Incoming students may require a visa to study in the UK. It is the student's responsibility to apply and pay for the relevant visa.
It is important you leave sufficient time to complete this process as applying for a visa for the UK can take several weeks.
If you have any questions about your visa requirements for the UK please contact our immigration team at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply and which visas are required to enter the UK:
Find out more about RGU's Visa guidance:
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It is estimated that for stay in Aberdeen of 4 months, you may need approximately £3,000 and £3,500 to cover living costs depending on your individual lifestyle and the duration of your stay. These costs would include accommodation, food, books and travel expenses.
The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, new rules may apply. You should check the UK Government website for information:
When making travel arrangements, students are advised to arrive Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am - 5pm. This is preferable as staff are on site during these times and can allow you access to your accommodation. If you think that you may arrive outside these times, you should contact the Accommodation Services who will arrange for someone to be on site at your arrival time to give you access to your accommodation.
- Accommodation Services
Tel: + (44) (0)1224 262129
You will be sent information on how to apply for RGU accommodation once your application has been accepted.
From the Airport
The taxi fare from the airport to your accommodation will cost approximately £15.00 to £30.00. Taxis are available from outside the terminal.
The Jet Service 727 runs regularly from the airport to Union Square bus station, which is in the city centre. Fare information and timetables are available from:
From the Bus/Train Station
The taxi fare to Woolmanhill, Meal Market or Garthdee will cost approximately £5.00 - £12.00. Taxis are available from inside the railway station, which is next to the bus station.
It is important for disabled students to know that adjustments can be made to facilitate your studies. RGU's Inclusion Centre offers confidential advice and support to disabled students and prospective students.
The Inclusion Centre, part of the Student Services' Department, is validated by the Scottish Government to undertake assessment of needs and has many years' of experience of supporting students. Further information: