University Welcome Office
Parma is a medium-sized city with various accommodation opportunities located in different areas.
Depending on the length of your stay, your budget and personal requirements, you can choose what is the best solution for you: you can find accommodation in private flats shared with other students, residencial halls in agreement with the University of Parma or dormitories.
The University of Parma does not own any colleges or residence halls to host Exchange students or International Degree-seeking students. However, we can help you find a place to stay thanks to our Welcome Office: this service provides information and support for both Italian and international students and for visiting professors as regards their arrival in Italy and their stay in Parma.
P.le San Francesco 2 - 43121 Parma
Opening times: from Monday to Friday, 9.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.
Phone numbers: +39 0521 904150; +39 0521 904632
We strongly advise you to look for accommodation well in advance since the University cannot guarantee accommodation for all students right on their arrival.
Sottopasso Ponte Romano 2/a
Right in the heart of the city this new information centre welcomes and informs all citizens and students on university activities (educational offer, services, events). The info-point also sells “University of Parma” merchandising. From 1 July to 30 october the ParmaUniverCity Infopoint become also Wecome Point Matricole a first level information point addressed to future students and current students. Phone 0521/904081 - 904082, email firstname.lastname@example.org
ER.GO. Accommodation Services
ER.GO, the Regional Authority for the Right to Higher Education in Emilia Romagna provides student housing with over 600 rooms in 6 halls of residence located in different areas of Parma, usually at a short distance from the University departments.
Every year, ER.GO. publishes an announcement of selection for accommodation for degree-seeking students (usually in July-August). Foreign students have equal opportunities to apply for an accommodation, provided they submit the necessary documentation and meet the specific economic and educational requirements indicated in the announcement.
Accommodation facilities which have not been assigned and are therefore left vacant can be available to incoming students, trainees and researchers temporarily studying and/or working in Parma. You can check for vacant rooms in the "vacancies board" of the halls of residence called "Borsino" of the "Sportello Unico Casa" (ER.GO. Housing Office), through which you can also see real-time availability, prices and features and make an online reservation.
Further information on the ER.GO. website: www.er-go.it
Vicolo Grossardi, 4 - 43125 Parma
Phone number: +39 0521 2139; Fax number: +39 0521 213620
Call Center: Phone +39 051 6436900 (from Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.)
email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
International Desk: email@example.com
The University of Parma is a partner of www.HousingAnywhere.com the international student-to-student housing platform. Before leaving Parma for your study period abroad, exchange, Erasmus or internship program you can safely rent out your room to an incoming exchange student. This way, you can avoid paying double rent and ensure that you have your room available at your return.
Housing Anywhere is free of charge by using your student e-mail address. Before renting out a room via the platform, make sure you have informed your landlord.
Housing Anywhere has over 125+ partner universities worldwide. You can easily find and book your room in more than 500 cities in the world.
You can find accommodation in privately-owned flats, i.e. one- or two-room apartments usually shared with other students. You can find some adverts offering private accommodation on the boards of the University departments or at the Informagiovani (Via Melloni 1/b).
Hostels, hotels, B&Bs, dormitories
Depending on the type of structure, you may find accommodation for short periods only or for the whole year. You can also consider to stay in a hostel, hotel etc. during your first days in Parma or as a good solution for your friends and relatives coming for a visit.
A full list is available on Parma Tourism Website.
Remember to book your room in advance.