Practical Information for Marseille

Accommodation, CROUS, student residences, find out who to contact to find accommodation.
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Housing can be either:

  • In a hall of residence ;
  • in a student residence ;
  • in city accommodation, part of which may be covered by the French social housing allowance called APL (Aide Personnalisée au Logement).

For students in an exchange programme

Centrale Méditerranée has a partnership with Housing Anywhere for accommodation abroad for outgoing students and accommodation in Marseille for incoming students.

Book your accommodation with Studapart, in partnership with Centrale Méditerranée

Looking for a place to live? Our partnership with Studapart can help you find an accomodation in Marseille.

On this platform, you can access hundreds of offers for periods of 1 to 24 months near your campus but also throughout France during your search for internship: studios, flatshares, rooms in private homes, etc.

You can also benefit from a personalized support throughout your rental! 

Access the platform and create your tenant space →

From the rental file to the reservation of the accommodation, all the steps are done online. The rental file is simplified and in 100% digital format. You can also benefit from services after your reservation, such as home insurance. 

  • ⚡ Exclusive offers to students of Centrale Méditerranée.

  • 💸 Verified ads and secure payment.

  • 🤝 Simplified rental file & 100% online procedures.

You don't have a guarantor living in France? 

Thanks to the Studapart guarantee, Studapart is your guarantor for the whole duration of your rental. To be eligible, all you have to do is submit your ID and proof of admission on the platform.

A multilingual team awaits you at

Private student residences and city accommodation

Several establishments close to the school offer preferential rates for Centrale Méditerranée.

Résidence Oxford


The CROUS (Centre Régional des Œuvres Universitaires et Scolaires) aims to improve living and working conditions for students, and offers a range of services:

  • Reception and information ;
  • accommodation ;
  • catering ;
  • social services ;
  • temporary employment ;
  • cultural activities ;
  • accommodation for foreign students and tourism.

Find out more (university halls of residence in Marseille): CROUS website (FR) →

These residences usually offer furnished studio flats with a bathroom and kitchenette.

Contact and location

42, rue du 141ème R.I.A.
13331 Marseille Cedex
Tél : 04 91 62 83 83
Fax : 04 91 62 83 99

The head office of CROUS Aix-Marseille is located in Aix-en-Provence.
You can contact the social worker by telephone on 04 91 62 83 76 or make an appointment online (FR) →

The central office for university works is the CNOUS:

69 quai d’Orsay
75007 Paris
Tél : 01 44 18 53 00

Further information: CNOUS website (FR) →

Social housing Allowance (A.L.S)

Students living in university halls of residence may be entitled to A.L.S.

The application form should be obtained directly from the Caisse de la cité (housing office) of the halls of residence to which they belong. 

Students renting a studio flat or a flat in the city may be entitled to a housing allowance under certain conditions.

The application must be made to the Caisse d'Allocations Familiales (CAF):

215 chemin de Gibbes
13014 Marseille
Tel. 04 91 05 54 54

To find out more: CAF website (FR) →

Visale scheme

The "Caution locative Étudiante" (Clé), a security deposit for students, has been substituted with the Visale program managed by Action Logement, which functions as a guarantor for applicants.

This complimentary service is extremely simple to request (refer to the Action Logement "tenant brochure" for additional details).

It's important to note that these formalities must be completed prior to signing the rental agreement. Additionally, you have the option to combine this assistance with the Mobili-Jeune initiative available to individuals under the age of 30, whether they are apprentices or participating in work-based training programs within the private sector.

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