Finding student accommodation in Lille


Lille is the 3rd largest student city in France. Alongside with Paris and Lyon, Lille welcomes about half of France's students. Students in Lille search for their accommodation on average 6 months before the beginning of their studies. 
 

 

Student housing in Lille boosts the city

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Lille is a popular city for students 
 

Lille is a very lively city with a tremendous cultural dynamism. The city reaches Paris in one hour by train, but also Brussels in less than 30 minutes. 

 

Lille is very attractive for students who can live a pleasant and practical life there. It offers a wide range of high-quality higher education courses. The city is well served and equipped in terms of urban infrastructure. Above all, it’s a very pleasant place to live. It has many natural assets with beaches, parks and gardens, green spaces and zoos... Lille offers a wide range of cultural and sporting activities with many museums, theatres and sports complexes. And the city is constantly animated by shows, concerts, festivals... 

 

The Lille metropolis is one of the largest university centres in France. It has more than 100,000 students. These students represent almost 10% of the city's population. Lille is also one of the most international french student city, given that 22% of students in Lille are international students. 


Lille's higher education institutions are concentrated throughout the city. There are many of them in the Vauban district with the Catholic University of Lille, HEI or ISEN, but also in Croix with EDHEC Business School or near the city centre with Sciences Po Lille and ESJ Lille. According to national projections, the Lille metropolis should be home to more than 130,000 students by 2025. 
 

The status of student city is a real asset for Lille - both demographically and economically. Lille schools and universities create more than 18,000 jobs in the city. The offer of higher education and research proposed by the Lille institutions explains the attractiveness of the metropolis. It is observed that in a context of increased competition between university centres, access to housing is something that strongly influences the place students choose to study. And similarly, the massive presence of students in a territory has a direct impact on a city's housing market. 
 

More than 40,000 students search for student accommodation in Lille each year, outside their parent’s home. So what kind of accommodation are popular among these French and international students? What is the average budget for a student rental in Lille? In which districts? Studapart answers all these questions for you. 
 


What average surface for student accommodation in Lille?


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

 


Most students looking to study in Lille (51%)  hope to live in a studio or 1 room apartment. 13% of the students prefer 2-room apartments (T2). 35% of students choose to live in a shared apartment in Lille.  

 


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


Flatshares are at the top of the list


Shared accommodation is increasingly in demand by students in the Flemish capital. 35% of Lille students are in a shared accommodation while  an average 21% of students are in flatshares in the rest of France. 

 

A quarter of students who leave their family’s home immediately turn to shared accommodation. This way of life allows students to live in larger, better equipped and better quality accommodation. It is also a way of being less isolated. And this at a lower cost: in Lille, you can find a shared apartment for a range from 242 to 410€. While the rent for a whole apartment would be something around 576€. 

 

Student flatshares in Lille are also developing because they are interesting for landlords as they allow a higher profitability. A 4-room apartment rented to a family brings in 900€ while it can bring in 1200€ by being rented to students by the room. Faced with the enthusiasm for shared accommodation, more and more companies are specializing in student residences and so-called "shared accommodation" products. Most roommates are made up of 2 or 3 students. The shared apartments in Lille are 80% from the private rental stock, in 3-room apartments. There are many shared apartments in the districts of Moulins, Gambetta and Wazemmes. On the other hand, it is more difficult to find a shared apartment in Vauban. It is a very lively student area, known for its trendy cafés, zincs and nightclubs, but accommodation there is smaller. 

 

 

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Lille? 


Students will have to plan an average of 518€ for his accommodation

 

Lille is the most expensive university city in the Hauts-de-France. The average budget of a student in Lille is 576€. This amount is higher than the provincial average. Lille is a more expensive city than its neighbours, where the budget would be 518€. For example, in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, rents are about 3 to 16% cheaper than Lille depending on the type of property - setting aside private student residences who tend to be more expensive. But the budgets for rent in Lille remain way more reasonable than in Paris, where the student budget adds up to 821€. 

 

In Lille, the average rent for a student room is 374€. The average for a shared room is 402€. This amount can go up to 472€ for a studio. 1 room apartments are rented on average 518€ and 2 room apartments are rented on average 628€. Lastly, for a room in a private student residence, you would need to plan a budget of around 526€. 



Who are the guarantors of students in Lille? 


In most cases, family acts as a guarantor
 

In 92% of cases, it is the parents who guarantee their children’s rentals. Only 2% of students in Lille ask friends of them to be their guarantor. 3% of students in Lille don’t have a guarantor at all. Some of students in this situation rely on state solutions to obtain bail. 



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

 

Lille is an international student city 
 

16% of students looking for a student apartment in Lille are from Lille and have not moved cities for their studies. Most of the student mobility to Lille is then made up of people from Paris, Overseas France and Villeneuve-d'Ascq. Lille also has 22% international students. 

 


How to book student accommodation in Lille with Studapart? 

 

Studapart offers more than 3000 student dwellings in Lille
 

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

 

They can easily find student accommodation in Lille 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 Lille. Studapart allows them to book their student apartment in Lille 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 Lille 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 accommodation 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 renters 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 Lille 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.