Money

Money

The euro (€) is the currency used in France and seventeen other member states of the European Union, also known as the Euro Zone.

  • Opening a bank account

To open a bank account, you should make an appointment with the bank of your choice and bring along the following documents:

- Pièce d'identité - national ID, passport, or carte de séjour (a driver's license is not acceptable)
- Justificatif de domicile (proof of residency:  phone or electricity bill, rental receipt, etc.)
- Carte étudiante - Your student card or a certificat de scolarité (proof of enrolment) from Sciences Po, to benefit from our partner offers

Click here for additional important information about banking in France.

 

  • Cost of living on the different campuses

The cost of living will depend on which city city you live in. There is a big difference between Paris and other cities.

  • Estimated average monthly budget for the 7 campuses of Sciences Po

This estimated budget does not include tuition fees (if you have to pay them), health insurance registration, telephone costs or the price of the plane/train ticket between your hometown (in France or abroad) and your campus.

 

Dijon

Le Havre

Menton

Nancy

Paris

Poitiers

Reims

Housing

250 to 350€ (water and electricity included)

250-350€ / month. At  Crous from 217€

400 to 700€ (water and electricity included)

400€ (water and electricity included)

600€ (water and electricity included)

300 to 350€ (water and electricity included)

 300 to 500€ (water and electricity included)

Food

200€

200€ 

300€

250€

200 to 250€

200€

 200€

Culture (books, newspapers, etc), leisure, going out

50 to 70€

50 to 70€ 

50 to 100€

60€

100 to 120€

60€

 50 to 70€ 

Transport

With a monthly card: 28€ (a Paris-Dijon return ticket for students under 25 years old: 50€)

Most students cycle everywhere

Monthly bus subscription: 34,60 €

No costs as students all live near the campus.

No costs as students all live near the campus or use their bikes

The carte ImaginR (for -25 yrs) : between 33,17 €/month and 72,83 €/month; if you get another forumal: 43 to 53€/mois

With an annual card: 150€
 

Monthly bus card: 28€