More than a Room
It's your new home

UCAS Embargo 

Universities get early access to embargoed exam results to allow us to prepare and make decisions in time for their official publication date. 

From 6pm Friday 7 August to 9am Tuesday 4 August 2020, the Applicants Portal, which includes the Residences Application, will be hibernating due to the embargo period. During this period no-one will be able to access the Residences Online Application (not even us) but we'll be back live and up-to-date from 12noon on Tuesday 4 August 2020.

Those who have already applied for halls and hoping to change to Unconditional Firm on 4 August will receive an email from us on that day. Please do have patience as we will have many applications and queries, but we will be in touch. Remember to check your junk mail before contacting us in case our email has went in there.

For those already holding accommodation offers - don't worry, you will be able to access the online system from 9am on Tuesday 4 Aug and we will extend contract acceptance dates to reflect this period of down time.

Good luck if you are awaiting results! Our office is open as usual during the full embargo period. If you have any queries do try our FAQs or email us at 


Coronavirus 2020 June update: You can apply for University accommodation from 12 noon on Monday 15 June 2020. Residences contract dates will align with the revised start date for the 2020/21 academic year, with Orientation Week now due to begin 14 September. International and EU students  taking a place in one of the University's halls of residence, will be offered two weeks' free accommodation (31 August to 13 September) if coming from countries for which they would have to quarantine on arrival in the UK. 

Once you apply we’ll be in touch regarding any changes and updates to government guidance which may affect student accommodation. We will be putting in place social distancing where this is required. Please make sure your email address and contact details are up to date in OASIS.

Where your arrival is prevented and you have already signed your lease, you will be able to cancel it with 28 days notice.

We do not take a deposit, but you will be asked to make a prepayment of rent when you accept your room offer. If you cannot attend due to Coronavirus restrictions in your home country, or the UK, the prepayment will be refunded.


Your room is a great place to start your university journey.

It is a space filled with potential to meet new people, the place to run a movie marathon, learn to cook or share a pizza with your flatmates. It’s your private space where you can study or kick back at the end of a long day.

All our rooms have a bed, desk, drawers and plenty of sockets. Some are en suite, depending on what you choose. 

It’s more than a room - it's your new home.

If you have any questions in the meantime, check out the FAQs below, or email 

Residences & Rooms

We have the perfect room for you. Four halls and lots of  room types - from en suites to doubles, single rooms to bedsits. Find your new home here.


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How to choose your room

What can you afford? How much space do you need? En-suite or a shared bathroom? Single or double? Bike store or parking? We can help you decide.


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How to Apply

The whole application process step-by-step, how long it takes, what happens when - right through to paying your rent.


Postgraduate student

Help for Parents & Carers

Moving away from home can be hard. You may need to help your child along the way. Here's a handy guide to help you.


Collect your Keys

You've packed and you're ready to move in, so here's what you need to do to collect your keys.


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Useful Information

Accommodation policies and handbooks, essentials like the lease and the rent, all the FAQs in one place and some handy 'How to' links.


Frequently Asked Questions

We know applying for halls can be confusing. So we've listened to your questions and prepared some answers. Remember, we're here to help you every step of the way.

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Student Accommodation

Answers about our halls of residence, from security and WiFi through to bike storage, bills and parking.

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Postgraduate student

Accommodation Application

How to apply for accommodation in detail, what information you need to give us, and what happens next.

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Accommodation Offer

Useful information about how to accept your accommodation offer, what happens if you miss the 14 day deadline, and more.

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Collecting Keys

What to do on arrival day - how, where and when to collect your keys so you can move into your new room.

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Rent & Payments

Help about paying the rent including how and when you pay, how much and where to make your payments.

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Personal Requirements

What to do about special needs, the facilities, can you share with friends, what happens at Christmas and more.

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International Students

Questions and answers to help you if you are coming to live in Abertay student accommodation from outside the UK.

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Creative - Compact - Cultured

Dundee is a city of contrasts.

It's vibrant and cosmopolitan, but also friendly, compact and affordable.

The first UK city to be awarded UNESCO City of Design status, Dundee has a rich history of innovation and creativity, and, in recent years, has become a hub for the digital industries.

(Image courtesy of Dundee City Council)

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"Britain's Coolest Little City"

The city's waterfront is currently undergoing a £1bn regeneration project. This now includes the impressive V&A Museum of Design. As a student at Abertay, you will be living in Dundee during the most ambitious cultural and physical development in a generation. 

It's an exciting time to be here.

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