All NYU Paris students are required to live in NYU-arranged housing as a condition of enrollment. Housing options include student residences, and homestays. 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.
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: 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 1-2 weeks before your arrival date. This assignment is final and cannot be changed. You will be instructed to go directly to your assigned housing from the airport for an initial check in before you do your official check-in at NYU Paris. You should expect to share one evening meal during the week with your host family. The cost of these meals and basic breakfast items (ex. bread, butter, cereal, coffee, tea) will be included in your monthly rent. Otherwise, you will be responsible for your own meals. You will have access to space in a refrigerator to store your food and 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: NYU Paris does not recommend that students open French bank accounts.
NYU Paris Housing FAQ's:
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 resident assistants.
Located within the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Residence II offers single rooms to NYU students and houses local French and international students enrolled in the French university system. Each room has a private bathroom, kitchens are shared with other residents of the building.
Residence III provides housing with French students in the same building within Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris. "Comfort" rooms are singles with private bathrooms, "Classique" rooms are single bedrooms with a common/shared bathroom. Kitchens are shared with other residents of the building.
Students who live in homestays must understand that NYU does not control these units. Rather, NYU Paris puts students in contact with independent Parisian hosts who 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 hosts/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 live in homestays 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 the student residences is constant for fall and spring semester, whereas the cost to live in a homestay is greater in the spring semester due to the extra length of the spring semester academic calendar.