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How to find accommodation in Saint-Etienne which welcomes more than 20,000 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 Saint-Etienne in the heart of the metropolis


Saint-Etienne, a booming student city


Saint-Etienne is a large French city located in the south-east of the country, in the Loire department. It has about 305,000 inhabitants. Saint-Etienne is regularly headlined by cities for its quality of life. Saint-Etienne was recently ranked as the 13th best student city in France. It’s a very lively city thanks to its creative district. It is a young city with more than 20% of its population under the age of 30. The city is home to museums and 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 3 hours 30 minutes from Paris by TGV, 50 minutes from Lyon.
The status of a student city is a real asset for Saint-Etienne both demographically and economically. Saint-Etienne schools and universities are the source of many jobs in the metropolis. The offer of higher education and research offered by Saint-Etienne establishments explains the attractiveness of the city. It offers a wide variety of high quality training courses. It is home to the INSPE, the École des Mines and the IRUP.


The city of Saint-Etienne is one of the largest university centers in France. It has more than 20,000 students. These students represent almost 18% of the city's population. Saint-Etienne is also an international student city. 30% of students at Saint-Etienne 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 20,000 students seek a student apartment in Saint-Etienne 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 Saint-Etienne? In which districts? Studapart answers all these questions.


What area for student accommodation in Saint-Etienne?

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

For the majority of these students, or 53%, the choice is made for a studio or a T1 apartment. 22% of students tend to prefer 2-room apartments (T2). 22% of students choose to live in a shared flat in Saint-Etienne. Roommates also concern T3. Only 2% are looking for homestay accommodation.


What type of accommodation should you choose to stay in Saint-Etienne?


Colocation in Saint-Etienne a great success

Colocation is increasingly demanded by students from the city of Saint-Etienne. 23% 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 flatshare in Saint-Etienne for an average around 428 €. While the rent for an entire home would be more like 500€.

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


What is the average rent for accommodation in Saint-Etienne?


A student will have to spend an average of 428€ per month for their accommodation

Saint-Etienne is not an expensive university city compared to the other big cities. The average budget for a student in Saint-Etienne is 428€. This is lower than the provincial average. Saint-Etienne is cheaper than its neighbours, where the budget would be slightly higher. For example, in Lyonrents are around 5% more expensive than Saint-Etienne depending on the type of property with the exception of private student residences. But the budgets for rent in Saint-Etienne remain much more reasonable than in Paris, where the student budget is 821€ in all.
The average rent for a student room in Saint-Etienne is 428€. The average for a shared room is € 317. We go up to € 355 for a studio. T1s are rented on average 450€ 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 for the rental of student accommodation in Saint-Etienne?


The family is most often the guarantor


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


Where do young people who are looking for student accommodation from Saint-Etienne come from?

Saint-Etienne, a student city with an international outlook

A small percentage of students looking for a student apartment in Saint-Etienne are from the city and therefore have not changed city for their studies. The bulk of student mobility to Saint-Etienne is then made up of people from Lyon, Overseas and the surrounding area. Saint-Etienne also has 15% international students.


How to book student accommodation in Saint-Etienne with Studapart?


Studapart offers many student accommodation in Saint-Etienne

Given its large number of students, thousands of students must find their student accommodation in Saint-Etienne each year. The task is not always simple. Some want to stay on the outskirts of Saint-Etienne. But a large number of students are looking for their studio or flatshare in the center of Saint-Etienne.
They can find accommodation in Saint-Etienne 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 Saint-Etienne. Studapart allows them to book their student rental in Saint-Etienne 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 facilite sa recherche et lui réserve des offres exclusives 


What do Saint-Etienne 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 Saint-Etienne 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 Saint-Etienne 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 Saint-Étienne?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Saint-Étienne are looking for studios from € 296 to € 396

What type of accommodation should you choose to stay in Saint-Étienne?

Students looking for student accommodation in Saint-Étienne outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 346 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 425. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Saint-Étienne.

FAQ on student accommodations in Saint-Étienne

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