Finding accommodation may well be a real challenge and should be undertaken as early as possible.
- University Residence Halls
- On-campus housing when offered
- Private students residence
- Private-sector rentals (direct from the owner to the renter or through a real-estate agencies)
- Rooms in private houses (direct from the owner to the renter or through a real-estate agencies)
- Short-stay accomodation (youth hostels, hotel residence...)
- "Foyers" students residence
- HLM subszidized low-cost social housing
Before finding your accomodation
- find a guarantor or “garant”, i.e. someone or an organization who will pay the rent if you happen to be unable to pay yourself. There are many organizations available :
- assess your budget :
- the rent should not exceed 30% of your total resources
- when signing the lease, you will have to pay : the deposit, the first rent, the estate agency fees. In total a sum equal to two-month rent minimum and up to four or five-month rent maximum !
After finding your accommodation
- do not forget to take a rental insurance. It is mandatory.
- apply for housing benefits