This post is about accommodation.
I have just recently applied to Maison de L’Inde ( a.k.a India House) for accommodation.
While some schools offer accommodations within their campuses, some schools, especially the ones in Paris, do not. But these schools may have tie ups with some residencies, Le Vivaldi residency in ESCP’s case. Then the students can either opt for these or search for other, and sometimes cheaper alternatives.
The most popular choice among students is ‘Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris’. And this is what I applied for. Now you’re probably wondering why I said Maison de L’Inde and not CIUP. The reason is that CIUP is a residency campus spread over a very large area which consists of dozens of houses. These houses are named after the countries that they represent. So when I applied to CIUP, my application automatically got forwarded to Maison de L’Inde.
The application procedure can be found on www.ciup.fr/en/node.
After this process I received an email from Maison de L’Inde requesting the following documents (this list may vary from house to house):
1. Copy of passport.
2. Copy of admission letter from a Parisian university.
3. Copy of last obtained degree.
4. An affidavit of support or a bank statement from your guarantor for financial security.
After the successful submission of these documents, I received a quick mail from the very courteous staff at Maison de L’Inde as an acknowledgement.
Please note that if in case you want to apply here, do so as soon as possible because the rooms here get occupied very quickly. Let’s hope they have a vacant room for me 🙂
Almost all international students get accommodation support from the French government. This is called “Caf.”. You have to apply for Caf. once you’ve reached Paris. I don’t have full info about this yet, but I’ll update it once I join ESCP Europe in August.
PS: You can contact me on this blog for further information.
Link to Maison de L’Inde – http://maisondelinde.free.fr/site/website/first_page.htm
Ayush Gupta (AG)