International opportunities for students

Your average budget will have to consider the following general expenses (all amounts are approximate and expressed in euro).

Immediate costs to face at your arrival

  • stay permit application: € 77,96;
  • health insurance for non-EU students: € 149,77 (per calendar year) for enrolment in the National Health Insurance;
  • private health insurance for EU students (if you don’t have the European Health Insurance Card): prices may vary according to the insurance companies;
  • Opera Universitaria accommodation:
    • deposit to get the key: € 360 mandatory deposit at your arrival (refundable) + € 40 when you leave for check out expenses (non-refundable);
    • housing rent (see prices below);
  • meals at the University canteens: approximately € 270/month;
  • bus transport: € 1,20 for a single ticket (valid up to 70 minutes); monthly bus pass € 26,50.

Approximate cost for the first month of stay: € 1.300 for non-EU students and € 900 for EU students.

Living cost

Monthly rates per person/month a.y. 2016/2017
Type of room double single
Students eligible to the Opera Universitaria Scholarship € 180,00 € 220,00
All other students € 250,00 € 310,00
Post docs € 305,00 € 365,00

Private accommodation

For a place in a double bedroom in a private house: from € 250 to € 350/month + € 150/month for the general expenses: water, electricity, heating, internet etc.; for a mini flat for 1-2 people: from € 500 to € 800/month plus € 150/month for the general utilities: water, electricity, heating, internet etc.
Please note that if you find the private accommodation through a real estate agent, you will be asked to pay one month rent for the service. Furthermore, you will be required to give the landlord at least 3 months rent as a deposit plus pay the first month’s rent in advance.

Food

For meals in a university cafeteria: approximately € 280/month (€ 4,90/full meal; € 4,40/small meal; € 3,10/snack).
For breakfast in a bar: approximately € 70 euros/month (€ 2,50 for a cup of coffee + croissant).
For one meal in a medium-priced restaurant/pizzeria: € 15/30.

The approximate prices of some items are listed below (in €):

  • Milk: 1,20/Liter
  • Bread: 4,50/Kilo
  • Butter: 1,70/250 gr.
  • Beef: 9 / 19/Kilo
  • Chicken: 8/10 /Kilo
  • Rice: 1,70/2,50 / Kilo
  • Pasta: 0,80/1,20 / Kilo
  • Mineral water: 0,50/0,80 /Liter

Other need

  • For bus transport: € 1,20 for a single ticket (valid 70 minutes); monthly bus pass € 26.50, yearly bus pass from € 208, up to € 251; see the page Bus and train travel card
  • For an Italian language course with the Language Centre: free of charge - up to € 100/course; see the different prices according to your profile at this page.
  • For clothing: shoes € 70/pair, jeans € 40 €/pair, sweater € 40–60.
  • To buy a mobile phone: € 50 - 400; monthly and pay-as-you-go plans: € 5 up to € 40 (e.g. of Italian providers: WIND, TREVODAFONE, TIMPOSTEMOBILE).
  • To buy a laptop:  € 400 - 1.000.
  • For a drink in a bar: € 3 a small beer, € 1,10 a cup of coffee (espresso), € 1,50 a croissant.
  • For a movie ticket: € 5 - 8,50; for a 10-entrance card: € 50 – 55.
  • For a museum ticket: € 4.00 – 8.00.
  • For a theatre/concert ticket:  € 15 – 40.
  • For a gym course : € 60 – 100 /month (discounts available with UniSport).
  • To buy a skipass during the skiing season: € 35 – 50/day.
  • For a swimming pool entrance ticket: € 4,60 for students (up to 26 years old); entrance card from € 38,70 (for students up to 26 years old) and € 51,40 for adults.
  • To enroll to Unisport and have the right to special prices for gym courses, entrance to swimming-pools and tennis courts, etc.: € 20/year.

Stay permit renewal costs

  • stay permit renewal: € 77,96 + € 149,77 for the National Health Insurance;
  • for the renewal of the stay permit the Immigration Office (Questura) might ask you to prove that you have at least € 500/month for minimum 6 months - please note that this amount will just allow you to afford basic expenses.

It is highly recommended that you can count on an amount of € 600/700 € per month.