Living in Nancy: information for students and interns

Residences for students

There are many residence for students, on the campus and in the city. Here a non-exhaustive lists (updated Nov 2020).

Important tips! I strongly advise students coming from abroad to take a place at on of those residences first, since they have many services (most importantly: internet!) included in the charges. Having internet access is fundamental when you arrive here, because you will need to a lot of things (buy a phone card, get an insurance, open a bank account, etc.) and you can do most of them online. In alternative, buy a good 4G phone card. You can find another place later once you are in Nancy, which is fine and may even be cheaper, but this requires being onsite to visit and especially getting help from a local (it can be me or someone in the lab) with the paper stuff you need to rent a room from the apartment owner. Beware of advertisements saying “just 5 minutes from Nancy” because here local people mostly travel by car and they actually mean “5-15 minutes by car from Nancy using the highway”! You can contact us by email to help you in judging if a place is easy to reach from the University campus or not, if it’s convenient for public transportation etc. Consider that nightlife is in the city center of Nancy (put 1 km radius from Place Stanislas and you may have good idea).