It is very difficult to find housing upon arrival in Lille, so we strongly recommend making sure that you have housing before your arrival in France. For housing during your studies at Université Catholique de Lille, 2 options:
Stay in a university dorm
If you wish to book a room in a university dorm, you can find all the housing information (list of dorms, description, rent price, application procedure, etc.) on the All website that manages around 20 residences adapted to all needs and budgets.
- For a student exchange beginning in August/September (Fall semester), housing applications are open from mid-April. It is recommended to apply by April 30.
- For a student exchange beginning in January (Spring semester), housing application are open from mid-October 1. It is recommended to apply by October 30
According to French law, rentals run for 1 year and are due:
- from August 1st to July 31st (student exchange for Fall semester or academic year) even if the students arrive later in September,
- or from January 1st to December 31st (student exchange for Spring Semester) even if the students arrive later in February.
Leaving your dorm before the date of expiration of your rental contract is possible: you must send a notice of leaving at least 1 month before leaving your dorm.
Students may consult as well the Housing Frequently Asked Questions
Please note that the dorms are mixed and have both male and female students in the same corridor, as well as shared bathroom and shared kitchen.
Other housing options
Some useful websites for students wishing to find housing by themselves :
A guide of Housing in Lille is available here (in French)
Youth Hostel, located in downtown Lille:
Auberge de Jeunesse
12 rue Malpart- 59 800 Lille – France
Tel : 00 33 (0)3 20 57 08 94
Another option would be Gastama in Vieux Lille, just a 20-minute walk from the stations and from the university.
109, rue de Saint André, 59000 Lille
Email - Website - Tel: 00 33 (0)3 20 06 06 80