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Accommodation

Several accommodation options are available to Masters, Doctoral and PhD students at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris. They can also benefit from an accommodation grant and aid in placing deposits.
Accommodation

Request for accommodation

Institut Polytechnique de Paris has some available rooms and shared apartments in these residential areas:

  •   Studapart - our privileged partner 

    You will have to create an account directly on the website ip-paris.studapart.com 
    In order to formulate a request for accomodation, your registration has to be complete and approved by the admission team of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and your fees paid. A school certificate will be asked when confirming your accomodation request.
     
  •  Partner areas in Massy (91), Palaiseau (91), Cachan (94)…
     
  • Ecole Polytechnique campus

You will be able to ask for an accommodation request on your registration area (home page of the form). Your application for an accommodation will be processed after your registration is completed and your tuition fees paid.

No accommodation request will be processed if your registration file has not been verified by the Admission team of Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

Priority over allocation Institut Polytechnique de Paris will first provide accommodation to:

  •  PhD Track students;
  • Students benefitting from a scholarship holder (CROUS, Campus France) ;
  • Students arriving on the French territory for the first time.

Beware : you will have no choice regarding neither the location of your accommodation nor the type of apartment

Students can also apply to private student residences located near the campus.

Palaiseau

Massy

Quartier du Moulon

Orsay

Les Ulis

Antony

Chatenay Malabry

Paris

Homestay Accommodation

The ensemble2générations organization offers an intergenerational house-share free of charge or at a low cost. You are hosted in a local elderly person’s home in exchange for your presence in the evening and at night, some assistance in small tasks or for a low rent. The organization offers three options, depending on your needs and availability:

  • Free housing with the commitment of regularly being present in the evening and at night from dinnertime onwards. An annual fee of €390 is paid to the organization.
  • Affordable housing: the student is regularly present and provides some assistance to their host, and a (roughly) €100 contribution to monthly bills. The fee for ensemble2générations is €390 per year.
  • Solidarity accommodation leaves the student with lots of freedom with their timetable, but it does not rule out a certain level of socialization and assistance with errands. A monthly rent of around €280-400 and a €300 annual fee paid to the organization are to be expected. (APL housing support possible)

This option provides affordable prices as well as an opportunity to share a lovely experience with a local elderly person, in the spirit of helping one another. The organization supervises the homestay and ensures regular check-ups. All information on the conditions of registration can be found on the association’s website. 

Renting private housing

The IP Paris campus is located next to the town of Massy Palaiseau and just 45 minutes from the center of Paris by public transport. 

Find accommodation to rent:

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Accommodation aid

On the CAF website you will find details about applications for housing support (personalized housing support (APL), family housing allowances (ALF) or social housing allowances (ALS)). Please see their website to check your eligibility.

Aid in getting a deposit

VISALE - Action Logement is a scheme which replaces the need for a guarantor or personal deposit. The system is simple and completely electronic, providing support in putting down a deposit for accommodation. The scheme acts as the "guarantor" for future tenants. Its objective is to support young people and Action Logement has developed other schemes that can be used alongside it, such as Mobili-Jeune or Loca-pass. Find more information on the VISALE website.