Accommodation, University Residence Competition Call & cost of living

Call for the assignment of accommodation in the UniBg Halls of Residence

Keep in mind to check the APPLICATION ONLINE 

Request a password by visiting the following page

Office in charge 
Servizio Diritto allo studio. For further information send an online notification: ticket – tracking

A room in the University hall of Residence costs between 110-200 euro/month according to family income. Scholarship beneficiaries have right to free accommodation.

You are required to pay a € 300,00 deposit in order to enter your room

How to pay deposit 
You can pay deposit by bank transfer with the payment details that will be given by Servizio Diritto allo studio

Circa Mid-September every year

Allocation of the room 
After the publication of the Accommodation Ranking, beneficiary students have to accept or refuse the accommodation place by sending an email to [email protected] and by attaching the documentation listed in the Notice.
Then they will receive a conformation email. The participation in the competition does not assure the availability of the accommodation place.

Indipendent accommodation (Accommodation service)

The Accommodation Service offers completely free advice, aimed at finding accommodation in flats through the stipulation of a contract between the student and an owner. The types of accommodation offered are:

  • apartments to share with other students
  • studio/one bedroom apartments

The Service is aimed for:

  • students enrolled in all degree and doctoral courses, both Italian and foreigners
  • students from other countries who will stay in Bergamo attending the International Mobility Programs (LLP, Erasmus, etc)

For all the detailed info, please consult Accommodation Service page.

Temporary accommodation in Bergamo: Hotels and Hostels

We recommend booking a room in a hotel, hostel or residence for the first few days of your stay in Bergamo.

Below are addresses of short-stay accommodation:

CENTRALHOSTELBG Via Ghislanzoni 30 (Città Bassa) (tel.: + 39 035 211359)

Hotel BB Bergamo:
Via Autostrada 2/B 24126 Bergamo
Telephone number: +39 035 330171

RESIDENCE DEL BORGO:  - Via Borgo Santa Caterina, 41 - 24124 Bergamo

S. GIORGIO HOTEL  - S. Giorgio 10 (tel: + 39 035 212043) (Room only)


SAN SISTO HOSTEL: Strada S. Sisto Vecchio, 23 - 24126 Bergamo Telephone number: +39 (0) 35 321599 -  e-mail to [email protected].

BIGIstanza:[email protected]

For further information please check VISIT BERGAMO OR LOMBARDY OFFICIAL BOOKING

Below are addresses of accommodation for longer stays:

Rent a flat or a bed in a shared room
Write to: [email protected]

PATRONATO S. VINCENZO - via Madonna dei Campi (Sorisole) (tel.: + 39 035 571548)  [email protected]
14 single rooms available to male students only. Rooms have ensuite bathrooms.
Fondazione Gedama Onlus: Ponte San Pietro (BG)    [email protected] (rooms only for women)

Public transport

ATB bus services ATB ( cover the city and the suburbs. 

N.B.: Single and season-tickets must be bought before boarding buses at the ATB ticket-offices in largo Porta Nuova or at the railway station, in piazzale Marconi, at newspaper kiosks or tabaccherie (tobacconists').


Taxis are quite expensive in Bergamo, although fares obviously vary according to distance, journey time and the various supplementi (extra charges at night, on Sundays and national holidays, to and from the airport).


The University has a good canteen, where ERASMUS students receive a 42% discount on meals.
There are also plenty of snack-bars, pizza restaurants and take-away pizza shops in the area around the University.
In a mid range restaurants, pasta dishes are between 6-12 euro , while main fish or meat courses will normally cost between 8 and 16 euro.
Buying food from the supermarket is not expensive, as you could spend on average 150 euro/month.


Average costs are about € 200.00 per Semester. Most books can be bought second-hand.


It is less expensive to buy basics (food, toiletries and clothes) in chain stores or supermarkets (such as Oviesse, Upim, GS, Auchan, Esselunga, etc.) than in small shops.

Cinema, theatre, concerts

Cinema: a cinema ticket costs € 7.50 (which is reduced to € 6.00 on Wednesdays in many cinemas). Films in English are shown at the Capitol Cinema.
Theatre and concerts: tickets cost on average from € 16.00 to € 25.00. Some associations offer discounts for students. For further information, check
Milan, 50 kilometres away, offers a wide range of events. For further information, check > tempo libero or

  • The EURO is the official currency in Italy
  • There are no limits on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought into the country
  • Foreign Currency Exchange in banks (Monday to Friday, 8.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m. and 2.45 p.m. - 3.45 p.m.)
  • Credit cards: widely accepted in restaurants, hotels, railway stations and shops. VISA is the most useful.

Students are advised to bring with them a sufficient amount of cash or travellers' cheques to cover their immediate expenses, bearing in mind that transferring money to Italy from abroad can take some time. The fastest and safest method is by post which will take about 5 days to arrive.