What services are offered by the Housing Assistance Office?
When you register with the Housing Department, our team commits to finding you a place in a student residence for the duration of your academic year, and to assisting you with the various formalities required for you to access housing. Using this service also lets you obtain:
- Access to the listing of residences offered
- A confirmation letter to help you secure a visa (if necessary)
- Advice on housing insurance and securing a rental bond
- 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 it.
If I register with the Housing Assistance Office am I guaranteed to find housing?
Our teams’ goal is to offer you a housing solution in Paris or the surrounding area and in all cases within 45 minutes by public transport from campus. But it is important to react quickly to secure this type of housing. The faster you react when creating your application the better your chances of finding housing.
It is also important to note that the vast majority of our housing options are in Saint Ouen.
If there are no availabilities at the time of your request, we will place your application on the waiting list and contact you as soon as a place becomes available.
Note that assignments are made mainly according to social and geographic criteria, and we give priority to younger students (first and second year of Bachelor’s degree), Crous scholarship holders and students whose tax household is far from the place of learning.
I am a Crous scholarship holder, how do I access housing?
If you are a Crous scholarship holder, we highly recommend making a housing request in parallel via your DSE (student social form) directly to the Crous. Level 5 to 7 scholarship holders take priority but the number of housing units assigned remains very low.
For information, last year only around 10 Dauphine students secured housing through this system. We therefore recommend also applying through the Dauphine Housing Department to secure a low-rent housing option. Special attention is given to Crous scholarship holders in requests handled by the Housing Assistance Department.
What is the lease term for a studio in a Dauphine residence?
For housing in our residences, the lease is for one year. It can possibly be extended provided that the student answers a return housing questionnaire and proves that he/she will still be enrolled at Dauphine the following September.
Can I choose my residence?
You can express special requests in the choice of residences listed. Assignments are subject to availability in the housing inventory at the time of the request and according to the student profile. Our housing offers are located mainly in Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine with close access to public transport, so that you can reach your school quickly.
What happens if you have no housing to offer me at the time of my request?
Last year we made housing offers to all students who contracted our services. If we have no housing to offer you at the time of your request, your application will be placed on standby until our team can make an offer.
Can I request a housing share with my friends?
The form to be completed at your registration with the Housing Department gives you the option to make special requests in terms of sharing, and you can tell us who you wish to be housed with.
What type of housing do you offer and at what price?
Most housing options are individual studios with a kitchenette and private bathroom. We also have shared apartments where each tenant has their own bedroom but the bathroom may be shared by two people. The kitchen is shared. A few units with shared bedrooms are also offered. Heating, electricity and wifi are generally included. Note that the resident is responsible for upkeep of the bedroom. Rent in our residences is between 500 and 750 euros, from which APL can be deducted.
What will be included in my housing unit?
All housing units offered come with a bed, a desk and chair, a wardrobe, kitchenette with hot plates and a fridge. Sheets, covers, bathroom linens, kitchen utensils and dishes are not provided, except at Saint-Ouen Louis Dain.
Which documents do I need to submit when I make my housing request?
To complete your housing assistance application, you must be enrolled at Dauphine, or must have been accepted after the application procedure if this will be your first year. This proof is required. If you are a scholarship holder, you must also provide a decision letter for the current year, or a conditional one for the next year, your ID, your latest tax notice if you reside in France and a Visale or Garantme certificate.
When and how do I make rent payments?
Before you arrive you must pay the 1-month deposit and the first month’s rent.