Student Accommodation in France

Accommodation Firstly, you need to decide whether you want to live in university managed accommodation, or with a private landlord. Choosing a university managed accommodation can also give you a catered or self-catered option. The catered accommodation offers the benefits of your meals being cooked for you and a degree of certainty with meal costs.

If you have an idea about what you prefer, the accommodation office at your university will be able to tell you what accommodation they have available – so that’s the place to start. If you are thinking of renting from a private landlord or if your chosen university can’t offer you anything in its own residential premises, the accommodation office should be able to provide you with a list of private properties and landlords in the area.

Wherever you choose to live, you should make sure that you know your contractual rights and responsibilities. In most cases, you will be asked to enter into a tenancy agreement, which you should read thoroughly before you sign.

The cost of living depends heavily on what part of France you will be living in along with how much you will socialize. Some of the basic elements for living as an international student in France are:

 Accommodation rent (on-campus or off-campus)

 Groceries and food

 Utilities like power, water, gas, internet

 Phone bills

 Text and reference books

 Airfare for traveling back to Bangladesh

Other elements which may differ from person to person would be:

 Dining out

 Travel and vacation

 Car rent and car insurance

 Cable TV connection

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