Housing

Students are responsible for all housing and associated living costs while in residence at Sciences Po or UBC.

Sciences Po

During the first two years in France, Dual Degree students will be supported by the Sciences Po Off-Campus Housing Office to arrange housing in Reims, Menton, or Le Havre. Each campus has a limited number of student residences available. All student housing in France is administered by the government agency CNOUS. Students will be housed in either a student residence hall, private apartment, or other board arrangement.

Deciding where to live is an important part of the transition to Sciences Po. Sciences Po students reside in many different housing situations—some students live in apartments owned and administered by public entities, while others secure other private housing alternatives. Sciences Po has a number of rooms reserved in student residences. The housing information included in the Acceptance Packet and on the campus-specific pages (Le Havre, Menton, Reims) provides enough information to begin looking for the housing that best suits each student’s individual preferences and needs.

Regardless of nationality or parental income, Dual Degree students may be eligible to a housing allowance (“aide au logement”) from the Caisse d’Allocations Familiales (CAF), which amounts to a monthly subsidy to be used toward payment of rent. Each student is evaluated on a case by case basis, and this benefit is not guaranteed.

Please note that Sciences Po does not administer student housing directly, but works with partner organizations to facilitate access to these residences for our students.

Detailed housing information, along with the Housing contact for each campus, can be found below:

UBC

While attending UBC in Years 3 and 4, Dual Degree students will be eligible to apply for student housing at UBC when making the transition from France to Vancouver in their third year. Students must apply for housing to UBC in the fall semester of Year 2 at Sciences Po. The application to apply for housing is February 1.

Dual Degree students will receive instructions in their third-year transition packets, which will be given to them by their academic advisors in the spring term of their second year at Sciences Po. Students are responsible for all associated housing costs during their enrolment at UBC.

Housing Application Timeline
NovemberApplications open for Winter housing (September to April)
February 1Application deadline.
March 1Deadline for students who receive an offer to accept and pay a deposit.
JuneResidence assignment details sent by email. Students have seven days to accept and pay first instalment of fees.

An overview of types of accommodations and approximate costs are available at UBC Housing.