The University of Bergamo is located in Lombardia, a region in Northern Italy with more than 10 millions inhabitants and one of the regions with the highest GDP pro capita in Europe. With a history older than the foundation of Rome, Bergamo grew as a key town in Mediaeval times and is now a bridge between Western and Eastern Europe: its airport is the Southern Europe hub for Ryanair and other low cost airlines, turning over 9 million passengers in 2012.
The University of Bergamo is a State University with about 16,000 students (undergraduates and graduates), and more than 300 PhD students. The number of students is increasing each year, with a 7% growth rate per year between 2001 and 2011. A staff of 656 members (331 professors & researchers, 95 assisting academic staff, 230 administrative and technical staff) provides a dynamic scientific and teaching environment open to innovations.
The 7 Departments and the Research centers of the University of Bergamo are strictly intertwined in the town life. They are grouped in three campuses located in three different areas:
- Campus of Economics and Law
- in the City of Bergamo
- at walking distance from the train station
- Campus of Humanities
- in the Mediaeval Upper town
- Campus of Engineering
- in Dalmine, the industrial outskirts of Bergamo
- inside the science park "Kilometro Rosso"
A recent survey estimated that a student needs between € 500 and € 800 per month to pay for board and lodgings, books and materials and other costs.
The University of Bergamo has 3 residences:
- Apartment - via Caboto 12, Bergamo (16 places)
- University Residence - via Garibaldi 3/F, Bergamo (92 places)
- University Residence - via Verdi 72, Dalmine (44 places)
Every year, starting from the beginning of July to the beginning of September, students who will register at the University in order to attend Degree courses or Doctorates can apply for the accommodation at the University Residence, even if not yet enrolled at the University. University residences are reserved to students who have the requirements stated in the competition announcement.
The cost for the accommodation at the University residence is between 110€ and 250€/month.
Students can submit their on-line application starting from July to the beginning of September according to the deadline stated in thecompetition announcement.
The Accommodation Service assists Exchange Students, and Students (Italians and Foreigners) enrolled at Bergamo University (Degree Courses and Phd Programs), in finding accommodation in private apartments and in signing the relevant contracts.
Rents for a standard apartment accommodation, vary between 270 and 350 €/month depending on the location of the flats (in the Upper or Lower Town) situated in different areas of Bergamo and the kind of room (single/double room).