Reggio di Calabria

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Reggio di Calabria

This city is located in southern Italy at the “tip of the boot”, in the Calabria region. It is a city with few to see regarding structures since, after the earthquake in the early 20th century, not many important monuments or buildings were rebuilt. You can find some nice buildings, beaches and the promenade that is worth exploring.

This city has a very good climate throughout the year and is located by the sea, reasons that attract many students every year to enjoy its atmosphere.

From Reggio di Calabria you will be able to easily travel to nearby places such as Sicily, Messina, the Aspromonte National Park and the Aeolian Islands.

Surely you might be wondering how much it costs to live in Reggio di Calabria as a student? The city has a low cost of living, but the monthly cost depends largely on the type of accommodation you choose to rent. It can be a room in a shared apartment, a complete apartment for you or a residence. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know to choose the ideal type of accommodation for you.

Student apartments for rent in Reggio di Calabria

Many students who move to this Italian city are looking for complete, furnished apartments with a good location and at an affordable price. This is not always an easy task, especially if you don't know where to look. However, if you enter the Erasmus Play search engine, you will see all the verified offers on different platforms and websites. 

For reference, the average cost of a fully furnished studio apartment is € 400 per month in a central location.

Student rooms for rent in Reggio di Calabria

This alternative is usually the most chosen by international students who move to live their Erasmus experience in Reggio di Calabria. Renting a room in a shared apartment has two main advantages: it is cheaper than choosing a complete apartment, since both the rent and the price of the utility bills are divided between all the occupants, and allows to share the experience more up close with other students who are in the same situation as you.

The price of a room in a shared flat usually goes from € 150 onwards, being the average of € 200 per month. However, depending on the characteristics and location of the apartment, the cost can be as high as € 380 per month.

Student accommodation in Reggio di Calabria

As a student, it is very important to find accommodation in a good location, that is, one that is close to the faculty and the most popular leisure site for young people. We tell you which are some of the most chosen neighbourhoods every year:

Apartments for rent in the center of Reggio di Calabria

If you choose this area to live in, you will be close to most of the places of interest and leisure for the youths. You will also be able to enjoy the promenade and the beaches with ease, as well as access the main train station of the city and the port that leads to Messina.

Apartments in the historic centre

The old town of Reggio di Calabria is located in the southern part of the centre. Here are several historical sites, such as the Roman baths and the Aragonese castle. This area is full of restaurants and bars and is also close to the city's beaches.

Rooms for rent in Santa Catarina

This neighbourhood is located further north of the historic centre, very close to the main campus of the University of Mediterranean Studies. For this reason, it is a convenient area if you are going to study in one of its faculties. From here you will also be able to reach the city centre in around 15 minutes by public transport or 30 minutes on foot.

Erasmus accommodation near the universities of Reggio di Calabria

The following are the two most attended universities by international students in this southern Italian city:

Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria (UNIRC)

This university has three faculties with buildings spread over various areas of the city. The main campus is located in the Feo di Vito area and here are the Faculties of Architecture and Engineering. For its part, the Faculty of Agronomy is located next to the historic centre of the city.

University for foreigners “Dante Alighieri” of Reggio di Calabria (UNISTRADA)

This private institution, called “Università per stranieri" Dante Alighieri "di Reggio Calabria” in Italian, is located in a building in the centre of the city and all his classes are held there. For this reason, if you want to live near this university, you should look for accommodation in the centre. In this way, you will be able to be close to the institution and the most popular leisure sites for international students.

University residence in Reggio di Calabria

The Mediterranean University of Reggio di Calabria offers its students two residences in different parts of the city. One is in the centre and another near the main campus of the institution, further north. Each of them offers different types of accommodation and facilities, but you should determine where your faculty is located to choose the most convenient for you.

Frequently Asked Questions about living in Reggio di Calabria

How much does a room cost in Reggio di Calabria?
The price range for this type of accommodation is usually between € 150 and € 380. However, the average cost of a room in a shared flat is € 200 per month.
How much is the Erasmus scholarship to study in Reggio di Calabria?
The amount of the scholarship always depends on the student's country of origin, since each nation has different regulations concerning this issue.
How is the student atmosphere in Reggio di Calabria?
It is usually quite active with a wide variety of activities to do, both during the day and at night. During the summer, chiringuitos are installed on the beaches, which is why it is usually the preferred place for young people to go out.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Reggio di Calabria?
Average spending in this Italian city is among the lowest in Italy, attracting many students. If you rent a room in a shared flat and add food and leisure expenses, it means that you should have around € 450-500 per month.
Why go on Erasmus to Reggio di Calabria?
In Reggio di Calabria you will be able to delve into southern Italian culture and tradition, enjoying its beaches, gastronomy and events. You will also be able to take the opportunity to learn Italian, a language that will surely be very useful for your professional career.

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