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Tips for international students

Some suggestions and costs about living in Bologna

STAY IN BOLOGNA

SAIS - Student Accommodation and Information Service -  gives practical information regarding the stay in Bologna such as registration, residence permit, opening a bank account etc...

ACCOMODATION: how to find it?

Students from abroad can find support at SAIS - Student Accommodation and Information Service - that  supplies information to international students for a wide range of solutions, also making them available on the website. The accommodation inquiry form must be completed and forwarded at least a month before the arrival date.

The University area is crammed with announcements of rent for rooms and flats. It's very common to call the number, to fix an appointment and to have a look at the place. You should know some translation tips:
ROOMS
CAMERA SINGOLA  a single room not to be shared with any other student. The bathroom and kitchen are most likely to be shared with other people in the flat;
CAMERA DOPPIA  a double room with two separate beds, it is meant to be shared with another student. The bathroom and kitchen are most likely to be shared with other people in the flat;
CAMERA TRIPLA a three-beds room with three separate beds, it is meant to be shared with another two student. The bathroom and kitchen are most likely to be shared with other people in the flat. The price for a TRIPLA is always very convenient;

INTERNET CONNECTION
FASTWEB:internet access in the flat (it is not always specified if the room itself is covered with the Internet service), please note that FASTWEB is the name of the Internet provider, therefore, you will perhaps also see: ALICE, TISCALI;

CITY AREA
DENTRO MURA the room/flat is located in the area intended as downtown Bologna, but not necessarily close to the School of Economics. For instance, a room in the area SARAGOZZA is within the city walls, but the walking distance is farther than in Via Massarenti o Via Mazzini;
FUORI MURA the room/flat is located outside the area intended as downtown Bologna, but not necessarily far from the School of Economics. For instance, a room located fuori porta San Donato, fuori Porta Mascarella, fuori Porta Mazzini or fuori Porta San Vitale, are conveniently located walking distance to the University area;

HOUSE FACILITIES
LAVATRICE there is a washing machine available in the flat;
BOLLETTE / SPESE INCLUSE the bills are included in the rental price. The bills are usually for services like: water, electricity, heat, etc;
BOLLETTE / SPESE ESCLUSE the bills are not included in the rental price;

LIBERA SUBITO the room is available right away.

HOW MUCH IT IS? some significant prices:

 rent of a single room in a shared flat
 350 euros a months + utilities
 rent of a shared room in shared flat
 250 euros a months + utilities
 food at the supermarket for one week
 50 euros
 pizza + beer in a pizzeria
 18 euros
 capuccino + croissant in a cafeteria
 2,50 euros
 meal at the university canteen
 6 euros
 aperitif
 6 -8 euros
 newly - released film
 8 euros