Graduate School and Research Center In communication systems

Housing

EURECOM does not have on-campus residences but our admission office helps its future students find accommodation by providing them access to database of offers. Students are responsible for their final choice of accomodation and should be aware of all the conditions before signing a housing contract.

 

Students are strongly advised to refer to us for any doubt or questions before signing a housing contract to be sure it complies with the law. Please find an example of housing contract.

EURECOM HOUSING PLATFORM

 

You are a future student of EURECOM, use the school's housing platform on which you will be able to:

  • Find a rental close to the campus
  • Find your international or French roommate(s) and form shared rentals
  • Find a subletting
  • Find a room in a French family (ideal for the experience).

http://housing.eurecom.fr

 

Already Students at EURECOM?

Log into the platform by clicking on “Student login” then on “Connection with intranet”

Newly Admitted students?

Create your account with your personal information (email + password) then validate your account using the enrollment key provided by EURECOM.

Landlords?

You can place your ads directly on the platform thanks to the landlord tab.

 

LOCATIONS

EURECOM is located in the commune of BIOT at the heart of Sophia Antipolis, EUROPE’s largest technology park, 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 (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 bus)

The second biggest group of students live in BIOT and VALBONNE. The communes are located in the hills and 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 - 1h by bus)

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

 

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

 

 

 

COnTACT

admission [at] eurecom [dot] fr (subject: Accomodation) (Social Affairs Office)

 

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 who may guarantee the payment of the rent and any bills in case of default on the tenant. Their financial resources must correspond to three times the amount of the rent.

In case the student does not have a guarantor, a bank guarantee can be accepted. Bank guarantees are provided by French banks and usually worth 3 times the amount of the rent. 

 

HOUSING ALLOWANCE

International students can be eligible for a housing allowance, provided by the French public institutions CAF  (Caisse d'Allocations Familiales) if they stay more than 8 months in France. They need to apply online and send documents to the CAF office in Nice after arrival in France. The allowance can only be paid on a French account. Be aware that this allowance is not guaranteed and students need to comply with the CAF's requirements. 

 

HOUSING INSURANCE

You will have to subscrire to a housing insurance covering your flat during your stay in France. It costs around 65€/year and can be provided by French banks when you open a bank account. You will need to have it changed when you move out to another place because it is linked to a particular address.