Housing at AUP is a very special experience – that of living in one of the actual neighborhoods of the most beautiful city in the world. Where you live encompasses much more than just where you sleep and shower; it also includes the shops and cafes 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.
To take all the guesswork out of housing for new arrivals, AUP is working as of 2013 with Comforts of Home, a trusted housing partner providing furnished, Internet-equipped, shared housing in two-to-three bedroom apartments located in safe Parisian neighborhoods. All entering first-year students are required to be housed in AUP-approved shared housing for the first year, as well as visitors for the duration of their stay. Transfer students must be housed by us for their first semester. This means that no less than two weeks before you arrive, you will know your address, the names and emails of your roommates, and the 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 Comforts of Home makes it easier to adjust to exciting urban life. Over the course of the first year, our Housing Office team leads an initiation process that prepares students for the autonomy of living on their own in the city the following year.
- As an incoming First-year, Transfer, or Visiting student, you are thus required to arrange your housing through the University, either in a shared student apartment, or in a home stay.
- As a Graduate student or returning Undergraduate, you’ll be ready to live on your own in Paris and have the option of searching for an independent apartment through our Housing Office or finding something on your own.
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 Ile-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.
Contact the housing office
In addition to helping you find a place to live when you first arrive at AUP, the staff in the housing 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 the housing office today with your questions about housing at AUP.