Housing

Dauphine - PSL students can receive assistance from the university housing office as they search for accommodations in the Paris region, which is a very tight rental market.

Students have access to various types of housing: 

  • low-cost apartments, through partnerships established by the university housing office; 
  • and private properties that owners would like to reserve for Dauphine - PSL students. 

Dauphine - PSL is also committed to expanding its own housing stock. Through its foundation, it has acquired 55 units in Nanterre for students. Priority is given to scholarship recipients for this dormitory. 
 
In addition, a new dormitory in Saint-Ouen, fully owned by Dauphine - PSL, will welcome residents in September 2019. It will house 190 Dauphine - PSL students from a range of backgrounds, offering studios and shared apartments. 

See a video introducing the dormitory below: 

1. Student dormitories through the university*

To apply for housing in one of our dormitories, the student must be enrolled at Dauphine - PSL, or they must have been accepted after the application procedure if this will be their first year (supporting documents will be requested during the application process). 

If the student chooses to receive help in their search, they will be asked to pay a housing assistance fee in the amount of 49 euros during this process. This optional fee only applies to housing applications handled by the university. 

In the interest of being transparent with students, dormitory placements are awarded on the basis of socioeconomic criteria, as well as geographic location (priority is of course given to students farther away from the Porte Dauphine and La Défense campuses) and educational level (the youngest students will also be prioritized). 

  1. Level 5-7 scholarship recipients: We encourage you to fill out the student social form (DSE) as soon as possible, available from the Crous de Paris website. Rent prices with CROUS are lower than those we can offer through our partners. The university does not involve itself in the process of awarding CROUS placements. 
    However, if the student wishes, they may apply to live at a Dauphine dormitory on the Dauphine Housing website. 
  2. Level 0-4 scholarship recipients: The student must complete the housing application form on the Dauphine Housing website. 
    They may additionally submit a request with CROUS de Paris by completing their DSE (student social form) on the Crous de Paris website by May 31. 
  3. Students without scholarships: They can also apply for housing through the Dauphine Housing website, in the same way a scholarship recipient would. However, their application won't have "priority" status when housing placements are allotted. 

IMPORTANT: Submitting an application doesn't automatically guarantee a dormitory placement. Nevertheless, the university will do everything it can to find housing for every student that requests it. Dormitory placements are subject to availability, and there is a waiting list. 
Incomplete forms will not be reviewed. 

* This section doesn't apply to international exchange students

2. Privately-owned housing

Dauphine - PSL has created the pslhousing.dauphine.fr platform for private housing classified ads, reserved for Dauphine - PSL and PSL students
These ads are verified and monitored on a daily basis, ensuring a reliable, high-quality service for students. The housing arrangements on offer are usually near the school or easily accessible using public transit. 

PLEASE NOTE: To access this platform, students must be enrolled at the university and enter their Dauphine - PSL Passeport user name and password. 

3. Apartment shares

If the student wants to share an apartment and is looking for a roommate, they can begin their search with the Whoomies platform, a new Dauphine - PSL start-up specializing in apartment shares. 

They are dedicated to connecting potential roommates based on their preferences in terms of lifestyle, interests, and personality, as well as their particular housing needs. 

4. Students with disabilities

The student must complete their DSE (student social form) on the CROUS de Paris website by May 31 for the start of the academic year in September. 

They must also schedule an appointment with the disability services case worker at CROUS de Paris, Mrs. Catherine Swiecicki, available by phone at +33 01 40 51 35 57 or by email. She will personally assess your request and your needs. 

For your information, the university can provide adapted housing for people with reduced mobility at the Saint-Ouen dormitory

Disability Services of Dauphine - PSL is on hand to help students, specifically with needs relating to campus life (accommodation and support, course arrangements, etc.). 
Please also refer to the page on disability services at Dauphine - PSL

5. For those in need of emergency housing:

The housing office is unequipped to handle urgent situations. 

The student must immediately contact the social services department at CROUS, located at 39 avenue Georges Bernanos 75005 Paris, or by phone at +33 01 40 51 62 00. 

At the same time, they should also reach out to Mrs. Naïma Kaba, the social worker at the Porte Dauphine campus. 
Her office hours are as follows: 

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: walk-ins in the morning and afternoon 
  • Tuesday: walk-ins only in the morning 
  • Out of the office on Fridays 

6. International exchange students:

The university can offer students housing for a semester or a full school year

The units are in Crous de Paris dormitories, or through other partners, about 40 minutes from the Porte Dauphine campus. Rent ranges from 350 euros (double room) to 800 euros (premium studio), all costs included. 

If students want help with this search, they will be asked to pay a housing assistance fee in the amount of 180 euros at the start of the process. 
This optional fee only applies to housing applications handled by us. 

This allows us to offer several services: 

  • a catalog detailing the various dormitories available to you; 
  • a confirmation letter to help you secure a visa; 
  • advice on housing insurance and rental deposits; 
  • help in setting up a French bank account, if necessary; 
  • and information on various sources of housing assistance (e.g. CAF, the family welfare agency in France), as well as how to receive them. 

There are no specific steps for the student to complete before they receive a letter from the university housing office, which will ask about their housing needs. 
For the 1st semester, they will be sent information in mid-May, and in mid-November for the 2nd semester

IMPORTANT: Submitting an application doesn't automatically guarantee a dormitory placement. Nevertheless, the university will do everything it can to find housing for every student that requests it. Placements are subject to availability, and you must respond to any requests for information by the deadline. And there is a waiting list.