Living costs

Living costs

All students, regardless of whether or not they are required to pay tuition fees, must be able to cover their personal living expenses while in France, including mandatory insurance. Students who need a residence permit must pay 60€ for the OFII (Office Français de l’Immigration et de l’Intégration) stamp.

All the degree seeking students, whether they come from a partner university or not, have to pay 90€ to the CROUS (Regional Student Welfare Office) as a contribution to student life (CVEC).

Insurance

Civil liability and medical evacuation/repatriation insurance are required for registration at Arts et Métiers.

You should expect to pay around 30€/year for the civil liability insurance. 

Other costs

Like everywhere else, the cost of living in France depends on your lifestyle and where you live. With your student card you can have student discount for public transport, cinema, theaters, concerts, exhibitions, sports…

An average budget in euro for each campus is indicated below. This is an indicative minimum amount that you will require and living in France can be very costly. Also remember that this amount does not include expenses for course literature, socializing, household furnishings, extensive medical treatment or travel within or outside the country (which many students want to do during the university holidays).

Angers

Food: ~150€/month

Accommodation: 300€ to 400€/month (student halls)

Telephone: 10€/month

Internet: no monthly charge for students living in student halls, except for a 50€ subscription payed in the beginning of the year

Bordeaux

Food ~200€/month

Accommodation 350€/month

Local travel 20€/month

Telephone/Internet 20€/month

Clothing: 50€ safety equipment

Châlons

Food: ~150€/month

Accommodation: 250€/month

Local travel: no expenses, everything is accessible on foot

Telephone/Internet: ~15€/month

Cluny

Food (meals at a student restaurant “RU”): ~200€/month

Accommodation: 200€ to 270€/month + 250€ deposit

Housing insurance: ~­60€/year

Telephone/Internet: ~20€/month

Lille

Food: 120€-200€/month

Accommodation: 300€ to 500€/month

Local travel: 25€/month  

Telephone/Internet: ~20€/month

Paris

Food - a few prices: bread (la baguette): around 0.95€, 1l milk: around €0.95€, cup of coffee: between 2€ and 5€, 1 sandwich: between 3€ and 8€, 1 person lunch in a restaurant: at least 10€.

Food (meals at a student restaurant “RU”): ~330€/month

Accommodation: 450 to 1 000€/month + deposit (1 or 2 months’ rent) and administrative fees

Housing insurance: ~60€/month/year

Local travel: a bus/metro ticket in Paris: €1.90. You can buy a monthly ticket. If you stay for one year you can subscribe to a student transportation pass for ~40€/month.

Telephone/Internet: ~20€/month

Banking expenses: ~8€/month

Books, laundry...: ~120€/month

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