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How to find accommodation in Rouen which welcomes more than 44 000 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.

 

 

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Student accommodation in Rouen in the heart of the metropolis

Rouen, a booming student city

 

Rouen is a large French city located in the north of the country,
in the Seine-Maritime department. It has about 110,000 inhabitants. Rouen is
regularly headlined by cities for its quality of life. Rouen was
recently ranked as the 19th best student city in France. It is a very lively
and a culturally rich city. It offers access to a wide range of museums, all for
free. During the holiday periods the city offers numerous shows and music
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 1h30 from Paris by TGV,
1h30 from Caen.
 
The status of a student city is a real asset for Rouen, both demographically and economically. Rouen schools and universities are the source of many jobs in the metropolitan area. The higher education and research offer offered by establishments in Rouen explains the attractiveness of the city. It offers a wide variety of high quality training courses. It is home to the University of Rouen Normandie which has 6 sites located throughout the city and EM Normandie .


The city of Rouen is starting to be one of the largest university centers in France. It has more than 44 000 students. These students represent almost 15% of the metropolitan population. Rouen is also an international student city. 10% of students in Rouen 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 44 000 students seek a student apartment in Rouen 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 Rouen? In which districts? Studapart answers all these questions.

 

 

What is the room surface for student accommodation in Rouen?
 

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

 

For the majority of these students, 50% the choice is for a studio or a T1 apartment. 20% of students tend to prefer 2-room apartments (T2). 20% of students choose to live in a shared flat in Rouen. Roommates also concern T3. Only 10% are looking for homestay accommodation.

 

 

What type of accommodation for your stay in Rouen?
 

Flatshare in Rouen is a great success

 

Flatshare is increasingly demanded by students from the city of Rouen. 22% of Rouen 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 Rouen for an average around 407 €. While the rent for an entire home would be rather 543 €.

 

The student roommate in Rouen 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 Rouen come from 80% of the private rental stock, in 3-room apartments.

 


What is the average rent for renting accommodation in Rouen?
 

A student will have to spend on average 423 € per month for their accommodation

 

Rouen is not an expensive university city compared to the other big cities. The average budget for a student in Rouen is 423€. This amount is higher than the provincial average. Rouen is cheaper than its neighbours, where the budget would be slightly higher. For example, in Caen or Le Havre, rents are around 3% more expensive than Rouen depending on the type of property with the exception of private student residences. But the budgets to be expected for rent in Rouen remain much more reasonable than in Paris, where the student budget amounts to 821€ in all.


The average rent for a student room in Rouen is 423€. The average for a shared room is 407€. We go up to 423€ for a studio. T1s are rented on average 407€ and T2s are rented on average € 543. 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 Rouen?
 

The family acts as guarantor
 

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

 

 

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

Rouen, a student city with an international outlook
 

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

 

 

How to book student accommodation in Rouen with Studapart?
 

Studapart offers many student accommodation in Rouen

 

Given its large number of students, thousands of students have to find student accommodation in Rouen each year. The task is not always simple. Some want to stay on the outskirts of Rouen. But a large number of students are looking for their studio or flatshares in the center of Rouen.
 

They can find accommodation in Rouen 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, private rooms and apartments in student residences in Rouen. Studapart allows them to book their student rental in Rouen 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 accommodation 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 Nantes 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 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.

Brand manager

Frequently asked questions

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Rouen?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Rouen are looking for studios from € 375 to € 475

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

Students looking for student accommodation in Rouen outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 425 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 542. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Rouen.