University Residences

Limited number of places at the University Residences owned by the Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio (Regional Office for the Right to Higher Education) are reserved for International Exchange students.
Almost all of the rooms are twin rooms with 2 beds. The current price per person is 297,00 euros per month.

The International Office will allocate the rooms on a first come, first served basis and will contact students providing an accommodation proposal and giving instructions on how to confirm the reservation.

Priority is given to students coming from Unisi partner Universities.

Exchange students wishing to apply for accommodation at the University Hall of Residence for the first semester must fill out the accommodation form for the second semester 2019-2020 that will be available in the following periods


- Students arriving in the first semester: between May 15 and July 15

- Students arriving in the second semester: between October 15 and December 10



Residence il Refugio
The University of Siena aims to facilitate those who for reasons of study, research, popular science of the University, need to stay for short or long term in the city of Siena through a facility dedicated to lodging.

This structure is available to students, teachers, academics or others who have an institutional relationship with the University.

The REFUGIO is located downtown, near Porta Romana, just a few steps from the sites of interest in the city, from University departments, from the main University offices and the Santa Chiara Lab.

It has 50 rooms, all with private bathroom and free wi-fi.

The rooms are classified as Senior or Junior type, single, double or triple.

At guests ' disposal a large garden, the computer room/study/reading room, dining room, where you can book breakfasts and meals, small kitchen, wide corridors and the relaxation room.


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As a student from University of Siena you can find student accomodation on:



Through this student housing platform you can rent a room from students who are in an exchange programme abroad. Besides, it allows you to offer your room to foreign students in your home city. On Housing Anywhere you can safely book your room using the Secure Booking Service before arriving in Siena.

Private accommodation

The University’s Pubblic Relations Office provides students with an updated list of private accommodation available in apartments, rooms and beds in shared rooms.

Students looking for accommodation can consult the accommodation bulletin board.
The Public Relations Office also distributes “La giusta casa”, a guide for students on rental contracts for housing.
Notices seeking and offering rooms can be found throughout the city and in particular: on notice boards in the university faculties, libraries, residences and canteens, at bus stops and in some supermarkets.

Cost of living

The average cost of living for a student in Siena amounts to approximately € 500.00 per month, the main expense being accommodation.

University accommodation
• Double room: € 297.00

Private accommodation
• Single room in centre: € 400.00
• Single room on the outskirts: € 350.00
• Double room in centre (per person): € 300.00
• Single room on the outskirts: € 250.00
• Studio/bedsit: € 700.00/750.00

Costs of living in Siena
• Full meal at the canteen € 4.50
• Meal in a pizzeria € 20.00
• Breakfast in a bar € 2.00
• Bus ticket (valid for 1 hour) € 1.20
• Student season (three-month) ticket/bus pass € 56.00
• Specialist medical visit € 36.00
• Cinema € 8.00
• Newspaper € 1.20