Unipd students can find accommodation at residences, colleges, apartments and establishments holding agreements with the University.
Many accommodations are reserved to international students, for which there is also an International Housing Office.
Furthermore, a competition is held every year for the allocation of ESU accommodation.

  Housing Office for international students

The Housing Office of the University of Padua, established in September 2020, aims at supporting international students who comes to Padua for a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme with a wide array of services, such as:

  • orientation in the private accommodation market;
  • English translation of the contracts and explanation of their content;
  • help in finding suitable accommodation, according to individual needs;
  • support in dealing with accommodation paperwork (declaration of hospitality, tenancy agreement, etc.)

Web: https://www.unibeds.it/

Email: housing@unipd.it

Housing ESU

ESU provides accommodation for about 1400 students from outside Padua in its halls of residence, which are situated in the city centre or near to the university buildings. University guesthouses are also available for short term stays.
Accommodation in halls of residence is governed by a competition. All the information about requirements and deadlines can be found every year from the beginning of July in the ESU's website.
Prices are calculated according to student merit, family means, and the on-site facilities.
University guesthouses are open from October to the end of July. The prices and quality of the rooms make them a competitive option for students, teachers and researchers in search of short term accommodation. 

  Contacts and information

For information about competitions
Financial support office
via San Francesco 122, 35121 Padova
tel. +39 049 8235672 - 5673 - 5674
fax +39 049 8235677

For information about Halls of residences 
via Ospedale civile 19, 35121 Padova
tel. +39 049 7430604

For information about guesthouses
via Ospedale civile 19, 35121 Padova
tel. +39 049 7430604 

  ESU Accommodation Competition


- First years (included master degrees): students/Phd/Postgraduates school (no medical area): August 31, 2022 (1 pm) 
- Subsequent years: students/Phd/Postgraduates School(no medical area): August 26, 2022 (6 pm)

Housing Competition A.Y. 2022/2023 reserved for University of Padova students

By Director’s Decree the Housing Competition Announcement was approved for the allocation of ESU Housing, reserved for students enrolled/enrolling at the University of Padua for the A.Y.2022-2023. Only Off-site and commuter students can participate.

For the definition of off-site and commuter status the student must strictly adhere to the Table of geographical distance from the University.

Starting from July 12, 2022 (6 pm) only by accessing the online services of Esu of Padova from the institutional portal https://myesupd.dirittoallostudio.it, it is possible to fill in the application which includes the following steps:


They cannot log in with SPID:

  • Students under the age of 18
  • International adult students, not in possession of a valid Italian identity document and;not in possession of a  italian tax code (Codice fiscale).

These categories must proceed with:

  • Accreditation by username and password of the person concerned + UPLOAD of a copy in PDF format of a valid passport
  • filling in the form  “Housing for students of Padua University”
  • confirm the completed application by the date and time indicated in the competition announcement.

Once confirmed, the application must be supplemented, by accessing the areas:

  • Completion of income data 2022/2023
  • Upload documents,in which to insert any required documents  (i.e permit of stay, ISEE Parificato)

Students can modify their application until the application submission deadline, indicated in the Notice of Competition.


- First years (included master degrees): students/Phd/Postgraduates school (no medical area): August 31, 2022 (1 pm) 
- Subsequent years: students/Phd/Postgraduates School(no medical area): August 26, 2022 (6 pm)


ISEE subsidized services for the Right to the University Study.
The maximum values established for the 2022-2023 academic year are:
ISEE for DSU 24.335,11 Euro
ISPE 37.031,71 Euro
For the issuance of the ISEE certificate for subsidized services for the right to university study, the interested party must apply - well in advance of the competition deadlines – to the CAF where he will submit his DSU (Single Substitute Declaration - Dichiarazione Sostitutiva Unica).
The ISEE certificate issued must no present any discrepancies and/or omissions.

ISEE Parificato Universitario

For students:

• foreigners with a family not resident in Italy
• foreigners residing in Italy (not - autonomous) and with family residing abroad
• Italians residing abroad, whether or not registered in the Italian Register of Residents Abroad (AIRE)

For the purposes of obtaining the ISEE Parificato universitario students must apply, by the deadlines indicated in the notice, to the CAF with which ESU and the University of Padua:

E-mail: caf-iseeunipd@ciapadova.it
Tel. 049/7783100 (every morning from 8.30 to 13.30)

For detailed information consult the Accommodation Competition A.A. 2022-2023.

Students must complete and sign a specific authorisation, available from the University website page www.unipd.it/isee (e-mail addresses should be indicated in a clear and understandable way,  to facilitate the sending of communications and the ISEE)

For all information relating to the ISEE, please read the Notice of Competition carefully.

For further information contact the Settore Diritto allo Studio
Via Ospedale 19 -  Padova
Tel. 0497430610-611-612 
mail: dirittoallostudio@esu.pd.it
ticket:  https://myesupd.dirittoallostudio.it  > dirittoallostudio
Reception by appointment only, to be booked on https://myesupd.dirittoallostudio.it/

Instructions for applying the Online Application

Private colleges and Catholic University Colleges

  Private colleges and Catholic University Colleges

You can also book an accommodation in one of the private colleges or in a Catholic University College available; you will have to contact them directly.

Check the list on the Italian website.

  Private Colleges with reserved places for international students - a.y. 2022/23

The University of Padova has signed multiple agreements with some private colleges in order to reserve some places for international students. Each college applies different prices and conditions and includes different services (e.g. half/full board): please check the fact sheets below. If you wish to benefit from this opportunity, please contact directly the college you are interested in. For general information, please contact the Global Engagement Office - Admissions and Welcome Unit (housing@unipd.it).

Accomodation in Rovigo

  Student residence in Rovigo

Student residence located in Rovigo next to the university building (CUR) in Viale Porta Adige.

It disposes of fully equipped apartments reserved exclusively for students, PhD students, teacher and students’ parents.
For more information and bookings please fill in the form

Private Apartments

  Private Apartments - Living in Padua

Rental agreements are divided into two categories:

  • liberi (long-term) contracts lasting 4 years that are renewable for another 4 years (4 + 4)
  • concertati (conventional) contracts lasting 3 years with the possibility of renewing for another 2 years (3 + 2). Such contracts generally have a lower rent than the market price and allow property owners to claim some tax benefits.

More information



All students can search for private accommodation on HousingAnywhere, an international housing platform for students, PhD candidates and trainees. Through HousingAnywhere they can safely book their new accommodation, offered by verified private landlords and by outgoing students.

All University of Padua's students and members are free to sign up here and receive:

  • A 20% discount on the booking fee;
  • A VIP badge on your profile that grants you priority access to all rooms;
  • Priority assistance via whatsapp, live chat and e-mail.

If you are speding a mobility period abroad, you can also rent your room to an incoming student. On the platform you can manage your requests and accept the perfect tenant.

First, please remember that you are legally required to collect the consent to the publication of the listing of your landlord.

For other information please contact https://www.unipd.it/en/housing