It's not easy to find a place to stay in Lyon! Start looking before your arrival and plan for temporary lodgings if necessary.

Lodgings for students in Lyon include student residences managed by the CROUS,  private residences and temporary accommodations. 

The CROUS offer is the least expensive. But, if you are not on an exchange program or do not hold a scholarship, it is very difficult to find a place in a student residence. However, consider the possibility of withdrawals in January and put your name of the waiting list when you register! 

To help students pay their rent, the Caisse d'allocations familiales (CAF) provides financial assistance for housing. This assistance is calculated according to the characteristics of your lodgings and your personal financial situation. Foreign students may benefit from these allowances. 

• If you come from a European Union country, you follow the same steps as a French student.

• If you are from a country outside the European Union, you must simply send your CAF a photocopy of the front and back sides of your currently valid residence permit for more than four months.

Places where you can find assistance: 
The Students Welcome Desk (SWD) is open from September 7 to October 28

The CROUS manages university residences and offers a list of lodgings in private homes on this website: Lokaviz  
Reception desk: 59 rue de la Madeleine 69365 Lyon Cedex 07
Monday to Friday, continuously from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tel. 04 72 80 17 70 

The CLLAJ : Comités Locaux pour Le Logement Autonome des Jeunes (local committees for lodgings for young adults) in the Rhône-Alpes region. 

The CRIJ: Centre Régional d'Information Jeunesse (regional information center for young adults). Housing offers throughout the year. 
Address: 66 cours Charlemagne - Lyon 2, 04 72 77 00 66 
Open to the public: Mon. and Wed. from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. / Tue., Thu. and Fri. from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

The CAF Caisse des Affaires Familiales (family and student allowances). Contact this organization for housing assistance. 
Use the simulator to calculate the amount of housing assistance you are entitled to. Click here to request financial assistance for housing.  

> Have a look also at the chapter on housing in the guide