Finding Accommodation

The EM Normandie Housing Service lists thousands of offers on a single platform. You will also find tips for finding accommodation in Caen, Le Havre, Paris, Dubai, Dublin and Oxford.

The School’s Platform

Searching for accommodation? Use our dedicated housing platform. With our partner Studapart, access hundreds of exclusive offers: studios, flatshares, homestays… and benefit from personalized support throughout your rent! 

From applying to booking, take all your steps online on the platform. To get started, click on “Tenant space” and sign up using the school’s login credentials. 

Book accommodation online to benefit from the Studapart Guarantee and support from a team of multilingual experts available 6/7d.

You don’t have a guarantor living in France?

Studapart can replace your guarantor over the whole duration of your stay.  

A guarantor is a person bringing financial security and attesting you are creditworthy. It’s difficult to rent a place in France without a French guarantor. In most cases, student residences and landlords require that your guarantor earns income in France. 
You can get the Studapart Guarantee directly on the platform and add it to your rental application to find accommodation on the Studapart platform or anywhere else!

A question ?

Send an email at booking@studapart.com

Alternative Offers

Here are some additional sites to help all students with their search: 

Association Havraise pour le Logement Etudiant (AHLOET) – Le Havre Association for Student Housing

Association Havraise pour le Logement Étudiant

EM Normandie is a member of the Le Havre Student Housing Association (Association Havraise pour le Logement Etudiant - AHLOET), which organises housing for Higher Education institutions in Le Havre.
It renders the search for accommodation easier for students by ensuring contact with landlords offering quality housing.

Visit their website

How does it work?

Students must show a certificate of registration or a proof of their acceptance by one of the member schools of the Association. By email, they need to specify their specific criteria in the search bar to get help from the Association or, if they prefer to look for themselves, they may access the platform via a password to contact landlords directly.

Contact: Gwenaëlle Gallo – Quality Manager for Student Housing 
Tel: +33 (0)6 86 40 22 94
Send an email

EM Normandie Facebook Groups

Groups that are updated year after year to find hidden gems in the city of your choice:  

Le Havre: EM Normandie shared accommodation and apartments – Le Havre Campus
Campus location: quai Frissard, at the entrance of the city.
Rent price: between €350 and €600/month.

Caen: EM Normandie shared accommodation and apartment – Caen Campus
Campus location: rue Claude Bloch, Northern district, near the city centre.
Rent price: between €350 and €600/month.

Paris: EM Normandie flat shares and apartments – Paris Campus
Campus location: rue du Ranelagh, in the 16th district.
Rent price: between €600 and €1,000/month.

Oxford: EM Normandie shared accommodation and apartments – Oxford Campus
Campus  location: Oxpens Road, in the historic city centre.
Rent price: between £600 and £1,000.

Dublin: EM Normandie shared accommodation and apartments – Dublin Campus
Campus location: Foley Street, near the financial district.
Rent price: between €600 and €1,000/month.

Housing Aid

CAF Rent Allowance

Allocation Personnalisée au Logement (APL) (Housing Benefit)

This is financial aid is paid by the Caisse d'Allocations Familiales (CAF) on a monthly basis based on the rent  (excluding heating, electricity, water supply and local taxation) and your income. ECAF will pay this directly to landlords if the housing is licensed.

More information about APL

Allocation à Logement à caractère Social (ALS)

This is the most common form of aid available to students. It may be granted for a household or for a residential room, studio, flat or house. Unlike APL, ALS is paid directly to the tenant by default, but you may also choose direct payment to the landlord.

More information about ALS

VISALE guarantee

VISALE is a rental guarantee subsidy in the event of unpaid rents. In the event that a student is faced with difficulties that result in the non-payment of rent due dates, the VISALE guarantee system will take care of reallocating the rent to the landlord in place of the student tenant. The guarantee can extend to 36 monthly payments and cover any costs related to the housing contracts for the move. 

More information about the VISALE guarantee

Other schemes are also available to help you to fund your accommodation, including the avance loca-pass, garantie des risques locatifs which act as deposit guarantors.

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