Degree-seeking and visiting first-year students must arrange their housing in Paris through AUP by reserving one of our AUP-approved housing options. Transfer and COOP or Independent visiting students can opt out of AUP-approved housing in the checklist. Graduate students who require housing can choose to be assisted by the AUP housing office or look for an apartment independently.

If you are 23 years of age or over, have already been living in Paris or intend to live with a family member based in Paris, or if you have a documented medical reason, you may request a housing exemption. In order to do so, please see our Housing Exemption Request form.

You must either reserve your space with one of our AUP-approved housing options or request your exemption within seven days of confirming your offer of admissions 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 all degree-seeking and visiting first-year students to live in AUP-approved housing when you arrive. Choices include AUP residences and our housing partner residences.

On arriving in Paris, you will live in AUP-approved housing for the first year (or one semester if you attend AUP for only one semester)*. Transfer students and non-first year visiting students can opt out of AUP-approved housing. 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. Student can also be exempt if they have a documented medical reason. Please refer to the Housing Exemption Form to request an exemption.


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 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, you will be offered a remote appointment with a housing coordinator who will guide you and help you secure a place before you arrive to Paris. If you would like to search for housing outside of our network, feel free to consult our Housing Resources guide.

To inquire about any of the options above, please contact