rate quoted is held for 72 hours
  • Favourable exchange rates compared to most banks
  • Reduced bank fees because transfer is initiated locally
  • Full payment amount received by Robert Gordon University

Pay in person:

You can also pay in person at the Student Help Point, Level 3 of the Faculty of Health and Social Care building on the campus. Cash, credit and debit cards (except American Express) are accepted

If none of the above payment methods are suitable, please contact Accommodation Finance on  or +44 (0) 1224 263017 to arrange an alternative option.


Core contents cover has already been arranged for students staying in accommodation booked through Robert Gordon University.

If you are staying in St Peters Halls or Rosemount Halls you will be covered through the Liberty Living Scheme under policy number HH1088;

if you are staying at Mealmarket Exchange or Spring Gardens, you will be covered through the Unite Students Scheme under policy number HH1072.

At all of our other properties you will be covered through the Robert Gordon University Scheme under policy number HH1080.

You must complete the following steps to confirm that your possessions are insured:

  • Visit the Endsleigh Student Halls Insurance webpages to review your cover, using the policy number below
  • If you choose, add or extend insurance for any items that are not already covered, such as your laptops and mobile phones
  • Download a copy of your insurance certificate for safe-keeping

To ask any questions, visit Endsleigh quoting the appropriate policy number.

How Endsleigh protects the things you can’t afford to be without…

At university your gadgets are essential for studying and for keeping in touch with friends and family, so it makes sense to safeguard them 24/7. The student room insurance provided for you focuses on covering some of the items in your room for theft, fire and flood risk. You will be able to download a copy of your insurance certificate after you have accepted your offer of accommodation.

Laptops, tablets and phones are not covered outside of your room so you may wish to consider taking out additional cover to protect these essentials.

Endsleigh is the No 1 student gadget insurance provider and is recommended by NUS, because they understand students’ insurance needs and university life. Their cover keeps your gadgets protected wherever you and your gadgets are, matched with a 24 hour* laptop and mobile phone replacement promise once your claim is approved.

Protect your laptop, phone and other gadgets by choosing one of Endsleigh’s value packages. Check your cover on Endsleigh's website.

(* 24 hours represents 1 working day from Endsleigh approving your claim.)

Registered Landlord

Robert Gordon University is a Registered Landlord operating under Aberdeen City Council Registration No. 78372/100/05140