Pavia

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Pavia

Pavia is an Italian city located in the Lombardy region, south of Milan. This small town has a wide variety of interesting sites, such as the castle, the Duomo, the Fraschini Theater, and the Piazza Vittoria. It is crossed by the Ticino river just before joining the Po river.

Pavia welcomes many students, so there are generally always activities to do and places to go to spend leisure time. You will also be able to enjoy everything that Milan has to offer since it is only about 30 minutes away by public transport.

Are you looking for student accommodation in Pavia? This can be a difficult task, especially when going on Erasmus for a relatively short period. However, from Erasmus Play we make it easier for you, all you have to do is access the search engine and compare between the different verified apartments and rooms offered by different online platforms. In addition, once you find the ideal one for you, you will be able to make the reservation completely online and secure.

Student apartments for rent in Pavia

One of the accommodation alternatives for international students moving to Pavia is to rent a complete apartment. The apartment can be a studio, for one or two people, or an apartment with several rooms to share between different young people. This is usually the most chosen option by students since it allows them to share the rental and service costs among all. Sharing the experience with other students will be a great part to remember of your Erasmus stay.

The monthly cost of studio apartments is usually quite high, around € 1000 per month. On the other hand, an apartment with more rooms to share can go, for example, from € 720 onwards for one with three rooms in a location far from the city center.

Student room for rent in Pavia

Are you looking for a student room in a shared flat in Pavia? You have to know that in this Italian city you will find both individual and shared rooms. This option is the most recommended by students from previous years as it allows you to meet new people and save money on the monthly rent. 

The rooms are usually furnished and have everything necessary for each of the students, such as a bed, wardrobe, desk and chair.

Regarding the cost of this type of accommodation, it always depends on the characteristics of the room and the flat and the location. The price of a single room starts at € 200 and a shared room starts at € 550 per month. 

Student accommodation in Pavia

We inform you on which are the most chosen neighbourhoods by international students to live during their Erasmus experience in Pavia:

Apartments for rent in the city centre

The centre of Pavia is the perfect neighbourhood to live in if you are going to go to the downtown campus of the university. Here you will be close to both the places most frequented by students for nightlife and the most important cultural centres.

Apartments in Chiozzo

This area is preferred by students who prefer to live a little further from the city and close to nature since from here there is easy access to the Ticino river and the bamboo forest. From Chiozzo you will be able to quickly reach the Polo Cravino of the University of Pavia and in 20 minutes by public transport to the centre.

Rooms for rent in Torretta

Torretta is located to the northeast of the centre of Pavia, which you will be able to reach very easily on foot or by transport. If you live here you will be able to enjoy several shops, restaurants, shopping centres and Vernavola Park, one of the largest and most beautiful in the city.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Pavia (UNIPV)

This institution, called in Italian “Università degli studi di Pavia”, is widely recognized for its high quality of teaching. Its faculties are spread over several campuses, both in Pavia and in nearby cities. In Pavia there are two campuses, so you have to define which of the two you are going to go to know where to find accommodation nearby. The two campuses are:

  • Polo Centrale: this one is located in the city centre, in the Palazzo Centrale. Here are the faculties of Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Political Sciences and Economics.
  • Polo Cravino: this is the science and technology campus, located northwest of the centre of Pavia. It is the most modern campus and houses the Faculties of Science, Medicine and Engineering.

University residence in Pavia

There is a wide variety of residences offered by the University of Pavia, consisting of different types of accommodation. However, finding a place in these residences can be somewhat complicated if you are looking for a short time, which Erasmus experiences usually last. For this reason, international students often prefer to rent rooms in shared flats.

Frequently asked questions about living in Pavia

How much does a student flat cost in Pavia?
This depends on both its characteristics and its location. If you want a studio apartment, you have to know that the price is usually high, around € 1000 per month. On the other hand, if you choose an apartment to share with other students, the cost is usually € 750 per month, to be divided among those who live there.
Where to live near the University of Pavia?
To search for the closest neighbourhoods, you first have to determine which of the two city campuses you are going to go to. For example, if you go to the Polo Centrale, you can look for accommodation in the city centre or Torretta. On the other hand, if you are going to go to Polo Cravino, some of the convenient neighbourhoods are Chiozzo, Campeggi and San Lanfranco.
How is the student atmosphere in Pavia?
The atmosphere is quite lively, with different activities to do and places to go. Some students also choose to go to Milan to enjoy the nightlife and other cultural offerings in that nearby city.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Pavia?
This depends on your lifestyle and the type of accommodation you choose. If you rent a single room in a shared flat, it means that you should have around € 650-700 per month.
Why go on Erasmus to Pavia?
In this city you will be able to immerse yourself in Italian culture to the fullest, enjoying the history, traditions, gastronomy and events. You will also be able to enjoy everything Milan has to offer, which is only 30 minutes by train from Pavia. In addition, it is always a plus to learn the Italian language.

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