Accommodation Arrangements

Whether you’re moving into Abertay-owned residences, private student halls, or a flat in the city, your safety is our main priority. 

Our Residences team can provide all the information you need, including the likes of room allocation, cleaning procedures and social distancing rules. 

We also have some helpful information in the Accommodation FAQ section.

Booking and refunds   

You can apply for University accommodation here. All of our contract dates will match up with the revised start date for the 2020/21 academic year, with Orientation Week now due to begin on September 14.   

If you are prevented from arriving in Dundee 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, you will get a refund.  

Arriving at halls of residence

Our residences team will stay in touch via email with details on your moving in date and times, and information on where and how you will collect your keys. You will have plenty of time to get into your new room and get settled in.

If you need any assistance during your arrival you should call the Support Enquiry Zone on 01382 308833 or email residences@abertay.ac.uk.

Safety and hygiene in student accommodation

After you have arrived, you and your new flatmates will be classed as one household, so don’t need to socially distance from one another. This means you are not required to wear a face covering, unless you want to. You should, however, practice social distancing when using any shared spaces open to anyone other than your immediate flatmates. Please keep up to date with where the use of face coverings is required as this guidance may change.

If you have underlying medical conditions or health issues, please let us know during the application process. Our team will work with you to make sure you are supported.  

We will be putting a series of enhanced safety measures in place in all of our residences, including social distancing rules, additional cleaning and protocols for shared spaces like kitchens and bathrooms. 

Coming to Dundee from overseas

Please remember that guidelines in Scotland will be different from other countries, so check the Covid-19 pages on the Scottish Government website for the most up-to-date information, including actions you should take before you travel and forms you will need to fill out.

Before you travel you must submit the Public Health Passenger Locator form and give details of what your address will be in Scotland.

International quarantine arrangements

It is important to be aware that you may have to quarantine for 14 days on arriving in Scotland, depending on which country you are coming from. You can check this here. Quarantine means you must travel straight to your student accommodation following your arrival at the airport and stay there for two weeks.

During your 14-day quarantine, you are allowed to leave your student accommodation to seek medical assistance or buy food or medicines, but please try to first arrange for these to be delivered if possible.

There will be plenty of support for you during this time and we will stay in regular contact to make sure you’re managing. If you need to speak to someone, you can call 01382 308833 or contact the Support Enquiry Zone via sez@abertay.ac.uk.

If you do not have any symptoms after 14 days, you can stop self-isolating. You will then need to follow the same rules as everyone else living in Scotland.

Travelling to Dundee from the airport

On arriving in the UK, you will need to arrange your own travel to Dundee. There’s more information on how to find us here, including many travel options and local taxi firm numbers if required.

Get in touch  

If you have any other questions relating to accommodation please contact residences@abertay.ac.uk.  

Don't forget, you can find more information in our FAQs.