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 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 2023/2024

Housing Competition A.Y. 2024/2025 reserved for University of Padova students

Eligible to participate in the ESU Housing Competition are students who fall into the category of off-site and commuter students enrolled/enrolled in three-year degree courses, magistral (two-year) degree courses, single-cycle magistral degree courses, PhD courses and specialisation schools (non-medical area).

The benefit is granted only for the achievement of the first degree for each level of study and as a priority, to off-site students meeting the appropriate merit and income requirements.

For the definition of off-site and commuter status, students must strictly adhere to the geographical distance table published by ESU and the University.

In order to access full and reduced rate accommodation, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • enrolled in the first years: only income requirements (from ISEE/ISEE Parificato Universitario certificate)
  • enrolled subsequent years: merit requirements (as of 10-08-2024), and income requirements (from ISEE/ISEE Parificato Universitario certificate)

in order to obtain the ISEE Parificato universitario (university ISEE), they must contact, within the deadlines indicated in the notice, the CAF that has an agreement with ESU and the University of Padua


Email: caf-iseeunipd@ciapadova.it 

For detailed information please consult the ESU Housing Competition Annoucement.

Online application
The application can be submitted exclusively online via the Student Desk starting from 5 July 2024 at 10:00 am

Deadlines for submitting the online application:

  • First years: EU/international students/PhD students/residents (no medical area) - 28 August 2024 (10.00 am) 
  • Subsequent years: students/PhD students/residents (no medical area) - 20 August 2024 (10.00 am)

Before proceeding to submit your application, you must carefully read the Notice of competition for the assignment of university accommodation to students enrolled at the University of Padova A.A. 2024/2025.

For further information please consult the ESU of Padova website

  Temporary accommodation

Several places are available in the University residence hall "Copernico" from the August 22 until September 22, for students wishing to arrive before the beginning of classes. 

The cost for the full month is 320 Euros.

Priority will be given to requests covering the entire period but applications for arrivals planned later than the 22nd of August are also accepted. 
Places will be assigned in order of request.

The University residence hall "Copernico" is located in via Tiepolo n 54 (10 minutes walk away from the main squares) and it offers single bedrooms with adjoining bathroom (2 rooms sharing a bathroom). 

In order to book the temporary accommodation it is necessary to:

  • pay the whole amount(320 Euros). Reimbursements are allowed only for cancellations occurred no later than 15 days before the planned check in date
  • register on the ESU website and fill out the summer accommodation form, following the instructions provided in the document enclosed.

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

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).

  International Housing Office for International Students

The Housing Office of the University of Padua supports international students arriving in Padua to attend an entire course of study through a wide range of services, such as:

  • orientation within the private sector housing market;
  • English translation of contracts and explanation of their content;
  • search for accommodation adapted to your personal needs;
  • filling in the documents necessary for the accommodation (declaration of hospitality, lease, etc.)

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

Email: 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 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

  Sportello affitti - Get advice on renting

For advice and legal support in cases of fraud, discrimination and unfair contracts.

via Stratico 4a, Padova (map)
opening hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4 pm to 8 pm
email: sportelloaffitti.padova@gmail.com
Further information: Instagram