Housing in a new country can be daunting but there are many options for housing at the campus you choose in France. Some students live in apartments owned and administered by public entities, some live in homestays, while others secure other private housing alternatives. Sciences Po has a number of rooms reserved in student residences. The housing information on the campus-specific pages (Le Havre, Menton, Reims) provides information on how to pick a housing option that best suits you.
Regardless of nationality, Dual Degree students are entitled to a housing allowance from the Caisse d'Allocations Familiales (CAF), which amounts to a monthly subsidy to be used toward payment of rent.
Sciences Po does not administer student housing directly but works with partner organizations to facilitate access to these residences for students.
Students are guaranteed housing when they get to UC Berkeley at the International House. The I-House is a residential and program center located at the top of campus and welcomes U.S. and international students, visiting scholars, researchers, and postdocs. Undergraduates can only access double occupancy rooms and all rooms come with a meal plan.
Other housing options are available, but not guaranteed. Some of these are listed below:
- University Residence Halls
Many students live in dormitories. Located just a few short blocks from campus, these single, double, and triple occupancy rooms all come with a meal plan.
Get connected with UC Berkeley students who plan to leave their houses and apartments for the semester or year and are searching for someone to take over their rent while they are away.
- Berkeley Lab Guest House
Located on the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory campus, guests can access the UC Berkeley campus via shuttle bus, car, bicycle, or foot. It offers standard, large, and studio rooms.
- Berkeley Student Co-op
This affordable housing option offers a unique student experience. Rooms are in an apartment, rooming houses, or room and board house with predominantly Berkeley students and include a mandatory work shift for two to five hours each week.
- Off-Campus Housing
Feel free to check out UC Berkeley's Housing website for more information.