Accommodation

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 “Study at UCA as an exchange student”).
  • For students who are not on 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:
Espace d’Accueil Étudiants
30 rue Etienne-Dolet
63037 Clermont-Ferrand Cedex 1
Tél. : 00 33 (0)4 73 34 95 71
Mail: espace.accueil.etudiant@crous-clermont.fr
Site web: https://usine.crous-clermont.fr/international/espace-daccueil-etudiants/

Private halls of residence

STUD’CITY
Privileged partner! Administration fees free of charge on presentation of registration proof.
9 boulevard Pochet Lagaye
63000 Clermont-Ferrand (station tram Léon Blum)
Tél. 00 33 (0)4 73 28 43 08
Mail: Emilie.VERNEY@reside-etudes.fr
Site web : http://www.studcity-clermont.com
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 - Privileged partner! Administration fees free of charge on presentation of registration proof.
"Les Cézeaux"
44 rue des Meuniers
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél : 00 33 (0)6 03 36 74 54
Mail: Alexandre.BAZANGEON@reside-etudes.fr
"George Sand"
11 rue de Médicis
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél : 00 33 (0)6 03 36 75 19
Mail : clermont.georgesand@estudines.com
or
Lily.ANSELME@reside-etudes.fr
"Sarah Bernhardt"
4 boulevard Claude Bernard
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél. 00 33 (0)6 03 36 74 54
Mail: Alexandre.BAZANGEON@reside-etudes.fr
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
Site web : https://www.logifac.fr/residence/la-residence-rabelais-clermont-ferrand/
SUITéTUDES - Le Parc Belvédère
68 avenue de l’Union Soviétique
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél. 00 33 (0)6 35 13 50 59
Mail: clermont@suitetudes.com
Site web : http://www.suitetudes.com
NEXITY STUDEA - Privileged partner! 50% reduction of the application fee on presentation of registration proof.
STUDEA Clermont1
25 rue Delarbre
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
STUDEA Clermont Les Carmes
60 rue Henri Barbusse
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél. 00 33 (0)4 73 23 19 08 / 6 20 29 16 95
Mail: mscafone@nexity.fr
Site web : http://www.nexity-studea.com
NEMEA Appart’Etud (Résidence Clermont Centre) - Privileged partner! Administration fees reduced on presentation of registration proof.
45 rue Saint Dominique
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél. 00 33 (0)6 75 62 22 09
Site web : http://www.nemea-residence-etudiante.com
APPART’CITY CLERMONT FERRAND CENTRE
46, boulevard Pasteur
63 000 CLERMONT-FERRAND
Tél. 00 33 (0)6 45 12 88 99 - 00 33 (0)4 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. 00 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. 00 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
Les Belles années - Privileged partner! 50% reduction of the application fee on presentation of registration proof.
Carré Amboise - 20 rue Amboise et 25 rue Paul Collomp
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél : 00 33 (0)6 34 45 92 30  
Mail: carreamboise@lesbellesannees.com
Site web : https://www.lesbellesannees.com/appartement-etudiant-clermont-ferrand/residence-carre-amboise
Résidence Artémisia
102 rue de l’Oradou
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél. 00 33 (0)6 71 64 59 34
Mail : clermontferrand@residencesartemisia.com
Site web: https://www.residencesartemisia.com/ville/clermont-ferrand
Cardinal Campus (Résidence la Canopée) - Privileged partner! Administration fees reduced on presentation of registration proof.
41 rue de ressort 63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél. 00 33 (0) 7 50 12 10 64
Mail : clermont@cardinalcampus.fr
Site web : https://www.cardinalcampus.fr/residence/canopee
 

"Young Workers" Residences

 
LE PHARE (centre ville – proche gare)
7 avenue de l’Union Soviétique
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél. 00 33 (0)4 73 92 46 40 / Fax 00 33 (0)4 73 91 08 89 /
Mail: fjt.lephare@wanadoo.fr
Site web : http://www.fjtlephare.fr
CORUM SAINT-JEAN (centre ville)
6 residences : Chavarot, Sainte-Marguerite, Saint-Jean, Saint-Louis, Saint-Eutrope, Sainte-Claire
17 rue Gaultier de Biauzat
63000 Clermont-Ferrand
Tél. 00 33 (0)04 73 31 57 00 
Mail: reservation@corumsaintjean.fr
Site web : http://www.corumsaintjean.fr

Housing Anywhere

This portal allows you to find accommodation offered for rent by private individuals. These may even be students who themselves have been on a mobility programme!
Do not hesitate to consult the following link: https://housinganywhere.com/s/Clermont~Ferrand--France

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 video available here.

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 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 139€ (2019) and increases each year.
 

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