Find student accommodation in Paris easily

Rents are soaring in Paris. But students should not be discouraged. In hostels, Crous residences, and in private housing, there is still room.

Finding a place to live in Paris is not an easy task. First of all, rents in the capital are high. According to the latest Se loger barometer, the average rent for a studio in Paris is 835 euros per month, 930 euros for a furnished apartment. After that, competition is fierce between candidates. To find a good student apartment close to universities in Paris, we advise you to discover the Les Belles Années website by following this link : student accommodation Paris. Don't be discouraged though, there are still some places available in the Crous residences, the hostels, private residences. Last minute cancellations are not uncommon. Finally, think about the inner suburbs, which are often accessible by metro and are much less expensive: Saint-Ouen, Clichy, Pantin, Asnières, Colombes, Pré-Saint Gervais, Les Lilas, Montreuil, Fontenay sous-bois, Vincennes, Charenton, Ivry, Montrouge, Vanves....

In a Crous room: offers in the heart of Paris

Le Crous (Centre régional des œuvres universitaires et scolaires) de Paris dispose de 7456 logements dans 81 résidences universitaires. Tout étudiant intéressé doit d’abord se constituer un dossier social étudiant (DSE) sur le site internet du Crous afin de faire une demande de bourse et de logement étudiant. Les logements sont destinés en priorité aux étudiants boursiers inscrits dans un établissement dépendant de l’académie de Paris. Pensez aussi aux Crous des départements limitrophes (Val de Marne, Seine-Saint-Denis etc.). Les étudiants internationaux gérés par le Crous et ceux accueillis dans le cadre de programmes d’échanges universitaires peuvent également y être admis. Même si vous n’êtes pas boursier ni étudiant étranger, vous pouvez tenter votre chance en contactant le Crous. La durée maximum du séjour est de 5 ans (3 ans pour les étudiants étrangers). Sur le site du Crous, il est indiqué que toutes les places disponibles dans les résidences du Crous de Paris ont déjà été attribuées. Cependant, il est possible de se connecter sur trouverunlogement.lescrous.fr afin de candidater aux éventuelles places qui se seront libérées pour cause de désistement lors de la phase complémentaire.

Rates: 572 € per month for a 9m² room at the Carmes residence in Paris 5th. More interesting, 342 € for an 18 m² in the residence Rollin in the 5th in Paris. And 392 € for an 18 m² room in rue de la Convention in the 15th district.

At the Cité internationale: for foreigners and provincials

What if you put your bags down in the magnificent Cité internationale in Paris ? Built in 1925 in the south of Paris, it is made up of 40 university residences (House of Morocco, House of Lebanon, House of Canada, Monaco Foundation...) spread over a 40-hectare park. In total, there are 5,800 rooms. The houses are managed by the foundations or governments that financed them and the Fondation de la cité internationale that manages the campus. Et contrairement à ce qu’on peut penser, il ne faut pas forcément être étranger pour postuler: même si 75% des résidents sont d’origine étrangère, 25% des résidents sont de nationalité française. Joseph, originaire de Tarascon (Bouches du Rhône) a vécu un an à la Maison de la Tunisie quand il était en master 2 à l’Université d’Orsay. «J’ai postulé directement et par chance, il restait une chambre de libre. Le gros avantage est de profiter de toutes les infrastructures proposées, les tennis, la piscine, les voyages, et enfin il est possible de pratiquer à peu près toutes les langues». La plupart des résidents ont un niveau master, mais il est possible de postuler dès la première année d’étude supérieure. Les candidats sont choisis en fonction de l’éloignement, des revenus des parents, mais aussi de leur dossier scolaire qui doit être plutôt bon. Les demandes se font directement sur le site internet de la Cité internationale, les candidats doivent remplir un formulaire. Le service des admissions vous répondra directement.

Home stay: to be with your family

It is clearly the most economical solution. This is the option taken by Tania, 25 years old, who has been living for three years at the Porte de Bagnolet in the XXth district of Paris, with a woman whose children have left the apartment. The rates vary greatly from one apartment to another. Tania pays 200 € per month, because her landlady is a friend of her mother. But in general, it will cost 400 € per month. Girls should be careful and not stay with a man alone. Check out the offers on the websites, whose accommodations are labeled. For example, a 12 square meter room in a home is available for rent in the 12th district of Paris for 450 €.

In an elderly person's home: for the most supportive

Living in an elderly person's home and providing a few services in exchange for a room can be tempting. Dozens of associations link the two generations with more or less success, because often there are more young people than seniors. You can contact the association Ensemble2Générations. The website Xenia, an online platform for senior and student cohabitation has just been launched in Paris, Bordeaux and Nantes. The rate can be different according to the services provided. It can even be free if the young person commits to be present every evening at dinner time, with one free evening per week and two weekends per month. If the young person is just a tenant without any obligation, it will be necessary to count between 350 and 500€ per month. Please note that an annual fee of approximately 390 euros is required at the time of registration.

Rates: between 250 and 500 € per month.

In a private residence: for more security

There are lots of private student residences in Paris offered by several companies: Espacil, Studélites, Studéa, Les Estudines, Les Belles Années. The Adele website allows you to see the availability and to book. With more than 50 student residences located near the main higher education institutions, Logifac offers a wide range of accommodation and services for students and young professionals in training. Comfort and security are at the forefront. You will find a gym and a bicycle room. And for an additional fee, you can even leave your keys so that a cleaning lady can come and clean your room. Finally, the place is ultra-secure with 24-hour surveillance. This will reassure your parents.

Rates: For a 20 m² apartment in the Studéa Buttes Chaumont private residence, count €892 per month in rent, €375 in application fees and €390 in security deposit. Count 607 € per month without charges for a studio at Porte de Montmarte at Logifac.

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