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How to find accommodation in Valenciennes which welcomes more than 8,000 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 Valenciennes in the heart of the metropolis


Valenciennes, a booming student city


Valenciennes is a small French town located in the north of the country, in the Nord department. It has about 44,000 inhabitants. Valenciennes is a small town but one that attracts a lot. It is a city that seeks to develop. It becomes lively thanks to its student population. The city sees its student population increase by 22% each year. It houses squares, cinemas and numerous parks. 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 2 hours from Paris by TGV, 45 minutes from Lille. Valenciennes is also a city that is trying to introduce environmental measures. It has many natural assets with parks and gardens, green spaces.

The status of a student city is a real asset for Valenciennes both demographically and economically. Valencian schools and universities are the source of many jobs in the metropolis. The offer of higher education and research offered by establishments in Valenciennes explains the attractiveness of the city. It offers a wide variety of high quality training courses. It hosts the University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-CambrésisESAD as well as RUBIKA, the leading school for video games.


The city of Valenciennes is one of the university centers of France. It has more than 8,000 students. These students represent almost 5% of the city's population. Valenciennes is also a student city with an international outlook. 14% of students in Valenciennes 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 8,000 students seek a student apartment in Valenciennes each year, outside the parental home. So what are the types of accommodation popular with these French and international students? What is the average budget for a student rental in Valenciennes? In which districts? Studapart answers all these questions.


What is the surface of student accommodation in Valenciennes?


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

For the majority of these students, or 58%, the choice is made for a studio or a T1 apartment. 15% of students tend to prefer 2-room apartments (T2). 20% of students choose to live in a shared flat in Valenciennes. Roommates also concern T3. Only 8% are looking for homestay accommodation.


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


Flatshare in Valenciennes is a great success

Flatshare is increasingly requested by students from the city of Valenciennes. 20% of Valenciennes 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 Valenciennes for an average around 350 €. While the rent for an entire home would rather be 600€.


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



What is the average rent for renting accommodation in Valenciennes?


A student will have to spend on average 443 € per month for their accommodation

Valenciennes is not an expensive university city compared to other big cities. The average budget for a student in Valenciennes is 443€. This is higher than the provincial average. Valenciennes is cheaper than its neighbours, where the budget would be slightly higher. For example, in Lillerents are around 5% more expensive than Valenciennes depending on the type of property with the exception of private student residences. But the budgets to be planned for rent in Valenciennes remain much more reasonable than in Paris, where the student budget amounts to 400€ in all.
The average rent for a student room in Valenciennes is 400€. The average for a shared room is 350€. We go up to 433€ for a studio. T1s are rented on average 400€ and T2s are rented on average 615€. 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 Valenciennes?


The family is most often the guarantor


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


Where do young people who are looking for student accommodation in Valenciennes come from?


Valenciennes, a student city with an international outlook

A small percentage of students looking for a student apartment in Valenciennes are from the city and therefore have not changed city for their studies. Most of the student mobility to Valenciennes is then made up of people from Paris, overseas and the surrounding area. Valenciennes also has 14% international students.


How can you book student accommodation in Valenciennes with Studapart?


Studapart offers many student accommodation in Valenciennes

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

They can find accommodation in Valenciennes 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 Valenciennes. Studapart allows them to book their student rental in Valenciennes 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 housing 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 Valenciennes 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 Valenciennes 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 Valenciennes 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 Valenciennes?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Valenciennes are looking for studios from € 383 to € 483

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

Students looking for student accommodation in Valenciennes outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 433 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 615. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Valenciennes.