Foreign exchange students can obtain a room in a hall of residence, if they fill in the housing request form by the deadline. Be careful: there are not enough university halls for all students in Grenoble, thus you have to prepare your arrival well in advance!
It is also possible to rent a private flat in the city, on your own or sharing, but again there are not that many offers, thus you should look for a flat in advance. Moreover renting agencies usually ask for a financial guarantor living in France for the rental contract.
Housing information: it is available on the Grenoble Institute of Technology website, and is reserved for exchange students. Deadline
: an on-line application has to be done by:
- July 10 if you arrive in September (but it is recommended to do it well in advance if you do not wish to be on a waiting list...),
- November 15 for an arrival for the second semester,
- For other periods, at least 2 months before your arrival
If these deadlines are not met, CROUS cannot guarantee an accommodation.
Regular students can ask for information at CROUS.
Each year Université de Grenoble and its numerous partners organize a housing event
, from August till October in order to ease foreign students' settling down in Grenoble. You will find there information on housing of course, but also information on insurances, opening of a bank account, health, telephone and electricity subscriptions which will prove quite useful if you choose to live in a private flat.