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Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Parma

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Parma

Private rooms Parma 59 504/month
Studios Parma 3 850/month
Apartments Parma 19 1415/month

Parma is an ancient Italian city where a quiet life is lived, without the chaos of the larger cities such as Milan or Rome. It attracts thousands of students every year by being personable and by having a great student atmosphere. And the fact is that its university is very well known, which is why a large number of young people choose it to study or do Erasmus.

The historic centre of this city in northern Italy is very beautiful, in it you will find different places perfect for university students, such as bars, squares and small charming streets. An advantage is that you will be able to move around the city on foot or by bicycle, since its size is perfect for exploring it quietly.

Are you looking for student accommodation in Parma? Here are the most important details that you have to take into account to decide which one is ideal for you. 

Thanks to Erasmus Play you can compare all the verified accommodation options available, from a multitude of companies and online platforms, quickly and easily to choose your preferred one.


Student apartments for rent in Parma

Many students moving to Parma are looking to rent an apartment. You have two options: choose a studio apartment just for yourself or one with more rooms to share with other students. Generally, most young people prefer to share a flat with other people and thus divide the total rental expenses.

The monthly rental price of a studio ranges from € 400 onwards, with an average of € 700. As for flats with several rooms to share, the price ranges from € 250 onwards, with an average of € 1000 per month for one with two rooms.

When looking for a flat you have to take into account the different characteristics that they include. Those offered in Parma usually include a living room, a kitchen equipped with appliances such as an oven, microwave and dishwasher, as well as a coffee maker and cooking utensils. Also, most of them include a washing machine, internet, television and air conditioning. In the Erasmus Play search engine, you will be able to filter between all these characteristics, choosing the most important ones for you.

Student room for rent in Parma

Surely you are wondering, how much does a room for rent for students in Parma cost? This depends on the location of the flat and the features that the room offers. To have a reference, you have to know that a private room in an apartment shared with other students has a price ranging from € 225 onwards, in a neighbourhood near the city centre, with an average of € 350 per month.

Most rooms include a wardrobe, desk and heating, but some do not have sheets or duvet covers. Besides, some owners only want people of the same sex to live in their flat, especially when it comes to women. You can always ask the owner of the apartment what their conditions are regarding this matter before booking.

Student accommodation in Parma

Several areas in the northern Italian city are chosen by students to live. We advise you on what some of them are:

Room rental in Parma Centro

In the centre of the Italian city you will find a very varied offer of private rooms in shared flats. In general, the price of this type of accommodation ranges from € 250 onwards, with an average of € 400 per month.

Apartments for rent in Montanara

This area is located south of the city centre, approximately 15 minutes by public transport. Being a bit far from the centre, here you will find slightly more affordable prices. For example, an apartment with four rooms to share, or one with two rooms with a capacity for four people, has an average price of € 1000 per month.

Apartments in Oltretorrente

This neighbourhood is located west of the centre of Parma, across the river, and can be reached in 10 minutes on foot or 5 minutes with public transport. The average price of a studio apartment in this area is € 900 per month.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Parma

This is one of the oldest universities in Parma. The main campus is located in South Centro, south of the city centre, so this neighbourhood is a good alternative to find accommodation. Likewise, the Oltretorrente area is also close to the institution, as well as Cittadella.

On the other hand, the Science campus is located further south, near Montanaro. That neighbourhood would be ideal if you are looking for accommodation near the University of Parma and your classes are on that campus.

University residence in Parma

Living in a university residence in the Italian city is another of the accommodation alternatives for international students. However, buildings are usually located quite far from the centre and public transport does not work very well at night, so some young people prefer to rent a private room or flat.

University residences in Parma usually include a kitchen with utensils, a garden area and a park, internet in common areas and rooms, as well as common areas for leisure and study.

Frequently Asked Questions about living in Parma

How much does a student rental apartment cost in Parma?

This depends on the location and its characteristics. A studio apartment has an average price of € 700 per month and a flat with more rooms to share has an average monthly cost of € 1000.

How to find cheap student accommodation in Parma?

First of all, we recommend that you start looking in advance, to have different options. Then follow these steps:

  • Access the Erasmus Play search engine
  • Set your maximum budget and the dates of entry and exit
  • Filter by the characteristics of the flats and rooms, comparing all the prices and services included.


Some of the neighbourhoods most chosen by young people who move to the city in northern Italy are Parma Centro, Oltretorrente and Montanara. Also, to be close to the University of Parma you can choose Cittadella or South Centro.

What is the approximate monthly expenditure of a student in Parma?

Parma is not a cheap city, but it is not as expensive as other cities in northern Italy such as Milan or Venice. Approximately, the cost of a student who rents a room in a shared apartment is € 600 per month, including food and leisure.

Why go on Erasmus to Parma?

In this Italian city, you will be able to immerse yourself in the culture of the country to the fullest, both with its gastronomy and with its way of life and language. Parma is quiet, but it has a good student atmosphere with lots of leisure options, bars and restaurants. Also, it has a good location to travel to other places