All NYU Paris students are required to live in NYU-arranged housing as a condition of enrollment. Many types of housing are offered including student residences, homestays, and apartments. All students will complete an online housing application where they will express their interest in the type of housing assignment that is preferred. Housing assignments will be made based on availability of each housing type and may take into consideration if the student is enrolled in the Program II (Francophone) coursework or not. Keep in mind that assignments may not be the top preference but a placement in NYU approved housing is guaranteed. Housing options include:
During the pre-departure process the NYU Paris adviser will direct you to an online housing application. The application will allow you to submit your preference for an assignment in the type of housing that is available. NYU Paris housing staff will review your responses to questions from the application, consider your program of study, and also the availability of styles of housing before making assignments.
Once housing assignments are finalized, typically about two weeks before arrival in Paris, NYU Paris will inform students via email of their assignment.
Residence I or Residence II: If you are assigned to live in one of the student residences, you will be instructed to go directly to the building from the airport to check in. Housing charges will appear on the NYU Bursar bill in US dollars. Scholarships and aid awards in excess of tuition and fees will credit against the cost of housing. Payments are to be made to the University Bursar in the e-suite online payment tool.
Homestay: If you are assigned to live in a homestay, you will be informed of the address and you will be instructed to go directly to your housing from the airport to check in. This assignment is final and cannot be changed. You may choose if you'd like your host to provide you with meals or not. If you choose meals, you should expect to share evening meals during the week with your host family. The cost of meals will be included in your monthly rent. Otherwise, you will be responsible for your own meals. You will have access to the kitchen for cooking.
Note regarding 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. Please plan to have access to this amount of funds upon arrival. 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, or withdraw money.
Students who live in Residence I will live with other students enrolled at NYU Paris, have kitchen and bathroom facilities in the room, and will receive support from live-in NYU student resident assistants. NYU graduate and undergraduate students serve as resident assistants.
Residence II offers single studios to NYU students but the majority of residents are local French or international students enrolled in the French university system. The apartments have equipped kitchenettes and bathrooms. NYU graduate and undergraduate students serve as resident assistants.
Students who live do not live in the residnces must understand that NYU does not control these units. Rather, NYU Paris puts students in contact with independent Parisian landlords, and hosts whom have rented to NYU students in the past and are willing to rent space on a short-term basis. NYU Paris has no financial relationship with landlords/home owners. NYU Paris receives no financial gain in exchange.
The NYU Paris housing coordinator serves as an intermediary between the residence manager, property owners, and students. All accommodations have been visited and approved by NYU Paris staff.
Students who do not live in the residences will live in neighborhoods in all twenty arrondissements of Paris and its immediate suburbs. Average commute time from student housing to the NYU Paris academic center and Parisian universities ranges from 30 to 50 minutes.
There is no "average" room. Every housing placement differs in size and prices range from $600 to $1,400 or more 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 the housing. The charge for living in either student residence is constant for fall and spring semester, whereas the cost to live out of the residences is greater in the spring semester due to the extra length of the spring semester academic calendar.
Priority: February 15
Regular: March 15
Applications received after March 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.