Sassari is the second most populated city on the island of Sardinia, located to the northwest of it. Although it is not a very large city, it is one of the oldest cities on the island, so it has a lot of history and art in its streets.
Being a small city there is not a great leisure offer for students. However, university life for young people is lively, since there is a student association that usually organizes different cultural, sporting and travel activities and events. Erasmus students also usually organize parties among themselves, so nightlife can also be fun. In Sassari you will also have the opportunity to enjoy nature to the fullest, with beaches with crystal clear waters, cliffs and excursions in different nearby areas.
In this city of Sardinia, the most common thing is to find apartments to share with other students, since most have more than one room. They are usually fully furnished, including bedding, utensils, and basic appliances such as a refrigerator, oven, and microwave.
In general, the price of a shared apartment is around € 1200 for one with three bedrooms. But be careful, you have to check if the price includes the costs of services, such as water, electricity, internet, etc., since some of them do not include it. If so, you have to calculate a small amount to add to the displayed price to find out how much the approximate cost per month of rent will be.
Most of the accommodation offer that you will find in Sácer / Sassari belongs to rooms in shared flats. This is usually the preferred option for young internationals, as it allows them to live with other roommates which makes the experience more fun. In addition, the cost of rent and utility bills per person is less than in a flat just for you, since they are divided among everyone who lives there.
Rooms usually include a bed, bedding, desk, chair, and closet. The cost starts from € 160 and can go up to € 380 per month. However, the average price is around € 230 per month, always depending on the characteristics and location of the apartment. Some of those with a higher price are because they have an individual private bathroom or because the apartment has additional features such as a balcony or garden.
Most international young people who stay and study in Sassari choose central and surrounding neighbourhoods to live in. Below we are going to inform you about some of the most chosen neighbourhoods by international students in Sassari.
This neighbourhood is located next to the historic centre of the city, towards the south. It has many bars and restaurants. In addition, it is next to many of the buildings of the University of Sácer, the University of Medicine and Surgery, Botany and Agricultural Engineering.
These two adjacent areas are also located next to the centre of Sácer, towards the northeast. They are a little further from the faculties, about 20 minutes on foot, but they are close to green areas such as Mount Bianchino.
The modern centre extends to the southwest of the historic centre of the city, encompassing the area that is next to Porcellana. Here you will find several sites of interest for students, such as museums, restaurants, bars, squares, shops and historical buildings. Also, from the centre of Sácer, there is easy access to all the university's faculties and the main train station.
This institution, called in Italian “Università degli Studi di Sassari”, has its faculties spread over different buildings. All of these faculties are located in the centre and the surroundings, so they are close to each other and also close to the most frequented places by students. The farthest faculty is Veterinary Medicine, about a 30-minute walk from the city centre, in the Rizzeddu area. Due to the closeness of its faculties to the centre, it is not difficult to find accommodation near the University of Sassari.
The University of Sassari has residences for students, but they assign few places to Erasmus students and international students each year (currently there are only 20). The available places are assigned upon first incoming requests, so if you want to live in a residence you have to request your place as soon as possible. Due to the lack of available residence options, it turns out to be difficult to find a place there. Therefore many young internationals prefer to look for rooms in shared flats on their own, rather than waiting on a list for the residences with no aim.
|How much does a student room cost in Sassari?|
|The cost usually starts from € 160 and can go up to € 380. However, the average price is around € 230 per month, always depending on the characteristics and location of the apartment.|
|What are the best areas to live in Sassari as a student?|
|International young people generally choose downtown and surrounding neighbourhoods to live in, as this is where the university's faculties are located. You can consider some neighbourhoods such as the centre, Porcellana, Prunizzedda, Cappuccini, Luna e Sole and Monserrato.|
|How is the student atmosphere in Sassari?|
|Despite being a relatively small city, Sácer / Sassari has a mix of activities to do. For example, you will be able to enjoy different events and parties that are organized for young people, as well as access the nearby nature and enjoy the beaches.|
|What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Sassari?|
|The cost of living in Sassari is not expensive. You should estimate that between rent, food, leisure and some trips you have to have € 500-550 per month. An advantage of being a student at Sácer is that many discounts are offered if you are enrolled in the university, such as in transport passes and the university cafeteria.|
|Why go on Erasmus to Sassari?|
|In this city of Sardinia, you will be able to enjoy the Italian culture and the traditions of the rural area of the country, such as carnivals and festivals in nearby towns. You will also be able to enjoy what the city has to offer and the nearby natural sites. If you interact with the locals, you can take the opportunity to learn the Italian language and, if you also interact with other international students, you will be able to practice English.|