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Bordeaux is an important city in the southwest of France. 88,000 students follow their studies each year in Bordeaux. Students from Bordeaux universities search for student accommodation in Bordeaux on average 9 months before beginning their courses there. 


Student housing in Bordeaux boosts the city


Student housing in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a popular college town 


Bordeaux has become the favourite city of the French. Its location near the Atlantic Ocean, its proximity to Spain or its connection to Paris in 2 hours with the TGV are some of the city’s assets. But in this regard, real estate has experienced an unprecedented increase in 2017 in Bordeaux but also in France in general, since the price of a property has increased by an average of 12%. 

Bordeaux offers an increasingly varied range of higher education courses, with many schools and universities. Bordeaux has an important university centre with the University of Bordeaux, which is present in Bordeaux, Talence and Pessac. Bordeaux offers an increasingly varied range of training opportunities, with many schools and universities. Among them are institutions such as KEDGE Business SchoolSciences Po Bordeaux and INSEEC U, which is located on the banks of Chartrons in the city centre.  

Bordeaux is ranked 6th in the list of the most important student cities by l'Etudiant magazine, and 1st in the list of cities where the French would like to work. Bordeaux and its surroundings attract more and more students each year thanks its quality of life and economic development. Bordeaux is a city where life is good: it is a green, agreeable city, with large parcs and many terraces. It is a cosmopolitan city where beauty and good food are appreciated. It’s also a economically dynamic city where young working people can easily find work.  

More than 20 0000 students search for a student apartment in Bordeaux with Studapart. So what types of accommodation are these French and international students looking for? What is the average budget for a student rental in Bordeaux? In which districts? Studapart answers all of these questions for you. 

What average surface for a student accommodation in Bordeaux ?

Most students seek a studio or one-room apartment 

A majority of tenants looking for student accommodation in Bordeaux rather turn to a studio or a one-room apartment. About 20% of students opt for a one-bedroom apartment with a separate bedroom: this concerns, for example, students who move in as a couple. Only less than 5% of students seek a student room, whether independent or in a private home. Many students are also looking for a shared student apartment in Bordeaux.

What kind of accommodation should I choose for my student accommodation in Paris?  

Flatshares are a good option

Bordeaux and its surroundings have about forty student residences. Student residences in Bordeaux offer accommodation ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments, that are furnished in most cases. These residences offer additional services such as laundry, cleaning, breakfast... and collective work or relaxation areas, sports halls, cafeterias... These equipments makes student life much easier. Many students in Bordeaux choose to stay in student residences, which remain reasonable compared with private rental stock. 

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Bordeaux? 

Students will have to plan an average of 610€ for student

accommodation in Bordeaux 

Bordeaux is the most expensive city in the region. A student will have to plan on average 610€ to stay in Bordeaux while the average in the rest of the province is 550€. The rental market in Bordeaux is tense. This is reflected in rents, which increased by around 9% compared to the previous year. The beautification of the city, the renovation of train platforms, the construction of a tramway line and the inauguration of the Paris-Bordeaux high-speed line are improvements that contribute in explaining this increase in rent.  


Prices are highest in the historic centre, between Les Chartrons and Cours Victor Hugo, and in the Golden Triangle. 15 minutes from the historic centre, districts such as Croix Blanche, Saint-Genès or Nansouty are more affordable. For their studies in Bordeaux, some students prefer to live near Bordeaux, in neighbouring cities such as Talence or Pessac. Firstly, rents are cheaper than in Bordeaux. And it is also easier to find student accommodation quickly given the shortage of housing in Bordeaux. As an indication, their average rates are estimated at 580€ compared to 530€ and 550€ for one-room apartments. For two-roomed apartments, you would have to count on average 740€ or just under in Bordeaux but 640€ and 600€ respectively in Pessac and Talence. The difference is less blatant for smaller surfaces such as studios: 540€ for a student studio in Bordeaux against 520€ in Talence and Pessac. But for a single room in a private home, staying in Pessac is much cheaper: 320€ on average against 420€ in Bordeaux.

Who are the guarantors of students in Bordeaux? 

Family acts as a guarantor in most cases 


It is difficult to rent without a solid guarantor in Bordeaux. In most cases, it is the student's family that vouches for them. Very few students rely on their friends to have a guarantor, while others don’t have a guarantor at all. Some of them rely on state mechanisms as an alternative to a guarantor. Many students searching for student accommodation in Bordeaux use Studapart Certification to strengthen their rental application and bring reassurance to owners. 

Where do those searching for student accommodation in Bordeaux come from?

Most of students are from the same region 


Most students who come to study in Bordeaux come from the same region. 51% of them come from New Aquitaine, 17% from Occitania and 11% from the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Bordeaux is also a city that attracts international students : 12% of students in Bordeaux are foreign students. Actually, Sciences Po Bordeaux is the school that welcomes the most international students in the region. 

How to book student accommodation in Bordeaux with Studapart? 

Studapart offers more than 3000 student dwellings in Bordeaux

Due to its student population, thousands of students have to find their student accommodation in Bordeaux every year. This isn’t always easy. Some students want to live in the periphery of Bordeaux. But a majority of students are looking for their studio or shared flat in the center. 


They can easily find student accommodation in Bordeaux using Studapart. Studapart has been a student rental specialist for 5 years and offers students an online housing platform dedicated to them. The platform has offers of studios, shared apartments, homestays and apartments in student residences in Bordeaux. Studapart allows them to book their student apartment in Bordeaux online, with or without visiting the place. They can also purchase their home insurance at the time of booking. A multilingual support team (French, English, Spanish, Italian and Chinese) is available 6 days a week to guide them. The team can also assist them in their exchanges with lessors if necessary. 


Students from Bordeaux might sometimes be required to change cities several times during their studies due to internships or international exchanges they may have to carry out during their course. Studapart offers them a fast, smart and smooth rent experience. With Studapart, they can quickly book turnkey accommodation from thousands of verified student accommodation offers. Studapart also offers them seamless support - whether before and after the booking process. 


At Studapart, we believe in a simpler and more personal rent 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 Bordeaux 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 Bordeaux 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 Bordeaux will have their rental application 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.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Bordeaux?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Bordeaux are looking for studios from € 515 to € 615

What type of accommodation should you choose to stay in Bordeaux?

Students looking for student accommodation in Bordeaux outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 565 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 768. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Bordeaux.

FAQ on student accommodations in Bordeaux

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