Scholarship and housing assistance


Université Paris Cité programs

Université Paris Cité aims to promote access for international students who wish to undertake their university studies at the master’s level. Several types of scholarship programs are offered. The eligibility criteria and conditions for each program may be different depending on your situation.

To find out more, visit the Université Paris Cité website


Université Paris Cité – SMARTS-UP program

The SMARTS-UP program, financed by the SFRI call (Structuring training through research in initiatives of excellence) at Université de Paris, aims to promote the internationalization of Master’s programs and facilitate the admission of the best international students. It intends to build notably a pool of excellence in the recruitment of future doctoral students. Info here.

Other financial supports by Université de Paris

Other forms of financial aids are available for foreign students or not, corresponding to different scenarios. A non-exhaustive list is given below

Eiffel scholarship

The Eiffel scholarship program is a tool developed by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education institutions to attract the best foreign students to graduate courses at master’s and doctoral level.

It helps to train future foreign decision-makers, from the private and public sectors, in priority areas of study, and to stimulate applications from students from emerging countries for the master’s level and from emerging and industrialized countries for the doctorate level.

For more information visit the site:

The management of the Eiffeil program is entrusted to Campus France.

Government scholarships

The French government provides a number of aid to foreign students, consult the site:

Housing assistance

You can find useful information about the Paris Left Campus, the organization of your studies in Paris and campus life on the University of Paris website:

Many types of accommodation and assistance are available to students at the Université de Paris. For any information look here

Other alternative networks exist, experienced by the students:

Private student residences

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Student hostels:

The student accommodation center

The Youth Information and Documentation Center

Other useful links:

Association Échanges Internationaux à Paris (EIAP)

Housing Anywhere (plateforme pour le logement des étudiants en programmes

d’échanges) :

University residences of the CROUS in Paris

The accommodation is subjected to availability of places and is intended to:

– students benefiting from a scholarship, enrolled in a formation in a higher education establishment dependent on the Académie de Paris,

– foreign students receiving grants from the French government managed by Campus France,

– mobility students hosted within the framework of university exchange programs and designated by their university,

– students with disabilities (admission possible from the first year of study) holding an 80% disability card, for a maximum period of 7 years.

Warning ! for any scholarship and / or accommodation request, you must send your candidature – from January 15

39 av. Georges-Bernanos

75005 Paris

Tél.: 01 40 51 36 12

Tél.: 01 40 51 62 00 (Housing)

Tél.:01 40 51 37 35 (International)
E-mail :

Cité internationale universitaire de Paris

17 boulevard Jourdan

75014 PARIS

Tel.: 01 44 16 64 00

Social residences Lerichemont

Intergenerational cohabitation

Many retired Parisians live alone and have one or more rooms available in their apartments. At the same time, many young people, students, interns and young workers are looking for financially accessible accommodation in Paris.

Based on this observation, 3 Parisian associations propose to connect young people looking for housing and seniors who want companionship and / or additional income. Depending on the formula chosen, cohabitation consists of a free provision of a furnished room against a regular presence of the young person in the evening, at night and some weekends, or the provision of a furnished room against an allowance of occupation.

Le PariSolidaire IDF

6, rue Duchefdelaville

75013 Paris

Tél.: 01 42 27 06 20

Ensemble 2 générations

16, rue Raymond Poincaré

78220 Viroflay

The French government offers assistance in finding accommodation for foreign students and not, see the site:

Other useful information

Several practical information relating to campus life can be found on the university website:

The Paris Tourist Office offers a lot of practical information for living in Paris and for exploring the city: