Plan Your Housing Search
On the French rental market you will find different types of accommodation :
- Individual Accommodation;
- Shared Accommodation;
- In a private home;
- Private or public university residency;
- In a hostel.
Depending on where you are studying or researching, you may prefer to stay in one of the following locations:
- In the city center;
- Close to the city center;
- Near your place of study or research;
- Close to public transportation;
- Close to shops.
Strasbourg has an extensive public transportation network (train, tram, bus) and bike paths, so you can consider areas further away from the centre of Strasbourg when looking for accommodation: Illkirch, Cronenbourg, Schiltigheim and Koenigshoffen have direct connections to downtown Strasbourg.
If you have not yet found accommodation when you arrive in Strasbourg, consider short-term accommodation solutions such as:
If you are an international student on an exchange program, you can be considered for a room in a Crous university residency as part of your application.
For more information, please contact the "Crous housing" advisor in the International Relations Office.
This residence gives priority to first-time PhD students under a multi-diploma joint supervision agreement. It is ideally located on the university’s Esplanade Campus, Boulevard de la Victoire, close to the “Observatoire” tram stop.
The Villa Arconati Visconti is a University of Strasbourg residence dedicated to hosting professors, researchers and postdoctoral students during short stays in Strasbourg. The possible length of stay in the accommodation ranges from a minimum of one week to a maximum of three months.
Before you start visiting potential places, you'll need to put together an application to give to the rental agent or landlord. This will allow you to be more responsive.
This application contains several administrative documents which aim to prove your ability to pay the rent:
- A copy of your photo ID, passport or valid residence permit;
- For students: a copy of your student card, enrollment certificate for the current year or work contract;
- For employees: proof of address (electricity bill, telephone bill, gas bill...) and proof of financial resources or social assistance (payslip, housing benefit certificate or housing benefit simulation certificate, notice of grant award...);
- If you have a guarantor: a copy of the guarantor's identity card, proof of address (electricity, telephone or gas bill) and proof of income (payslip).
Put care into your application. Details make all the difference. But avoid atypical formats.
Make several copies. This will multiply the number of applications you can send and will allow you to be more responsive.
Keep the original documents on you when visiting a potential place, as the owner or estate agent may ask for them to check the authenticity of the information given.