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Student life in Paris

HESAM Universite
Publié le 28/03/2019 , Study in Paris

Supporting foreign students and researchers in incoming mobility is a priority for HESAM Université, which provides a support service to facilitate procedures and make the mobility experience as positive as possible.

Housing 

Different types of housing are available for students and we can suggest various websites to help with your search:

  • CROUS housing (Cité U)
    Student rooms in university dormitories (the Cité U) managed by the French state operator CROUS are offered at very advantageous rates to students. To apply for housing, check out these various information sites:
  • CROUS housing map in Paris 
  • Lokaviz
    A platform listing more than 23,000 offers to rent from individuals, exclusively for students.  
  • Visale
    A free security deposit service for students.
  • The “Cité internationale universitaire” of Paris (CIUP) located in the 14th arrondissement in Paris.
    CIUP is a set of 40 houses that welcomes more than 6,000 students, researchers and artists from all over the world.
  • Private university residences or renting private apartments
    Renting a private apartment from a property owner or through real estate agencies
    Le bon coin
    PAP
  • Shared apartments
    Sharing an apartment with French or foreign students or young professional
    Appartager
    La carte des colocs 
    Coop coloc
  • Other websites of interest
    Paris.fr
    Adele

Buddy system: A buddy system with volunteer students and researchers will be established in connection with the host institutions and their student associations. Theses buddies will be identified in advance by HESAM Université, which will be in charge of supporting incoming students or researchers, especially after their arrival and during their first weeks.