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Other housing options

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In Paris and on our regional campuses

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 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.

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.

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.
  • Homestay in Paris : Provides accommodation with a host family in Paris. A 5% reduction on registration fees is offered to Sciences Po students.

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.

Contact the Student Services Centre

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