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Students interested in a more independent living experience should preference to live alone in an apartment, or live with one or several other students from NYU Paris in an apartment. All apartments are furnished and include kitchen utensils and bedding. Apartments are located throughout all of the neighborhoods of Paris.

Important - Students who live in the République apartments will sign a housing license with NYU and will be billed in US dollars through the NYU E-bill system; students who live in a privately owned apartment must sign a lease with the landlord and pay a security deposit and monthly rent directly to the landlord in cash in Euros.


République Apartments

Students live in single studio apartments in the République building, managed by Les Estudines organization, which is located in the 11th arrondissement. NYU students make up a small portion of those who live in the building. Other residents include French and international students from the French university system. Commutable by metro to the NYU Academic Center, République offers studio apartments with kitchenettes and private bathrooms. Resident assistants, who are graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in courses at NYU Paris, live in the residence to assist students in acclimating to life in Paris, dealing with practical matters in the residence, and adjusting to their new home.

The building is situated near and named for the Place de la République, site of a large public square of about 8 acres that sits above the metro station of République. This popular area for shopping and people watching is located between the 3rd, 10th, and 11th arrondissements. The buildings, fountains, and monument located in the square date to the 1800s but a renovation of the Place to make the area more attractive and pedestrian-friendly was recently completed.

The 11th arrondissement of Paris (called “le Onzième” by locals) is home to a bustling cosmopolitan community of artists, musicians, filmmakers, craftspeople, students, and writers; there are many hip cafés, quirky neighborhood restaurants, and trendy music venues.

Amenities

  • Each room includes a kitchenette and En-suite bathroom
  • Rooms are furnished with bed, desk, chair, and table
  • Laundry facility in the building

Things to Know

  • Students are billed directly on the NYU Bursar account
  • Students are notified of their building assignment prior to arrival and check in at République on arrival day (no temporary housing).

Studio Apartment

A studio is a small apartment for one person. Like everything in Paris, studio apartments tend to be considerably smaller than those in the US: size varies from roughly 150 to 350 square feet.

Studios are furnished with a bed and desk. Bedding and towels are usually included. If not, these items can be purchased in Paris at reasonable prices. Kitchens are usually equipped with a small fridge, hotplate, and cooking and eating utensils. Amenities such as dishwashers and laundry machines are rare.

Amenities

  • Internet access not guaranteed. Students have the option to install at their own expense.
  • Laundry machines are usually not included. Laundromats are available.
  • Usually features a shared kitchen, bathroom, and living room.

Things to Know

  • Buildings in Paris tend to be old; things like elevators, air conditioning, and dish washing machines are uncommon
  • You will find out your apartment details when you get to Paris
  • Security deposit and monthly rent paid directly to landlord

Shared Apartment

A shared apartment is an apartment that houses multiple students from the NYU Paris program. In most cases, this housing option is a two-room apartment where two students live and can decide if they would like to use the rooms as two separate bedrooms or share one room and use the other as a common room.

All apartments are fully furnished and include bedding. Towels are usually not included.

You may request a particular roommate (if you know another student participating in the program). Otherwise, your roommate will be assigned based on your housing questionnaire information. NOTE: NYU cannot house students who are not part of the NYU Paris program.  

Amenities

  • Internet access not guaranteed. Students have the option to install at their own expense.
  • Laundry machines are usually not included. Laundromats are available.
  • Usually features a shared kitchen, bathroom, and living room.

Things to Know

  • You can request to live with a specific roommate
  • Buildings in Paris tend to be old; things like elevators, air conditioning, and dish-washing machines are uncommon
  • You will find out your apartment details when you get to Paris
  • Security deposit and monthly rent paid directly to landlord

Chambre de Bonne

These are very small "studettes" located on the higher floors of bourgeois buildings. The name originates from the colloquial term used for a maid - "bonne à tout faire." Once quarters where maids lived, today they are frequently inhabited by students. They are usually walk-ups with shared bathrooms. The advantage of a chambre de bonne is a significantly lower rent.

Amenities

  • Shared bathroom
  • Usually includes a small refrigerator, microwave, and sink

Things to Know

  • Ideal for students who want to live alone and don't mind a small space
  • Most affordable housing option
  • Toilets are usually shared with other tenants, but showers are usually En-suite
  • Security deposit and rent must be paid to landlord in Euros
  • Chambre de bonne details given upon arrival in Paris

Costs - Fall 2015/Spring 2016*

République single apartment: Students who live in République will be charged $8,846 per semester in US dollars through the NYU Bursar Office on their NYU E-bill. 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.

Studio Apartment: Typical rent ranges from USD $700 to $1,400 per month; USD $2,800 to $5,600 per 4-month fall semester, $3,500 to $7,000 per 5-month spring semester. Utility fees are usually not included in the rent and will be assessed during and after your stay. Monthly rent is paid directly to the landlord in euros, please be aware that exchange rates may fluctuate during the semester.

Shared Apartment: Typical rent ranges from USD $650 to $1,200 per month per student, USD $2,600 to $4,800 per 4-month fall semester, $3,250 to $6,000 per 5-month spring semester. Utility fees are not included in the rent and will be assessed during and after your stay. Monthly rent is paid directly to the landlord in euros, please be aware that exchange rates may fluctuate during the semester.

Chambre de Bonne: Rent ranges from USD $500 to $700 per month, USD $2,000 to $2,800 per 4-month fall semester, $2,500 to $3,500 per 5-month spring semester.  Utility fees are not included in the rent and will be assessed during and after your stay. Monthly rent is paid directly to the landlord in euros, please be aware that exchange rates may fluctuate during the semester.

 

* Above are the proposed fall 2015 and spring 2016 semester rates for the Paris study away site. These rates are pending NYU Board of Trustee review (approval anticipated June 2015). Room rates are site specific and are generally determined by room type, rental costs, and associated support services. The figures cited in NYU's Cost of Attendance are based on annual room and board rates at NYU's location in New York.


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