So before I start telling my story, let me introduce myself. My name is Nena, I am 22 years old and I am a Greek law student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki this semester I have the pleasure to participate in an Erasmus program at the law department of the University of Montpellier.
Looking for accommodation for your study or Erasmus stay in Montpellier? Whether you want to find an apartment, a studio, a room in a shared flat or in a student residence, there are a few things you need to understand to make your housing research easy and smooth.
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Montpellier is a significant student city in France, welcoming around 70 000 students every year. Among the largest schools in Montpellier: the University of Montpellier and Montpellier Business School.
The University of Montpellier is actually divided into several campuses. If you are going to University of Montpellier and want to find accommodation near your school, you can pick one of these are to look for accommodation in:
In order to find accommodation in Montpellier, you should set your accommodation budget according to the "fair market value" of the area you are considering. The fair market value can be assessed by looking up on accommodation websites such as leboncoin or livin-france.com, and comparing the offers that fit your criteria.
Montpellier Business School welcomes 3 800 students every year, including around 1 000 international students. There are several student residences around the school: Résidence Studea Montpellier Pilory, Résidence étudiant UXCO, etc. If you are looking for a studio, an apartment or a shared flat, you can consider these areas:
As an international student, you will most likely find your future accommodation online. Looking up for "accommodation in Montpellier" on Google or any other search engine is a great first step. You will be able to browse numerous offers, get in touch with landlords, and schedule visits if you want to.
Still, in order to avoid housing scams, that are quite often targeting international students, you need to be careful what websites you look for accommodation on. Here are the best websites to find cheap accommodation in Montpellier:
The average rent for a studio in Reims is €501 per month. For a shared flat, the average rent is €432. Depending on your lease contract, you might need to pay a bit more every month for electricity, water, wifi and other charges.Learn more about the rental expenses in France >
Montpellier is quite a popular student city in France. Its climate, schools and quality of life make it a prime destination among the country.
In 2022, Montpellier was ranked third is the best student cities in France ranking. Students interviewed mentioned a very festive atmosphere, a city well served by public transportation. The city seems to be well-fitted for health students.
Moreover, Montpellier is the second city with the most students as a proportion of its population. 21% of Montpellier's inhabitants are students.
Depending on their criteria, students tend to find accommodation in these different areas of Montpellier.
The Occitanie region, where Montpellier is located, is among the regions that speak English best in France, with an EF EPI of 565. This means that on average, people living in Montpellier or in the Occitanie region have a higher English proficiency than in the other areas of France. Still, France is ranked 31st in the world's English-speaking countries ranking.
As the third-best student city in France, Montpellier offers various bars and clubs where you can spend the evening or the night.
First of all, the "Montpellier by night" tour allows newcomers to enjoy the city by night, and (re)discover the city's monuments such as la Tour des Pins, Saint Pierre Cathedral, or Place Albert 1er.
A great option for a night out can also be to go and see a show in one of Montpellier's many theaters: Amphithéâtre d'O, Zénith Sud, Rockstore or Opéra Comédie.
If you enjoy clubs, Place de la Comédie is your place to be! The best clubs in Montpellier are located around it.
Additional tip: if you register on the livin-france.com platform, you will be able to join chat groups of student in Montpellier and plan events, trips, nights out and more together!