ESU provides accommodation for about 1600 students from outside Padova in its 14 halls of residence, which are situated in the city centre or near to the university buildings.

Four university guesthouses are also available for shortterm stays.


Accommodation in halls of residence is governed by competition. All the information about requirements and deadlines can be found every year from the end of June at

Prices are calculated according to student merit, family means, and the on-site facilities. 

University guesthouses are open from October to the end of July. The prices and quality of the rooms make them a competitive option for students, teachers and researchers in search of short-term accommodation. From the end of August to the end of September the Copernico hall of residence also offers a bed & breakfast service for students and families, which includes reading rooms and internet points.

For further information go to

For bookings, write to; you will be asked to provide your personal details and the dates of arrival and departure.


For information about competitions 

Financial support office

via San Francesco 122, 35121 Padova

tel. +39 049 8235672 - 5673 - 5674

fax +39 049 8235677


For information about halls of residences and guesthouses


via Tiepolo 46, 35129 Padova

tel. +39 049 8941160

fax +39 049 7800187