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Aberdeen Student Accommodation

Nicknamed the Silver City, Aberdeen’s coastal location is the perfect place for students to study & socialise with plenty of gems waiting to be explored. At aparto we provide modern student accommodation in Aberdeen with a dedicated study area and engaging social events, for a balanced student life.

Student Living in Aberdeen

Aberdeen has it all, from top-notch universities like the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University to a happening cultural scene that will inspire you.

You can explore historic sites, relax by the stunning coastline, and enjoy the great bars and restaurants in the city.

Home to The Combworks with it's supportive community of fellow students, Aberdeen is the perfect place to study.

Brilliant universities
Brilliant universities
Lots of bars & restaurants
Lots of bars & restaurants
Great transport links
Great transport links
A range of cultural activities
A range of cultural activities

    Your student home in Aberdeen

    The Combworks

    455 George Street, Aberdeen, AB25 3YB

    An excellent location, a team of friendly staff and superb community spirit. You'll feel at home straight away in The Combworks.

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    Bronze Studio


    This modern space boasts a private kitchen and ensuite bathroom, with all utilities included. Enjoy a comfortable 15.5m² room with a double bed, wardrobe, TV, and gas radiator. The kitchen features a microwave, 2-ring hob, and fridge for your convenience. Discover modern living in our Bronze Studio.


    Platinum Studio


    Experience inviting living in our Platinum Studio. Ideal for studying and socialising, it offers a private kitchen and ensuite bathroom, all-inclusive utilities, and a generous room size of 24.8m². You'll find two comfy armchairs and two large wardrobes for ample storage. The well-equipped kitchen features a microwave, 4-ring hob, and fridge.

    Silver Studio


    This studio offers a comfortable living environment. With a private kitchen, ensuite bathroom, and all-inclusive utilities, it provides 17.8m² of space. Furnished with a double bed, wardrobe, TV, and gas radiator, it offers convenience and comfort. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave, 2-ring hob, and fridge for your culinary needs.


    Platinum Plus Studio


    Our Platinum Plus Studio, with a room size of 27.8m², is perfect for those who value extra space. It offers a private kitchen and ensuite bathroom, along with inclusive utilities. Inside, you'll find a comfortable seating area, two large wardrobes for ample storage, and a well-equipped kitchen featuring a microwave, 4-ring hob, and fridge.

    Gold Studio


    Our Gold Studio offers ample room to unwind or host guests. With a private kitchen and ensuite bathroom, all utilities included, and a room size of 19.1m², it's designed for your comfort. Furnished with a double bed, wardrobe, TV, and gas radiator, this studio ensures a cosy stay. The kitchen features a microwave, 2-ring hob, and fridge.


    What Students Are Saying

    Want to know what student living is like at aparto?

    Have a read to see what our residents have to say about living at
    aparto The Combworks in Aberdeen!

    “The rooms are bright, quiet and the beds are super comfy.”
    “By far the best student accommodation in Aberdeen. Stayed for two years and do not have a single complaint - a true home-away-from-home.”

    “It's in the centre of town and has a great network of buses around the area!”

    Our Student Accommodation in Aberdeen

    With an excellent location in close proximity to The University of Aberdeen campus and nearby shops, The Combworks is the ideal choice for your student home in Aberdeen. Our team of friendly staff fosters a superb community spirit, ensuring that from the moment you arrive, settling into your new accommodation is a breeze. Discover what The Combworks has to offer and enhance your student living experience. It's everything you could want from your university accommodation and more.

    Utility bills included
    Utility bills included
    24 hour CCTV
    24 hour CCTV
    House puppy
    House puppy
    Great transport links
    Great transport links
    Secure bike storage
    Secure bike storage
    Regular social events
    Regular social events
    Friendly team
    Friendly team
    Lovely courtyard
    Lovely courtyard
    Navy 18
    Simple steps on how you can book your Student Accommodation!

    1. Visit our residence page - The Combworks. Looking for short stays click here!

    2. Browse & select your chosen room type

    3. Register on the portal

    4. For long stays, secure your room with a £100 booking fee. T&C's apply.

    5. The full cost is payable in full or installments via TransferMate, making international
    payments FREE of charge via bank transfer.

    Are you a returning student? Simply log in to the portal to rebook your room!

    Student Life in Aberdeen

    Wondering where the highlights of Aberdeen are? We’ve collected a list of its most popular attractions, cultural sites and Universities for you to check out.

    About Aberdeen

    Aberdeen is the place to be if you're looking for a good combination of education, culture, and natural beauty. This gem in Scotland's northeast is famous for its top-notch universities, where you can thrive academically.

    But it's not all books and lectures! Aberdeen has a buzzing energy, with its oil industry and plenty of research opportunities. And when you need a break, you can hit the stunning coastline, sandy beaches, and cultural spots. Aberdeen clearly has it all.

    Universities in Aberdeen

    Aberdeen offers world-class universities that provide exceptional educational opportunities.

    The University of Aberdeen, established in 1495, covers a wide range of disciplines, while Robert Gordon University focuses on practical and professional programs.

    Both institutions are renowned for their academic excellence, research contributions, and supportive learning environments, making Aberdeen an ideal destination for students seeking a high-quality education in a vibrant city.

    Best Attractions in Aberdeen

    First up, there is the Beach Promenade, where you can soak up the sun and enjoy stunning views of the North Sea.

    If you're into history, check out the Aberdeen Maritime Museum and dive into the city's seafaring past. Art lovers, don't miss the Aberdeen Art Gallery with its amazing collection.

    Need a nature fix? Duthie Park is your go-to spot with its beautiful Winter Gardens, and Hazlehead Park is perfect for chilling in the greenery or spotting some deer.

    More Information About Aberdeen

    Embark on Your Student Journey in Aberdeen

    Aberdeen, a city steeped in rich history and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, is host to a thriving academic community featuring renowned universities such as the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University. These universities offer a distinctive blend of outstanding educational quality and an enriching student experience, making Aberdeen a prime choice for pursuing higher education.

    Nestled in close proximity to the University of Aberdeen, our modern student accommodation The Combworks is purposefully designed to cater to the needs of students. With an excellent location, a team of friendly staff, and superb community spirit, settling into your new student home is easy, right from the moment you arrive. 

    The Combworks is furnished with everything you need to call it home, offering stylish studios that are ideal for students valuing the privacy of independent living. Each studio is fully equipped with a kitchenette, dining area, TV, comfy bed, desk, storage space, and an ensuite shower room. You can put your feet up and watch a film with your mates in the common room or get on with some work in the study area before the next social event kicks off. 

    With its award-winning status and a commitment to supporting your academic journey, The Combworks is the perfect place to thrive during your time at university.

    For those looking for alternative study venues beyond the university campuses, Aberdeen offers a range of options. The city's university libraries, such as the Sir Duncan Rice Library and Georgina Scott Sutherland Library, provide serene environments ideal for productive study sessions. Additionally, Aberdeen features a selection of cosy cafes and coffee shops, perfect for those who prefer a more relaxed atmosphere while studying.

    Aberdeen's university life transcends the boundaries of the classroom, offering a dynamic blend of academic pursuits and a diverse community experience. With its rich history, stunning landscapes, and a thriving cultural scene, Aberdeen provides ample opportunities for students to forge lasting connections, explore their interests, and create a holistic university experience.

    Transportation options in Aberdeen

    Getting around in Aberdeen is a breeze, thanks to all the transportation options available. Whether you're headed to class, exploring the city's attractions, or enjoying your weekends, Aberdeen offers several convenient ways to navigate the city.

    Buses: Aberdeen boasts a comprehensive bus network that covers the city and its surroundings. It's a reliable and budget-friendly mode of transportation, making it easy for students to access universities, shopping areas, and other key destinations within the city.

    Trains: Aberdeen's train system connects you to various nearby destinations, making it an excellent choice for those looking to explore the region. Whether you're planning a day trip to nearby towns or simply venturing outside the city, trains provide a convenient and efficient way to get around.

    Bicycles: For an eco-friendly option, consider using electric bikes available for rent at various locations throughout Aberdeen. The city offers dedicated bike paths, ensuring a safe and enjoyable ride while minimising your carbon footprint.

    Embrace Aberdeen's Vibrant Culture

    Aberdeen's cultural and social scene beckons students to venture beyond their academic pursuits and explore the city's diverse tapestry of experiences. Immerse yourself in the region's rich history by visiting iconic landmarks like Marischal College, a magnificent granite edifice, and the historic Aberdeen Maritime Museum, where you can delve into the maritime heritage.

    Art enthusiasts will find solace in institutions like the Aberdeen Art Gallery, showcasing an eclectic collection of artworks spanning various periods and styles. Music aficionados can indulge in live performances at celebrated venues such as the Music Hall and The Lemon Tree, hosting an array of musical genres to cater to diverse tastes.

    Aberdeen's culinary landscape offers a gastronomic journey through its local and international cuisines. Enjoy traditional Scottish dishes at renowned eateries like The Silver Darling, known for its seafood delights, or explore global cuisines at restaurants like 8848 Restaurant for authentic Indian fare and Maggie’s Grill for American-style comfort food.

    For those seeking a natural retreat, Aberdeen boasts scenic parks and green spaces like Duthie Park and Hazlehead Park, providing serene havens for relaxation amidst the city's bustling urban life. Additionally, Aberdeenshire's stunning countryside and the Cairngorms National Park are easily accessible for day trips and outdoor escapades.

    Aberdeen's nightlife blends historic pubs like The Grill and trendy bars and clubs such as Siberia and Krakatoa. No matter your preference, Aberdeen's nightlife ensures students can unwind, socialise, and create cherished memories during their stay in this vibrant and welcoming city.

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    Aberdeen Blogs: Tips, Guides & More

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    For those questions you still might be needing an answer for, look no further, all of your answers can be found below!

    There are about 30,000 students living in Aberdeen, which is about 13% of the total population of the city.

    Aberdeen is a great city for students, with everything from the best universities and nights out, you'll be sure to have a great time exploring while studying in Aberdeen.

    Aberdeen is known for its prestigious universities, like the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University. They offer a wide range of academic programs, cutting-edge research opportunities, and experienced faculty. Students benefit from well-equipped campuses, supportive learning environments, and diverse extracurricular activities, making Aberdeen an excellent choice for higher education.

    Aberdeen attracts students from all over the world, you will not be alone in Aberdeen as there are many cultures and new experiences to be had.

    As with any city you need to be aware of your surroundings! However Aberdeen is generally a safe city for students to live in.

    The Combworks, our Aberdeen student accommodation, is at a walking distance from North East Scotland College, a short commute to Robert Gordon University and a 5 minute cycle away from the University of Aberdeen.

    As well as its beautiful beaches, Aberdeen is home to Balmoral Castle, The Aberdeen Art Gallery, Duthie Park Gardens and lots of distilleries. There are lots of exciting things to do and see in Aberdeen, to find out more click here.

    There are several interesting things to see around Aberdeen. Some notable attractions include the historic castles of Dunnottar and Balmoral, the stunning coastal scenery of the Aberdeen Beach, the picturesque village of Footdee, and the tranquil Royal Deeside region with its scenic landscapes.

    Yes, Aberdeen offers a range of sport and leisure amenities. The city has various sports facilities, including swimming pools, gyms, golf courses, and sports clubs. There are also parks, gardens, and coastal areas where you can enjoy outdoor activities.

    Yes, Aberdeen is surrounded by green areas and has numerous parks and gardens within the city. Some notable green spaces include Duthie Park, Hazlehead Park, Seaton Park, and Johnston Gardens. Additionally, the city is close to the scenic countryside, offering opportunities for outdoor activities and exploration.