International Students

International Students


Milan, like other major European cities, is expensive and monthly costs vary according to your choice of accommodation and lifestyle.  A student would roughly be spending around euro 1.000,00/1.200,00 per month for the room rent, food, transportation and other expenses, depending however on the student’s lifestyle.

The University has two dedicated residence halls and its students can request a room in them.

It may be  difficult to secure an apartment while you are still living abroad, mainly because you may not know the area surrounding San Raffaele or the city of Milan itself so you may not know where to look for apartments. It is also important to see the apartment and meet the people you will eventually be living with or the landlords/ladies before signing the contracts.

Please note that there is no official accommodation office within the University so the Student alone will be dealing with apartments and contract. The International  Office will however be able to give all the necessary help and contacts to foreign students for finding other residences close to the University or of realtors renting apartments.

If you are a hospital Visiting staff or PhD student or not enrolled to the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, you must contact the Secretary of the hospital/University department you will be referring to for guidance on finding accommodation should the information hereby published be unsufficient.

If you need a hotel close to San Raffaele for a short visit or for your relatives, you can book a room in the HOTEL RAFAEL which stands on the same premises.

University Residences

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University has two dedicated student halls called Cascina Melghera and Cassinella which are reconstructed typical Lombardy farmhouses offering private bedrooms and common rooms for studying together and for living the exciting experience of being part of the Cascina Community and family thus enriching their involvement at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.  Please be informed the residences only accept requests for accommodation for the entire academic year.


Finding Accommodation in Milan

Milan gives students a good variety of choice on renting rooms and apartments and there are many websites available for searching for an apartment.

YesMilano is also a helpful tool for searching options as it is a website dedicated to International Students living in Milan.

Click Here for more info on YESMILANO!

If you are an Erasmus+ Student, you should have a look at the webiste of the Spotahome agency - the Erasmus Student Network’s partner. Should you choose an accommodation through the agency you will be given a promo code. There is another Erasmus Student Network’s partner that may be useful while looking for an accommodation in Milan – Uniplaces.

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