able. You can find quite all the advertisements on the Univer-
sity billboards. Check also some websites (as Bakeca: http://
pavia.bakeca.it/, Cercacasa: http://cercacasa.sostudenti.it,
Easystanza: www.easystanza.it, ebay/kijiji: Kijiji: www.kijiji.
it/case/affitto/ and others) or specific magazines that you
can find for free around the city (attico, Il tetto, Cercaffari...) or
buy at every newsagents’ (Passaparola). Rooms can be single
or double and usually cost from € 200 to € 300 per month.
Pay attention to the voice “spese” (meaning additional costs
such as light, gas, heating) mainly when there are “spese con-
dominiali”: they can be very expensive (up to € 100 per month
and per person).
Teach your language and get a room (NEW!)
(this is a pilot project! Check if it still is available!)
Centro assistenza Studenti offers from the academic year
2012-2013 a new opportunity of accommodation between
Erasmus students and families living in Pavia city. Erasmus stu-
dents can get a room paying a limited amount and teach their
language to the children.
If you are interested you can choose the voice “host family ac-
commodation” in the accommodation options and select one
of the three board possibilities (full board-half board- B&B).
In the last few years, students have the possibility of being
hosted in the pretty new “Camp4us”, a very Campus in the
anglo-Saxon tradition which is growing in the University zone
of Cravino (north-western area of Pavia). For further informa-
tion about services, facilities, prices and how to access, visit
http://www.campuspavia.it or contact the
Centro assistenza Studenti.
UNIVERSITY RESIDENCES (“COLLEGES”)
the University of Pavia has a consolidated
system of University Colleges: 17. they
can be defined as an “integrated services
system”, the best solution to meet students’
needs and rights. Colleges offer a wide range of services:
accommodation, canteens, cooking facilities, internet, study
rooms, tV, laundry, sport facilities; social integration opportuni-
ties, cultural activities. Some colleges have their own academic
offer within the UNIPV system, organizing activities such as
conferences, seminars, meetings. there are three kind of Col-
leges: the “historic” ones (or “di merito”), the public ones (run
by EdiSU) and the private ones.
there are four “historic” or “merit” Colleges: the almo Collegio
Borromeo (the oldest in Italy, since 1561), the Collegio ghis-
lieri (since 1567), the Collegio Santa Caterina and the Colle-
gio Nuovo. these colleges, reserved only for the best students,
offer post-graduate advanced studies courses in the framework
of the IUSS (University Institute for advanced Studies), accord-
ing to the Ministry of Education.
Public colleges are run by EdiSU. Some have a strong history
in hosting students (like the Castiglioni, since 1429, and Cai-
roli, since 1781) while other are newer (Valla, Spallanzani,