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How to find accommodation in Nantes, which welcomes more than 50,000 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 Nantes boosts the city


Nantes is a popular city for students


Nantes is a large French city located in the west of the country, in the Loire-Atlantique department. It has about 305 000 inhabitants. Nantes is regularly headlined by cities for its quality of life. Nantes has recently been ranked as the 5th best student city in France. It’s a very lively city thanks to its creative district. It is a young city with more than 45% of its population under the age of 30. The city is home to 9 museums and 32 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 tram, bus, and allows a direct connection with TER. It is located 2h30 from Paris by TGV and 1h from Rennes. The status of a student city is a real asset for Nantes, both demographically and economically. Nantes schools and universities are the source of many jobs in the metropolis. The higher education opportunities offered by Nantes establishments explains the attractiveness of the city. It offers a wide variety of quality higher education. It is home to the University of Nantes, the Université Bretagne Loire. As well as the School of DesignCentrale Nantes and the excellent Audencia Business School. Nantes is also in the top of the ranking of green cities in France. It has many natural assets with parks and gardens, green spaces and the Loire.
The Nantes metropolitan area is one of the largest university centers in France. It has more than 117 000 students. These students represent almost 25% of the metropolitan population. Nantes is also a student city with an international outlook. 30% of students in Nantes 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 50,000 students seek a student apartment in Nantes each year, outside the 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 Nantes?

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


For the majority of these students (53%) chose to live in a studio or a one-room apartment (T1). 14% of students tend to prefer 2-room apartments (T2). 22% of students choose to live in a shared flat in Nantes. Shared flates can also be found in T3. Only 9% are looking for homestay accommodation.


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

Flatshares are at the top of the list


Flatshare is increasingly demanded by students from the city of Nantes. 22% of Nantes students 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 Nantes for an average around 353€. While the rent for an entire home would rather be 557€.

Shared flates in Nantes are also growing because they are attractive for owners and guarantee them better profitability. A 4-room apartment rented to a family covers on average 900€, while the owner can earn 1,200€ by renting the rooms to students. Facing a flatshare 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. 80% of the shared apartments in Nantes come from the private rental stock, in 3-room apartments.


What is the average rent for student accommodation in Nantes? 

Students will have to plan an average of 439€ for his accommodation


Nantes is not an expensive university city compared to other big cities. The average budget for a student in Nantes is 439 €. This is higher than the provincial average. Nantes is cheaper than its neighbors, where the budget would be slightly higher. For example, in Rennes, rents are around 3% more expensive than Nantes depending on the type of property with the exception of private student residences. But the budget for rents in Nantes remains much more reasonable than in Paris, where the student budget amounts to 821€.


The average rent for a student room in Nantes is 439€. The average for a shared room is 402€. We go up to 472€ for a studio. T1s are rented on average 400€ and T2s are rented on average 500€ . Finally for a room in a private student residence you have to count 400€.



Who are the guarantors of students in Nantes? 

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 Nantes. Only 2% of them turn to their friends for a guarantor. 3% of students in Nantes have no guarantor. Some rely on state systems to obtain a bond. 


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

Nantes is an international student city 


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


How to book student accommodation in Nantes with Studapart? 

Studapart offers a number of student dwellings in Nantes


Given its large number of students, thousands of students must find their student accommodation in Nantes each year. The task is not always simple. Some wish to stay on the outskirts of Nantes. But a large number of students are looking for their studio or shared-flats in the center of Nantes.

They can find accommodation in Nantes 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 Nantes. Studapart allows them to book their student rental in Nantes 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.

Studapart also offers them flawless support before and after booking. 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 Nantes 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 Nantes 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 Nantes 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 Nantes?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Nantes are looking for studios from € 398 to € 498

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

Students looking for student accommodation in Nantes outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 448 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 603. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Nantes.

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