The study guidance accompanies the studies at the Roman universities in an advisory capacity. Participants often have the opportunity to reflect on and deepen their experiences. The Melanchthon Centre offers an accompanying programme for this purpose:

  • At the beginning of the winter semester, there is an introduction into the world of the University of Rome
  • Ecumenical study trips take place at the beginning and end of the academic year
  • A weekend seminar is organized each semester on a topic related to Rome
  • There is a monthly discussion group with candidates for the priesthood from the Collegium Germanicum et Hungaricum
  • Common meditations are regularly celebrated together, which are organized by the students
  • Guided tours of Rome and excursions to the surrounding area as well as meetings with interesting personalities of the Church are offered
  • The programme includes a compulsory 4-week intensive language course in September. However, basic knowledge of Italian is required before arrival in Rome


The Melanchthon Centre residence is located on the second floor of the building at Via Aurelia Antica 391, where most of the students of the Theological Studies Year are accommodated. The 10 rooms, each with its own bathroom, telephone and internet connection, are practically and neutrally furnished in a modern style. There is a well-equipped communal kitchen. Washing machines and dryers are available for a small fee.


Information on room availability and conditions is available on request from the secretariat from:

Alexandra Damm
Via Aurelia Antica, 391,

00 165 Roma
Telephone: 0039-06-66030104 int. 101

Office hours: from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.


Directions by public transport from the main railway station:

Metro A in the direction of “Battistini” to “Cornelia”; then bus n° 889 in the direction of Mazzacurati. After four stops, get off at “Aurelia Antica – Torre Rossa” (leaves every 12 min.); alternatively: bus n° 892, direction Aldobrandeschi (every 20 min.), then walk for about 200m.


It is also possible to stay at the Convict of the Waldensian Faculty (Via Pietro Cossa 42). The rooms there are fully furnished. The bathrooms are partly shared. There is a large communal terrace to which some of the rooms are connected. The telephones in the hallways can be accessed with international phone cards. All residents of the convict have unlimited access to the library of the Waldensian Faculty.

Information is available on request from Casa Valdese:


Via Pietro Cossa, 42

00193 Roma


Tel. 063215362

Fax. 063211843

Office hours: from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.


From the main train station, take Metro A in the direction of Battistini to the Lepanto stop. From there it is a 10 min walk or take buses 30, 70, 280, 913 to Piazza Cavour.  From Fiumicino airport take the train going to Orte or Fara Sabina up to the Station of Roma Ostiense. From there, take bus 280 to Piazza Cavour.


These two accommodation options are discounted for the academic year. If you do not wish to accept either offer, you can also look for other accommodation in Rome.


Financial support from the Melanchthon Centre

  • Enrollment at the Waldensian Faculty and all related school taxes there are covered by the Melanchthon Centre
  • You will receive a 63% subsidy on the school taxes at the pontifical universities
  • The costs for the ecumenical study trips are covered for a contribution of € 300 for two trips
  • The costs of seminars and guided tours are covered by the Melanchthon Centre
  • The intensive language course in September is subsidized by one of the best language schools in Rome. Each student will have to contribute 450 €.