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How to find accommodation in Caen, which welcomes more than 29,000 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 accommodation in Caen in the heart of the metropolis


Caen, a booming student city


Caen is a French city located in the North, in the department of Calvados. It has approximately 106,200 inhabitants. It is a city that seeks to develop. It becomes lively thanks to its student population which accounts for 25%. The city sees its student population increase every year. It houses squares, cinemas, numerous parks. 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 travel by train, bus, and allows a direct connection with TER. It is located 1.5 hours from Le Havre and 2.20 hours from Paris. Caen is also a city which is trying to introduce environmental measures. It has many natural assets with parks and gardens, green spaces.
The status of a student city is a real asset for Caen, both demographically and economically. Caen schools and universities are the source of many jobs in the metropolis. The higher education and research offer offered by establishments in Caen explains the attractiveness of the city. It offers a wide variety of high quality training courses. It hosts the Université Caen NormandieEM Normandie and ESAMENSICAEN.
The city of Caen is one of the university centers of France. It has more than 29,000 students. These students represent almost 5% of the city's population. Caen is also an international student city. 10% of students in Caen 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.
More than 29,000 students seek a student apartment in Caen 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 Caen? In which districts? Studapart answers all these questions.


What surface area is student accommodation in Caen?


One in two students is looking for a studio or a T1 for their student accommodation

For the majority of these students, or 58%, the choice is made for a studio or a T1 apartment. 15% of students tend to prefer 2-room apartments (T2). 20% of students choose to live in a shared flat in Caen. Roommates also concern T3. Only 8% are looking for homestay accommodation.


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


Flatshare in Caen is a great success

Flatshare is increasingly demanded by students from the city of Caen. 20% of students in Caen are in shared accommodation against 21% 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. And this for a lower cost: one can find a roommate in Caen for an average around 350 €. While the rent for an entire home would be more like 900 €.
The student roommate in Caen is also developing because it is interesting for owners by guaranteeing them better profitability. A 4-room apartment rented to a family earns 900€ while it can earn 1,200€ by being rented by the room to students. In the face of the colocation 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 Caen come from 80% of the private rental stock, in 3-room apartments.



What is the average rent for renting accommodation in Caen?


A student will have to spend on average 401 € per month for their accommodation 

Caen is not an expensive university city compared to the other big cities. The average budget for a student in Caen is 401€. This is higher than the provincial average. Caen is more expensive than its neighbors, where the budget would be slightly lower. For example, in Le Havre, rents are about cheaper than Caen depending on the type of property with the exception of private student residences. But the budgets to be expected for rent in Caen remain much more reasonable than in Paris, where the student budget amounts to € 850 in all.
The average rent for a student room in Caen is 401€. The average for a shared room is 350€. We go up to € 501 for a studio. T1s are rented on average 401€ and T2s are rented on average 601€. Finally for a room in a private student residence you have to count 400€


Who are the guarantors for the rental of student accommodation in Caen?


The family is most often the guarantor


In 90% of cases, it is the parents who stand as a guarantor for student accommodation in Caen. Only 2% of them turn to their friends for a guarantor. 3% of students in Caen have no guarantor. Some rely on state systems to obtain a bond. Many Studapart students in Caen use the Studapart certification to act as their guarantor.


Where do young people looking for student accommodation in Caen come from?


Caen, a student city with an international outlook

A small percentage of students looking for a student apartment in Caen are from the city and therefore have not changed city for their studies. The bulk of student mobility to Caen is then made up of people from Paris, overseas and the surrounding area. Caen also has 10% international students.


How to book student accommodation in Caen with Studapart?


Studapart offers many student accommodation in Caen

Given its large number of students, thousands of students must find their student accommodation in Caen each year. The task is not always simple. Some wish to stay on the outskirts of Caen. But a large number of students are looking for their studio or flatshare in the center of Caen.
They can find accommodation in Caen 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, flatshares, homestays and apartments in student residences in Caen. Studapart allows them to book their student rental in Caen online, with or without a visit. They can also take out 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 does a student gain from using Studapart?


Studapart facilitates its research and reserves exclusive offers for it


What do Caen students gain from using the Studapart housing platform?


  •  A 100% secure platform

Studapart assesses the authenticity of ads and user profiles. We encourage renters to make our students happy with a record 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 undertake to do everything to relocate you.

  • The Studapart Guarantee

No guarantor? Do not panic ! When booking your student accommodation, you can take out the Studapart guarantee. Studapart will thus become your guarantor. This guarantee will allow you to reassure your landlord and rent any accommodation on the platform.

  • Studapart Certification

As it is difficult to find a student rental in Caen 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 Caen 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.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Caen?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Caen are looking for studios from € 347 to € 447

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

Students looking for student accommodation in Caen outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 397 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 582. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Caen.

FAQ on student accommodations in Caen

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