Accommodation in Paris Region

To stay in Ile-de-France, many housing options are available. But finding suitable accommodation can also be long and complicated. Rents in the Paris area are often high and owners generally ask for guarantees, which is not always easy to provide, especially when you come from abroad. You must therefore start the search as soon as possible and do not neglect any leads in order to put all the chances on your side.

To give you an idea of the monthly rents applied in Paris Region:

Average price of a room in a hostel: 400-500 €

Average price of a shared accommodation: 500-700 €

Average price of a studio : 600-900 €

Average price of a 2 room apartment (bedroom and living room) : 900-1200 €

(Indicative estimate)

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHERS : YOUR HOUSING GUIDE – How to have a better understanding of the renting in France

In the framework of its mission to help international researchers, EURAXESS France published a guide aiming at giving you the main keys to understand the French rental system.

This guide is available on the Euraxess France portal

Students and PhD students

Undergraduates and Master students

Contact your establishment or visit its website. If you are an international exchange student, please contact the international relations department of your host institution.

PhD students

CITE DESCARTES INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCE

Only for PhD students and researchers, and in case of availability, Master’s students in mobility under laboratories of excellence.

In the heart of “Cité Descartes” Campus, the Résidence Internationale welcomes PhD students, post-doctoral students, researchers and visiting professors welcomed by one of the members of Université Paris-Est. They may, if necessary, be accompanied by their family.

Undergraduates and Master students

Contact your establishment or visit its website. If you are a student participating in an exchange program, please contact the international relations department of your host institution.

UNIVERSITE PARIS 8

UNIVERSITE PARIS 13

PhD students

If you are a doctoral student at Paris 8 University or Paris 13 University, you can also contact acc&ss Paris-Nord (access-parisnord@ciup.fr) to be guided for your search for accommodation, according to your situation and needs, and with the help of local partnerships.

Undergraduates and Master students

Contact your establishment or visit its website. If you are a student participating in an exchange program, please contact the international relations department of your host institution.

PhD students

If you are a PhD student at CY Cergy university, you can also contact acc&ss Paris-Nord to get help for your search for accommodation.

Undergraduates and Master students

Contact your establishment or visit its website. If you are a student participating in an exchange program, please contact the international relations department of your host institution.

There is also a unique HOUSING ONLINE SERVICE led by the CROUS of Versailles, gathering all the housing offers of the different landlords having one or more student residences on or near the Paris Saclay campus.

Some institutions have their own students’ residences or have accommodation reserved for their students and/or researchers.  Others use housing platforms, such as Studapart. Below is a selection of useful links by institution.

Université Paris Saclay, AgroParisTech, ENSTA ParisTech, HEC Paris, l’université Evry-Val-d’Essonne, or l’université Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines  use Studapart, a collaborative private platform centralizing exclusive housing offers close to the students’ campus, to help their students find housing.

Ecole Polytechnique: École Polytechnique has around 1,500 student apartments and a hotel with fifty rooms reserved for short-stay visitors or the site’s staff.

ENSTA ParisTech: Accommodation on campus and agreements with various organisations like the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP)

ENS Paris Saclay: ENS Paris-Saclay students benefit from a free, secure platform reserved just for them. This social, collaborative platform makes it easy to find student housing close to the School, all over France and elsewhere in the world :  https://ens-parissaclay.immojeune.com/

TELECOM Ecole de Management (TEM) et TELECOM SudParis (TSP) : The « MAISEL » (MAISon des ELèves) , students’ house, is the Housing Office for Institut Mines-Telecom Business School (IMT-BS) and Telecom SudParis Engineering School (TSP).

ENSIEE

Other options

  • The CROUS de Versailles
  • Héberjeunes, a service located in the premises of the University Paris Saclay in Orsay, dedicated to housing students, trainees, young employees and doctoral students in the southern region of Paris.
  • A list of residences per towns in the south part of Paris on this acc&ss portal webpage .
  • If you are an intern or a doctoral student in an institution which is a member of Science Accueil, you can apply for housing with Science Accueil, association located in Gif-sur-Yvette that offers private furnished housing.

Researchers

If you are a PhD student, post-doc, researcher at the Paris-Est university, Gustave Eiffel university, contact acc&ss Paris-Est , if possible three months before your arrival in France and specify your needs (your budget, if you come with a family and where you wish to live). You will receive offers accordingly, through partnerships.

If you are a researcher invited by Paris 8 or Paris 13 university, please contact acc&ss Paris-Nord to be guided for your search for accommodation, according to your situation and needs, and with the help of local partnerships.

If you are a researcher invited by Cergy-Pontoise university, please contact acc&ss Paris-Nord to be guided for your search for accommodation, according to your situation and needs, and with the help of local partnerships.