Besançon

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Besançon

This city is located in eastern France, very close to the border with Switzerland. It stands out for having a horseshoe-shaped old town that is delimited by the river Doubs. It is a historic city with several interesting museums and monuments to visit.

Students who move to live for a season in Besançon usually enjoy a wide variety of activities to do, both in the city center and in the surroundings. You will find many mountains and natural areas nearby where you will be able to do different sports such as skiing or snowboarding, for example. In the center of this French city, you will also be able to enjoy a variety of bars, restaurants and affordable places for young people.

If you are looking for student accommodation in Besançon, we recommend that you do so before arriving in the city and, if possible, some time in advance. In this way, you will ensure that you have a confirmed place with all the important details for you.

Student apartments for rent in Besançon

Many of the students who move to live their Erasmus experience in Besançon are looking for a furnished apartment, with a good location, and at an affordable price. This is not always easy to find, especially if you don't know where to search. From Erasmus Play we make it easier, putting at your disposal a search engine in which you will be able to compare between the different verified flats. Follow these steps to find the ideal apartment for you simply:

  1. Enter the Erasmus Play search engine
  2. Set your arrival and departure dates and your monthly budget
  3. Filter by your preferences and characteristics
  4. Compare prices, images, and locations
  5. Book your ideal accommodation as soon as possible, 100% online with total security.

Student room for rent in Besançon

Most of the accommodation available in this French city corresponds to rooms in flats shared by several students. When searching for a room you have to pay attention to both its characteristics and those of the apartment itself. All rooms usually include a wardrobe, desk, and bedding, although there may be some that have other special details, such as a balcony or their own bathroom.

The cost of rooms in shared flats usually goes from € 330 onwards. Depending on the location and the characteristics (both those of the room and the flat in which they are located) the cost can rise to € 450 per month. Keep in mind that the average price is usually around € 390 per month.

Student accommodation in Besançon

This French city may be small, but there are several convenient areas to find student accommodation. Here are some of the most chosen by international youth:

Apartments for rent in Orchamps

This neighborhood is located north of the city center. It has a wide variety of restaurants, shops, gyms and other entertainment venues frequented by international students every year. Also, from here you will be able to easily access the different faculties of the University of Franche-Comté.

Apartments in the center of Besançon

In this area, the accommodations tend to have a slightly higher price, but this is because most of the city's sites of interest are found here. If you live in the center, you will be close to the bars, restaurants and shops most frequented by international youth.

Rooms for rent in Montrapon and Fontaine-Écu

These two areas are located between the city center and the larger campus of the Franche-Comté University. Here you will find several areas to do sports, green areas, cafes and shops. In addition, these two neighborhoods are very close to the main train station of the city, so you will be able to access it quickly.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Franche-Comté (UFC)

This institution, called the “University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté” in French, has several of its faculties in the city of Besançon. You should identify in which part of the city your faculty is since there are several faculties in different parts of Besançon. Most of them are in the center of the city and the adjacent neighborhoods, although they can also be on the campus that is located northwest of the center, where you will find some faculties such as that of Sports and Mechanics.

University residence in Besançon

As in the rest of the country, most of the student residences in this city are managed by the CROUS. In general, the type of accommodation in the residences corresponds to rooms in shared flats, and the price is usually around € 350 per month. Take a good look at the features, as some of them have a small kitchen in each room or other special details.

Frequently Asked Questions about studying in Besançon

How much does a student room cost in Besançon?
The average cost of rooms in shared flats is usually € 390 per month. For its part, the minimum usually goes from € 330 onwards and the maximum can amount to € 450 per month, always depending on the characteristics it has and the location of the apartment.
How much is the Erasmus scholarship to study in Besançon?
The amount of trehe scholarship always depends on your country of origin, since each one has different rules that regulate the destinations and amounts. Of course, remember that in Besançon you will also be able to apply for the CAF scholarship in some cases, an aid to pay for student accommodation.
Why share a flat in Besançon?
This alternative is usually the most chosen by students for two reasons. First, because it allows you to save on monthly rent and utility bills. Second, because it is easy to make friends with other students who are in the same situation as you.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Besançon?
The cost of living is usually more affordable than in other larger French cities like Paris or Lyon, for example. Here estimate that, between rent, food, and leisure expenses, you will spend around € 700-800 per month, although it always depends on the lifestyle you live.
Why go on Erasmus to Besançon?
In this city, you will be able to delve into French culture with international students from different parts of the world. Here you will also be able to improve or learn French by interacting with the locals and taking advantage of the university classes.

 

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