Frequently Asked Questions

Accommodation Competition for University Students

The ESU residences offer a total of 27 places equipped for students with certified motor/visual disabilities. The disabled student or his family member, before taking possession of the accommodation, must inspect it and issue a suitable declaration that there is no impediment to being hosted in the assigned accommodation and also declare the methods with which they intend to provide personal services continuously throughout the 24 hours, if the student is unable to provide for themselves independently. If elements are detected that are incompatible with the disability status that the organization cannot remove and does not have, alternatively, suitable rooms to offer, the benefit cannot be granted. The inspection methods can be agreed upon by opening a ticket in the Student Desk > Residence > General information.

No. In the online application for participation in the competition it is mandatory to indicate the Residences in progressive order of preference, but the assignment of accommodation by ESU is not bound to the expressed preference and depends on the availability of beds.

It is not possible to express a preference over a single or double room.

Usually, until beds are available, students enrolled in the first year are assigned double rooms while single rooms are assigned to students enrolled in subsequent years.

During the Accommodation Competition, the student who has received an accommodation offer that he does not intend to accept must simply not pay the required deposit.

Non-acceptance in an accommodation competition does not preclude the possibility of participating in subsequent years. In the event of confirmation of accommodation and failure to enroll at the University (e.g. due to failure to pass the entrance test) it will be possible to request the refund of the deposit paid for the seat reservation. The refund of the deposit will take place in the following ways:

– If the place is given up by September 30th and without the student having collected the room key, the deposit will be refunded in full;

– If the cancellation occurs between October 1-15 and without the student having collected the room key, half a month’s rent with the “Not eligible” rate will be deducted from the deposit;

– If the cancellation occurs after October 15th and without the student having collected the room key, the deposit will be retained in full;

– If the student has collected the room key, the security deposit will be retained in full regardless of the date of communication of the cancellation.

During the year, after the Accommodation Competition, renunciation of a bed space is permitted for valid and documented reasons: in this case the guest must submit a request via ticket to the ESU Residences Office at least thirty days before departure and in any case not beyond the mandatory deadline indicated in the General Regulations of University Residences.


You must check the geographical distance tables available at the following link https://www.unipd.it/borse-studio-alloggi

The tables are not currently available for the Adria branch (exclusively for students enrolled at the Adria Conservatory), for which the student will self-certify the fulfillment of the conditions relating to the status taking into account that the travel time must be calculated using the one officially declared by the public transport companies for the connection between the municipality of residence and the municipality where the study course is held.

There are approximately 850 places available for competition. They are not sufficient for all students eligible for accommodation (i.e. in possession of the requirements set out in the Housing Competition Announcement).

Rates vary based on the type of student (off-site/commuter; scholarship holder/eligible for scholarship/not eligible, etc.) and the residence assigned. Detailed rates are available here.

In the case of enrollment with an abbreviated career (a situation which must be promptly reported with a ticket in your personal area, Student Helpdesk > right to study), to students enrolled in the years following the first of the three-year, master’s and single-cycle master’s degree courses, the achievement of at least 55 credits is always required in the period from 10/08 of the previous year to 10/08 of the current year.

In the case of first registration, regardless of the year of the course to which you will be assigned based on the recognition of credits from previous careers, you will participate in the competition as being enrolled in the first year.

The application received from students transferring from another institution not belonging to ESU Padova participates in the “with reserve” accommodation competition and can obtain the assignment of a bed place in the availability of remaining places, after the attribution of the benefit to the students found eligible. Their application will be “frozen” and the attribution of the benefit will be determined based on the data declared by the student and the merit situation communicated by the institution.

If you have had previous registrations resulting in a degree, you will not be able to participate in the competition if you are currently enrolled in the same level of study.

If you have had previous registrations which resulted in you giving up your studies, you will be able to participate in the competition as a first year student only if you have repaid the amount for any benefits received.

If you have had previous registrations with transfers or course changes, you will be able to participate in the competition as enrolled in subsequent years regardless of the course year in which you are enrolled by the entry institution.

If you enrolled with an abbreviated career, regardless of the year of the course to which you will be assigned by the Evaluation Commission, to find out whether you will be included in the ranking for the first years or subsequent years, the number of registrations is used to determine that.

If you apply you will be classified as “not eligible” with consequent exclusion from the competition.

Subsequently (approximately from December), if there are remaining places available, you will be able to participate in the Extra competition.

The merit requirements for access to benefits for students enrolled in the second year also include the satisfaction of any training obligations (OFA), where provided for at the time of admission to the courses.

Any eligibility for the Accommodation Competition is, therefore, also subject to passing these OFAs within the terms established by the university regulations. In the case of OFA sustained in September, the student may be eligible to be assigned accommodation with subsequent verification of the achievement of OFA and, in the event of failure to pass the educational obligation, revocation of the assignment and payment of the period of use of the place with the “Non suitable for accommodation” rate.

We cannot guarantee this. For non-EU students enrolled in the first year eligible for the Accommodation Competition there is a limited “reserve” of places. There are a total of 50 places divided in half between those enrolled in the master’s degree and the three-year degree. There are therefore not many places and even if you meet the requirements set out in the Announcement, it is not certain that you will be assigned because once the reserve of places is exhausted, we cannot assign other non-EU students.

The accommodation declaration can only be issued after the assignment and confirmation of the bed by paying the deposit.

Yes. Your application will be taken into consideration after assignment to eligible full-time enrolled non-resident and commuter students. In the event of assignment, the rate applied will be “not eligible”.

Yes. The assigned student who during the year will be engaged in a mobility program lasting less than the duration of the residential contract must necessarily accept the bed, according to the methods indicated in the competition notice for the reference year and within the expected deadlines. You will subsequently be able to leave your place under “Erasmus Delegation” for the period of your stay abroad (by completing the specific form to be requested via ticket from the residence office). The place will then be temporarily assigned to another student who will pay for the room for the period of absence of the Erasmus student.

No. You will have to accept the place (if interested) by the deadline indicated in the offer received. In case of failure to register you will have to give up the accommodation and check the possibility of refunding the deposit according to the methods indicated in the following FAQ.

No, it has no relevance unless the ISEE (Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator for the provision of the right to university education) is the same. In fact, the ranking for the first years is drawn up exclusively on the basis of the ISEE.

Priority in the assignment of ESU accommodation is granted to non-resident students in possession of the merit requirements (credits acquired on August 10 of the year of submission of the application) and economic requirements (ISEE and ISPE indicators for the provision of the right to education university) established by current legislation on the matter. The position in the ranking is determined by merit. In case of equal merit, the lower ISEE prevails. For students enrolling in the first year, only the income requirement for eligibility for the competition is assessed, the position in the ranking is determined by the ISEE in ascending order.

Assignments are made on the dates indicated in the Housing Competition Announcement. The rankings continue to scroll until all places are filled. In each assignment, all the places made available based on the outcome of the previous assignment are offered (e.g. if in one assignment we offer 60 places and 35 are accepted, in the next one we will offer 25 places).

Once the rankings of eligible off-site students have been exhausted, any available accommodation is assigned by scrolling through the rankings of eligible Commuter students with the same financial and merit requirements.

Once the assignments of eligible students have been exhausted, the rankings end for all purposes.

Any remaining accommodation can be assigned to students who submit an application in the specific form (see “application for extra-competition bed”) in the Student Desk according to the methods published on the website no earlier than December. The “Not eligible” rate applies to accommodation assigned as part of the extra competition.

Students who fall into the “Off-site” and “Commuter” categories (after exhaustion of the “off-site” rankings on any available places), enrolled/enrolling at the University of Padua in the courses of:

– Three-year degree;

– Master’s Degree;

– Single-cycle master’s degree;

– Specialization (not in the medical area).

Canteen Rates

Fare A €2.70/2.00 – full/reduced meal. It applies:

– To students enrolled in the first year who are eligible for the scholarship but are not beneficiaries due to lack of resources;

– To students enrolled in the years following the first who simultaneously meet both the income and merit requirements of 70% compared to that required for eligibility for the scholarship.

Fare B €4.70/3.50 – full/reduced meal. It applies:

– To students enrolled in the first year (excluding those eligible referred to in the previous point a.);

– To students enrolled in the years following the first who alternatively meet the income requirement or the 70% merit requirement compared to that required for eligibility for the scholarship.

Fare C €5.70/4.60 – full/reduced meal. It applies:

– To students of subsequent years who do not meet both the income and merit requirements at 70% compared to that required for eligibility for the scholarship;

– To students enrolled part-time even if beneficiaries/eligible for the scholarship.

Fare D – one free meal per day and the second meal in Fare B. It applies:

– To all students receiving scholarships from 1 January to 31 December;

– To students enrolled in years subsequent to the first who are eligible for the scholarship but are not beneficiaries due to lack of resources.

Fare E €8.00/6.00 – full/reduced meal. It applies:

– To other users belonging to the university world.

You must access your Student Help Desk to the “Balance wallet and fare” area to check the fee applied.

Balance wallet and fare
Association APP – Canteen Access
Refill electronic wallet
Buy food vouchers
Summer Accommodation request
Students in international exchange
Request for guesthouse
Acceptance of accommodation request

The rate applied is rate E €8.00/6.00 full/reduced meal.

For students benefiting from a six-month scholarship, the use of the free meal ends on 30 June.

To understand what the canteen rate is applied, you must check under “method of use” in your canteen file what the code is (PP – GG – GP – MP); it is this code that defines the rates applied to meals. As in the example below, the “GP” code defines that the first meal used of the day is free while the second meal is at the “default rate” i.e. the rate indicated in the line below in the “Type of default price list” area (in the example: Fare B).

Canteen Refund

The refund request cannot be accepted if sent after 31 December of the year to which the withholding refers.

Yes, by accessing your personal Student Desk area “Canteen Refund Request” you will be able to submit the refund request. In this case you will be refunded the amount resulting from the difference between what you paid and what you owe.

No, it is not possible to request a refund for personal, ethical and/or religious reasons.

You can request a refund from your personal area in the Student Desk. You need to select the appropriate area in red “canteen reimbursement request” to create the request.

The refund amount of the withholding is calculated in part in relation to the period of non-use of the catering service. The period of non-use of the service is calculated in whole months and not in fractions. A full month is considered from the 16th day onwards of consecutive non-use.

The credit in the wallet can only be used at the Nord Piovego canteen and at the hospital canteen in Padua, after booking the meal through the ESUPd.eat app.

The refund can only be granted if it is impossible for the student to use the aforementioned facilities.

The main requirement to be able to access the “canteen reimbursement” procedure is to have won the regional scholarship on which the canteen service deduction has been applied. At this point you will be able to request a refund of the withholding in the following cases if:

– You are engaged in an internship/internship recognized by the university, to be carried out for educational/training reasons, in external locations where there is no catering service. This situation must be duly certified by sending the documentation proving the start and end of the internship/internship period, as well as the location where it took place, duly signed by the tutor;

– Your study location is in a location where no affiliated food service has been activated;

– You are carrying out national civil service, in relation to the project and location of employment;

– You are a working student, and your work activity takes place during hours that do not allow the use of the food service. This situation must be duly certified by the employer;

– You are disabled, with a disability greater than 80%, it being understood that if you wish to use the catering service, the student will pay rate B;

– You are accompanying a disabled student and have been assigned accommodation at the ESU accommodation facilities;

– You suffer from pathologies that do not allow the use of the food service, duly documented by certification from a specialist doctor in nutrition diseases of the NHS, certifying the impossibility of using the service.

To identify the correct AY you must consider the academic year of the scholarship to which the withholding refers, taking into account that this withholding entitles you to free service from 1 January to 31 December.

Conservatories and Ssml Scholarship Accommodation Competition

The data necessary to draw up the ranking are the ISEE (which we verify on the INPS platform) and the merit (given to us by the institution to which the student is enrolled). The amount of the scholarship is also defined by the status (on site, commuter, off site) which is a data declared by the student.

If there is a data in the provisional ranking that does not seem correct to you, you can appeal by accessing your Student Desk within the deadline indicated in the Notice of Competition for Scholarships and Accommodation for students enrolled in Conservatories and SSML.

After the publication of the final ranking it is no longer possible to appeal.

Yes for the following reasons:

– In case of failure to achieve 20 credits by the deadline of November 30th for students enrolled in the first year of the course;

– In case of withdrawal from studies or transfer to another university formalized by 30 September of the reference year;

– In the event of debt situations accrued and not remedied towards the Company;

– As a sanction, in case of false declarations made to obtain the benefit.

No, Esu manages scholarships exclusively for students enrolled in conservatories and high schools for linguistic mediators.

For students enrolled at the University of Padua, scholarships are managed directly by the University, information is available here https://www.unipd.it/borse-studio-alloggi

Yes, but if you are eligible and included in the rankings of scholarship beneficiaries from both ESU and UNIPD (or another Italian university), you will have to opt for only one of the benefits, by the date of publication of the provisional rankings, notifying ESU by opening a ticket on the Student Desk > Scholarship Competition.

I am a student enrolled/enrolling in the first year of the three-year program: what does it mean that the merit requirement is assessed ex post?

For students enrolled in the first year of three-year courses, the only requirement to be met when submitting the scholarship application is the financial one. In case of suitability and availability of funds, the scholarship will be disbursed in 2 instalments: the first by December 31 and the second is subject to the achievement, by 10 August of the academic year of reference, of at least 20 credits (10 credits if enrolled in part-time study), without recognition deriving from previous careers.

If the 20 credits are not achieved by the deadline of August 10th, the student will be able to acquire them by the subsequent deadline of November 30th but will not have paid the second installment of the scholarship.

If the 20 credits are not achieved even by the deadline of 30.11, the student will have to return the entire amount of the scholarship including the value of the food services and any accommodation actually offered with a “suitable” rate.

Possession of a 10-month rental contract is a necessary requirement for the attribution of off-site status. Therefore, in the absence of a contract, the student will be assessed as a commuter.

In the 2023/24 academic year. From October 2023 to September 2024.

The owner who rents out the property through a flat rate contract is exempt from the obligation to communicate any extension. To certify their stay in the accommodation, the student will have to present the receipts for payment of the monthly payments required by the competition notice. The scholarship will initially be paid in a commuter amount. The balance will be made later, when we receive the receipt of the rent payment for the 10 months.

Esu manages scholarships and accommodation for students enrolled in:

– Adria Conservatory;
– Conservatory of Castelfranco Veneto;
– Conservatory of Padua;
– Rovigo Conservatory;
– Conservatory of Vicenza;
– SSML Ciels Padua;
– SSML Limec Milan;
– SSML Vicenza/Belluno.

Extraordinary Grants Competition

No. Precisely because it is an extraordinary intervention it can only be obtained once during the course of the studies.

No. The extraordinary fund is incompatible with any scholarship provided by the University, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Special Statute Regions and autonomous Provinces as well as with any other intervention, even extraordinary, provided by any public or private entity for the academic year in question.

The events from which the student’s situation of particular and exceptional economic, personal and/or family hardship may arise which are relevant for the purposes of eligibility for the extraordinary subsidy can be:

– Serious pathologies of the student;

– Serious illnesses or deaths of family members living with the student;

– Serious needs for assistance and care of a non-self-sufficient member of the family unit to which the student must dedicate himself;

– Serious and unforeseeable worsening of the student’s family or personal economic conditions (dismissal; severance; redundancy fund; loss of social security, welfare or compensation; cessation of activity of the student or of a member of the family unit whose economic contribution, in a single measure, or main, contributed significantly to the family’s income…).

The extraordinary fund is an economic contribution that can be paid only once during the student’s studies, limited to the achievement of the first qualification for each level of study, reserved for students who find themselves in a situation of particular hardship caused by serious events that have affected themselves or their family unit (events of a medical or economic nature) such as to hinder the continuity of the course of study.

– Students in possession of the economic condition to be eligible for regional scholarships but without the merit requirement not achieved for serious documented personal reasons (certified serious illness and comparable causes) or for serious documented family reasons (death or serious illness, certificates, of a family member and comparable causes, with documented need for assistance) or for interruption or suspension of studies attributable to serious documented reasons which have prevented studying and/or attending lessons;

– Students in possession of the merit requirements required to be eligible for regional scholarships whose economic condition, once the deadlines for access to scholarships have expired, has suddenly worsened and become that required for access to the aforementioned provisions, now no longer permitted and such as to compromise the continuation of studies;

– Students who, despite possessing the economic status and merit requirements required for access to regional scholarships, have not however participated in the competition for the award of regional scholarships due to serious personal or documented family members (certified serious illness and comparable causes of the student or death or serious illness, certified, of a member of the family unit and comparable causes, with documented need for assistance).

The extraordinary fund cannot be granted to students who:

– Are enrolled in the first year of each course;

– Are beneficiaries of a scholarship or eligible for a regional scholarship but not beneficiaries due to lack of funds for the same academic year;

– Have already been beneficiaries of extraordinary subsidy in previous years;

– Are enrolled in single courses, masters, specialization and doctorate courses;

– They already have a university diploma or degree and are enrolling at the University to obtain a first level degree, master’s degree or single-cycle master’s degree.

Regional tax for the right of education

Payment of the regional tax is linked to the academic year of enrolment.

The refund request can only be accepted if it is received within the academic year, by 30 June at the latest.

Students with disabilities recognized pursuant to art. 3 of Law n. 104/1992 or with a disability equal to or greater than 66% are exempt from paying the regional tax for the right to university education as provided for in art. 9. c.2, Legislative Decree n.68/2012.

In case of payment you are entitled to a full refund.

To pay the regional tax you must access the MYPAY-Regione Veneto portal at the following link: https://mypay.regione.veneto.it/mypay4/cittadino/home and complete the online procedure.

The student who enrolls in the AFAM higher education courses for each year is required to pay the regional tax for the right to education.

The regional tax for the right to education is aimed at financing scholarships and its amount is determined each year by the regional council.

Failure to pay the regional tax is a reason for ineligibility for the AFAM scholarship and accommodation competition.

Request for benefits

First of all, remember that Esu only manages scholarships for students enrolled in conservatories and high schools for linguistic mediators. For students enrolled at the University of Padua, scholarships are managed directly by the University. Benefits are awarded by competition. The Accommodation Competition Announcement and the Scholarship and Accommodation Competition Announcement for students enrolled in Conservatories and SSML are published approximately at the beginning of July and applications are completed exclusively online. The phases are as follows:


– INTEGRATION OF THE APPLICATION: once CONFIRMED, the application must MANDATORILY be integrated by accessing the COMPLETION OF INCOME DATA area, in which the economic data deduced from the ISEE Certificate or ISEE University Parificato relating to the subsidized benefits for the Right to University Education must be entered ;

– UPLOAD DOCUMENTS, in which any required documents must be inserted (e.g. ISEE Parificato…).

In this field you must enter the total amount of the scholarship installments received two years ago (ref. Calendar year). Remember that:

– You must not declare types of contributions other than scholarships, even if declared to the CAAF (those for international mobility, extraordinary contributions, etc. are therefore excluded) or reimbursements of university fees;

– You must declare exclusively the scholarships you have received from the Italian regional bodies for the right to study (MIUR scholarships are excluded, as they are ministerial);

– You must declare the value including all the scholarship amounts paid to you in the period from January to December 2021;

Attention! You must also have declared the same amount to the CAAF when you requested the release of the University ISEE (ref. FC4 of the Single Self-Declaration under the heading “tax-exempt income”). If this is not the case, immediately request a change to your University ISEE from your CAAF.

For the purposes of assessing suitability for the scholarship, this amount, divided by the value of the equivalence scale, will be deducted from the ISEE value.

The first thing to do is to register by accessing the online services from the Padua ESU Student Desk website from which it is possible to activate all the areas of interest:


“LOG IN with MyID, SPID or CIE”. Italian students and foreign students who own an Italian identity card and a residence permit must mandatorily access with SPID or CIE.

International students who do not have a valid Italian identity document and do not have a tax code cannot log in with SPID. International students must proceed with the ACCREDITATION using the username and password of the interested party and uploading the valid Passport, in PDF format.

There are two main clues through which you can understand if you have a University ISEE:

– In the first two pages of the certificate it must be explicitly indicated that it applies to subsidized benefits for the right to university study;

– Part C of the DSU (Single Substitute Declaration) must be completed. If you have further doubts on this matter, we invite you to contact the CAAF that issued your ISEE.

The Accommodation Competition Announcement and the Scholarship and Accommodation Competition Announcement for students enrolled in Conservatories and SSML are published approximately at the beginning of July and applications must be submitted exclusively online and by the dates indicated in the announcements themselves.

The ISEE certificate referring only to the student concerned is permitted only in the case of an “Independent student/Single unit”.

It is not enough to live alone to be considered an “Independent student/single family”.

The status of independent student, whose family unit does not take into account the members of the family of origin, is recognized if one possesses both of the following requirements:

– Residence outside the housing unit of the family of origin, for at least two years from the date of submission of the application, in an accommodation not owned by one of its members;

– Tax-declared income from employment or similar, referring to the last year ascertained with the Tax Return for the 2022 tax period, not less than 9,000.00 euros per year, with reference to a family unit of one person.

If both requirements listed above do not exist, the applicant’s family unit is integrated with the family unit of origin, and the incomes are added for the purpose of calculating the ISEE, therefore the income received by the members of the family unit of origin will be mentioned. Those who are orphans of both parents and those who are in registered cohabitation because they belong to a religious, military order, healing community or subjected to a detention regime always constitute a single nucleus.

Yes, as long as you are at least in possession of the receipt for issuing the Single Self-Declaration (DSU): a document issued when you sign the DSU at the CAF or forward it to INPS, along with the protocol number of your case.

In the “Economic data” section of the online benefit application you have to indicate that you are currently in possession of the receipt of the DSU, entering the date of issue of the DSU and continuing with the compilation and transmission of the application according to the methods and deadlines set out in the announcement.

If you are unable to obtain the DSU by the application deadline, you will not be able to participate.

For the AFAM scholarship competition, in the first provisional rankings relating to the requested benefit that will be published you will be temporarily excluded. To be included in the final selections, you must be in possession of a University ISEE drawn up by the CAF or INPS within the deadlines for submitting appeals, under penalty of definitive exclusion from the competition.

For the housing competition, your application will be suspended and reconsidered only after acquiring the ISEE, and you will compete for the remaining places at that time.

The application, once inserted and completed, can be modified directly by the candidate only within the deadline of the announcement.

Students with motor or visual disabilities can participate in the accommodation competition regardless of their status (off-site/commuter/on-site) and benefit from facilitation in relation to the number of years for which they can compete to obtain the benefit and in relation to merit.

Furthermore, students with motor or visual disabilities can obtain the help of 1/2 companions with accommodation in the same facility. All information is available in the Competition Announcement.

For all applicants, the economic requirement is required, i.e. the income data (Isee and university Ispe) defined by the ISEE Certification.

For students enrolled in subsequent years, merit requirements are also required (credits obtained by 10/08/2023).

For income and merit data required, see the competition announcements.

For accommodation competition for students enrolled at the University of Padua, non-resident and commuter students can apply, on-site students are excluded.

For the Scholarship and Accommodation Competition for students enrolled in Conservatories and SSML, all students can apply, both off-site and on-site.

The benefits managed by Esu are:

– Housing competition for students enrolled at the University of Padua;

– Competition for scholarships and accommodation for students enrolled in conservatories and SSML;

– Extraordinary grants competition;

– Competition for mobility contributions for students enrolled in conservatories and high schools for linguistic mediators.

For students enrolled at the University of Padua, scholarships are managed directly by the University, the information is available here.

The economic data evaluated for the purposes of eligibility for benefits is composed of two data: ISEE (Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator) and ISPE (Equivalent Financial Situation Indicator.

The ISPEU (=University ISPE) is the Equivalent Asset Situation Indicator that applies to subsidized benefits for the right to university study. To determine the ISPE, all movable and real estate assets owned by the conventional family unit are considered on the basis of which the ISP is calculated, subsequently divided by the Equivalence Scale (SE), present on the University ISEE Certificate.

To achieve the merit requirements, the student enrolled from the second year onwards, in addition to the credits actually obtained, will be able to use a “bonus” accrued based on the year of the course attended:

– 5 credits for the second year

-12 credits for the third year

-15 credits for the following academic years

The bonus can only be used once during the entire course of study, if not used in full, the excess portion can be used in subsequent years.

The residual bonus portion can also be used in one of the years of attendance at the master’s degree.

The application is automatic by the office without prior request from the student. The bonus is not provided for the achievement of merit requirements by students enrolled part-time.

It is NOT the ordinary ISEE.

It is an indicator calculated starting from an ordinary ISEE for the Right to University Education with the above requirements. Students who have had, in their family unit, a change in the employment/financial situation, i.e. a change of more than 25% in the income situation indicator and/or a reduction of more than 20% in the financial situation can request it. The validity period of the current ISEE is six months, starting from the date of submission of the DSU. The request for the current ISEE presupposes the possession of a valid ordinary ISEE.

The ISEE (Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator) is the tool for evaluating the economic situation of those who request subsidized services, in this case services for the right to university study (accommodation, regional scholarship, extraordinary subsidies, mobility contributions, preferential rate for the catering service, reductions on university fees, part-time collaboration “200” hours etc.). It can be requested from a CAF or pre-filled on the INPS website.

If you are an Italian citizen you must request the ISEE certificate for the Right to Ordinary University Education from CAF, Patronages, Qualified Professionals or via the INPS website (Pre-compiled ISEE) on Italian territory. If you are an international or Italian student residing abroad you must request the ISEE Parificato University online from the Caf affiliated with UNIPD and ESU:


Email: caf-iseeunipd@ciapadova.it

Regarding the ISEE Parizzato you can find the information here https://www.unipd.it/en/isee

The following categories must request the ORDINARY UNIVERSITY ISEE:

– Italian students residing in Italy;

– International students with residence in Italy and with an income from work exceeding 9,000.00 Euros).

The following categories must request the ISEE PARIFICATO UNIVERSITY by contacting the affiliated CAF:

– International students residing abroad, with a family unit residing abroad;

– International students resident in Italy but with an income from work of less than 9,000.00 Euros and with a family unit resident abroad;

– Italian students residing abroad, whether or not registered in the Registry of Italians Residents Abroad (AIRE).

The accommodation competition announcement and the scholarship and accommodation competition announcement for students enrolled in conservatories and SSML are managed by:

– Right to Education Office for the part relating to the access rules defined in the Announcements, the preparation of the rankings and everything relating to scholarships;

– Residences Office for the part relating to the assignment of places, the sending of offers and the management of everything that may happen subsequently and until leaving the residence.

The offices are located in Padua, Via Ospedale Civile n.19. They are open from Monday to Friday by appointment which can be booked from the Student Desk.

The offices can be contacted via:

– ticket from your Student Desk

– 049 7430602 (Residences Office)

– 0497430610/1/2 (Right to Study Office)

University Accomodations

Acceptance of the bed space does not include transfer to another site/room.

Only in the event of ascertained incompatibility between guests of the same housing unit, or for organizational reasons, the Company is allowed to make official transfers to another accommodation or residence.

On the ESU website, under “residences”, photos and information on the characteristics of the beds in the various university residences are available.

In any case, it is possible to visit the individual residence (during the opening periods) by making arrangements with the Residences Office which acts as an intermediary with the concierge to allow the visit. Please remember, however, that it is not possible to choose the residence and the type of room and that the assignment is made automatically by ESU based on the availability of beds.

Payments must be made online at your Student Desk via the MyPay service, a certified online payment system; if you wish to pay in cash, you can print the payment notice from the Student Desk and go to pay at the bank, or at an authorized tobacco store.

Those eligible for the grant who are not beneficiaries are entitled to a reduction in the price of the bed. For details of the rates, please refer to the specific attachment of the Competition Announcement.

A sum is automatically deducted from the scholarship (which may vary from year to year) to pay for the place in residence for the recipients in the ESU residences. If the assigned place costs less than the amount deducted from the scholarship, the difference will be refunded. If the place costs more, the difference is borne by the student who will pay it in 3 installments, as defined by the General Regulations of University Residences in force.

The residences can be divided into two groups, those structured as a “student house” and those as an “apartment”.

The former have single and double rooms and communal kitchens. The bathrooms can be either in the room or shared between 2 rooms or in the corridor.

The latter are made up of apartments with kitchen and 2 single or double rooms. Each apartment can have 1 or 2 bathrooms.

All residences have study rooms, laundries (for a fee), gym, concierge, wifi.

With the assignment of a bed, the conventional furnishings of the room are guaranteed, excluding the bedroom linen (sheets, pillowcases, towels and pillows) which the assignee must provide (see General Regulations of University Residences).

The payment of the deposit is aimed at accepting the accommodation and booking it. Once checked in, the deposit is transformed into a security deposit, to guarantee the correct use of the room and residence equipment. The deposit will then be returned upon release of the accommodation after regular check out. It may be retained to cover any costs for damage caused. For further information on this, consult the current General Regulations of University Residences.

From the first day of assignment, specified in the bed offer communication, by presenting yourself at the residence’s concierge at the communicated times, equipped with a valid identity document.

Excluding the Agripolis center (Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Forestry Sciences) which is located approximately 10 km from the city center (Municipality of Legnaro), all the other faculties are located either in the center or close to the walls in the north-eastern area of the city.

Esu has 10 residential structures distributed in various parts of the city which are located at most 15-20 minutes by bike from university institutes, 1 structure in Vicenza (Residenza San Raffaele), 1 structure in Legnaro (Agripolis) and 1 apartment in Rovigo .

On the ESU website it is possible to check where the various residences in Padua are located at the link.

If you have any type of problem regarding accommodation, get in touch with the Residence Manager: if absent, with the concierge service employee or open a ticket on your Student Desk.