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acc&ss Paris-Est / Cité Descartes

Université Paris-Est accommodates a EURAXESS Service Centre dedicated to the mobility of Ph.D students and researchers. You may obtain support before you arrive or during your scientific stay in France i.e. looking for accommodation, obtaining a visa, request for a temporary residence card, the health coverage system, insurance, schooling for your children, opening a bank account, taxation and your family's stay, etc.

acc&ss Paris-Est is a research correspondent for some prefectures and sub-prefectures in Ile-de-France and facilitates the requests for temporary residence permits for scientists and spouses of scientists. Contact them when you arrive to find out more.

acc&ss Paris-Est also offers times where you can meet people and enjoy yourselves - French lessons and theme-based workshops, welcome nights and sightseeing trips, etc. Read more

The Résidence Internationale de la Cité Descartes

The Résidence Internationale de la Cité Descartes welcomes researchers and the visiting Ph.D students of the Community of Universities and Establishments of Paris-Est.
This residence, comprising studio flats and one-bed flats, offers rental conditions to fit your expectations: the rental contracts cover periods from two weeks to twelve months.

France Campus

French agency for the promotion of higher education, welcome and international mobility will help you with your search for accommodation.

Before starting your accommodation search, you need to decide which type of accommodation you want, based on your financial means, the length of your stay and the type of studies you have chosen.

Other accommodation possibilities

  • Relais de la Brèche aux loups : Hôtel - Private University Residence
  • Furnished Room: in someone's home
  • STUDÉA: Halls of Residence
  • Le JARDIN SECRET: Guest rooms and cottages
  • ICADERental site
  • ADELE: Student accommodation site
  • CASAMUNDO: Offers more than 500 temporary rentals and hotel rooms on Ile-de-France for contracts of up to one month. Flats and hotels that may be compatible with student budgets.  The prices stated for the flats and hotel rooms are per week and the request for the latter can be changed, depending on the number of days.  All the reservations at Casamundo are free of charge since they are carried out via the internet and by telephone. What is more, an telephone adviser is there to help, if needed.
  • Student Accommodation: This site is, in general, reserved for ESIEE Paris students, but it may be possible to get a room, depending on availability.  Contact.

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