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SAIS is the Student Accommodation and Information Service (former “Centro Erasmus”) which is a joint collaboration project between the “Fondazione CEUR” (European Centre for University and Research) and the Alma Mater University of Bologna.

Each year it provides help in finding accommodation to international users offering a wide range of possibilities which vary from University residences, colleges, guest rooms (for short stays) and private apartments. SAIS also provides a support work to those University of Bologna offices that host and welcome PHD, researchers and international teachers.

Accommodation solutions

Reservable apartments
Private apartments
Other opportunities
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  • Residence San Vitale: Residence San Vitale Applications are open again!


  • Office closed on November 1st: We inform you that Thursday the 1st of November 2018 the SAIS Bussola office will be closed to the public.
  • 4th of October - Office closed for patron saint's fest: We inform you that thursday the 4th of October SAIS office will be closed on the occasion of Bologna patron saint's fest.
  • Residence San Vitale:

    The applications for the Residence San Vitale are closed. To get more information, please contact specifying the period of your stay and that you are interested in University Residence.

  • Sais Hostel - to be booked until 31st of July, exclusively for the month of August:

    Sais service promotes an initiative to offer a temporary accommodation in Bologna.
    This initiative has the aim of helping International students in the search of a definitive accommodation.
    We know that the search of a place or a room in Bologna can be difficult, therefore we strongly recommend that students book a temporary accommodation for about two-three weeks, during which they can search for a definitive accommodation unless they have already booked one from distance.
    As well as a section in its webpage, which is dedicated to temporary accommodations (, Sais allows the booking of places in Residenza Carducci ( the month of August, exclusively for International students.
    This booking regards 1 place in Studio Apartment with two (separate) beds, bathroom, and kitchen area. All studio apartments are divided according to the gender.

    - One week (from 1 to 7 nights): 100 Euros for the fee + 50 Euros for the security deposit
    - Two weeks (from 8 to 14 nights): 190 Euros for the fee + 100 Euros for the security deposit
    - Three weeks (from 15 to 21 nights): 280 Euros for the fee + 150 Euros for the security deposit
    - Four weeks (from 1st to 31st of August): 358 Euros for the fee + 200 Euros for the security deposit
    From the security deposit, 25 Euros are normally withheld for the final cleaning of the room, except for particularly precarious hygienic conditions which would require an intervention of more than one working hour.

    The number of available places is limited.
    Wi-Fi internet service, shared among all the students of the residence, is included in the price.

    Common services:
    Token-operating launderette service
    Residence’s internal telephone network
    External parking lot for cycles and motorcycles
    Wide equipped garden
    24h reception service

    In order to verify the availabilities, it is necessary to answer this e-mail by providing the following information:
    1) IUDF
    2) Gender
    3) Age
    4) Period of stay
    - Day of arrival
    - Day of departure
    Special needs

    Once the availability is verified, students will receive some instructions about how to proceed with the booking.
    The booking will be considered fulfilled only when the payment of the due amount takes place, according to the terms and conditions that are specified in the offer.

  • Residence San Vitale: Currently there are no single rooms available for the Academic Year 2018/2019.
  • Booking an accommodation before arrival 2018/19:

    The initiative finished on June, 30th. 

  • International Workers' Day:

    We inform you that SAIS/Bussola Office will be closed tomorrow 1st May for the international workers' day.