Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Perugia

Perugia is located in the centre of Italy, in the Umbria region and south of Tuscany. It is a small city, but it has a lot of charm and places to discover. Living here you will be able to immerse yourself in the Italian culture enjoying the life of a small city, with tranquillity and calm. Of course, it should also be noted that it attracts many students every year, both Italian and international, so it has a good atmosphere for young people.

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Student apartments for rent in Perugia

Do you want to rent a complete apartment in Perugia? If you prefer to have your place without having to share a bathroom, kitchen and living room, then this would be the best option for you. The price of a studio apartment for students ranges from € 300 onwards, with an average of € 400 per month.

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Student room for rent in Perugia

This alternative is usually the most chosen by international students since the monthly price is lower than that of a full flat and you have more independence than if you live in a university residence. The cost of a room for rent for students in Perugia ranges from € 200 onwards, with an average of € 300 per month.

When looking for a room in Perugia, you have to take into account features such as whether it includes a wardrobe and desk, whether the bathroom is private or shared, or whether the apartment has the basic appliances (refrigerator, oven, washing machine or dishwasher, for example).

Student accommodation in Perugia

Most of the students who move to Perugia for a season choose the historic city centre to live in. Therefore, the student atmosphere tends to be concentrated in that area. However, other neighbourhoods are worth considering when looking for accommodation. We tellt they are below:

Apartments for rent in the historic centre of Perugia

This is the most beautiful neighbourhood in which to live in Perugia. You will find most of the leisure places such as bars and restaurants, as well as different places of interest to visit. A studio apartment for rent in the centre of Perugia has a price ranging from € 320 onwards.

Apartments in Madonna Alta

This area is located southwest of the centre, which can be reached in around 20 minutes by public transport. Also, it is very close to the city's central train station. The monthly cost of a studio apartment is about € 400 per month.

Rooms for rent in Elce

In this neighbourhood, you will find one of the campuses of the University of Perugia. For this reason, it also has several residences for students. The price of a room in an apartment shared with other students in Elce is approximately € 200 per month.

Erasmus accommodation near the universities of Perugia

The following are the two institutions chosen by both national and international students to study in Perugia:

Università degli Studi di Perugia

This institution has several faculties in different buildings. One of its campuses is located in a neighbourhood far from the city centre, in Elce, so that area is appropriate for looking for a flat. The other two buildings of the University of Perugia are located to the north and south of the historic centre, well connected to the city centre by public transport.

Università per Stranieri di Perugia

The University for Foreigners of Perugia is the one dedicated, to a greater extent to the study of languages. This institution is located north of the historic centre of the city, very close to the University of Perugia in Elce. For this reason, both neighbourhoods are good areas to consider if you are a student.

University residence in Perugia

There are several residences on offer in this Italian city, mostly concentrated in the Elce area, close to the campuses of the two most important universities in Perugia. You will also find some residences located in other areas further away from the historic centre.

The price is usually not cheaper than a room in a shared private flat, so many students prefer this second option. The average monthly cost is € 320, with the minimum being around € 280 per month.

Frequently Asked Questions about Perugia

Why share a flat with other students in Perugia?
This option is usually the most chosen by young people for three main reasons: you save on the cost of rent and bills, you have more independence than in a university residence and you share the experience closely with other students.
Where to live in Perugia if you are a student?
The two neighbourhoods most chosen to live by young people who move to this Italian city are the Historic Center and Elce. If you are looking for a little cheaper accommodation, you can look in more remote neighbourhoods, such as Madonna Alta, located to the southwest of the city.
What is the cost of living in Perugia for a student?
This depends, to a large extent, on what accommodation you decide to rent and the lifestyle you want to live. Supposing that you choose a room in a shared flat, and adding expenses for food and some leisure, you will have to have between € 500-600 per month.
What is the price of a student room in Perugia?
The monthly cost of a room in an apartment shared with other students in Perugia is usually around € 200, although it can go up to € 650. Pay attention to the characteristics that are important to you to decide which is the best option.
Why go on Erasmus to Perugia?
If you want to immerse yourself in Italian culture, this would be a perfect place for you. It is a relatively small city, with a very beautiful historic centre where you will be able to enjoy the best of Italian leisure, snacks and gastronomy. Its nightlife is quiet, but no less lively, as it has many students.


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