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NYU Paris Housing Options:

Students studying at the NYU Academic Center in Paris have multiple housing options: you may choose the peace of mind of having our NYU Paris staff assign you a housing placement (Option 1), or the flexibility of finding your own apartment before you arrive by working with a recommended rental agency (Option 2).

Housing Option 1: Accommodation through NYU Paris

If you choose Option 1, NYU Paris will assign you a housing placement based on responses and preferences you express via an online housing questionnaire (including your maximum monthly budget in Euros) and the availability of housing. NYU Paris staff will make housing assignments that appear to best suit the needs of each student, but keep in mind that no preferences or housing selections you request can be 100% guaranteed. Option 1 housing choices are:

Students who choose host family or apartments will receive their housing assignments upon arrival in Paris. You will spend the first several days of the program, before you receive your housing assignment, living as a group in a residence building. Orientation takes place at this time.

Students who choose Clos St. Germain will receive their housing assignment prior to departure and can check-in on arrival day. Students from all residences will participate in orientation together.

Housing Option 2: Independent Housing

You may choose this option if you have specific preferences about your housing in Paris.

You may choose to live with friends or family in Paris or wish to look for housing on your own.

Students have the option to be put in touch with a New York-based rental agency who will personally work with you to find the Parisian apartment based on your personal preferences. Please note that NYU Paris can not communicate broker information to students until AFTER the housing application has been received. You will work directly with the agency, and not with NYU. Once put in contact with an agency, NYU Paris will consider you as independently housed and will not assign you housing for the upcoming semester.

Paris

Housing Application Procedure (Option 1)

Online Housing Application: During the pre-departure process the NYU Paris advisor will direct you to an online housing application. NYU Paris Housing staff takes your responses to questions on this application very seriously when making your housing assignment. The online housing application is required for any student seeking NYU-assigned housing.

Placement: After receiving your online questionnaire, the NYU Paris Housing staff will place you in a Parisian apartment that they feel best suits your needs.

Temporary Housing: You will be temporarily housed at a youth hostel upon your arrival in Paris.

Housing Assignment: Within a few days of your arrival, you will meet individually with a member of the NYU Paris staff to receive your housing assignment. You will be given an appointment to see your apartment and/or meet your French host. This assignment is final and cannot be changed. (Note: housing assignments will NOT be communicated to students before this occasion)

Contracts: Before moving in, you will be required to complete a written agreement with your landlord concerning rent, utilities, security deposit, payment methods accepted by your landlord, and the length of your stay.

Security Deposits: In accordance with French law, you will be required upon move-in to give a security deposit equivalent to one month’s rent and the first month's rent in its entirety. For this reason, you must bring Traveler's Checks equivalent to twice the maximum budget listed on your housing questionnaire. (ex. If 900€ is maximum budget, bring 1800€ worth of Traveler's Checks.)
Note: French bank accounts will not yet be available when you move in. You will be advised as to how to exchange Traveler's Checks during orientation.

Online Housing Application: During the pre-departure process the NYU Paris advisor will direct you to an online housing application. NYU Paris Housing staff takes your responses to questions on this application very seriously when making your housing assignment. The online housing application is required for any student seeking NYU-assigned housing.

Placement: After receiving your online questionnaire, the NYU Paris Housing staff will place you in a room in the Clos St. Germain building as space allows.

Housing Assignment: You will be emailed your housing assignment approximately two weeks before the start of the program. Students housed in Clos St. Germain do not utilize temporary housing. You will go directly to the Clos building from the airport to check into your housing.

Housing Application Procedure (Option 2)

Online Housing Application: During the pre-departure process the NYU Paris advisor will direct you to an online housing application. If you would like to work with through a New York based rental agency, you will need to indicate this on your application.

Contacting Rental Agency: The NYU Paris Housing Coordinator will put you directly in contact with the rental agency. You will work directly with the rental agency and not NYU Paris.

Non-refundable "finder's fee": A finder's fee equivalent to one month's rent is due to the agency before departing for Paris. NYU Paris had negotiated a 15% discount on the fee if you use the program recommended broker.

Rent and Security Deposit: Students choosing this option should expect to pay 25% of first month's rent due to the landlord before arrival in Paris to hold their spot. The remaining rent and security deposit (equivalent to one month's rent) will be due at move-in.


NYU Paris Housing FAQ's:

The housing offered by NYU Paris is not owned by NYU. Rather, NYU Paris puts students in contact with independent Parisian landlords, hosts, and brokers who have rented to NYU students in the past and are willing to rent their apartments or rooms on a short-term basis.

Rent and other payments are made directly to landlords and host families (with the exception of students living in residence halls). NYU in France puts students in contact with landlords and hosts as a service to our students and has no financial relationship with landlords. NYU Paris receives no financial gain in exchange.

The NYU Paris housing coordinator serves as an intermediary between property owners and students. All accommodations have been visited and approved by NYU Paris staff.

All housing assigned to students is clean, reasonably-priced, and adequate for living and studying.

Apartments are located in safe neighborhoods in all twenty arrondissements of Paris and its immediate suburbs. Commute time from student apartments to the NYU in France Center and Parisian universities ranges from 20 to 50 minutes.

There is no "average" room. Every apartment, homestay, etc. differs and prices range from 500 to 1200 Euros per student per month.

According to French law, rent for all months in which a unit is occupied is due in its entirety and landlords may legally keep security deposits for up to two months after the student vacates.


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Upcoming Application Deadlines

 

spring semester

Priority: September 15

Regular: October 15

Applications received after October 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.   

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