living in Bolzano, Italy

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Stay permit – Permesso di Soggiorno

Non-EU students will be obligated to apply for the Permesso di Soggiorno within the first 08 days after entering Italy. The application package is provided at any Post office and for free. For further details and support, please contact our International Relations Office


Accommodation in Student Houses is available on a fi rstcome, first-served basis. The monthly rent for a single room is € 290, while a bed in a double room costs € 220 a month – meals are excluded from this price (prices valid from 01 September 2014).

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All students can eat in the university canteens. The canteen (signposted “mensa”) in Bozen/Bolzano is located in Piazza Università 1, on the ground floor next to the main entrance and the Unibar.

Opening hours in Bozen/Bolzano:

  • Monday – Saturday: 11:45 – 14:00
  • Monday – Friday: 18:30 – 20:30 (closed during the summer)

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Library and Computer Labs

Library and computer laboratories are available for all the students and all the university buildings are equipped with WLAN.

Special Needs

The Advisory Service supports students with di ffeerent abilities. They provide information about the opportunities that exist and how to access these and other bene fits, such as various degrees of assistance that the university provides. The FUB has no architectural barriers in any of its buildings (Bozen / Bolzano, Brixen / Bressanone, Bruneck / Brunico). Disabled access is also guaranteed for most of the student residences and canteens. If students have a disability of more than 66%, they are eligible for complete exemption from university fees (except for the provincial study tax): the disability certi cate, issued by the health authorities, should be presented at the beginning of the academic year.

Further, in addition to the normal assistance (grants, etc), the University and School Office of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol has other special assistance available. According to the type of disability, this assistance could consist of nancial aid for a home help, travel expenses or other help with transport.

According to your income, there is also financial help available for expenses incurred. Income assessment is based on criteria that are xed every year by the provincial government.

Equal Opportunities

FUB has an Equal Opportunities Committee which is a consultative committee of the University and aims to promote and monitor eff ective equality for all members of the University community, irrespective of their sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality or any other condition that could give rise to discrimination against them. The responsibilities of the Equal Opportunities Committee are:  to formulate plans of positive actions in order to allow real equality for all members of the University community,  detect all forms of discrimination, whether direct or indirect, that impede the full realization of equality or equal opportunities for all members of the University community,  to make sure that situations possibly leading to discrimination will not arise.


Currently, the Equal Opportunities Committee is promoting the Family friendly university initiative directed to enhance the quality of life of students and sta with families. Practically, some common spaces in the University have been organized in a children friendly way and the organization of a kindergarten is under way. Students giving birth can suspend their studies without paying the full taxes and there are additional grants from the Province of Bolzano-Bozen for special cases evaluated on individual basis.

Student Associations

There are five student associations at the FUB that act as opportunities for students to get together outside the university premises. Kikero, SCUB, AlumniClub, AIESEC and PRO- Students for Business are keen to receive requests and suggestions from students and of course would be delighted to welcome you as a member of their club to make the University a stronger place culturally… and sportingly!

The University organises a Student Advisors service by coordinating a group of FUB students who provide information and advice about the University. There are student representatives in all the main governing bodies of the University who can answer questions and give advice and are open to proposals and ideas for contributing to the improvement of educational and other university services.

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