Accommodation

Students have to arrange their own accommodation.

University accommodation
In France, the CROUS is responsible for the management of public university accommodation. To make a request, connect to the portal here.
Keep in mind that accommodation is limited, so it is necessary to make your request as early as possible.

Private accommodation
It is also possible for you to have direct contact with landlords who rent rooms or studios http://www.lokaviz.fr and then inform the CROUS.

Insurance
All accommodation, including rooms in University residences, or shared apartments, must be insured. Student health insurance organisations offer this type of insurance for a lower cost than typical insurance companies.

Rental deposit
All renters (private or public) request a rental deposit.
The CLÉ (Caution Locative Etudiante) is a State insurance allowing students without guarantor to have easier access to housing.
The CLÉ is handled by the Crous and can be requested at www.lokaviz.fr
The CLÉ can be used by all students that:

  • Have steadyincome but no family, friend or bank guarantor;
  • Are looking for housing in France for their studies;
  • Are 28 years old or less on September 1st of the year when the lease is signed;
  • Are 28 years old or more on September 1st of the year when the lease is signed but with a PHD dated less than six years and a non-tenure researcher position in a lab or research unit for a fixed-term contract.

Housing benefit
With the CAF – Caisse d’Allocations Familiales, you may be eligible for housing benefit if:

  • You are officially renting, co-habiting or sub-letting,
  • You are living in an apartment, a university residence, a hostel, a furnished flat, a hotel, a room in a private home

For more information on housing benefit, please check www.caf.fr