ARRIVING AND LIVING
To give our engineering students the best possible conditions for their studies, we suggest that they find housing no more than 45 min to 1 hour away from EPF.
To assist them with housing, EPF has built up a network of high-quality residences and housing options near the school.
It is very difficult for foreign students to find housing near Sceaux or in Paris. To offset this, EPF has signed an agreement with CROUS, which manages university residences, to find housing for international students spending one year in France.
Reservations must be made upon application; the Student Life office then sends students information on their housing options and the procedures they need to follow. Reservations are made for one academic year (except in special cases), and students commit to stay in their housing until the agreed-upon date.
There are three CROUS residences near EPF, in Châtenay-Malabry, Fontenay aux Roses and Antony.
The cost of an individual room ranges from €200 to €350 a month (depending on the number of services provided).
There are also private residences near EPF that you can reserve directly. The Student Life office can provide information upon request.
If you stay in university housing or rent an approved apartment, you may request a housing stipend. This stipend is paid by the Caisse d’Allocations Familiales and covers up to 50% of your rent. You can estimate the total amount on the CAF's website: http://www.caf.fr.
To get this stipend, visit the Allocations Familiales centre in Antony, or log on to the website . This site provides all the information you need and can be used to make "real-time" requests (to save time).
All this information is available on our EPF housing site (in french). Visit it regularly for help in finding housing. Access is reserved to EPF students and their parents.