How to Choose your Room

How to choose your room

It's a big decision, we know. So we've broken it down for you. And hopefully by the time you've read this page, you'll have a better idea of the type of room you want.

First of all, have a think:

  • What size of room do you need?
  • How close to the University do you want to be?
  • What size of bed suits you?
  • Do you need an en-suite?
  • How many people do you want to share a flat with?
  • Are you bringing a bike or car?
  • How much can you afford?

Take a VERY good look around. If you're coming to an Open Day, go on the Accommodation tours and talk to the Residences team.

Check out the information here, view the virtual room tours, check the prices, and read about all four Residences we offer. 

Think about what matters most to you. Being near to the University? An en suite bathroom? A bike store? The size of the bed? Being close to shops?

We have economy rooms, single rooms, standard rooms, twin rooms, doubles, en-suites, bedsits, rooms close to the University or a short walk/bike ride away. We've got room options to suit a range of budgets in different locations.

Take your time to decide what you need, and how much you want to spend.  This is going to be your home for nearly a year - it needs to be right.

Read on about budgeting or if you think you're ready, now choose your room.

How much can you spend?

Budget is a big one. How much you can afford to spend per month is obviously crucial. 

Look at how much money you'll have left each month and make sure you have enough to live on. A big room may seem great at first, but if you can't afford to eat properly, it will impact on your studies. 

Our rooms vary in price from £79-£128 per week. You need to decide how much rent you can afford to pay now.

This may seem like a scary idea, but in reality, it's helpful. It means you've got your living space and budget sorted out before you start studying - one less thing to worry about.

Don’t forget, most bills are part of your rent, including gas, electricity, basic insurance and WiFi. 

Special Requirements

Do you have any special requirements or are a person with disabilities? We have a limited number of flats for students with specific needs. Please email sez@abertay.ac.uk or phone 01382 308833 to talk to the Student Advisor for Disabled Students before you book.

Moving to Abertay from outside the UK? If you have specific questions, please contact your Engagement Officer or check out the International FAQs.