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Other housing options

Section #region

In Paris and on our regional campuses

Crous student housing

Who can apply?

  • Students receiving Crous needs-based financial aid
  • Students with a disability enrolled in a full degree programme
  • International students, students receiving a scholarship from the French government or a foreign government (managed by the Crous)

How to apply?

  • If you are eligible, you need to complete a student social file (Dossier Social Étudiant (fr.)) between 15th March and 15th May of each academic year to apply for Crous housing.
  • If you are an international student, you will receive a Crous housing offer directly from Campus France as the holder of a French or foreign government scholarship.

Student residences

Student residence halls are independent from Sciences Po. All student residences in France are run either by a governmental agency or private businesses and are open to all university students in the city, regardless of the institution they are attending.

Student residences are made up of furnished apartments (mainly studios), and offer a range of services: laundry, gym, general supervision, etc.

Real estate professionals

Please note: Letting agent fees are set at between €11 and €15 per square metre of living according geographical location.


Sharing a large flat between two or more students is an appealing and cost-effective alternative, particularly in big cities with a shortage of single person accommodation.

More information on flat-sharing.

Intergenerational and solidarity housing, housing exchange

Several organisations offer to put students in touch with homeowners to find homestay accommodation, sometimes in exchange for services.

Shared flats managed as part of solidarity projects allow young people to live with flatmates and engage with locals in working class neighbourhoods. Several associations offer this type of housing:


Living with a host family is a great way to experience cultural and language immersion. Several options are offered for students.

  • France Accommodation & Culture allows Sciences Po students to benefit from a 10% discount on the total price of any reservation of 90 nights or more.
  • Séjours France Famille : Séjours France Famille provides accommodation with a host family in Paris. A 20% reduction on registration fees is available for Sciences Po students.
  • Stay and Study : 6 weeks and longer : reduction of 5% on the rates ; 12 weeks or longer : one-way free airport transfer with a discovery of Paris ; 24 weeks: return airport transfer. No administrative fees.
  • The association Welcome2France works to promote intercultural housing. It can find you accommodation in private households and take care of the formalities.

Support in Le Havre campus

The association AHLOET helps students find housing by putting them in contact with private landlords. The Le Havre campus is a member of AHLOET. More information about AHLOET.

Section #paris

In Paris only

Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP)

Besides the housing offered as part of the partnership with Sciences Po, you can submit an admission request directly to the CIUP via their website: application for the CIUP.

The Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP) is unique in Paris. It offers the most student housing in the region, accommodating more than 5,800 young people. The CIUP is located in the 14th arrondissement, less than 30 minutes from Sciences Po.

It offers accommodation for Master's students, principally from outside France.

The CIUP offers double and single rooms, with or without a private bathroom. All rooms at the CIUP are furnished.

International researchers: the CIUP offers accommodation for visiting international researchers at the Victor Lyon Foundation. You can contact the Sciences Po Housing Service indicating the dates of your stay in France for more information.

Twenty Campus Residences

The Twenty Campus residences are located around 30 minutes by public transport from Sciences Po.

Type of housing: 30 furnished studios of 19m2.

Facilities and advantages: living room, private bathroom, a telephone line allowing an Internet subscription, TV socket, communal kitchens on each floor, common areas: study room, laundry, fitness room (available for a fee). No guarantor is necessary.

Find out more:

Les Estudines: student residence at Paris République

Les Estudines République (fr.) is a residence in the heart of the lively 11th arrondissement of Paris, about 25 minutes from Sciences Po by public transport.

Facilities and advantages: private bathroom and kitchenette, WiFi, sheets, blankets, pillows, bath towels and kitchen utensils. Breakfast room, laundry and gym. Daily breakfast free of charge for the first year, and a 30% discount on handling fees which are between €250 and €350.

HENEO social housing

Formasup offers HENEO accommodation to apprenticeship students.

The residences:

  • Julia BARTET (86 rooms including 4 apartments for couples)
  • Alice GUY (15 rooms including accommodation for couples).

Rent and other expenses: varies between €420 and €540 depending on the type of accommodation. A deposit of one month's rent is required. Visale guarantee is required.

The one-year contract will be renewable if you continue an apprenticeship with Formasup.

To register: formalink.


ATOME's mission is to accommodate students from different countries with host families. It manages a network of host families who will welcome students for periods ranging from one month to 3 years.

As part of a partnership with Sciences Po, ATOME offers students enrolled at Sciences Po for the 2022-2023 academic year: private rooms in Paris or in the inner suburbs with Wifi, breakfast, kitchen access, laundry, sheets & towels.

The accommodation offered is in Paris, within the city limits, and is approximately 20 minutes from Sciences Po. Accommodation offered outside Paris is approximately 35 minutes from Sciences Po.

Rent and other expenses: varies between €890 and €1130 depending on the geographical location of the accommodation. No security deposit is required. Students do not need to provide a guarantor.

For more information on this partnership.

Student hostels

Student hostels are independent housing structures. They are often run by associations and are open to all students and young workers.

Hostels offer furnished individuals or shared rooms. Reservations must be made very early in the year.

CLLAJ provides a list of hostels in Paris (PDF in French, 470 Ko) and in the suburbs surrounding Paris (PDF in French, 610 Ko).

Temporary accomodation

If you would like to book temporary accommodation while you find your long-term housing to be confirmed or if you arrive in Paris before the student residence halls open, you can inquire at the following establishments.

Youth hostels and cheap accomodation

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