Finding student accommodation in Paris

Paris is the largest city in France, ahead of Marseille and Lyon. More than 500,000 students follow their studies each year in the City of Light. Students in Parisian schools start searching for accommodation on average 9 months before beginning their studies. 



Student housing in Paris boosts the capital

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Student housing in Paris


Paris is the first student city in France


Paris, the capital of France, has a dynamism and attractiveness that has nothing to envy to the world’s largest megacities. It is the largest college town in Europe. It was recently ranked 2nd among the most pleasant cities to study in, behind Montreal. The charm of the city, the cultural richness with its 2 operas and 18 national museums, the nightlife, diversity of students and employment prospects make it an extremely attractive city for students. It has all the services and infrastructures needed to live a pleasant student life. It is easy to find sports halls, libraries, associations... Student life in Paris is particularly lively. There are many advantages and discounts accessible with the student status, whether the museum, cinema, transportation… The city of Paris is made in such a way that it’s easy to travel from one end to another thanks to an extensive transport network.


More than 340,000 students study each year in the Parisian center.  In all, more than 500,000 students each year in the Grand Paris. 20% of students in Paris are international. This figure is huge compared with other French cities. 


Paris offers an immense diversity of high-quality higher education courses. It has nearly 300 higher education institutions of all sizes. The most prestigious institutions in France are present there, such as ESCP Europe, Mines ParisTech, Université Paris-Dauphine or Sorbonne University. Their students come from all over France and the world. They must find their student accommodation in a saturated city. The housing supply in Paris is very low compared to the demand. Student apartments are rented in just a day and rents are well above the national average. 52% of Parisian students live outside Paris. 

What average surface for student accommodation in Paris?


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


More than half of Parisian students stay at their parent’s place for their studies. Those looking for student accommodation outside the parental home mostly look for a studio or T1 (one-room apartment). 28% of students search for shared student accommodation in Paris.  Only 11% of students look for a T2 apartment (with a separate room). 11% of students are also considering renting a room in a private home (a homestay). 



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


Most students look for furnished studios in Intramural Paris


65% of students looking for student accommodation in Paris are looking for furnished accommodation. Most of them search for studios ranging from 9 to 20 square meters. Shared accommodation is also in high demand as it is the cheapest way to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment. It’s also a way of being surrounded during your studies, which can help keep a good mood especially for highly demanding studies. 


Most students who search for student accommodation in Paris are primarily looking for accommodation in the capital itself. The most sought-after districts are Paris 15, Paris 13, Paris 11 and Paris 5. These 4 districts concentrate 43% of the search for student housing in Paris Intramuros. On the other hand, districts that aren’t very popular among students are the 7th and 20th, as well as the districts located in the hypercentre where rents are simply too high. 


When searching around Paris students prefer accommodation in the inner suburbs (the Petite Couronne): the Hauts-de-Seine department accounts for 11% of student housing research in the Paris region, followed by the Val-de-Marne (8.7%) and Seine-St-Denis (4.9%). In the inner suburbs, there is a high concentration of students around university sites located on the outskirts, such as Versailles, Orsay or the new cities of Cergy, Evry...  On the other hand, the departments least sought after by students in Ile-de-France are Val d'Oise (3%) and Seine-et-Marne (2.5%). 

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Paris? 


Students will have to plan an average of 777€ for student accommodation in Paris

Paris is the most expensive student city in France. Living in Paris can be up to twice as expensive as in provincial cities. The budget for rent is high and monopolizes a large part of a student's overall budget. For example, you would have to plan a budget of 823€ for a 20m2 studio in Paris, including service charges. A two-room apartment would cost 1485€ per month. But the rent for student accommodation in or around Paris varies greatly depending on the location. A student who wishes to live in Paris itself can hope to find a student rental in Paris for a rent of 842€ including all charges. These amounts are reduced as research is extended further away outside Paris. A student from Ile de France has an average student budget of €777. In the inner suburbs, the average student budget is 721€.  In the Grand Paris, this budget is lowered to €627. 

Who are the guarantors of students in Paris? 


Family acts as a guarantor in most cases


In 87% of cases, the guarantor for students who rent student accommodation in Paris is a family member. 3% of students ask their friends to vouch for them. Another 3% of students don’t have a guarantor at all. Some rely on state mechanisms as an alternative to the guarantor. +1000 of the students looking for student accommodation in Paris use Studapart Certification to strengthen their rental application and reassure owners. 



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


Paris is an international student city 


Of course, some of the students looking for a student rental in Paris were already living in Paris. So 17% of Parisians are looking for accommodation in Paris. But 25% of those looking for a student apartment in Paris lived in the provinces at least 5 years ago. 

France is the fourth most popular destination for students from all over the world. Therefore it’s not surprising that Paris welcomes a large number of foreign students, who come in second place. 20% of students looking for a student apartment in Paris are international students. It should be noted that the influx of foreign students into Parisian universities is increasing every year. In addition to these internationals, there are also the 3% of students from the French overseas departments and territories. Students from Lyon and Toulouse complete this Top 5 of student mobility to the Paris region. 



How to book student accommodation in Paris with Studapart? 


Studapart offers more than 5000 student dwellings in Paris



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


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