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International College at Robert Gordon University


ICRGU is situated in the bustling port city of Aberdeen, an amazing coastal city with fantastic quality of living. With a prosperous offshore petroleum and renewable energy industry, the city enjoys a truly skilled and international population. Only an hour from London by air, Aberdeen boasts an international airport just five miles from the city centre and has great transport links to the rest of the UK with the ferry port, bus, and train station.


A survey conducted by Bank of Scotland, found that Aberdeen was the sunniest place in Scotland in 2015, with an average of 27.9 hours of sunshine a week compared to the Scottish average of 25.1 hours. The climate throughout the UK is similar due to its small size, on average there is little more than 2 to 3 degrees difference in temperature between London and Aberdeen throughout the year. Snow is rare in the city due to its coastal location. As Aberdeen is on the East coast of the UK, the city enjoys drier weather than cities in the west of the country.

Fantastic Student Experience

Voted the Safest UK City, by the most recent Mercer Quality of Living Survey, Aberdeen is home to almost 30,000 students who enjoy a high quality of life, while benefiting from the low living costs. With a host of shopping from top designers to high street stores students will be spoilt for choice in our 3 shopping centres. The city also boasts bars, restaurants, cinemas, sporting facilities, and music and theatre venues, providing the perfect location for a fantastic student experience. The tourism, entertainment, and food and drink industries within the area provide students with plenty of opportunities to work part time while they complete their studies.

Energy Capital of Europe

Home to the numerous internationally recognised companies servicing the oil and gas industry, Aberdeen is the Energy Capital of Europe, one of the UK’s most affluent cities, and an exhilarating and fascinating place to live.

Stunning location

Aberdeen, known as The Silver City, is a thriving and cosmopolitan city located amid stunning beaches and beautiful countryside, on the north-east of the UK. It is sometimes known as the Silver City with the Golden Sands, due to its shimmering granite and spectacular coastline.

Parks and open spaces

Aberdeen has six city parks, seven local parks, 32 neighbourhood parks and many more green spaces around the city. Visitors can enjoy these year round, with Music Events at Duthie Park, golf courses at Hazelhead to relaxing in the sun at Union Terrace Gardens located in the heart of the city centre. These parks have hosted a variety of yearly events, including music festivals, Aberdeen’s own Oktoberfest to live Opera entertainment. Our gardens here in Aberdeen have made the final of the Britain in Bloom annual competition an amazing 22 times already!
Not only does the city boast exceptionally beautiful open spaces, but the surround areas allow for surfing, kayaking, hill walking, mountain climbing and white water rafting all to be enjoyed in Scotland’s world famous scenery.

A city steeped in History

With over 300 castles waiting for you to explore, Aberdeenshire boasts outstanding historical buildings, with Craigievar Castle, Walt Disney’s inspiration to create the castle we see in his famous films, to the spectacular ruins of ancient Dunnottar Castle, and lastly to the castle that provided Bram Stroker with the inspiration he needed for Count Dracula’s castle, Slains.


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ICRGU is situated in the picturesque city of Aberdeen, an amazing coastal city with fantastic quality of living.
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ICRGU at Robert Gordon University, Garthdee Road
AB10 7QE

Prospective Student Enquiries:
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 263570
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