FAQs

If after reading the pages of our website you still have any doubts, here we provide you with answers to frequently asked questions:
For organisational and security purposes, visiting will only be possible on occasion of the interview, after completing the online admission form, which is not binding in any way for registration.

To apply, start by filling out the online form in the ADMISSIONS section, which will be followed by an interview with the Management.

The Hall of Residence hosts young men and women both. The beds in the double rooms are assigned to students of the same sex or to siblings.
By its official regulations, as well as all rules congenial to coexistence and community life. There are no time restrictions, however all entries and departures must be reported and checked. Students participate in life at the Hall of Residence by means of informal committees, which cooperate with Management and tutors to organise and promote cultural and sporting events, parties and opportunities for reflection. Internal regulations can be downloaded in the DOCUMENTS section of the website.
Friends and relatives are welcome in common areas at the Hall of Residence, during reception times. Management requires the reception to identify all entering and departing guests, as per the Hall of Residence internal regulations.
Overnight stays away from the Hall of Residence require submission of written notification to the Reception, stating the address where the student can be contacted and the expected date of return.
Yes, but stoves of any kind and other highly flammable substances are forbidden. Hanging paintings on walls is not permitted.
Go to the LOCATION section for full details on our location. The Hall of Residence is in Area C restricted traffic area of the city centre, accessible through electronic entry points and monitored by cameras. Restrictions apply on weekdays; you are advised to seek full information on any current restrictions and purchase a ticket if necessary, to avoid incurring fines and penalties.
No. Students with Italian citizenship who intend to stay for over six months may choose a general practitioner in Milan. Non-EU boarders regularly residing in Italy can apply for health care services by following current procedures. The Hall of Residence is close to local health care centres and hospitals. In the event of illness, guests must notify the Management (or its representative) which will, in agreement with the person concerned, decide whether to call for medical assistance and inform the family. Guests can refer to the tutors for any night-time emergencies.
The admission interview closely ties in with the purpose of delivering a personal high-quality educational plan. Indeed the purpose of the interview is to safeguard each individual student’s pathway, ensuring mutual awareness of the educational commitment undertaken by the Hall of Residence and the student, right from the start. The interview is motivational nature and is an opportunity to assess the student’s aptitude for life at the hall of residence, to ensure a suitable educational offering and allocation, subject to availability of the rooms at the Hall of residence.
It consists of an oral motivational interview and possibly a written questionnaire. The student’s academic performance is also taken into account in the final assessment.
The main requirements include enrolment in any university-level institution for the current academic year, being between 18 and 25 years of age, having a satisfactory academic record and an aptitude for community life.
No, after the interview you will be notified of the outcome within a few days and if you are admitted, you will be sent all the information with the admission letter. The room will only be confirmed after delivery of required documentation, signing of the Contract and Educational Pact, and payment of the first instalment of fees.
The decision to reconfirm the room must be submitted directly to the Management, by filling out the online form, no later than the deadline specified on the website. Place reconfirmation also depends on the student’s participation in life at the Hall of residence and their achievement of personalised educational plan objectives. Go to the ADMISSIONS section for full information.

The PRICE LIST section of the website contains full information on Hall of Residence fees. Costs vary according to room type.

There are many reasons to choose one of the Fondazione “La Vincenziana” Halls of Residence.

Firstly, the multitude of services we provide ensures students can focus on their priorities, without wasting time on secondary tasks.

Secondly, we strongly believe that the Hall of Residence nurtures the education and personal growth of our young adults.
Community life lies the heart of our project: here you learn to live and work together, through active involvement in the numerous activities we organise each year.
Lectures, parties, sports tournaments, community lunches and dinners, trips and prayer meetings are directly managed by resident boarders, whose commitment ensures the success of each initiative.

All Hall of residence boarders acquire skills that will also be useful when they enter the world of work.

The ability to cooperate with others, thrive in dynamic situations and, above all, undertake specific responsibilities, are just some examples of the soft skills built here.

Freedom, responsibility, safety, community spirit and bonds of friendship underpin personal and professional growth that remain with our young guests for the rest of their lives.

La nostra storia

La Fondazione La Vincenziana rientra tra le attività della Diocesi di Milano.

La sua costituzione risale all’11 maggio 1934 come ente ecclesiastico e al 18 maggio 1935 come ente civilmente riconosciuto, ad opera del Cardinale Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster il quale le attribuì il “fine essenziale della assistenza religiosa ai giovani operai che non hanno famiglia a Milano”.

In quell’epoca, infatti, molti giovani provenienti da paesi rurali della Lombardia e di altre zone d’Italia trovavano lavoro a Milano dove però rischiavano di “perdersi”; a loro, perciò, veniva offerta dalla Fondazione l’accoglienza in un Pensionato, diretto da un sacerdote, dove potevano trovare un clima familiare, un aiuto ad affrontare le difficoltà della vita lontana da casa e una guida per crescere nella fede.

Negli anni ’70 l’attività della Fondazione si è ampliata con la gestione di alcuni Collegi per studenti universitari nella città di Milano e con quella di diversi Pensionati per lavoratori fatti costruire dalla Fondazione Opere Sociali della Cassa di Risparmio delle Province Lombarde per ospitare i lavoratori immigrati provenienti dal Sud Italia.

Attualmente le strutture di accoglienza che fanno capo alla Fondazione sono:

  • Collegio Universitario San Paolo
  • Collegio Universitario San Filippo Neri
  • Casa Universitaria Bertoni

La Fondazione, ente senza fine di lucro, è amministrata da un Consiglio formato da cinque persone (un presidente e quattro consiglieri), nominate dall’Arcivescovo, e ha sede in piazza Fontana 2 a Milano.

Our history

Fondazione La Vincenziana is part of the activities of the Milan Diocese.

It was founded as an ecclesiastical body on 11 May 1934 and as a body recognised under civil law on 18 May 1935 by Cardinal Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, who bestowed on it the “essential purpose of providing religious assistance to young workers without family in Milan”.

Indeed, at that time, many young men from villages in Lombardy and other Italian regions found work in Milan but ran the risk of “losing their way”. Instead, the Foundation offered them accommodation in a Hostel run by a priest, where they could enjoy a family atmosphere, assistance with the difficulties of life away from home and guidance to grow in the faith.

In the 1970s, the Foundation expanded its activities when it began managing a few Halls of Residence for university students in the city of Milan and various Hostels for workers that Fondazione Opere Sociali della Cassa di Risparmio delle Province Lombarde (the Social Works Foundation of the Lombardy Province Savings Banks) had built for migrant workers from Southern Italy.

Today, the Foundation runs the following accommodation facilities:

  • San Paolo University Hall of Residence
  • San Filippo Neri University Hall of Residence
  • Bertoni University House
  • St. Maria del Rosario University Residence

The Foundation is a non-profit organisation managed by a Board of five people (one chairman and four directors) appointed by the Archbishop. It is based in Piazza Fontana 2, Milan.