Sciences Po Housing Overview

Housing is available to all Dual BA Program students, and deciding where to live is an important part of your transition to Sciences Po. During the first two years in France, Dual BA Program students live in student residences near campus. Sciences Po students reside in many different housing situations—some students live in apartments owned and administered by public entities, while others secure other private housing alternatives.

Sciences Po has a number of rooms reserved in student residences. However, please note that Sciences Po does not administer student housing directly, but works with governmental and other partner organizations to facilitate access to these residences for our students.

Sciences Po has a number of rooms reserved in student residences. Regardless of nationality or parental income, Dual BA Program students are entitled to a housing allowance (“aide au logement”) from the Caisse d’Allocations Familiales (CAF), which amounts to a monthly subsidy to be used toward payment of rent. Please note that Sciences Po does not administer student housing directly, but works with partner organizations to facilitate access to these residences for our students.

For more information on housing in years three and four of the program, visit the Housing at Columbia University page.

Home Stays

Sciences Po does not facilitate home stays, but works with agencies to match students with families for an immersive experience. A home stay can be a great complement to the Sciences Po experience.

In France, the Centre Régional de Oeuvres Universitaires et Scolaires (CROUS) is the organization responsible for student services throughout the country. Sciences Po students reside in many different housing situations—some students live in apartments owned and administered by CROUS, while others secure private apartments during their time in Le Havre. Student housing is abundant in Le Havre, and Sciences Po has a number of rooms reserved in student residences specifically for foreign students.

Accommodations

Students in Le Havre have access to apartments in seven different residences around the city (details below). These buildings offer studio apartments, which are fully furnished with a bed, desk, chairs, and closet. Each apartment has a separate bathroom and kitchen and offers WiFi and television access. Please note that it is not possible to move into a student apartment after 5 p.m. or on weekends; it is best to contact your residence directly prior to your arrival to schedule your move-in date and time.

Student Residences in Le Havre | Sample Rents  

Applying for Housing

Students residence

Under the agreement of Sciences Po and CROUS, about a hundred furnished apartments are pre-booked for Sciences Po students. They are all one-bedroom furnished apartments (bed, desk, chairs). Each apartment has a separate bathroom with shower, a small kitchen and offers Wi-Fi and television access.

If CROUS housing is your choice, please indicate the residence you choose by sending an email to Alexandra Gravier, pedagogical assistant in the Europe-Asia Sciences Po campus in Le Havre, as soon as possible. She will be your contact person with the CROUS administration.

  1. In your email to [email protected], mention the residence you wish to select (see above) as well as a second choice residence, your date of birth, nationality, and your arrival date in Le Havre.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to a student portal asking you to create an account and confirm your choice of residency.
  3. All requests will be reviewed during June and you will then receive the official proposition of your housing from the CROUS.
  4. Confirm your choice and follow the instructions from the CROUS. (You will have to pay your first month’s rent by confirming your choice directly on the website). 

Please prepare the following documents that will be asked by the crous once you confirmed your choice:

  • 2 photographs, 
  • a copy of your passport, 
  • a copy of your residence permit (carte de séjour) or VISA, 
  • a certificate of enrollment at Sciences Po (certificat de scolarité), 
  • the scholarship award letter (if applicable), 
  • a certificate issued by a guarantor (living in the EU) or your registration to VISALE : www.visale.fr
  • a written confirmation of Social Security enrollment (you must register here)
  • a proof of insurance for your apartment (only available once you open a bank account in France).

CROUS Bank Account Information (for Deposit Payment)

Account Holder

Régie avances de recettes

Location: TP ROUEN

Bank Code: 10071

Sort Code: 76000

Account Number: 0001000386

RIB Key: 24

IBAN: FR 76 10071760 00 00 0010 00 38 624

SWIFT: BDFEFRPPXXX

Contact Information

Résidences Universitaires du Havre Ville Basse
117 rue Casimir Delavigne
76600 Le Havre, France
Email: [email protected]

Alexandra Gravier 
Pedagogical assistant in the Europe-Asia Sciences Po campus in Le Havre
Email: [email protected]

Students in Menton reside in many different housing situations, and many have roommates during their first two years. Student housing is more limited in Menton than in other cities, but Sciences Po has a number of rooms reserved in student residences. Please note that Sciences Po does not administer student housing directly, but works with partner organizations to facilitate access to these residences for our students.

Accommodations

Students in Menton have access to rooms in two different residences around the city (details below). These buildings offer rooms that are fully furnished with a bed (and bedding), desk, chairs, and closet. Please note that you will have to contact your residence directly prior to your arrival to schedule your move-in date and time.

Student Residences in Menton | Sample Rents

Applying for Housing

To apply for housing, please follow these steps:

  1. Review the Sciences Po Menton Housing website.

  2. Starting May 1, housing applications can be sent to [email protected]. Housing in Menton is limited, so please submit your application as soon as possible. Applications can be found on the Sciences Po Menton Housing website.

  3. You will be required to pay a deposit equivalent to one month's rent with charges to the Menton council via bank transfer by August 1 to finalize your reservation.

  4. Deposits are non-refundable, even if you cancel your reservation.

  5. An identification form must be sent by August 1 to: [email protected] 

  6. Rooms in Villa Jasmin and Menton Plus will be available for move-in starting August 21.

  7. Upon your arrival in Menton, you will be asked to provide a follow-up file to finalize your lease. Be sure to prepare all of these documents in advance to submit to the student residence administrators:

    • Two photographs

    • Copy of your passport and visa

Application Form and Supporting Documents

Contact Information

Sciences Po College Universitaire de Menton
11 Place St Julien
06500 Menton, France
Email: [email protected]

Director: Yasmina Touaibia
Email: [email protected]

Housing Liaison: Dania Del Ben
Email: [email protected]
Tel. (33) 04 97 14 83 53

 

In Reims, there are a number of organizations responsible for student services throughout the city. Sciences Po students reside in many different housing situations—some students live in apartments owned and administered by public entities such as the Centre Régional de Oeuvres Universitaires et Scolaires (CROUS) while others secure other private apartments during their time in Reims. Student housing is abundant in Reims, and Sciences Po has a number of rooms reserved in student residences specifically for foreign students. Please note that Sciences Po does not administer student housing directly, but works with partner organizations to facilitate access to these residences for our students.

Accommodations

Students in Reims have access to apartments in seven different residences around the city (details below). These buildings offer studio apartments, which are fully furnished with a bed, desk, chairs, and closet. Each apartment has a separate bathroom and kitchen and offers WiFi and television access. Each room has a bathroom and common kitchen located on each floor. Please note that it is not possible to move into a student apartment after 5 p.m. or on weekends; it is best to contact your residence directly prior to your arrival to schedule your move-in date and time.

Student Residences in Reims | Sample Rents

Applying for Housing

To apply for housing, please follow these steps: If you are an international student (without dual French nationality) the public housing option is organized by the "CROUS"- a city-wide organization dedicated to student housing that works with all universities in Reims, including Sciences Po. If you are interested in any of the CROUS residences, please do the following:

  1. Review the Sciences Po Reims Housing website

  2. Complete the application form (PDF, 2.4 MB) and write "Sciences Po International Agreement" at the top of the application along with the name of your programme (e.g., Europe-North America, Europe-Africa)

    • You may leave the INE number blank as it will be given to you when you arrive.

    • If you do not have a co-signer (guarantor), you can apply to VISALE.

  3. Send an electronic copy to Lorraine De Belenet(l[email protected])

  4. CROUS will send you an "attestation de reservation de logement" that you may use as temporary proof of residence to open a French bank account and for your visa application.

  5. Once you are assigned an apartment, you will be asked to pay a deposit on your apartment and to submit the following information to Ms. Amaury:
    • Full name, nationality, date of birth
    • Confirmation of residence preference
    • Name and address of your guarantor (within the EU, if applicable). If you do not have a guarantor within the EU, you will be asked to apply to VISALE.
  6. Upon your arrival in Reims, you will be asked to provide a follow-up file to finalize your lease. Be sure to prepare all of these documents in advance to submit to the student residence administrators:

    • Two photographs

    • Copy of your passport

    • Copy of your residence permit (carte de séjour)

    • Certificate of enrollment at Sciences Po (certificat de scolarité)

    • Scholarship award letter (if applicable)

    • Written confirmation of Social Security enrollment

    • Proof of renters insurance for your apartment

Contact Information

Sciences Po College Universitaire de Reims
1 Place Museux 
51100 Reims, France
Tel. (33) 03 26 05 94 60

Director: Tilman Turpin
[email protected]
Tel. (33) 03 26 05 94 60  

Housing Liaison: 

Housing Liaison: Lorraine De Belenet
[email protected]