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Your number one objective after registering is to find accommodation and that can be quite a challenge! Especially in Bordeaux. Here are a few tips to help you in your search.
Student housing guide (in French)
Last update: 25/07/2022
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The University of Bordeaux has a partnership with the online housing platform, Studapart, providing students access to hundreds of exclusive offers for 1- to 24 month-periods, close to your campus as well as all over France for internships: studios, flatshares, homestays… You can also benefit from personalised support throughout your rental/stay! Just create an account for access to the offers, checked and updated in real time.
From rental application file through to booking the accommodation, all the steps are completed online. The rental application is simplified and 100% digital. You can also benefit from services after booking, such as home insurance or assistance with your CAF application.
Please note: thanks to the Studapart guarantee, Studapart can be your guarantor for the duration of your rental (for a service fee). To be eligible for it, just submit your ID and proof of admission on the platform.
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To get started, click on "Tenant Space" and create an account with your login provided by the university or with your personal e-mail address:
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You may want to benefit from a fully-equipped accommodation at a reasonable price near campus. Rent varies depending on the type of accommodation and residence.
CROUS university residences include services, provided by staff 7 days a week, which are covered by your rent.
International students are eligible for CROUS housing only for graduate (Master/Doctorate) students. Applications can only be made as from early July during the complementary phase on messervices.etudiant.gouv.fr.
For more info, visit the CROUS website (in French)
The rates for each type of accommodation are listed on the CROUS website (in French).
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To apply, complete the Student Social Application (DSE).
The application must be submitted before May of each year, even before taking the baccalauréat or other exams.
To benefit from social housing, you must meet certain allocation criteria, particularly in terms of income.
First, you must apply for social housing online on the website demande-logement-social.gouv.fr (in French). There is a single standard application for all social landlords. As soon as you have been assigned a reference number, a landlord can contact you and propose housing.
To find rentals or flat-shares, visit Studapart, our student housing platform.
The CROUS also makes ads from private landlords available on the website lokaviz.fr (in French).
Renting a room in a local home, known as a homestay, remains a fairly inexpensive and reassuring solution for students.
Many student residence halls are located near the campuses. In general, they offer additional conveniences (laundry, concierge, etc.). Those ads are also posted on Studapart.
The non-profit organisation Adil de la Gironde offers free advice to students regarding their rights and obligations as tenants. In the event of a legal dispute, they can provide support.
Learn more (in French)
As a student, you may qualify for financial aid for housing from the Family Benefits Agency (Caisse d’Allocation Familiale - CAF). The amount of aid varies depending on the type of accommodation (furnished or unfurnished), the rent and your income.
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This service, which is completely free of charge, provides a guarantor for students under 30 years of age. It is a way for you to enhance your rental application and to cover your rent in the event of payment difficulties.
You can qualify for this aid if you are a scholarship student who is an apprentice, an intern/trainee or an employee.
It finances your security deposit in the form of a interest-free loan.
The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region has set up a '1st rent advance', that can be up to 400€, for students under 30 years of age, enrolled in an academic/training programme in the region.
The non-profit Etu’Récup offers second-hand furniture, household appliances and dishes at very affordable prices.
The organisation also runs different workshops (bike repair and maintenance, sewing, zero waste, woodworking and electronics).
Learn more (in French)