- Accommodation in Paris (photo: Lika Banshoya)
Summer School students have the option to obtain accommodation through the programme, at additional cost, or to find housing on their own.
Accommodation through Sciences Po
In 2020, the Summer School offers three official housing options:
- Blue Stripe – Shared rooms in apartments shared with other Summer School students.
- Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP) – Private rooms in student residence halls.
- Campuséa - Private studio apartments.
More information for each option can be found below. Please note that different housing options have different prices and dates for check-in and check-out.
Reserving housing through the Summer School
Students who wish to reserve housing through the Summer School will be able to do so after their admission to the programme as part of their registration process. It is not possible to reserve housing before receiving an offer of admission to the Summer School. Students who wish reserve housing with our three official housing providers must sign up through the Summer School registration platform, not directly through the housing provider. Their reservation will then be communicated to the provider as part of a group Summer School reservation.
Please note that space is limited for the various housing options and that rooms may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who wish to reserve housing through the Summer School are thus recommended to apply early, as housing is not guaranteed for all participants.
Blue Stripe – student apartments
The Summer School works with Blue Stripe, a leading European provider of student housing, to place students in Parisian apartments located in desirable residential areas across the city. Each Blue Stripe apartment features a fully furnished kitchen, a living room, and between two to four bedrooms. Students will have a shared bedroom for two, in which each roommate will have her or his own single bed. All apartments come fully equipped with living necessities: sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, utensils, ironing board, cleaning supplies, wireless internet and even a washing machine! Apartments will always have at least one bathroom for every five inhabitants. See some sample photos of Blue Stripe apartments.
The Blue Stripe staff will place students in apartments with other Summer School participants of the same gender. Students will learn of their exact apartment placement approximately three weeks before the start of the session. Most apartments will be located in the 7th, 14th, 15th or 16th arrondissements of Paris, approximately 30 minutes or less by metro or bus from the Sciences Po campus.
Blue Stripe 2020 information
- Price for one session: 895 € for a shared room for standard dates.
- Price for two sessions: 1640 € for a shared room for standard dates.
Early arrival for the June session and late check-out for the July session are possible. See below for fees and dates.
June session standard dates: 1-26 June 2020
- June session "Early Arrival" dates and price: 25-31 May 2020, additional fee of 260 €.
- July session standard dates: 28 June - 25 July 2020
- July session "Late Check-Out" dates and price: 26 July - 8 August 2020, additional fee of 540 €.
Students attending both sessions will stay in the same apartment in June and July, including during the weekend between sessions.
Note: Blue Stripe requires a 300 € security deposit prior to check in, to be paid by credit card directly to Blue Stripe after registration. If no damage is incurred, the entire deposit will be refunded by credit card no later than 60 days after check-out, less a 10 € administrative fee.
CIUP - student residence hall
The Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris is a unique site in Paris that serves as the largest provider of student accommodation in the region, with lodging for over 5,800 individuals. The CIUP is located approximately 30 minutes from Sciences Po at the “Cité Universitaire” stop on the RER B line, or the “Porte d’Orléans” stop on the metro line 4. Students travel from the CIUP to Sciences Po by metro, bus, or Vélib', the city’s bike share system.
All CIUP rooms are furnished, single rooms with a private bathroom. There is a shared kitchen on each hall. The CIUP provides sheets, blankets, and pillows, but students need to bring their own towels and utensils. Each room has a mini refrigerator and Internet access through an Ethernet cable.
The CIUP does not accept minors; students must be at least 18 years old at the time of the programme to stay at the CIUP.
CIUP 2020 information
- June session dates: 1-26 June 2020
- July session dates: 28 June - 25 July 2020
- Price for one session: 970 €
- Price for two sessions: 2100 €
Students attending both sessions will stay in the same room in June and July, including during the weekend between sessions.
Early arrivals or late check-outs are not possible at the CIUP.
Campuséa - Studio apartments
Campuséa provides fully-equipped, private studio apartments for students in its Tolbiac residence hall, 30 minutes from Sciences Po by public transportation. This modern residence hall is located in an authentic Parisian neighborhood in the heart of the 13th arrondissement, walking distance from the French National Library (BNF) and the banks of the Seine River with their café-boats and the Joséphine Baker floating swimming pool.
Campuséa 2020 information
- June session dates: 29 May - 26 June 2020
- July session dates: 26 June - 25 July 2020
- Price for one session: 1200 €
- Price for two sessions: 2400 €