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University of Milano-Bicocca and student rentals

Jul 2, 2021 | Milan

Are you going to pursue an academic career at the University of Milano-Bicocca? If so, you will definitely be searching for an off-site student accommodation that meets your needs.

With this article we will give you an overview of the possibilities available for students who are looking for houses and apartments for rent in Milano Bicocca.

The University of Milano-Bicocca

The University of Milano-Bicocca, also known as Unimib, is an Italian state University (founded in 1998.

The first educational settlement dates back to 1991, with the degree in Environmental Sciences of the University of Milan. Over the years other degree courses have been added, such as Materials Science, Biotechnology and, finally, Economics and Law.

The emblem of the Bicocca University is an octahedron inspired by the “De Divina Proportione” by Luca Pacioli and still represents the multidisciplinary nature of this University.

How to reach Milano-Bicocca

The University of Milano-Bicocca is easily reachable by train thanks to the Greco Pirelli railway station, which is located just 10 minutes away from the Central Station and Lambrate, and from which also direct trains depart to Monza, Lecco and Bergamo.

Thanks to the Bicocca stop, underground lovers can also use the lilac M5 line. Alternatively, it is possible to reach the faculty by tram 7, which connects Piazzale Lagosta – the centre of the nightlife of the Isola district – to Via Fulvio Testi road.

Rentals near the University of Milano-Bicocca: info and prices

The University of Milano-Bicocca is the most recent University in the city and it is located on the iconic Pirelli factory complex.

Its foundation helped to accelerate the real estate engine of the Bicocca district, giving rise to new activities such as the famous shopping center Bicocca Village.

The urban redevelopment of this area has led to a great availability of houses and apartments for rent near the University Bicocca, with services and competitive prices, compared to the rest of Milan.

This area is also considered very popular by students because it is served by the M5 metro line, which allows you to quickly reach every other part of the city.

The new district in Milan has also a lot to offer to young people in terms of culture, catering and night life, and it is located close to the “green lung” of Milan: the Parco Nord.

Let’s see now which student accommodation solutions you can evaluate nearby the University:

Houses and apartments

There are several housing solutions for those who want to live in the Bicocca district, just a few steps away from the University.

A solution could be to rent houses and apartments with a monthly cost ranging between 840 and 1500 euros.

One-room apartment

Students who love privacy can find the ideal solution in a one-room apartment with rental costs starting from 600 up to 800 euros per month. 

Rooms for rent

Most students who decide to move to Milan to pursue a university career do not have enough budget to afford an apartment rental.

In this case, with a budget between 450 and 600 euros per month, it is possible to rent a room located in a shared apartment with other students, excluding all living costs such as utilities and maintenance.

In-Domus University Campuses

More and more students choose to live and study on University Campuses, especially those who come from abroad where this form of accommodation is more widespread, as they represent the most advantageous solution for an off-site student.

The Campuses offer in fact accommodation solutions with turnkey services that will never be possible to find either in a single bed rental nor in a student apartment, such as:

  • High speed internet connection; 
  • Utilities; 
  • Maintenance; 
  • Housekeeping; 

Moreover, the Campuses are located near University sites and in well-connected areas. This allows you to easily reach the most distant faculties, including those of the University of Milano Bicocca.

Campuses are the ideal type of accommodation for students looking for a young and international environment, where you can always feel like at home.

The advantages of living on a Campus are:You can create relationships with other young people who study and live in the city of Lombardy;

You can live in a safe and equipped accommodation with many advantages that the traditional apartment in the city does not offer;

Possibility to have access to all the comforts unlike the classic apartment;Possibility to have more privacy than a shared rent.

The cost of living on a Campus is significantly reduced compared to the traditional student accommodation.

We are talking of a figure between 450 and 1200 euros per month which include the costs of electricity power, water and internet. In addition to this, you will enjoy large equipped gyms for free, music rooms with instruments and relaxation lounges with large TV screens and playstation.

The In-Domus Campuses are among the most popular choice by students of Milano Bicocca, who have the opportunity to take advantage of many services including:

  • high-speed internet connection; 
  • 24-hour assistance; 
  • Study rooms; 
  • Meeting rooms; 
  • Lundromat; 
  • Shared kitchens; Fitness area;
  • Relaxation area with TV and playstation;
  • Equipped rooms with instruments where you can play your music;
  • Dehor equipped with barbeque stations;
  • Maintenance;
  • Utilities;
  • Housekeeping.

Campuses are without doubt the best solution for off-site students for both cost and turnkey services. In addition, unlike other University Campuses and private homes, the contractual solutions offered by In-Domus allow students not to pay the fee rental for the month of August: a great advantage for all those who decide not to use the accommodation during their summer break outside the city.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Reservation

Can I visit the Campus?

Yes, you can call the reception or send an email to info@in-domus.it to make an appointment.

Type of contract?

Standard contracts are for 11 or 6 months, or 5 months for the second semester. Stays of a different duration can be arranged according to our availability. Stays of a different duration can be arranged according to our availability.

Is filling the form enough to complete my reservation?

No, filling the form is just a way of checking if the type of accommodation that you prefer is available.
In short time you will receive the contract and instructions on how to complete the reservation.
Only by signing the contract and making the first payment the reservation will be binding for you, it will be binding for In-Domus once it has confirmed the acceptance of the reservation in writing.

Check-in

What should I bring with me?

A valid ID card or passport.

Where should I go when I arrive?

You will have to check-in at the Reception. (usually between 3:00 PM and 10:00 PM, a different time of arrival can be scheduled if needed)

Check-out?

Within 10:00 AM of the last day of contract.

Payment

When should I pay?

At the time of booking you should pay the cautionary deposit and the first instalment of the fee as indicated in the Assignment Request Form. The payments of the other installments of the fees should be made within the dates indicated in the Assignment Request Form.

When can I have back the cautionary deposit?

The cautionary deposit, net of any amount due to In-Domus, will be returned to the Assignee within 30 days from the check-out date, through bank transfer only.

Cancellation

How does early termination of the contract work?

In case of early termination, you will have to communicate to In-Domus The communication of your new check-out date must be sent to In-Domus, by email at amministrazione@in-domus.it. You should give In-Domus a 30-day notice for the termination and you should pay, in addition to what already stipulated in the contract for the notice period, a penalty fee of two additional months, subject to the limit of what is overall due for the entire duration of the Contract.

What is included?

What is included in the price?

The “all inclusive” fee includes a bed in a fully furnished room or apartment, all utilities and weekly cleanings and change of bed linens and towels.
Free access to the common areas to study, cook and relax, a well-equipped gym, last generation Wi-Fi and coin operated laundry.

Is Wi-Fi included?

Yes, last generation Wi-Fi connection in the whole building is included.

Is TV included?

Yes, there are TVs in the lounge rooms.

TV is included in the rooms in Milano Olympia, where it is possible to watch free-to-air television.

Is the kitchen kit included?

Only in apartments (solutions with kitchen) the kit is included, the guests who live in the rooms can keep their kitchenware in the personal lockers found in the common kitchens.

Is the refrigerator included in my room?

Yes, every room has one: other refrigerators and freezers can be found in the common kitchens.

Are bed linen and bathroom towels included?

Yes, both are changed once a week. You can request for additional changes by paying an extra fee.

Is the gym included?

Yes, and it is open 24/7.

Is the music room included?

Yes, you can book the music room for free.

Is the use of the common kitchens included?

Yes, the use of the common kitchens and refreshment rooms is included.

Is the use of the study rooms included?

Yes, it is included.

Is the laundry service included?

Yes, with coin operated washing machines and dryers.

Guests

Can I have guests for the night?

Upon request to the email info@in-domus.it and based on availability and the rate in force on the specific day.

Can I have guests at the Campus?

Every resident can have up to two guests per day, they must register at the reception and can stay from 8:00 AM to Midnight.

Can my parents reserve a room?

According to our availability, parents can stay at In-Domus at a special rate.

General

Can I stay at In-Domus if I’m not a student?

Yes, In-Domus reserves a limited number of rooms for non-students.

Can I make a reservation if I’m underage?

Yes, it is possible following authorization by the parent or legal guardian of the minor.

Can I bring animals with me?

No, it is not possible to keep animals at In-Domus.

Are food and drinks available at the Campus?

Yes, there are vending machines with snacks, drinks and hot beverages.

Can I sublet my room?

No, it is not possible

Can I choose my roommate?

We will take any preference under consideration, according to the availability. We will do our best to meet your requests.

Can I choose on what floor to live?

We will take any preference under consideration, according to the availability.
For certain types of accommodation, a specific floor or position can increase the monthly fee.

Can I throw a party?

Yes, if you respect the rules and the peace of the residence (at midnight any external guest should leave the Campus).
It is necessary to inform the reception in case a party has more than 30 guests. There will be a security guard whose hourly fee will be charged to the person responsible for the party.

Can I customize my room?

Yes, as long as you don’t make any permanent change to the walls and furniture. At check-out, the room must be restored to its initial state, otherwise there could be an extra charge.

Can I stay in my room during the Christmas/Easter holidays?

Yes, you can stay in your room for the whole duration of the contract.

What should I do if something doesn’t work in my room?

There is an email address for maintenance requests:
fixit.milanolympia@in-domus.it (In-Domus Milano Olympia)
fixit.milanomonneret@in-domus.it (In-Domus Milano Monneret)
fixit.milanointernazionale@in-domus.it (In-Domus Milano Internazionale)

Can I receive mail and parcels?

Yes, you can easily collect your mail at the reception.

Where can I smoke?

It is strictly forbidden to smoke in any of the In-Domus spaces. Violators will be subject to fine according to the Italian law and In-Domus rules (see hand-book).
Reiterated breach of this rule may result in the expulsion from the Campus.

What happens in case of damages?

Any damage caused by the guest should be repaid according to the price list found in the In-Domus hand-book. In case of damages not present in our price list, the guest will be responsible for the repair costs, or, in case repair is not possible or not convenient, for the replacement of the damaged good.