Thursday 17 January , 2019

Welcome to

Accommodation in Padua for exchange students

SASSA Service/ESU Accommodation plans to find a solution to the search of accommodation for students taking part in Erasmus+ Mobility for Studies and other bilateral exchange programmes, for researchers and for  those who arrive in Padua through the tight web of international exchange programmes created by the University of Padova.

Founded as an accommodation office, SASSA also provides other services not only related to accommodation. Students are helped with gathering and completing the documents required for enrolment and application for the residence permit and are given useful information in order not to loose their head in the first moments of their stay.

Your one way

to become an exchange student at the University of Padova

1. Fill in and submit the Accommodation Form pressing the SEND button in the end.
2. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail. If you do not receive our e-mail the form has not been sent correctly.
3. Check up on our website for any information you may need.
4. Remember that the Accommodation Form is mandatory, so you have to fill it even though you do not need an accommodation.


Information about Accommodation ESU

Every year ESU (the Regional Agency for the Right to Education) offers to international exchange students a  variable amount of places in residence halls. Usually, the number of applicants is higher than the available places. For this reason, not all applications can be satisfied and only those submitted before the deadline (June 30th for the first semester and November 15th for the second) will be taken into consideration.

ESU Halls of Residence

ESU manages ten halls of residence in which students taking part in international exchange programmes are allocated. Single and double rooms are availble in halls of residences or apartments.

All the residences are equipped with shared kitchen, laundrette, porter’s lodge, TV room, computer room with internet connection, gym and sports facilities.

Private Rented Sector

S.A.S.S.A. Service provides help to find a place in the private rented sector to the students taking part in international exchange programmes who send the Accommodation Form within the deadline (first semester, June 30 - second semester, November 15). Students who do not send the accommodation form or send it late have to find a place in the private rented sector by themselves.

It is NOT possible to book a place. SASSA puts students in touch with the people offering places on their arrival. Only when you arrive in Padua (never before) the address of an apartment is given and an appointment  to visit the flat is scheduled.

Private run colleges

ESU signed an agreement with a few private run colleges to accommodate international and Ph.D. students. Types of accommodations, costs and services provided are very different. Confirmation of place is subject to an interview with the local manager of the chosen college.

Guest Lodges

More and more international and non international students come to Padua for a period of study, work or holiday and attending its university. For all these people ESU provides modern equipped lodgings located in the neighbourhood of the main university sites and well linked with the city centre. There are different kind of accommodation offers: rooms, suites and flats for daily, weekly and monthly stay. According to the accommodation, additional facilities  such as porter’s lodge, internet connection, laundrette, etc. make the stay more comfortable.



If you can not, do not want or do not know how to cook...

ESU manages three canteens that can be accessed by all international students and other foreign guests. Canteens are located in town near the main academic centers, and in Legnaro at Agripolis Campus.



The second assignees list for the second semester is online!


Don’t ask questions that already have an answer

How can I contact SASSA?
SASSA is open all year round (except on public holidays), 5 days a week, for 7 1⁄2 hours a day. If you can’t come to our office you can email (best choice), phone or fax us.