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How to prepare my university year in Strasbourg

How to prepare my university year in Strasbourg

Steps to take

Finding accommodation

Visit our accommodation page to find out about all the student residences and the map of shared accommodation in the Strasbourg Eurometropolis, as well as advice on how to avoid scams and find out about all the assistance available.

Apply for a grant or aid

If you want to know all the possibilities to apply for a grant or aid, you will find all the useful information here

Paying your CVEC contribution

The CVEC is the Student Life and Campus Contribution collected by the Crous and amounts to €95 in 2022/23. It is intended to encourage the reception and social, health, cultural and sporting support of students.
Attention: it is compulsory (except in exceptional cases)!  Don't forget to bring your certificate of payment or exemption when you register at your institution. More info here 

Students with disabilities

Use this map to find the contacts of the disability advisors and the measures in place (human and technical aids, adaptations and facilities, etc.) at your future higher education institution. 

Overseas students

Find out about all the facilities available in the French overseas departments and territories and the assistance available for your installation and travel.

International students 

Campus France is a French organisation located in different countries to help you prepare for your arrival, discover your future region and answer your questions
You can find lots of useful information on the Welcome Guide developped by the International Department of the University of Strasbourg.

Good deals to know in Strasbourg

Equipment at low prices

 If you are looking for economical and/or eco-responsible solutions, there are many good addresses in Strasbourg. Find reused products at various local structures!
Furniture, crockery and kitchen equipment:
-              Emmaüs Montagne Verte  
-              Emmaüs Mundo  
-              La Recyclerie by Amitel  
Household appliances, computers and telephony :
-              Envie
-              Humanis
And if you like to bargain, you can find all the dates and information on the local flea markets here

Getting around

Bus, tram and night lines: the subscription is free for the under 18s and a solidarity fare is set up for the over 18s according to the family quota. More information here

Strasbourg is the cycling capital of France. You will find different ways to get equip. ped at a lower cost. 

Bike rental: Velhop offers reduced rates for students starting from 48€ for 10 months (September to June).   

You can also buy one at a low price with Emmaüs Montagne Verte, Meli Melo or Savoir et compétences emploi for example, but also at the CADR67 bike fairs or those of Unistra at the beginning of the academic year on the university campus.


Find all the good addresses for your meals on our page.
The €1 meals for students on grants and in precarious situations are renewed for the academic year 2022-23.

Good deals

Find on our website all our other good tips for your cultural, sports and professional life in Strasbourg!

Useful links

- Welcome to the University of Strasbourg (events, multi-service desk, student card, catering, accommodation, transport, solidarity, grants, digital access, sport, health, support for the disabled, libraries, culture, orientation, internships, employment, international, maps and practical guides)
- Welcome to the Crous de Strasbourg (useful documents, catering, culture, campus life, accommodation, social action, contacts)
- Preparing for the start of the academic year Etudiant.gouv

SAVE THE DATE: the Strasbourg loves its students team has put together a programme to welcome you back and help you discover Strasbourg's cultural and sporting life. You can find us at the various stands of the University of Strasbourg and ask us for all sorts of other advice!