Financial benefits, accommodation and public transport

Exemption from paying tuition fees

Tuition fees are calculated based on the 2021 ISEE value with special subsidies in relation to the right to higher education.
With an ISEE value up to € 23,000, first year students and students that meet merit requirements are totally exempted from paying tuition fees.
Above this threshold, the tuition fee increases in proportion, more favourably for students who have a low income and meet merit requirements.
Tuition fees a.y. 2021/22


Low-cost, short-term rentals for university students

The Municipality of Bologna has issued a call for applications for the allocation of subsidies to tourist accommodation facilities providing short-term accommodation for low-income university students from outside Bologna during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. On the HousingBo platform, students will be able to browse through the accommodation options available at a reduced rate.


TPER Public Transport Passes

Students enrolled at the University of Bologna in 2021/22 a.y. can purchase annual public transport passes for the Bologna area, including Zone 3 (which includes Ozzano), for € 180. 

The University will provide a further grant to a maximum of 5.000 students selected through this call for applications who will be able to purchase the abovementioned travel pass for € 99. Deadline for applications: 7 September 2021 – time 15:00.

Exchange students based in Bologna during their study period, will pay the symbolic price of €10 for a city transport pass valid for the duration of their study period. 

Additional information on TPER discounts