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Room rental for foreign students in France


What student hasn't dreamed of spending a year abroad? France is one of the most popular destinations for Erasmus students. In total, it even welcomes more than 300,000 students from all over the world every year. The issue of housing is obviously crucial. One of the solutions chosen by a lot of foreign students is the infamous student room. Inexpensive and easy to maintain, these types of small, typical student accommodation are not always easy to find. Here are some tips and tricks to help foreign students find the perfect place to study in one of the French university cities that attract so many young people every year.


How to find an Erasmus accommodation as a foreign student in France?

Among the various options available to you, you can share a flat, rent one for yourself or contact the Centre régional des œuvres universitaires et scolaires (CROUS). You should know that only 20% of the accommodation is reserved for foreign students. Moreover, in the private rental sector, it can also be difficult to find a room. There's a lot you need to take into account such as:

  • The amount of rent
  • The documents and guarantees to be provided, including the rental guarantee
  • The cost of purchasing furniture

We recommend looking at Appart'Etud residences which offer specific accommodation designed for students. The range of services included with the accommodation is perfectly suited to the needs of foreign students.


Opt for Appart'Etud student accommodation

These student flats have the particular advantage of having been designed for the specific needs and resources of young adults who have just arrived in France to study.

  • Geographic coverage:

Appart'Etud residences are available in many French university towns, cities and other large towns. For example Amiens, Brest, Nantes, Caen, Dijon, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier and Toulouse. In total 23 cities can accommodate students in Appart'Etud residences.

  • Assitance and guarantees:

All NEMEA Appart'Etud residences are entitled to ALS (social housing allowance). In addition, you need to take out a rental insurance policy, but there are suitable options available. Everything is set up to simplify the procedures, especially for foreign students who are not used to French customs.

  • The main advantages of a student flat in a dedicated residence:

The flats and rooms are furnished. There are no additional costs and no furniture to transport. This is a real asset, especially when you're travelling from another country.

To make a reservation, simply fill out a registration form and provide the necessary documents. Here again, the process is simple and efficient.

And finally, various services and facilities such as a laundrette, gym, parking, a cafeteria, cleaning and internet access are included in the service! This allows young people to benefit from a reassuring environment making their day to day life easy. Better still, it's the ideal way to integrate and meet other students.