Accomodation and Budget

As soon as students are admitted to the school, our office assists them in finding accommodation nearby, either at our hall of residence or in a privately owned apartment. We also provide logistical support to our international students when they arrive in France to help them settle in: reception and administrative procedures – medical insurance, residence permits and bank accounts.

Non-European students must have a visa to study in France, and this can take several weeks to obtain one. For more information on student visas and for practical information on living in France (medical system, etc.), we recommend the Campus France site.


IFP School has one hall of residence on campus, providing 132 accommodation options, with 121 studios (18 m2) and 11 one-bedroom apartments (38 m2). Each is fully equipped and furnished, with a bed, cabinets, a closet, desk, chairs, bookshelf, bathroom (shower, toilet, sink, accessories) and kitchenette (refrigerator, dual electric burner, microwave, dining table, crockery).

Once admitted, students can request to be allocated in one of our rooms. International students are given priority for accommodation. However, we can also provide a list of nearby private accomodations (e.g. Rueil-Malmaison, Nanterre and Chatou) and we will do everything we can to make sure your first semester gets off to a smooth start.

For further information, please contact the accommodation office.

Suggested budget

Below is an average monthly budget of 1320€, based on accommodation in one of our residence halls, for single occupants:

  • housing: 700€
  • food: 300€
  • electricity: 55€
  • telephone/internet: 30€
  • health insurance: 35€
  • leisure activities: 200€