Living in NYU Paris Housing is a mandatory part of program enrollment. Housing is only available for the dates of the program, January 23 – May 20.

Student Life & Housing FAQs

  • When do I need to arrive?

Students who have been approved to take a course at the University of Paris or at Sciences Po must check into their housing on January 19th by 4:00pm

Incoming Spring semester students must check in at the NYU Paris Academic Center on January 23 by 4:00 pm as indicated on the program calendar. Late arrival is not permitted.

Returning all-year students must check into their housing between January 23-January 27.

  • When will I sign up for housing and what are my options?

You will sign up for Housing beginning November 7, when the Study Away Confirmation Portal becomes available. You will have approximately 2 weeks to enter your housing preferences there, along with other details such as your emergency contact and passport info. Ultimately, all items will be due by November 18. Your $1000 housing reservation fee is not due until this time. More information about the Portal will be made available on this blog.

For more about housing options in Paris, please visit the Housing section of our web site.

  • When will I receive my housing assignment?

Housing assignments will be sent out approximately two weeks prior to the start of the program.

  • Can I choose my roommate(/s)?

Yes, you can request to live with other students of your choice. You will be able to do this when you fill out your housing preferences in the Study Away Confirmation Portal. Please make sure all students wanting to live together request one another.

While we cannot guarantee we will be able to meet your request, we do make efforts to accommodate these requests where possible.

  • Can I find my own housing?

All students are required to live in NYU provided accommodation although exemptions may be granted in limited circumstances (such as staying with a close relative who is already living near the academic center). You can submit a petition by the link below.

Student Exemption Request Form

The student must also ensure that the proposed host completes the following link and sends proof of residence as per the instructions on the form.

Proposed Student Host Form

Please note that submitting a request does not guarantee exemption and appeals will be evaluated by a housing committee on a case-by-case basis.  All completed exemption requests (i.e. both forms and proof of residence) for the fall semester must be received by April 15; all exemption requests for the spring semester must be received by November 15.  Students will be notified of the decision via email following the respective deadlines.  Completed requests submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

  • Am I able to cancel my NYU assigned housing? Will I receive a refund?

The Housing License binds you for the entire period you will be enrolled at the site unless you submit a written cancellation request to the Office of Global Programs that meets particular conditions by the designated cancellation dates. All appeals are subject to the cancellation fee schedule. You can read the Housing License and cancellation fee schedule at www.nyu.edu/global/housing-details.

  • What is my address in Paris?

Your address in Paris is:

NYU Paris
57 Boulevard St Germain
Paris, FRANCE 75005

This is the address for the Academic Center where you will take courses. Mail should NOT be sent to to your housing. Students are not able to mail items ahead of arrival.

For other important Site contacts, please visit the Contacts page of our site.

  • I don’t know anyone else on the program. Help!

Whether you are an NYU or Visiting student, don’t worry if you don’t know anyone else on the program. Many of the students who study abroad on our programs go independently and are looking to meet new people. In fact, most students who go report feeling comfortable abroad because of the small, intimate communities there.

We’re confident that you’ll make friends and find your niche within your NYU program. We’ve created the NYU Paris Spring 2017 Facebook Group specifically for students to “meet” each other before the start of the semester. This is particularly helpful for students that are not in the NYC area who may not be able to attend pre-departure events. So make sure you join and don’t be shy! Once you arrive on site, various orientation activities, social and otherwise, will help you to further get to know your new classmates.

  • Can I mail items to the site in advance?

Students are not able to mail items ahead of arrival.