Whether you are looking for accommodation options like "Carte des Colocs" - the Strasbourg roommate finder, studio flats for rent on the pedestrianised streets of the city centre, or the CROUS student halls of residence and the Maison Universitaire Internationale, you're sure to find the housing option that best suits your needs!
Strasbourg, a very liveable European city, offers you numerous housing possibilities. Thanks to its wide variety of neighbourhoods in different styles, you are sure to find the perfect one for you: the lively city centre, with its rich architectural heritage, the quieter outer districts, such as Neudorf, a real village within the city, the area around the train station, which is affordable for smaller budgets, Krutenau, which is 10 minutes from the very heart of the city centre, the Esplanade student quarter, and more
If you prefer a calm area, the highly developed transportation system will enable you to opt for the furthest quarters, as you'll be able to get to the city centre easily.
WHAT IS THE CROUS DE STRASBOURG ?
A key actor of student life, managing local services: grants and scholarships, housing, food services, social action, culture, jobs and international matters.
See the website of the CROUS.
HOUSING COMPLEXES AND HALLS OF RESIDENCE
The CROUS of Strasbourg offers more than 5,000 beds in rooms, studio flats and apartments in 5 student housing complexes and 11 student halls of residence. Housing applications must be submitted as early as possible (fill out a Dossier social étudiant/DSE (financial aid application for French students) or a Dossier Logement étudiant international (housing application for international students) - from 15 January to 31 May for the following academic year on www.messervices.etudiant.gouv.fr.
INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOUSE
The International University House offers furnished accommodation and services for international students, university staff and researchers. On the ground floor, you will find the reception centre for international visitors of the University of Strasbourg. Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on the types of housing and rates on Amitel’s website.
There are plenty of private housing options available. You can go to a real estate agency, or check the ads posted by landlords on websites or in newspapers, on:
WARNING : be careful when you see online housing propositions too good too be true, asking you to send money... this may be a fraud! More info and advice on the European Consumer Centre here.
Go with somebody to visit the place and check everything.
Numerous websites offer roommate finding services.Check these websites and make sure they are trustworthy and up-to-date before making a commitment.
In order to find out more about social housing, visit the page "Je cherche un logement à loyer modéré" dedicated to social housing.
Cotoiturage is the leading free home-sharing website for single-parent families. Single parents, students, pensioners, young working people and others can share a home with these families.
TEMPORARY HOUSING AND
STUDENT RESIDENCES (FOYERS)
Student residences (foyers) can also be a good option for temporary housing needs :
FINANCIAL AID FOR HOUSING
La Caisse d'Allocation Familiales (CAF) can help you get housing aid. In particular, it offers the following types of aid: APL (Aide Personnalisée au Logement), ALS (Allocation de logement à caractère social), ALF (Allocation de logement à caractère familial).
Cap’ Loji : www.caploji.eu
Action Logement offers 3 interesting features for students:
VISALE : free guarantee covering rents and charges: www.visale.fr
LOCAPASS : advance deposit : www.actionlogement.fr
MOBILIJEUNE : grant for student apprentices or in pro contract : alternant.actionlogement.fr