Graduate School and Research Center In communication systems

Housing

EURECOM does not have on-campus residences but our service helps its future students secure accommodation by providing them contacts from various housing options. Students are responsible for their choice of accommodation and should be aware of all the conditions before signing a housing contract. In any case, students should not pay for lists of accomodation offers proposed by some private housing companies, since these offers are often non valid. 

Students are strongly advised to refer to us for any doubt or questions before signing a contract, we are at your disposal to guide you in your research. 

GENERAL DOCUMENTATION ABOUT HOUSING IN FRANCE

You may find useful to read first the guides about housing published by CAMPUSFRANCE on such topics as “Public/Private universities”, “steps to follow in a private renting”, “flat sharing…”. Access to the link.

LOCATIONS

 

EURECOM is located in the commune of BIOT at the heart of Sophia Antipolis, EUROPE’s largest technology park, Sophia Antipolis, northwest of ANTIBES (8km) and CANNES (15km) and southwest of NICE (22km). Sophia Antipolis falls within the communes of Valbonne, Mougins, Biot, Vallauris and Antibes.

Other towns such as Vallauris, Grasse or Mougins are only accessible with a car.

 

ANTIBES / JUAN LES PINS 35- 50 min  by bus from EURECOM

The majority of EURECOM’ students live in ANTIBES/JUAN LES PINS, pleasant city by the seashore and major touristic spot of the French Rivieria, well distributed with public buses. 

http://www.antibesjuanlespins.com/en

BIOT / VALBONNE 15-30 min by bus from  EURECOM

The second biggest group of students live in BIOT and VALBONNE. The communes are located in the hills, are close to EURECOM. They provide less social activities than Antibes but enjoy a very calm and safe environment for studies.

http://www.visit-biot.com/

http://www.tourisme-valbonne.com/

NICE 45min to 1h00 by bus from

A minority of students choose to live in NICE.

Nice is the biggest city of the French Riviera and provides many cultural activities and the location of France’ second international airport. There are frequent buses from Nice to EURECOM but traffic jams can be heavy.

http://www.nicetourisme.com/

 

TYPES OF HOUSING

Students have the choice between several housing options. Half of EURECOM' students live in residences (both private or public) and the other half in private rentals.

List of residences close to EURECOM.

 

  • PUBLIC RESIDENCE HALLS (ADMINISTERED BY THE PUBLIC INSTITUTION CROUS)

Two residences are located in Sophia Antipolis: Les Dolines and Isaac Newton.

Thanks to a contract with CROUS, EURECOM has a limited number of studios available in these residences for its students.

Price: 380€/month for a fully furnished room with bathroom and kitchen. 

The CROUS requires a one-month deposit and a guarantor in France or a bank guarantee worth 3 months’ rent.

 

  • PUBLIC RESIDENCE "CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE VALBONNE"

THE CIV proposes an attractive offer since the rent includes breakfast and dinners as well as meals during the weekend.

It is housed in a boarding school and thus individual rooms do not include bathroom and kitchen. Bathrooms are shared and there is no kitchen in the residence since meals are prepared by the school.

Price: 415€/month (breakfast and dinner included + all meals on weekends)

 

  • PRIVATE RESIDENCES HALLS

Private residences usually offer fully furnished and comfortable one-room apartments. Some residences are within walking distance to EURECOM.

Electricity and water may be sometimes included in the rent.

Price: from 400 to 600€/month depending on the surface.

Most of the residences require one month rent as a deposit. Some residences offer the possibility of short-term contracts (from one to several months).

Private residences usually require registration fees (120€ to 200€).

 

  • INDIVIDUAL OFFERS FROM PRIVATE LANDLORDS

EURECOM has long-term relations with private landlords from the region. Each new student is provided with a list of updated private rental offers: fully furnished studio, apartments for two or more people in various locations.

Some students choose to live in shared villas (4 to 6 people usually).

Price: from 400 to 600€/month depending on the surface and equippment.

COLLABORATIVE RESOURCES

       Our current students run a website with descriptions of their accomodation to guide future students in their search. Each new student will also be provided with a password to access the site.

New students will also be invited on a dedicated facebook group with the current students to share information.

 

RESIDENCES

List of public and private residences close to EURECOM.

 

GUARANTOR

An important notion may come up in your housing search in France: the GUARANTOR. Some student residences and private landlords may require a guarantor living in France or in nearby EU countries.

A guarantor is a person or organization which may guarantee the payment of the rent and any bills in case of default on your part. Their financial resources must correspond to three times the amount of the rent.

In case the student does not have a guarantor, he can obtain a bank guarantee which is worth 3 times the amount of the rent.

 

HOUSING ALLOWANCE

For information about housing allowance, visit the Caisse d'Allocations Familiales site where you can download an application form.

 

The completed application must be returned to the following address with the appropriate documents :

Caisse d'Allocations Familiales (C.A.F.) des Alpes Maritimes
06175 NICE cedex 2

Tel : 0 810 29 29 29

Monday through Friday, from 8:45 to 12:00 am and from 1:00 to 4:15 pm

  • EURECOM does not process CAF applications.
  • Students living at the Saint-Exupéry apartment hotel can inquire at the reception desk about CAF application forms.
  • Don’t forget to mention your CAF number (sent by the CAF offices) on your letters, and keep a copy of all your correspondence.

For students registered in a French school : If you are currently receiving housing aid, you must write your CAF office to inform them that you are leaving your home on the 30th of June and that you need a transfer certificate to be sent to the CAF in Nice (see above address).

 

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

http://www.housinganywhere.com/

http://www.lokaviz.fr/rechercher-un-logement/

 

Flat-sharing websites:

www.apartager.com

www.okroommate.com