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 10 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 year: 31 August 2021 (1.00 pm)
-   subsequent years: 25 August 2021 (1.00 pm) 

Students can participate in the competition for the allocation of ESU Accommodation for the academic year 2021/2022 if they are in the categories "Off Site" and "Commuter" and are enrolled/enrolling at the University of Padua for the A.Y.2021/2022 on the courses of  three-year degree, two-year specialisation course, single cycle master's degree, specialisation (not medical area), research doctorate (including those benefiting from the scholarship referred to in Ministerial Decree No. 45/2013).

Upon entering the residence, students must already be enrolled for the A.Y. 2021/22.

The benefit is granted only for the achievement of the first qualification for each level of study and, as a priority, to Off Site students in possession of suitable merit and income requirements.

For the definition of the status of Off-Site and Commuter, the student must strictly comply with the Table of geographical distances published by ESU and the University.

Students with motor or visual disabilities can participate regardless of residence.

To access accommodation on Full and Reduced, Fees, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Enrolled first year: financial requirements only (from ISEE/ISEE Parificato certification)
  • Enrolles subsequent years: merit (as of 10.08.2021) and financial (from ISEE/ISEE Parificato Universitario).

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 they will submit their Single Substitute Declaration (DSU).

ISEE Parificato Universitario
For students:

• foreigners with a family not resident in Italy
• foreigners residing in Italy (not self-employed) with a family unit 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 have special arrangements:

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. 2021-2022.

Online Application

Starting from 1.00 pm on 12 July 2021 it is possible to fill in the application within the deadline - only by accessing the online services of the ESU of Padua from the institutional portal https://myesupd.dirittoallostudio.it exclusively with SPID (with exceptions indicated in point 2 "How to compete" of the Notice of Competition.

Deadlines for submitting the online application:

• Subsequent years: students / doctoral students / postgraduates (not medical area): 25 August 2021 (1.00 pm)
• First years: EU / international students / doctoral students / postgraduates (not medical area): 31 August 2021 (1.00 pm)

The merit requirements (credits) must be possessed by 10 August 2021.

Before entering the Application, it is necessary to carefully read the "Accommodation Competition A.Y. 2021 - 2022" as well as the Information about Esu benefits services and Instructions for applying the online application.

Instructions for applying the Online Application

Information about Esu Benefits Services

Private colleges

  Private colleges

You can also book an accommodation in one of the private colleges available, you will have to contact them directly.

via Delù 8, 35131 Padova
Tel: 049 838 0043

Casa della giovane Sacra Famiglia (women only).
The college is located in the quiet area of Sacra Famiglia area of Padua, well connected via public transport to reach the city centre, university buildings and the train station.
The college has 50 single rooms and 2 double rooms, all with en-suite bathroom. Each 12 rooms there is a shared kitchen. The structure provides also for wi-fi, laundry room with washing machine and dryer, study rooms, bike box with some bicycles available for the students.

Via Cremona, 7 35142 Padova
Tel + 39 049 8751400
Instagram: collegiosacrafamigliapadova

Collegio Bottani (women only)
via Pietro Bembo, 61/B - 35124 Padova
tel +39 049 8803233

Collegio Universitario Gregorianum (men only)
Collegio Gregorianum has 60 seats in single rooms. The structure is equipped with an internal canteen (open from Monday to Friday), sport courts, library, computer room, internet wi-fi. Language lessons in English are offered and moments of cultural-religious deepening are offered. Internal classes lead by PhDs are organized to support students in daily study. Italian language lessons can be held on request of the accepted students.
via Marcel Proust 10 - 35128 Padova
tel. +39 049 756011 - fax: 049 756963

CUAMM is a key part of the non-governmental organisation Medici con l’Africa and has operated in Africa for more than 50 years. It is a mixed college that provides accommodation for 60 students in single rooms. It also has a canteen, libraries, study halls, internet access and recreational areas.
via San Francesco 126 - 35121 Padova
tel. +39 049 8751279

Don Nicola Mazza
This organisation has two halls of residence in Padova, "Giuseppe Tosi" and "Isabella Scopoli". Both halls are in an excellent location near to University faculties and offer a wide range of cultural and recreational facilities. Admission is governed by a competition and prices vary according to a student’s family’s means.

“Giuseppe Tosi” (men only)
via Savonarola 176 - 35137 Padova
tel. 049 8734411 – fax 049 8719477

“Isabella Scopoli” (women only)
via Belzoni 146 - 35121 Padova
tel. 049 8732210 – fax 049 8732251

Fondazione Centro Universitario Padovano
This foundation runs a hall for young graduates, especially doctoral degree students, medical post-grads, and University scholarship holders.
via Zabarella 82 - 35121 Padova
tel. +39 049 8764688 - fax.: 049 651937

Istituto Sorelle della Misericordia (women only)
This hall of residence is for women only and is run by nuns. It is in one of the most central and beautiful locations in the city. It has 22 double rooms and 16 single rooms, all with private bathroom, air-conditioning and internet connection. It also has study halls, garden, kitchenette, living rooms with TV, library, gym, multipurpose room, music room, laundry, ironing room and chapel.
Prato della Valle 103 - 35123 Padova
tel. +39 049 8750857 – mobile: 3487043825

Marianum (women only)
This hall is for women only and has 80 places for students and 11 doctoral degree. The structure offers an enviroment suitable for studying, with single and double rooms with private bathroom, library and newspaper library, computer rooms, wi-fi access, conference room, chapel, and music hall, as well as spaces for recreational activities (tv rooms, gym, recreational area).

via Giotto 33 - 35121 Padova
tel. +39 049 654225

Residenza femminile Forcellini e Residenza maschile Murialdo
Forcellini Hall of Residence (women only) and Murialdo Hall of Residence (men only). Both these hall of residence have double and triple rooms with a bathroom either en-suite or on the corridor. All University students can lunch at the annex canteens thanks to an agreement with ESU. Both have study halls, wi-fi, and a park. Murialdo also has a soundproof music room for rehearsals.

via Forcellini 172 - 35128
tel. +39 049 8033100

via Grassi 42 - 35129 Padova
tel. +39 049 8943811

Residenze IRPEA
Four Halls of residence (Casa Lombardo, Casa Santa Caterina, Casa Vanzo, Casa Vinicio Dalla Vecchia) in the city centre

Residenza Messori
via Andrea Briosco 19, 35123, Prato della Valle, Padova
tel. +39 348 8046347

  Private Colleges with reserved places for international students - a.y. 2021/22

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 (international.admission@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



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