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SISSA's housing service is managed by Welcome Office Friuli Venezia Giulia.

The Welcome Office Friuli Venezia Giulia is available for all kinds of support, as for example:

  • language assistance if you do not speak Italian;
  • assistance with utility-related procedures (electricity, gas, phone line and internet connection, etc.);
  • general information on tenancy agreements and housing fees (waste tax, tv tax, etc.);
  • support in case of problems with landlords;
  • information on the so-called idoneità alloggiativa (certificate of suitability of accommodation - documentation requested for family members of students, i.e. family reunion visas or accompanying family members Permit of Stay);
  • information on what to do before leaving Trieste;


For information, support or book an appointment at Welcome Office FVG helpdesk , please contact the Housing facility staff by email ( specifying your name, position and sector of study or research at SISSA. You will get access to the online notice board, which will facilitate the selection of accommodation opportunities (apartments and rooms) available in Trieste.

Contact person:
Anna Comini
Phone: +39 040 375 5246;

In order to improve the housing facility, a feedback form will be sent to you. We would really appreciate to know your opinion on the quality of our assistance, and thus kindly request you to take a few minutes to complete the online form. Many thanks for your collaboration.

Additional services for foreigners

At your request, the housing service will give you advice to ensure that you sign a regular rental contract and all due communications are fulfilled in due time ("Cessione di Fabbricato" to non-EU citizens, swift registration of the rent contract to allow your access to Registry office of Trieste Townhall).

A regularly registered rent contract is a requisite to obtain a Permit of Stay for non-EU citizens, and to obtain registration into the resident population of Trieste (all nationalities, Italian included).

For further information about rental contracts please consult our Students@SISSA wiki.

Living in Trieste

Italian and foreign students can normally find accommodation in Trieste within a few days from their arrival. Usually two or three students share a flat, costing from 150 to 400 Euro each per month.

Announcements of rooms or apartments available, or of students looking for fellow students to share, are also put on the notice board on the 2nd floor of the SISSA Main Building in front of the Students' Secretariat (Room 222).

Announcements can also be found by consulting the web site Welcome Office Accomodation (contact them via email to be allowed access to the noticeboard). One can expect to pay from 150 Euro a month for a room in an apartment and from 350 Euro a month for a small apartment (electricity, water, gas bills excluded).

Students, please note that you should provide the Students' Secretariat with a regular contract in order to be entitled to certain benefits or reimbursements. For further information about regular rental contracts please consult the Students@SISSA wiki.