Aside from universities, a lot of schools have their own housing supply. Once you are admitted, contact the school’s Housing or International Relations Department to reserve your housing.
Private student residences: There are many private student residences that offer housing online throughout France:
Renting from a private landlord: You can contact a landlord or an agency in advance from your home country to book housing that will be ready for you on arrival. You will be asked to provide documents by email and then hard copies when you get your keys.
IMPORTANT: Do not pay several months’ rent in advance from your home country because some adverts may be phoney...
Instead check the following:
Flat shares: A less expensive way to share a flat that is becoming increasingly common among students. The flat sharers sign a lease together with the landlord, with each tenant’s name on the lease agreement.
Housing in university halls of residence: Grant holders have priority for this housing.
Book temporary accommodation so you have a place to stay on arrival.
Student housing, networks and associations