In support of Diritto allo Studio, the Politecnico di Milano provides preferential-rate housing places in its halls of residence, assigned each year through the regional call for applications for Diritto allo Studio, which is posted by the month of June.


The Politecnico di Milano has a total of 991 housing places available for off-campus students across its halls of residence in Milan, Lecco and Como. These are available in single or double rooms (as detailed in the table below).

RESIDENCECITYTYPE of accommodation place
Residences affiliated with PolitecnicoMilanIn double room
GalileiMilanIn single room (with shared bathroom)
ParetoMilanIn single room (with shared bathroom) and in double room
NewtonMilanIn double room
EinsteinMilanIn single room (with shared bathroom)
LoosLeccoIn double room
La PresentazioneComoIn double room

How to request a housing place

Housing places will be assigned through a call opens to students, with specific merit and income requirements determining the outcome; more detailed information on it (requirements, procedures, deadlines, etc.) is available on the call you can find on the Ateneo website of the Politecnico di Milano.

To the students designated as recipients, and therefore included in the final ranking, is assigned a housing place at the preferential rate established each year by the Lombardy Regional Government.

Once the end of the ranking has been reached, any additional places still available may be booked at the full rate.


Rules and requirements

The income- and merit-based requirements are established each year by the call for applications. 

The minimum requirements for a student to apply for a preferential-rate housing place are:

   – successfully being enrolled (or intending to enroll) in the academic year in question for the call; 

   – being at least 18 years of age as of the date of check-in; otherwise, the student must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The student must also show the release form for minors signed by the parents and the relative photocopies of the identity documents;

   – not having any outstanding financial debt owing to the Politecnico.

Officially residing in a municipality that does not belong to the urban area of the city where the course of study takes place (Annex 1 of the DSU Call for Applications), with their home being located at least 90 minutes away (by public transportation) from the site of the course of study.


Applications and rankings

Any students wishing to apply for a housing place must do so online by logging in with their university credentials; anyone who does not have these details must register on the university’s Online Services portal.

When applying, all students wishing to apply for a housing place must only select one of the university’s three Regional Campuses: Milan, Lecco or Como.

A separate ranking is drawn up for each of the three Campuses.

For the Milan Campus, it will be possible to express various preferences, selecting the desired halls of residence in order of priority: any preferences expressed are not considered binding for the purposes of assignment of housing.


PLEASE NOTE – In order to be considered an “off-campus” student, the student must take up accommodation at the Campus where the lectures of their course of study are held.


Assignments, rates and confirmation

Students who are designated “Beneficiaries” in the final ranking will be entitled to a preferential-rate housing place, the cost of which will be deducted from their scholarship.

The amount of the preferential rate is not related to the type of accommodation assigned (i.e. whether it is in a single room or a double room) and is established every year by the Lombardy Regional Government, which publishes the figure in the Supplement to the DSU Call for Applications add link.

Students designated as “Beneficiaries” will have 48 hours to accept the housing place offered to them, with failure to accept within this timeframe deemed tantamount to refusing the place.

Students who are assigned a housing place must:

   – pay the Politecnico di Milano the sum of €500 as a damage deposit; 

   – acknowledge and accept the University Residence Regulations currently in force.


The student must take possession of the assigned housing place within 30 days of acceptance. If not, the student will be considered to have foregone their housing place, without prejudice to the right of the Housing & Dining Unit to withhold the entire sum to be deducted from the scholarship. 

 If students who have been beneficiary of a preferential-rate housing place are deemed “ineligible” in the rankings of the scolarship, they may stay at their assigned hall of residence, but they will be charged the full rate from the date that the housing place was assigned.

The assignment of the preferential-rate housing place is not automatically renewed for each successive academic year: in order to receive the benefit, students must reapply every year according to the procedures and deadlines detailed in the new DSU Call for Applications.


The acceptance guide is available here.

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