Residential Life

Residential Life at AUP is a very special experience – that of living in one of the neighborhoods of the most beautiful cities in the world. Where you live encompasses much more than just where you sleep and shower; it also includes the shops and cafés you frequent, the parks and streets you walk in, the metro and bus stops you use, and the neighbors you get to know. In short, this is the part where you live like a local. Every AUP student lives in a shared apartment, a studio, a private home, or a house and comes to feel that his or her quartier is home.  

All entering first-year students are required to be housed in AUP-approved shared housing for the first year, as are all visitors for the duration of their stay. Transfer students must be housed by us for their first semester. This means that approximately two weeks before you arrive, you will know your address, the names and emails of your roommates, and your bus or subway route to campus. From our own personal experience trying to get to know the nooks and crannies of this beautiful city and observing countless students over the years as they make their way to becoming full-fledged Parisians, we know that starting out with housing sorted makes it easier to adjust to exciting urban life. Over the course of the first year, our Residential Life team leads an initiation process that prepares students for the autonomy of living on their own in the city the following year.

Please note: AUP will waive the requirement of first-year residency for new students over 23 years of age and/or those with an official residence in Île-de-France. In order to request an exemption from AUP housing, please return the Housing Exemption Form (click to access) by May 1 for the Fall semester, December 1 for the Spring semester or within 7 days of your confirmation of attendance to AUP. Students admitted for fall entry are not permitted to request an exemption for the spring semester and are committed to whatever housing option they choose for the entire academic year, except for transfer students, who are only required to adhere to the residency requirement for one semester.


Contact the Residential Life

In addition to helping you find a place to live when you first arrive at AUP, the staff in the Residential Life Office are available to help you deal with any problems that might arise. They also maintain a list of housing resources that will help you make the most of your experience living in Paris. Contact Residential Life today with your questions about housing at AUP.