Housing facilities for Ph.D. students
Students admitted to PhD programs can move in different ways while looking for housing. Here below a few options are described, in or out of campus.
- UNIVERSITY RESIDENCES
Università Bocconi offers students housing rooms in University Residences nearby the campus. All information about the application process is reported in the “HOUSING APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATIONS” .pdf document available here, generally published in May in its updated version.
Two deadlines are normally scheduled with in the following chronological order:
(1) application deadline for FULL RATE housing
(2) application deadline for REDUCED RATE housing
Students may only submit one application, for either full rate (1) or reduced rate (2) housing. You cannot apply for both of them.
Only in case of rooms availability, a LAST MINUTE application deadline for FULL RATE housing may be scheduled. All students not assigned housing are eligible to apply, no matter if a previous application for (1) or (2) was presented or not. Housing will be assigned based on the chronological order of the submission of the online application (first-come, first-served basis).
- OTHER RESIDENCES
Students may also write to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask them for a list of other residences nearby the campus so that you can contact them and check their availabilities.
You may also contact Residence Bocconi (Italian website: http://www.residencebocconi.it/index.html) that offers special fares for Bocconi Students.
- APARTMENT HUNTING
If you are interested in finding an apartment by yourself, you can find a list of rooms/apartments available on the notice boards around the Bocconi buildings; also, you can do your search by using specialized websites (egs. http://www.idealista.it/en/ , http://www.kijiji.it/ , https://www.uniplaces.com/ , etc.) or by contacting a real estate agency.
Shared housing (private room, use of bathroom and kitchen) will cost approximately € 500 per month. A studio apartment will cost approximately € 700-800 per month. Expect to pay three month rent in advance, plus a refundable deposit (on vacating) which can be as much as three-month rent. This deposit is usually held in a bank account and the interest credited. Be careful as to how much notice you are required to give before terminating the contract.