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First year, transfer, and visiting students must arrange their housing in Paris through AUP by reserving one of our AUP-approved housing options, or by applying for an AUP homestay with a Parisian host. Graduate students who require housing can choose to be assisted by the AUP housing office or look for an apartment on their own.

If you are 23 years of age or over, have already been living in Paris or intend to live with a Parisian family member, or require a single-person occupancy apartment for medical reasons, you may request a housing exemption. In order to do so, please see our Housing Exemption Request form.

You must either request your homestay, reserve for your space with one of our AUP-approved housing options, or request your exemption within 7 days of confirming at AUP. 


Undergraduate students

To facilitate your integration into AUP and Paris, as well as take the guesswork out of housing for new students, AUP requires first-year, transfer and visiting students to live in AUP-approved shared housing when you arrive. Choices include our housing partners, or AUP-organized home stays.

Upon arriving in Paris, you will live in AUP-approved shared housing for the first year*; transfer students live in AUP-approved shared housing for at least the first semester, and visiting students live in AUP-approved shared housing for the duration of their stay. You will receive housing registration instructions by email once they become available.

*Please note: AUP will waive the first-year residency requirement for entering students who are over 23 years of age and/or those who already have a residence in Paris/Ile-de-France. Please refer to the Housing Exemption Form to request an exemption.



If you are looking for an intimate, personal introduction into Parisian life, you may want to consider a homestay. Students who live in a home stay often want the opportunity to practice their French and glean local insight from a Parisian. Homestay options through the AUP Housing Office vary, but generally include a single room in a large Parisian family apartment. Some of our hosts are working couples with children, while some are single or retired.

The Housing Office will work with you to find the best possible option for your first year at AUP.


Graduate students

Catering to graduate students looking for their first apartment in Paris, the Housing Office can advise you on your independent housing search as well make recommendations from our own AUP network of available apartments and accommodations.  Prices for apartments in our network vary greatly, but on average most of our students pay €600 – 900 per month for rent.  Utilities should cost around €80 – 100 per month total.

If you would like to use AUP’s Housing Office support, AUP can offer temporary accommodation upon arrival in Paris as you search for an apartment with our staff.  If you do not plan on seeking accommodation through AUP’s Housing Office we cannot offer temporary accommodation. You must notify AUP by July 15 for a fall arrival, or December 15 for a spring arrival to indicate whether or not you will use our housing services. If you would like to search for housing outside of our network, feel free to consult our guide Doing Your Own Thing in our housing pages.

Graduate students are welcome to continue seeking housing through AUP’s Housing Office after the first semester, but do not continue to receive temporary accommodation before the start of each new semester. 

To inquire about any of the options above, please contact