“Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life”
The deadline to apply for a place in one of the students’ residences managed by Edisu is usually the end of July. Information on how to apply is available in English on EDISU website at
Please also check this link to apply directly for a room in a Collegio, should rooms still be available:
CENTRO ASSISTENZA STUDENTI provides assistance in looking for a private flat in Pavia.
To have information on life in Pavia (including living costs) please have a look at this detailed report
Italian Language Courses
The University of Pavia Language Centre offers an Italian course three times a year: in September, October and February. Italian courses range from levelA1 to level B2 (beginner to intermediate). Level C1 courses (advanced level) is activated if the required minimum number of participants is reached.
In addition to the courses provided by the University Language Centre,other institutions in Pavia offerthe possibility to attend Italian courses, including evening classes. See this link for further info
CUS is the University sports centre and it carries out competitive activities both in the university circuit (participation in the University National Championships and in national and international activities) and in the circuit of the National Sports Federations in the following disciplines: Track, Canoeing, Rowing, Volleyball, Rugby, Fencing and Archery.
It organizes introductory courses aimed at recreation in: Aerobics, Soccer, Canoeing, Rowing, Physical Conditioning, Modern Dance, Fitness Mix, Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball, Pre-skiing, Fencing, Step, Stretching, Archery, Judo and Tournaments in 7-man Men’s and Women’s Soccer, 5-man Men’s Soccer, Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Beach Volley, Men’s and Women’s Basketball.
More detailed information is available from the General Office of the C.U.S. in Via Bassi 9/A (zone Cravino) from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 and also on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3.00 to 5.00 by phoning Ph +39 0382 422134 or by consulting the internet site http://www.cuspavia.org/
Close to CUS is also CampusAquae: three indoor and two outdoor polls, a 800 mq fitness center, a very modern spa and a restaurant: this is CampusAquae, the new sport center at the University of Pavia.. Info and tickets on the website http://www.campusaquae.it/index.html
Adapting to a new lifestyle and a different culture can be difficult. If you are finding it hard to adapt and deal with the new environment, or find difficult to cope with pressure from exams or suffering from any type of distress, you are not alone.
A team of postgraduates, speaking English, in the field of psychology is willing to help: here you can find their contact details and availability to set a meeting. Anonymity is granted.
Meetings will be held in Cascina Cravino
Università degli Studi di Pavia
Via San Felice, 5 - 27100 Pavia