Housing and Residential Life

Options and Prices

The housing options available through John Cabot University Housing are the Gianicolo Residence, Lungara Apartments and the Viale Trastevere Apartments. For Fall and Spring semesters, Independent Apartments become available only after the Gianicolo, Lungara and Viale Trastevere Apartments have reached capacity. The same basic amenities and services are provided in the Independent Apartment as in the residences. The Independent Apartments are managed by a third-party contractor, including the cleaning and maintenance services.

John Cabot University housing is Italian by nature in every way! Our apartments can have varied floor plans, aesthetics, furnishings or locations. Students can enter up to three housing options on the application as their preferred housing options; however, the actual placement may vary based on the availability and the date of submission. 

Minors: Students are only permitted to move into John Cabot University Housing on or after their 18th birthday. For further information, please contact our Housing Office: [email protected].


Gianicolo Residence


The Gianicolo Residence consists of over 70 varying apartments, as well as the JCU Housing and Residential Life Office itself, and it is located steps away from the Guarini Campus and a short walk to the Tiber Campus. The Gianicolo Residence offers security guards on duty 24/7, a regular cleaning service, internet connection, and air conditioning/heating. During the Fall semester, the Gianicolo Residence is an entirely alcohol free residence building and houses a number of freshman students.

Viale Trastevere Apartments


The Viale Trastevere Apartments can house around 150 JCU students in addition to having the benefit of integrating students into a building with local Italian neighbors. These buildings are located steps from the tram line and they are a 20-25 minute walk from both the Guarini and Tiber Campuses. The Viale Trastevere Apartment buildings also have a 24/7 security guard on duty, a regular cleaning service, internet connection, and heating.

Lungara Apartments


The Lungara Apartments are conveniently located across from the Guarini campus and have the benefit of integrating students into a building complex with local Italian neighbors. Regular cleaning service is provided, as well as WiFi and air conditioning/heating. At night, the complex is accessible through a code-protected gate and there is a guard on duty.

Independent Apartments


In the event that both JCU residences reach capacity, the Housing Office will contract independent apartments through a third-party provider. Independent apartments also offer a regular cleaning service, internet connection, and heating.


Students placed in JCU Housing are responsible for reading and abiding by the policies and procedures outlined in JCU Housing Policies and Regulations  

The non-refundable deposit is due at the time of the housing application. For students receiving financial aid, contact provider(s) to arrange billing and payment with the Housing office. The deposit will count towards the full housing fee and must be paid in full by the payment deadline, and before moving into the assigned unit. All payments submitted after the due dates will have a USD$/EUR€ 150 late fee applied to them.

It is important to note that submitting the payment for a preferred housing option does not guarantee that a student will be placed in their desired location. Students are encouraged to wait until they receive their official Placement Notice before submitting the full housing payment.


Duration: 5 weeks (Summer I), 5 weeks (Summer II), 11 weeks (Both Summer I & II), Summer II Mini 3-week session
Housing Deposit (non-refundable): €400 / $460 (Summer I); €400 / $460 (Summer II); No Deposit, full payment (Summer II Mini 3-week)
Application Deadline (including housing deposit): April 30 (Summer I), May 15 (Summer II and Summer II Mini 3-week), April 30 (Both Summer I & II)
Full payment Deadline: May 5 (Summer I), June 6 (Summer II and Summer II Mini 3-week), May 5 (Both Summer I & II)
Housing Refund: See COVID-19 Refund Policy for details

Housing Options* for Summer Sessions 2021  Basic
Summer Session I** €900 / $1,150
Summer Session II** €900 / $1,150
Summer II Mini 3-week €540/$690

FALL 2021

Duration: 15 weeks
Housing Deposit (non-refundable): €1000 / $1000
Application Deadline (including housing deposit): June 1
Full payment Deadline: July 30
Housing Refund: See COVID-19 Refund Policy for details

Housing Options* for Fall 2021 Basic Single
Gianicolo Residence € 4,200 / $ 5,000 € 5,000 / $ 6,000
Lungara Apartments € 4,200 / $ 5,000 € 5,000 / $ 6,000
Trastevere Apartments*** € 3,600 / $ 4,250 € 4,400 / $ 5,250
Independent Apartments*** € 3,600 / $ 4,250 € 4,400 / $ 5,250

***The Gianicolo, Lungara and Trastevere Residences are fully booked for Fall 2021 at this time. The applicant may still indicate the building preference (Gianicolo, Lungara and Trastevere Residences) to be placed on a waiting list, should any beds become available. The only housing option currently available for Fall 2021 in JCU Housing is the Independent Apartments. The Independent apartments are located near the campuses and provide students the opportunity to experience a traditional neighborhood with the comfort of an easy commute to campus by public transportation.


Duration: 16 weeks
Housing Deposit (non-refundable): €1000 / $1000
Application Deadline (including housing deposit): November 1
Full payment Deadline: November 30 

Housing Options* for Spring 2022  Basic  Single
Gianicolo Residence € 4,300 / $ 6,050 € 5,100 / $ 7,150
Lungara Apartments € 4,300 / $ 6,050 € 5,100 / $ 7,150
Viale Trastevere Apartments € 3,600 / $ 4,900 € 4,400 / $ 6,000
Independent Apartments*** € 3,600 / $4,900 € 4,400 / $ 6,000
Weekly rate during breaks (only available to current JCU Master's students in Housing. Contact [email protected] to confirm dates) €160/$184 per week

(*) ONLY students who are US citizens residing in the United States, permanent residents of the United States or Canadian citizens pay in USD; citizens and residents of other countries will pay tuition and fees in EUR according to the schedules posted on the Tuition and Fees section.
(**) Price indicated is for Gianicolo Residence.
(***) Independent Apartments option becomes available only if Gianicolo Residence, Lungara Apartments, and Trastevere Apartments reach full capacity. Please note that submitting the payment for a preferred housing option does not guarantee that students will be placed in their desired location. The students will be notified prior to the full payment deadline.