Accommodation in public student housing
There are many public student dormitories in the Ile-de-France region. Living there is a very good way to discover Parisian student life, especially during your first years at university. This page tells the different options available and the requirements to benefit from them.
Housing in a university dormitory with the PSL Housing Service
PSL's Housing Service (SAL) own approximately 800 beds in about 20 dormitories.
Different types of housing are offered through the partners that PSL develops. The offers are:
- Crous housing / dormitories
- Public landlords with moderate rents (around €500), eg: ALJT, Sequens, Arpej...
- Private housing with affordable rents, between 600 and 700€; Dauphine-PSL owns two housing of this type.
Such accommodation is mainly located in the inner suburbs or in Paris, no more than 45 minutes away from educational buildings.
Most places in housing are booked by the host school. Allocations to housing are conditional on the student's enrollment in a Université PSL's school.
For more information on our various housing options, please read our catalog HERE.
If you are interested in the option of housing in a student dorm and would like to be assisted by the PSL Housing Service, click on your profile to find out the conditions of access to the Housing Service.
In order to apply for housing in our accommodation, you must be enrolled in one of the Université PSL schools, or you must be admitted at the end of the application procedure if this is your first year of study (you will be asked for proof of admission during the procedure). PSL's Housing Service does not manage any allocation for stays shorter than one academic year, except in exceptional cases.
- Fee to benefit from the Housing service
If you choose to be helped to find accommodation, you will be asked to pay a €49 housing assistance fee during the procedure. This fee only applies to housing requests processed by the PSL Housing Service.
- Allocation criteria
Housing is allocated on the basis of income, geographical location and level of study (students who are farthest from the PSL campuses, and younger students, will be given priority).
- You are a Crous scholarship holder
The PSL Housing Service will be happy to help you accommodate. You should also apply for a student social package (Dossier Social Etudiant, DSE) as soon as March. The rents charged by the Crous are lower than those we can offer you with our partners. PSL's Service Accueil Logement is no part in the housing allocation process by the Crous de Paris. For information only, there are about 15 allocations per year for DSE holders among for Dauphine students. Scholarship holders in levels 5 to 7 are generally given priority. However, if you wish, you can also apply online to our accommodation. Your application will be considered a priority.
- You are not a scholarship holder
You may apply for housing at the PSL Housing Service in the same way as scholarship holders. However, your application will not be given priority. Non-scholarship students are usually not assigned to Crous housing but to the housing from our partners. For information, last year, we managed to offer accommodation to all the students who had requested one.
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Please note: Crous Student Social package (Dossier Social Etudiant, DSE) is not available to international students arriving in France for the first time, nor to international students who do not pay a residence tax in France, or to those who have not lived in France for 2 years (according to Crous website).
However, PSL Housing Service can help you in your search for housing.
In order to apply for housing in our accommodation, you must be enrolled in one of the Université PSL's schools, or you must be admitted at the end of the application procedure if this is your first year of study (you will be asked for proof of admission during the procedure). PSL's Housing Service does not manage any allocation for stays shorter than one academic year, except in exceptional cases.
- Fee to benefit from the Housing service
If you choose to be supported to find accommodation, you will be asked to pay a €49 housing assistance fee during the procedure. This fee only applies to housing requests processed by the PSL Housing Service.
- Housing certificate & visa
Please note that when you are a newcomer to Paris (coming from abroad) AND you are an international student from non-European Union countries, a document proving that you have found long-term accommodation in Paris will be required when you apply for your VLS-TS study visa. Applying to the SAL will enable you to obtain this document, which is mandatory for the continuation of your studies in France.
- Personalized reception: the PSL Welcome Desk
Any questions about the house finding process, your stay in Paris, administrative paperwork or Université PSL? Feel free to contact the PSL Welcome Desk. Help is available in different languages: English, German, Italian, Arabic, and Mandarin.
To make an appointment with the PSL Welcome Desk, click HERE (choose the "accommodation" service).
- Allocation criteria
Housing is allocated on the basis of income, geographical location and level of study (students who are farthest from the PSL campuses, and younger students, will be given priority)
PSL's Housing Service assists students enrolled in CPES or SMD program to find housing. Priority is given to students with Crous scholarship holders from level 1 to 7. However, Crous 0bis scholarship holders may also benefit from housing, subject to availability after allocation to higher level scholarship holders. Non-scholarship students may, if they wish, be housed in ALJT housing in Villejuif, subject to availability.
Further information: read the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate degree (CPES) page and see the tab: financial support.
Are you a student with special needs, admitted into one of our school and do you wish assistance from PSL Housing service? Please contact us first by e-mail: logement.housing[@]psl.eu. We will do our best to offer you an adequate accommodation.
Simultaneously, you should make an appointment with the social worker in charge of people with disability at the Crous de Paris, Mrs Claudine Basselancien, who can be reached by e-mail social.dauphine[@]crous-paris.fr. She will consider your request and assess your needs with you.
The PSL Housing Service has available accommodation adapted to people with reduced mobility in the Housing by Dauphine Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine dormitory. The ride between the housing and the campus is not provided by the Housing service.
PLEASE NOTE: A request or application will not result automatically in the allocation of a rent. Nevertheless, the PSL Housing Service will do its utmost to accommodate each student who applies. Allocations are subject to availability and a waiting list will be set up.
Incomplete application packages will not be considered.
Summary of the process to allocate a student in a dormitory with the assistance of the Service Accueil Logement :
Housing in a student dorm without the PSL Housing Service
Please read Accommodation with a private landlord
Before you contact the PSL Housing service...
Please contact your host school to find out which housing service you're entitled to. Some schools manage housing directly for their French students or international transfer students.
Students enrolled for a full year
- Students entitled to Dauphine - PSL's housing service
- Dauphine-PSL - National and international students
- PSL - CPES (Cycle Pluridisciplinaire d'Etudes Supérieures, Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Program)
- PSL - Sustainability sciences undergraduate program
- Chimie ParisTech - PSL - international students
- Other students
- International students
- Mines Paris - PSL
- Ecole Supérieure de Physique Chimie Industrielle (ESPCI) - PSL
- Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) - PSL
- Observatoire de Paris - PSL
- Ecole Nationale des Chartes (ENC) - PSL
- Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) - PSL
- Other students
- ENS - PSL: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Engineering course at Mines Paris - PSL: email@example.com
- ESPCI - PSL: firstname.lastname@example.org
International exchange students (for one or two terms)
- Université Paris Dauphine - PSL and Chimie ParisTech - PSL
Information on the available housing is communicated to international exchange students upon their appointment.
International exchange students hosted by PSL Schools (e.g. Erasmus students) should read the International exchange students section on the "Accommodation in public student housing."
Students who are in different situations should read the pages about "Accommodation in public student housing" and "Help to find accommodation."