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How to find accommodation in Aix-en-Provence which welcomes more than 55,000 French and international students each year? Studapart takes care of everything by offering you all types of accommodation: in student residences or in studios, roommates or homestays.



Student housing in Aix-en-Provence boosts the city

 

Aix-en-Provence is a popular city for students 

 

Aix-en-Provence is a large French city located in the south of the country in the Bouches du Rhône. It has approximately 142 000 inhabitants. Aix-en-Provence is regularly headlined by cities for its quality of life. Aix-en-Provence benefits from the sun and its proximity to the beach. It’s a very lively city thanks to its old town. It is a young city and it houses museums, cathedrals and libraries. It is also a city that is often the location of many shows, concerts and festivals.
It’s a city that is very well served. It offers trips by train, bus, and allows a direct connection with TER. It is located 30 minutes from Marseille and 4h30 from Paris by TGV.


The status of a student city is a real asset for Aix-en-Provence, both demographically and economically. Aix-en-Provence schools and universities are the source of many jobs in the metropolis. The offer of higher education and research offered by Aix-en-Provence establishments explains the attractiveness of the city. It offers a wide variety of quality higher education. It hosts the School of Art, Science Po Aix and University of Aix-Marseille.


Aix-en-Provence is also the cultural capital of Provence. It has many natural assets with parks and gardens like the Cours Mirabeau and many fountains. The Aix-en-Provence metropolis is one of the largest university centers in France. It has more than 55 000 students. These students represent a large percentage of the metropolitan population. Aix-en-Provence is also an international student city. 17% of the students in Aix-en-Provence are international students.


In a context of increased competition between university centers, access to housing is a criterion which strongly influences students in the choice of the place of their studies. The massive presence of students in a territory also has a direct impact on a city’s housing market. Over 55 000 students seek a student apartment in Aix-en-Provence each year, outside their parental home. So what are the types of accommodation popular with these French and international students? What average budget for a student rental in Nantes? In which districts? Studapart answers all these questions.

 

 

What is the average surface for student accommodation in Aix-en-Provence?
 

One out of two students is looking for a studio or 1 room apartment for their student accommodation

 

For the majority of these students, 45%, the choice is for a studio or a T1 apartment. 20% of students tend to prefer 2-room apartments (T2). 20% of students choose to live in a shared flat in Aix-en-provence. Roommates also concern T3. Only 10% are looking for homestay accommodation.

 


What kind of accommodation should I choose for my student accommodation in Aix-en-Provence?   

 

Flatshares are at the top of the list

 

Shared-flats are increasingly demanded by students from the city of Aix-en-Provence. 21% of Aix-en-Provence students share accommodation like 20% in the rest of France on average. A quarter of the students who leave the family home immediately turn to shared accommodation. This way of living allows students to live in larger, better equipped and better quality housing. It’s a way to be less isolated. All of this for a lower cost: one can find a shared-flat in Aix-en-Provence for an average around 450€. While the rent for an entire home would rather be 600€.
Student roommates in Aix-en-Provence are also growing because they are attractive for owners and guarantee them better profitability. A 4-room apartment rented to a family earns 850€, while it can earn 1,100€ by being rented by the room to students. In the face of the shared-flat craze, more and more companies specialize in student residences and so-called “colocation” products. Most shared flats are made up of 2 or 3 students. The shared apartments in Aix-en-Provence come from 80% of the private rental stock, in 3-room accommodation.


What is the average rent for student accommodation in Aix-en-Provence? 
 

Students will have to plan an average of 500€ for his accommodation

 

Aix-en-Provence is not an expensive university city compared to other big cities. The average budget for a student in Aix-en-Provence is 510€. This is higher than the provincial average. Aix-en-Provence is more expensive than its neighbors, where the budget would be slightly lower. For example, in Marseillerents are around 5% cheaper than Aix-en-Provence depending on the type of property with the exception of private student residences. But the budgets to be expected for rent in Aix-en-Provence remain much more reasonable than in Paris, where the student budget amounts to € 830 in all.


The average rent for a student room in Aix-en-Provence is 400€. The average for a shared room is 440€. We go up to 520€ for a studio. T1s are rented on average 740€. Finally for a room in a private student residence you have to count 400€.

 

 

Who are the guarantors of students in Aix-en-Provence? 
 

In most cases, family acts as a guarantor

 

In 90% of cases, it is the parents who stand as a guarantor for student accommodation in Aix-en-Provence. Less than 5% of them turn to their friends for a surety. Less than 5% of students in Aix-en-Provence have no guarantor. Some rely on state systems to obtain a bond. Many Studapart students in Aix-en-Provence use the Studapart certification to act as their guarantor.

 

 

Where do those searching for student accommodation in Aix-en-Provence come from? 
 

Aix-en-Provence is an international student city 

 

A small percentage of students looking for a student apartment in Aix-en-Provence are from the city and therefore have not changed city for their studies. The bulk of student mobility to Nantes is then made up of Parisians, surrounding regions and foreign students.

 

 

How to book student accommodation in Aix-en-Provence with Studapart? 
 

Studapart offers a number student dwellings in Aix-en-Provence

 

Given its large number of students, thousands of students must find their student accommodation in Aix-en-Provence each year. The task is not always simple. Some want to stay on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence. But a large number of students are looking for their studio or roommate in the center of Aix-en-Provence. They can find accommodation in Aix-en-Provence quickly using Studapart. Studapart has been specializing in student rentals for 5 years and offers students an online housing platform dedicated to them.

 

The platform brings together offers from studios, shared flats, homestays and apartments in student residences in Aix-en-Provence. Studapart allows them to book their student rental in Aix-en-Provence online, with or without a visit. They can also take out their home insurance at the time of booking. A multilingual support team (French, English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin) is available 6 days a week to guide them. The team can also assist them in their discussions with the owner if necessary.

 

At Studapart, we believe in a simpler and more humane rental experience. On a daily basis, we work to facilitate access to housing for French and international students.
 

 

What benefits do students gain from using Studapart? 
 

Studapart makes the search for accommodation easier and has exclusive offers in store

 

What do students in Lille gain from using the Studapart housing platform? 

 

  • A 100% secure platform

Studapart evaluates the authenticity of ads and user profiles. We encourage rental companies to make our students happy with a good response rate, a complete profile and quality accommodation. Our team is there to support you along the way. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, we will do everything in our power to find you another place. 

 

  • The Studapart Guarantee

No guarantor? No issues.  When you book your student accommodation, you can subscribe to the Studapart guarantee. Studapart will then act as your guarantor for the whole duration of your stay. The Studapart Guarantee will allow you to reassure your landlord and rent any home on the platform. 

 

  • The Studapart Certification

As it is difficult to find a student rental in Lille without a French guarantor, Studapart offers international students a way of certifying the creditworthiness and authenticity of their guarantors' supporting documents. This way, international students in Aix-en-Provence will have their rental applications reinforced. The Studapart Certification will allow you to search for accommodation on Studapart, but also on any other property rental sites and/or directly with landlords, student residences or real estate agencies. 


Maëlle M.

Brand manager

Frequently asked questions

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Aix-en-Provence?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Aix-en-Provence are looking for studios from € 494 to € 594

What type of accommodation should you choose to stay in Aix-en-Provence?

Students looking for student accommodation in Aix-en-Provence outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 544 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 788. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Aix-en-Provence.