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WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MILAN
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OFFICE
Ufficio Accordi e relazioni internazionali (International Relations Office)
Via Festa del Perdono, 7 – Milano
Phone: +39 02 5031 3500 Fax +39 02 5031 3503
e-mail [email protected]
Opening hours: Monday to Friday between 9 and 12
ARRIVAL
When it is advisable to arrive
It is advisable to schedule your arrival in the morning of a working day in order to ensure prompt assignment of your
accommodation. Arrival either on Saturday and Sunday, or in the afternoon or at night would imply finding
temporary accommodation at hostels.
After landing
Milan’s main airports, Malpensa and Linate ( www.aeroporto-malpensa.com and www.milanolinate.eu/it ) are well
connected to the city center through a shuttle train ( www.malpensaexpress.it )and bus services (
www.malpensashuttle.it ; www.atm-mi.it ). Taxis are available in case of lack of public transportation (late arrivals,
strikes, etc.).
Please provide us with a mobile number for Europe, so that we can contact you on your way in.
ACCOMMODATION
EMEA scholarship holders are entitled to accommodation in a CIDIS ( www.consorziocidis.it ) apartment, shared with
2/3 other students (double rooms). The apartments are assigned according to CIDIS selection criteria, possibly to
students belonging to the same mobility program.
Università degli Studi di Milano – Ufficio Accordi e relazioni internazionali – Sezione Accordi
Via Festa del Perdono, 7 - 20122 Milano, Italy Tel +39 02 503 13500/6 Fax +39 0250313503 [email protected]
Accommodation costs
The cost of accommodation at CIDIS apartments is € 400/month/person. The payment is due within the 10th day of
each month.
A € 200 deposit is required upon arrival.
Cost for the first month’s accommodation is 50% reduced if the admission is made in the second half of the month;
similarly for the last month’s accommodation, if the check-out is done within the first 15 days of the month.
Accommodation contract
The accommodation contract is based on a minimum stay of 3 months. After 3 months, if the student decides to
vacate the apartment, he/she is due to give written notice no less than 7 days prior to vacating.
Università degli Studi di Milano – Ufficio Accordi e relazioni internazionali – Sezione Accordi
Via Festa del Perdono, 7 - 20122 Milano, Italy Tel +39 02 503 13500/6 Fax +39 0250313503 [email protected]
Accommodation details
The apartments are located in Città Studi, close to the Science Campus, 30 minutes away from the University’s main
building and the city center, 60 minutes away from Rozzano (Medical school). The neighbourhood is well connected
through public transportation.
The apartments are set at the top of six-floor apartment buildings. Lifts are available for some units. The apartments
are furnished. Bed linen is provided; cookware is not provided. Each apartment is equipped with shared kitchen and
bathroom.
In Winter apartments are heated according to City regulations, created to keep pollution levels down, which limit
indoor heating temperature to 19 Celsius degrees.
Guest are invited to inform CIDIS by email of any appliance malfunctioning or damage.
Dining at the University
Dining halls are available in all our facilities and the meal price is € 6. Please require your meal card at the CIDIS office
upon arrival. Vegetarian meals are available. If your religion entails specific food restrictions, please let us know and
we will provide you information about different solutions.
Conduct code
Scholarship holders, as CIDIS guests, are to follow the CIDIS regulations and, in general, to behave politely towards
the other guests. Politeness breach may also be reported to CIDIS which might take action accordingly. When signing
the housing contract with the CIDIS please take vision of the regulations.
LIFE IN MILAN
Although the spring and the fall are relatively mild, sometimes rainy, the climate during the winter can be pretty cold
(the temperature can drop below 0 Celsius degrees, snowfalls may occur) while, during the summer, the city is
subject to heat waves which can raise the temperature up to 35 Celsius degrees. Keep in mind those information
while packing, especially for a long stay.
Cost of life in Milan
A few examples of basic living costs in Milan. The average monthly fee for renting a furnished studio is € 800, € 1300
for a two-bedroom apartment. The average price for a lunch (pizza and beverage) is € 15. A ticket for the movies
costs € 10. A train ticket between Milano and Rome costs € 80; a 90 minute ticket for public transportation within the
city limits costs € 1.50. A coffee costs € 1.
Università degli Studi di Milano – Ufficio Accordi e relazioni internazionali – Sezione Accordi
Via Festa del Perdono, 7 - 20122 Milano, Italy Tel +39 02 503 13500/6 Fax +39 0250313503 [email protected]
Italian language course at UNIMI
EMEA scholarship holders are offered the opportunity to attend a course of Italian language and culture.
ESN
ESN (Erasmus Student Network) is an association which represents international students, providing opportunities for
cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. Through their ffice,
located in our main building, you will be able to get in touch with other exchange students, sharing thoughts, events
and opportunities.
PERMIT OF STAY AND TAXPAYERS CODE
Upon arrival, please report to our Office in order to start procedures to obtain stay permit, cash checks, open a bank
account, and to receive the advanced payment of two months of subsistence allowance.
Permit of Stay
We will guide you through the procedures to obtain your permit of stay. The application must be forwarded to the
Italian government within 8 working days from your arrival. It will cost € 160 (subject to variations – eligible for
reimbursement by EMEA). Please bring 4 bright, passport-size pictures with you.
Taxpayers Code
As soon as you arrive, you will be addressed to a government office to obtain your taxpayers code, an identification
code vital for you to sign contracts, cash checks, purchase telephone sim cards etc.
HEALTH
We remind EMEA students that they are covered for health and accident (see EMEA guidelines).
Besides, those who are not willing to anticipate money for frequent medical care can take advantage of the services
offered by the Italian public health system (free visits by a family doctor, reduced prices for prescriptions and visits) at
€ 300 fee.
Kindly inform us about special health conditions in advance. Any information you will provide will be covered by
privacy.
DOCUMENT CHECK LIST
Documents you will bring to Milan:
Passport with VISA
Università degli Studi di Milano – Ufficio Accordi e relazioni internazionali – Sezione Accordi
Via Festa del Perdono, 7 - 20122 Milano, Italy Tel +39 02 503 13500/6 Fax +39 0250313503 [email protected]
Signed learning agreement or workplan
4 passport-sized pictures
Suggested:
Mobile sim card for Europe
2/300 € cash
Documents you will obtain upon arrival:
Taxpayers code
Permit of stay
Individual contract for studies or work within EMEA, provided by EMEA through IRO Milan
Research contract (for PhD and Post-doc)
Insurance card
CIDIS accommodation contract
Meal card
Transportation card
Library card
Students’ sports associations card
Università degli Studi di Milano – Ufficio Accordi e relazioni internazionali – Sezione Accordi
Via Festa del Perdono, 7 - 20122 Milano, Italy Tel +39 02 503 13500/6 Fax +39 0250313503 [email protected]
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