Finding accommodation

Accommodation : CROUS Paris (students’ welfare office)

Résidence_Crous_rue_Fontaine_au_RoiUniversity halls of residence for those who need them most.

Since CROUS Paris still has only a limited number of places available in student accommodation, it gives priority to grant-holding students who have already successfully completed two years in higher education, and for a maximum stay of three years.

The number of beds available in the CROUS Paris halls of residence currently stands at 6,000.

Foreign students on French government grants (BGFs) or foreign government grants (BGEs) whose administrative files are handled by CROUS or those who come on university exchange programmes may also be eligible for accommodation.

At the beginning of, and even during, the academic year, new halls of residence are opened. Stay informed by going to the home page of the website.

2014 CROUS Paris report of activity

CROUS Paris website

The Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris – CIUP (the Paris international university halls of residence)


This is a place that is truly unique in the world. Its mission is to welcome and bring together students, researchers, artists and top-level athletes representing more than 140 nationalities.

  • A state-approved private foundation, owned by the Parisian universities.
  • The largest campus in the Ile-de-France region with an accommodation capacity of 5,800.
  • A humanistic project aimed at promoting peace by bringing together in the same place young talented people from all over the world.
  • An institution of international standing: the nations that are represented through the different houses take part in the governance of the residence.