Accommodation for international students

Useful resources for international students searching accommodation.

Check the general information about housing opportunities for students.


ER.GO University halls

For international students enrolling in degree programmes
The Regional Authority for the Right to Higher Education manages a number of University halls.

Internnational students enrolling in a first or second cycle degree and who meet certain income and merit requirements may obtain accommodation at a preferential rate, if they submit an on-line application and are selected. Read the call for applications on the ER.GO website to find out the requirements and deadlines for submitting applications for accommodation. The call is not available for exchange students.
For further information (in Italian).

For all international students
For short stays, ER.GO makes accommodation available via an online booking service (borsino), which is updated regularly.
For further information (in Italian).
You can write to ER.GO via Scrivici.


More resources for Campuses

Bologna Campus
Important: Bologna welcomes a large number of students and finding accommodation can be difficult, especially in September at the beginning of the academic year. Start looking for accommodation well in advance. It is advisable to book an accommodation before arriving in Bologna. 

To find accommodation in Bologna, you may contact the SAIS (Student Accommodation and Information Service). The SAIS supports international students in finding accommodation in the university residences, colleges, short-stay accommodation or in private rented property. They can also help with negotiating rental contracts. The service is free of charge.

The tourist portal Bologna Welcome, in the Find & Book section, provides a lodging search engine.

Cesena Campus
Ser.In.Ar. Forlì-Cesena

Forlì Campus
Associazione Koinè

Ravenna Campus
Fondazione Flaminia

Rimini Campus
Erasmus Student Network


Online platforms

You can use online platforms for searching accommodation, offering students of the University of Bologna disounted service charges.


Advice for those who intend to rent an apartment from a private landlord 

Make extra sure that the offer is genuine before making payments of any kind. Beware of scams.

Check SAIS useful advice

Remember the importance of a proper contract. This is required to obtain your residence permit if you are a non-EU student, but also to safeguard your rights. Ask your landlord specifically for a proper contract. Contact the Lease Contract Registration Desk at the University of Bologna if you need help with registering your contract.