HOUSING

The Regional Agency for the right to the higher education (“Ente Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario” – ERSU) cooperates with the regional government and Unime to promote higher education, accessibility at university courses and achievement of high degrees of professionalism for deserving students by means of economic support and orientation activities.
ERSU offers its services to all Unime’s national and foreign students, PhD students, trainees and visiting professors.

To rent a room the application must be sent to the ERSU well in advance, before the start of the academic year, to allow scheduling of arrivals and booking of rooms. Since the number of rooms for foreign students and visitors is limited, assignment of rooms is subject to availability.
Unime’s International Relations Unit will assist you for the booking procedure.
Living in a hall of residence will provide students with a good base to settle down, so be close to other students, as well as being near the University.

University Residences are located at:

The average monthly rent for foreign students is €180,00, including bed linen and blankets. Laundry service is not available. Access to room cannot be arranged if arrival is scheduled on Saturday.
 
The Erasmus Students Network, an association of former Erasmus students, can help you to find the right private accommodation in Messina. ESN provides regularly updated lists of private flats and houses and helps students in their search: accommodation1.esnme@gmail.commessina@esn.it

Moreover, ESN provides pick-up service at Messina railway/bus station at your arrival. You are strongly recommended to contact ESN before your arrival in Messina. More info on the ESN Messina are available at the website: http://www.esn-messina.it email: pick-up@esn-messina.itmessina@esn.it.

Students can also look for a private accommodation directly logging to ERSU website: http://www.ersu.me.it/AgenziaCasa/pag1.asp