University dormitories

These are run by the CROUS organization and offer different types of accommodation at reasonable rates on all UCA campuses: rooms, studio apartments, apartments… Such accommodation is made on a selective basis and is allocated depending on student resources. Approximately 100 rooms are set aside for foreign exchange students and are allocated by the International Office (see “Foreign student on exchange programme”).
For students who are not an exchange programme, a joint surety guarantee will be demanded. This is a document whereby a person living in France agrees to pay any unpaid rent.
CROUS has a special department especially for foreign students which can be contacted at aei@crous-clermont.fr.

CROUS : http://www.crous-clermont.fr

Addresses of some private halls of residence

LES LAUREADES Clermont Centre Jaude (centre ville)
9 rue Giscard de la Tour Fondue
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél. 00 33 (0)4 73 31 59 00
Mail: laureades@victorygestion.com
 
LES ESTUDINES- LES CÉZEAUX
LES ESTUDINES - GEORGE SAND

Tél : 06 03 36 75 19

Mail : clermont.georgesand@estudines.com

LES ESTUDINES - SARAH BERNHARDT
Tél. 00 33 (0)6 03 36 74 54
Site web : http://www.estudines.com
 
LE RABELAIS (proche du campus des Cézeaux)
23 boulevard Pochet Lagaye
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél. 00 33 (0)4 73 91 11 05
http://residences.leclubetudiant.com
 
STUD’CITY
9 boulevard Pochet Lagaye
63000 Clermont-Ferrand (station tram Léon Blum)
Tél. 04 73 28 43 08
http://www.studcity-clermont.com
 
SUITéTUDES - Le Parc Belvédère
68 avenue de l’Union Soviétique
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél. 00 33 (0)6 35 13 50 59
http://www.suitetudes.com
 
NEXITY STUDEA
25 rue Delarbre
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél. 00 33 (0)1 85 55 13 12 - 0820 83 08 20
http://www.nexity-studea.com
 
NEMEA Appart’Etud (Résidence Clermont Centre)
45 rue Saint Dominique
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél. 00 33 (0)6 75 62 22 09
http://www.nemea-residence-etudiante.com
 
 APPART’CITY CLERMONT FERRAND CENTRE
46, boulevard Pasteur
63 000 CLERMONT-FERRAND
Tél. +33 (0)6 45 12 88 99 - 04 73 29 33 46
Mail : clermontferrand-centre@appartcity.com
Site web : https://www.appartcity.com/fr/destinations/auvergne/clermont-ferrand/clermont-ferrand-centre.html
RESIDHOME GERGOVIA CLERMONT FERRAND 
125 avenue de la République
63 000 CLERMONT-FERRAND
Tél. +33 (0)4 73 74 74 00
Mail : Clermont.gergovia@residhome.com
Site web : https://www.residhome.com/residence-hoteliere-aparthotel-clermontferrand-208.html
 
Séjours et Affaires PARK REPUBLIQUE CLERMONT FERRAND 
117 avenue de la République
63 000 CLERMONT-FERRAND
Tél. +33 (0)4 73 92 21 38
Mail : Clermont.republique@sejours-affaires.com
Site web : http://www.sejours-affaires.com/residence-hoteliere-aparthotel-clermontferrand-165.html

 

 

Jeunes Travailleurs Residences

LE PHARE (centre ville – proche gare)
7 avenue de l’Union Soviétique
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél. 04 73 92 46 40 / Fax 04 73 91 08 89 / fjt.lephare@wanadoo.fr
http://www.fjtlephare.fr
CORUM SAINT-JEAN (centre ville)
6 résidences : Chavarot, Sainte-Marguerite, Saint-Jean, Saint-Louis, Saint-Eutrope, Sainte-Claire
17 rue Gaultier de Biauzat
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél. 04 73 31 57 00 / accueil@corumsaintjean.fr
http://www.corumsaintjean.fr

Au pair

If you wish to stay in a family as an au pair during your studies, make sure that you are dealing with a reputable and reliable au pair agency. You can find a list of approved au pair agencies here :
http://www.iapa.org
http://www.ufaap.org

 

Where to find information when looking for an apartment

On the CROUS web site, you will find rental accommodation from private landlords
To help you, you may like to see the vocabulary glossary for accommodation here : consulter le glossaire des sigles et expressions dans les petites annonces.

 

Joint surety guarantee

VISALE is a no-cost solution to the problem of student security deposits. With VISALE, students find housing more quickly and property owners are assured that rent will be paid.
To help you, Campus France has created a tutorial guide available here: https://www.campusfrance.org/en/VISALE-free-security-deposit-for-students
 

Financial aid and insurance

The Caisse d’Allocations Familiales (C.A.F.) gives financial aid for housing. This aid starts after the second month’s rent. You need to apply online here: http://www.caf.fr.

You will need to supply a copy of your birth certificate translated into French. Translations may be done by firms such as Meltingtrad or Aplhatrad Melting Trad or Alphatrad.

You must also take out insurance for the duration of your apartment rental (fire, water damage, theft, etc.). The student insurance companies (La Mutuelle des étudiants and the SMERRA) offer contracts at attractive rates.

Housing tax

If you rent a private apartment, on January 1 each year, you must pay housing tax (taxe d’habitation). You will be send notice of housing tax in November with a deadline for payment. Plan on about 400€

If you also have one or more televisions in your apartment, then you will also have to pay a tv licence fee together with the housing tax. The annual cost is approximately 138€ (2016) and increases each year.
 

For more information

https://www.studentmundial.com