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Ca’ della Paglia

Collegio Ca’ della Paglia is open to the community of doctoral and specialization students (both medical and non-medical) at the University of Pavia and IUSS. It also welcomes international students who choose to study at the University of Pavia. Admission is through a competitive selection process, offering fully or partially funded scholarships, as well as support for internationalization efforts.

Additionally, the College provides accommodation services for research fellows, visiting scholars, visiting students, and Erasmus students. Located in a modern building near the University Hospital and the campus housing the scientific departments, Ca’ della Paglia consists of forty fully furnished and self-contained apartments, along with common areas for educational activities. It includes reserved parking, a private garden, and convenient access to public transportation.

Who can access

Access to Ca’ della Paglia College is reserved for the following individuals:

Admittance to Ca’ della Paglia is granted through competitive selection processes based on qualifications and interviews.

Ca’ della Paglia provides lodging for research fellows, researchers, professors, visiting scholars, visiting students, and Erasmus students. For inquiries regarding accommodation, please contact the College by emailing

Discovering Ca’ della Paglia

Ca’ della Paglia is a form of collegiate housing specifically designed for third-level university students and international students. Its residents, who sign a ‘Contratto di Ospitalità’ and a ‘Progetto Formativo Personalizzato’, are offered cultural and training activities, as well as funding for internationalization initiatives.

Residential services

Ca’ della Paglia comprises forty independent studio apartments, bright and fully furnished, with dedicated spaces for both study and personal relaxation. Each floor features a balcony accessible to residents. The city center is a ten-minute drive away, and the College is well-served by public transportation, with urban bus lines 4 and 3 stopping within three and nine minutes’ walking distance, respectively.
On the ground floor, all common areas and services of the College are located, including air-conditioned classrooms, study rooms, and a laundry room equipped with dryers. Outside the building, in addition to the garden, Ca’ della Paglia College offers a reserved and fenced parking area, as well as a designated space for bicycles and mopeds.
Ca’ della Paglia also provides temporary parking passes for free parking in the central Piazza Ghislieri and a book delivery service from the extensive library of Ghislieri College. Students at Ca’ della Paglia can access the Ghislieri College dining hall upon reimbursement of expenses. Students at Ca’ della Paglia sign a ‘Contratto di Ospitalità’ and are required to adhere to internal regulations.
Each studio is equipped with a fully furnished kitchenette, kitchenware, pots, microwave, private bathroom, weekly cleaning and linen change, Wi-Fi, and a study area.
Common services include air-conditioned classrooms, internal parking, bicycle parking area, and a garden.
Additional services include free parking passes in Piazza Ghislieri, access to the rich library services of Ghislieri College, and dining services at Ghislieri College upon reimbursement.


Ca’ della Paglia offers courses, coaching activities, job orientation, and tutoring services. It provides access to educational and cultural activities at the Ghislieri Foundation, such as language courses, conferences, and major events held in its Aula Magna.

Courses cover language acquisition, in-depth studies, interdisciplinary seminars, and workshops focusing on developing skills relevant to the job market and research. These activities aim to enhance existing knowledge and acquire new skills for young researchers in training. The educational activities are supervised by the Scientific Committee of the Ghislieri Foundation.


Coaching services at Ca’ della Paglia include individual interviews to help students assess their strengths and weaknesses, various types of group meetings focusing on specific skill acquisition, self-awareness of abilities and competencies, simulations of personnel selection processes, motivational aspects related to research paths, and clinical case discussions.

Tutoring services at Ca’ della Paglia involve selecting tutors to organize lecture series or group meetings for the benefit of students. Tutors are available for individual appointments and are chosen to cover the study and research areas of Ca’ della Paglia students.


The internationalization is a key strength of the Ghislieri Foundation. Therefore, the Ca’ della Paglia College provides financial support for research periods abroad. Specifically, doctoral and specialized students who spend semesters conducting research and furthering their studies abroad, whether in collaboration or not, can request financial assistance from Ca’ della Paglia for their research initiatives. Additionally, funding is provided for participation in conferences, workshops, and congresses abroad. The Ca’ della Paglia College also offers reimbursement for language certification exams passed by students.

Furthermore, exchange opportunities are available with

Info and Location

Please contact us via email at or by phone at +39 0382 3786295/247

How to reach us
Our location is at Via don Minzoni, 7 – 27100 Pavia [Geolocation: 45.196872 N; 9.114194 E]. Public transportation options include:
Line 4, a three-minute walk from the Chiozzo/Turati stop (towards Sora/Torre d’Isola), and Line 3, a nine-minute walk from the Colombarone stop (towards Colombarone)