Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Grenoble

This French city is the capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, in the southeast of the country. It is a small city but it has a lot to see and do, both within the city and enjoying nature. It is surrounded by mountains, which allows you to enjoy different outdoor activities, such as hiking or skiing in the winter season.

Grenoble welcomes many French and international students every year. This makes the university atmosphere very lively, with many international young people enjoying the different leisure places, such as bars, discos, restaurants, shops, among others.

If you are going to live in Grenoble during the winter, remember to bring warm clothes as it tends to snow a lot. If, on the other hand, you are going to live during the summer season, keep in mind that this city is usually quite hot, so you have to wear light clothing.

If you are looking for student accommodation in Grenoble we recommend that you start doing it as soon as possible. As you know, the city receives many students every year, so the sooner you start looking for more options, the better chance of finding something that meets the characteristics you want and at a good price.

Student apartments for rent in Grenoble 

Are you looking for a complete student apartment in Grenoble? You will find two types: studio type, with a bed for 1 or 2 people, or apartments with more rooms to share between several students.

The price of a studio apartment goes from € 380 onwards and the price of an apartment to share goes from € 760 onwards. The cost varies depending on the size and also the features it has. Most of them have the basic appliances (oven, microwave, washing machine, etc.) and some of them may also have a balcony, terrace and/or several bathrooms.

Student room for rent in Grenoble 

The price of a room in a shared flat in Grenoble ranges from € 260 onwards, with an average of € 400. Of course, remember to pay attention to the characteristics of each one, since you can find some with a private bathroom at a much higher price. Also, some rooms may have access to facilities in the building, such as a patio, terrace and/or gym.

We recommend you use the Erasmus Play search engine and comparator, where you will see the characteristics of the different rooms offered and verified by a multitude of online platforms. In addition to the comforts of your room, you will be able to see what the complete apartment consists of, seeing all the images, locations and requirements to enter.

Student accommodation in Grenoble

In this French city, we recommend that you look for accommodation near the University or near the tram lines that have easy access to it. Here are some of the most popular areas:

Apartments for rent in the Alsace-Lorraine neighbourhood 

This quiet neighbourhood is located in the centre of the city of Grenoble. It has easy access to the main train station of the city, as well as good communication with the different faculties of the university. Here, the price of a studio flat usually goes from € 400 onwards.

Apartments in Victor Hugo - Championnet 

These two areas are also part of the city centre so, if you choose them to live in, you will also have easy access to public transport. In addition, they are very close to green areas and the river Isère. In this area, an apartment with several rooms to share is usually around € 1000 per month.

Rooms for rent in Quartier Exposition-Bajatière 

This neighbourhood comprises an area located between the centre of Grenoble and the main campus of the University of Grenoble Alpes. Therefore, it is a good option if you want to be within walking distance of everything. The price of a room in a shared apartment in this area is usually around € 460 per month.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Grenoble Alpes

This university is divided into four different institutions, although some of them share a campus and other facilities. We will tell you which ones they are:

  • Grenoble I, Joseph Fourier University: here classes are given on careers related to science, health and some technology. The campus is located south of the La Tronche district.
  • Grenoble II, Pierre-Mendès-France University: it has the Institute of Political Studies and other careers in Social Sciences. It is located on the main campus of the University, in the Gières and Saint-Martin-d'Hères neighbourhoods. This campus is recognized as one of the most beautiful in France, with thousands of trees, sports facilities and unique architecture.
  • Grenoble III, Stendhal University: in this institution the careers in the area of ​​Humanities are concentrated. It is also located on the main campus of the city.
  • Grenoble Polytechnic Institute: classes related to the different Engineering are given here. It is very close to the main campus, in the Saint-Martin-d'Hères neighbourhood.

University residence in Grenoble 

There are both public and private university residences in this city. The price of accommodation in them is usually quite high and places tend to run out if you do not book well in advance. Also, be sure to take a good look at the location of the residence, as some can be found even at the top of a mountain.

Frequently Asked Questions about studying and living Grenoble 

How much does a student room cost in Grenoble?
The monthly cost of a room in a shared flat has an average of € 400, with the minimum being around € 260 per month. It all depends on its location and the features it includes.
How to find cheap accommodation in Grenoble?
We recommend that you use the Erasmus Play search engine and start your search as soon as possible. Many students choose this city to do their Erasmus, so the demand is high and cheap accommodation with good features is quickly sold out.
Where to live in Grenoble as a student?
We recommend neighborhoods like Alsace-Lorraine, Victor Hugo, Championnet, Quartier Exposition-Bajatière, Gières and Saint-Martin-d'Hères. In them, you will be close to the university or the city centre.
What is the approximate monthly expense for a student in Grenoble?
Adding up rental costs (calculating a room in a shared flat), food, transport and some entertainment mean that you must have between € 700 and € 800 per month to live in Grenoble. Of course, it always depends on the lifestyle you lead.
Why go on Erasmus to Grenoble?
Living this experience in Grenoble is a very good idea both in the winter and summer season. In the winter you will be able to enjoy the nearby ski slopes and during the summer you will be able to enjoy the nature that surrounds the city, which includes mountains, lakes and forests. In addition, here you will be able to delve into French culture and interact with the locals who are usually very open and friendly.



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