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Flats, rooms and residences near the UNIPD
Student accommodation near the University of Padua

Flats, rooms and residences near the UNIPD

Private rooms Padova 600 557/month
Residences Padova 11 599/month
Apartments Padova 48 1508/month

The University of Padua is one of the oldest universities in the world, founded in 1222, and one of the most important higher education institutions in Italy. Its notable teachers and students include people like Nicolaus Copernicus and Galileo Galilei.

Padua is a highly demanded destination by Erasmus students. Although the city is small, it attracts many young people every year due to its culture, student atmosphere, and quality of university studies. For this reason, if you want to search for accommodation near the University of Padua, you have to do it as soon as possible, since the demand for flats, rooms and residences in this city is usually very high.

Flats and rooms for students near the UNIPD

To find the ideally located accommodation, you first have to determine where the apartment you are going to is located. Pay attention to the following details:

Where is the University of Padova located?

Most of the institution's buildings are located in the city centre, although they are divided into the following locations:

Centre of Padua

The following apartments are located in complexes next to each other, in the eastern part of the centre of Padua:

  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences (DSB)
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering (ICEA)
  • General and Developmental Psychology and Socialization
  • Geosciences
  • Industrial Engineering (DII)
  • Information Engineering (DEI)
  • Mathematics "Tullius Levi-Civita" (DM)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (DSF)
  • Physics and Astronomy “Galileo Galilei”

For their part, the departments related to Medicine are close to the University Hospital of Padua, in Santo-Portello neighbourhood.

Other departments that are spread over buildings in the centre of the city are:

  • Cultural Goods: Archaeology, History of Art, Cinema and Music.
  • Economic and Business Sciences "Marco Fanno"
  • Historical, Geographical and Antiquity Sciences (DISSGeA)
  • Literary and Linguistic Studies (DiSSL)
  • Philosophy, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology (FISPPA)
  • Political Science, Law and International Studies
  • Private Law and Criticism of Law (DPCD)
  • Public, International and Community Law (DIPIC)
  • Statistical Sciences

Campus Agripolis

This campus is on the outskirts of Padua, in the Legnaro area. It is well-connected to the city centre through bus lines. On this campus, we find the departments of:

  • Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and Environment (DAFNAE)
  • Animal Medicine, Production and Health (MAPS)
  • Comparative Biomedicine and Nutrition (BCA)
  • Lands and Agroforestry Systems (TeSAF)

Complesso San Nicola de Vicenza

It is located in the centre of Vicenza, which is about half an hour away by train from the centre of Padua. Here the classes of the Department of Technology and Management of Industrial Systems are taught.

Best neighbourhoods to live in near the UNIPD

These are some of the neighbourhoods that you can consider living near the Italian institution:

Centre of Padua

Living in the old town, the centre of the city is ideal if you are going to have class in one of the buildings that are in that area, since you will be able to walk everywhere in a few minutes. Also, keep in mind that the cost of renting in the centre is usually a little higher than in the surrounding neighbourhoods.


This neighbourhood is to the east of the old town of Padua, just a few minutes walk from it. It is ideal for those students who are going to study in one of the departments based in the complexes located there, such as the Engineering Complex or the Psychology Complex.

Voltabarozzo and Sant'Osvaldo

These two neighbourhoods, which are located southeast of the centre of Padua, have a good bus connection to Campus Agripolis. They are very convenient areas to live in, since you will be able to be between that campus and the city centre, where the entertainment venues most frequented by young people are.

Centre of Vicenza

If you are going to Complesso San Nicola de Vicenza, the best thing you can do is look for accommodation in a central location of the city. This way, you will be able to be close to the institution and the areas most visited by students.

Student residences near the UNIPD

The places in the residences for students offered by the institution are primarily for non-European young people who need a visa to study. For this reason, finding accommodation in residences is usually quite complicated. We suggest you search for a room in a shared apartment as an alternative, and that you do it well in advance because finding good accommodation in Padua tends to be complicated when the start of classes approaches.

Erasmus in the University of Padua

Some information that you should remember for your stay:

  • You will be able to attend a free Italian course in the linguistic centre of the university (the “CLA – Centro linguistico di Ateneo”). Take the opportunity to practise the language as much as you can!
  • At the beginning of each semester, UNIPD organises a “Welcome Days”. In them, you will be able to learn more about the institution and the city, as well as meet other exchange students who are going to be there in the same semester as you.

FAQ about the University of Padua

What courses can you study at the University of Padua?

The Italian institution has thirteen faculties: Economics, Law, Pharmacy, Engineering, Agricultural Sciences, Letters and Philosophy, Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Psychology, Educational Sciences, Political Sciences, Statistics and Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences.

What are the best neighbourhoods to live in near the University of Padua?

Some of the best neighbourhoods that you can consider are the centre of Padua, Stanga, Savonarola, Voltabarozzo, Sant’Osvaldo and the centre of Vicenza.

What’s near the UNIPD?

Most of the departments of the University of Padua are located in the city centre, a few metres from the famous Palazzo Zabarella, Palazzo della Ragione and of Piazza dei Signori. In other words, its location is ideal for enjoying everything that the Italian city has to offer.    

How much does student housing cost near UNIPD?

This depends on the type of accommodation you choose. For example, a shared room in Padua can go from €250 onwards and a single room from €300 per month.

Which are the best Apps for Erasmus students at the UNIPD?

Erasmus Play is one of the best apps that you can consider for your mobility. In it, you will be able to easily find the ideal accommodation near the UNIPD for you, as well as meet other students who will be there at the same time as you, and who are also looking for accommodation.