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Providing solutions for a priority need

Whether you have just graduated from high school or are already a student, whether you are from Paris, elsewhere in France, or are an international student, finding comfortable and affordable housing is always a top priority. ESSEC provides guidance and dedicated solutions to help you with your search. Through ALEGESSEC (ESSEC’s student housing association), ESSEC Business School offers comfortable and well-equipped rooms and studio apartments near the campus, as well as other amenities to help simplify day-to-day life.

A complete student life experience

Living in one of the ALEGESSEC residences is stepping into a world rich in cultural diversity and broadening your experiences in a convivial and dynamic environment. ALEGESSEC accommodates one ESSEC student in four and counts over 60% international students.

Each residence offers its own unique atmosphere from the rich cultural diversity in the Hauts-de-Cergy residence to the modern design and style of the Port residence. All you have to do is make your choice!

We offer you 1095 bedrooms, studios and apartments , all of them located in the surrounding areas of the campus. It is up to you to decide if you would rather live alone in a single studio, in a double studio with a roommate or in a more spacious studio for couples. An array of services and amenities are provided in our four residences to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Discover our simple and quick booking process as well as our all-inclusive rates*!

* Housing tax and internet by a private provider are at the student's cost.

 

Cergy, an energetic and culturally rich city

  • 5 theaters and a conservatory, numerous concert halls, multiplex cinemas…
  • An array of festivals (Cergy Soit, Jazz au fil de l’Oise, Festival Baroque…)
  • Numerous sport activities : swimming pools, ice-skating, golf, a number of water sports at the sport and recreation park with a white-water stadium which has no equivalent in Europe.

The perfect setting

The four ESSEC Business School’s residences are located in Cergy at the heart of the second largest university center of the Ile de France region with over 25.000 students.

Choosing to stay in one of the ALEGESSEC residences will allow you to make the most of a city which is very well served by public transportation with an international airport located only 25 minutes away, with numerous railway stations and bus lines and Paris only 35 minutes away by train. You will also be able to take full advantage of 4900 acres of natural woodlands, a regional park and 20 km of landscaped riverbanks on the Oise.

Downloads

Housing application (only students who have the ESSEC username B00…… and a password can access the online reservation portal).
Housing application for non-ESSEC students
Download Alegessec brochure
Campus rules and regulations
FAQ


Port residence

Proximity and comfort in a modern setting

Résidence du PortThis residence enjoys a privileged location only 5 minutes by foot from the campus, a train station and a large shopping center. It is also located nearby the very lively Cergy Port area with its pubs, snacks and restaurants…

This recent six-story building which was opened in 2010 offers a total of 209 furnished apartments from 19 to 39 sqm, divided into 177 single studios, 10 double studios (two independent furnished rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom)  and 12 more spacious studio apartments for couples (a shared, furnished living space and sleeping area with open kitchen, bathroom and toilet)

All our studios are furnished and equipped with a single bed (90 x 200 cm), bookshelves, closets and a desk. Each unit also includes a kitchen with a refrigerator / freezer, electric stovetop burners as well as a shower room and a toilet.

Service

  • Security service present and/or reachable 24/7
  • Secure building with intercom and badges
  • Secure free private parking (underground)
  • Telephone in each studio (the communications between the studios, the security of ESSEC and ALEGESSEC are free)
  • Coin-operated laundry room
  • Possible to borrow a vacuum cleaner and an iron
  • Luggage room for storing your personal belongings while off campus

Comfort and recreation

  • Fitness room
  • Tennis courts close to the campus
  • Recreation room with table football and billiards
  • Meeting rooms and numerous study areas
  • Recreation room with upright piano
  • Multimedia room with big screen TV and DVD
  • Wifi in the common rooms

The rates (before deduction of the housing subsidy)

The monthly rents include all utilities (water, electricity, heat, internet…).
Housing tax is not included.

  • Single studio: 763€
  • Double studio: 723€
  • Couple studio apartment: 969€
  • Security deposit: 590€
  • Administrative fee: 299€
  • Admission fee (one-time only fee): 199€
  • Annual membership: 99€


Résidence du Parc

The experience of collective living at the heart of the campus

Résidence du ParcThe residence du Parc is located just behind the ESSEC buildings, a five-minute walk from the RER Cergy Préfecture, from a large shopping center and a swimming pool. The very lively Cergy Port is also located in short walking distance.

Reserved for first-year students of ESSEC Grande Ecole and ESSEC BBA, this 4-story building offers 221 furnished rooms measuring approximately 18 sqm each and grouped together in « living units ».

A « living unit » consists in a shared living room, an equipped kitchen and bathroom as well as 6 to 11 separate bedrooms.

Each bedroom has a single bed, a sink, a closet, bookshelves and a desk.

Service

  • Security service present and/or reachable 24/7
  • Secure building with intercom and badges
  • Secure free private parking
  • Telephone in each room (the communications between the rooms, the security of ESSEC and ALEGESSEC are free)
  • Free cleaning service in the living units once a week
  • Coin-operated laundry room
  • Possible to borrow a vacuum cleaner and an iron
  • Luggage room for storing your personal belongings while off campus

Comfort and recreation

  • Access to the ESSEC sports center
  • Four on-campus tennis courts
  • Public swimming pool nearby
  • Piano room
  • Big screen TV room
  • Wifi in the common rooms

The rates (before deduction of the housing subsidy)

The monthly rents include all utilities (water, electricity, heat, internet…).
Housing tax is not included.

  • Ground floor : 552€
  • Upper floor : 594€
  • Security deposit: 590€
  • Administrative fee: 299€
  • Admission fee (one-time only fee): 199€
  • Annual membership: 99€


Linandes residence

A quiet residence close to the campus

The residence des Linandes is conveniently reached by city buses (with a bus stop just accross the street) and is only a 20-minute walk from ESSEC. It is ideally located near stores, supermarkets, a medical center, restaurants and fast-foods…

This residence offers 50 double studios (the double studios consist in two independent furnished bedrooms with a shared kitchenette and bathroom. Monthly rent is per person) and 80 single studios to accommodate a total of 180 residents. All studios are furnished and equipped with a single bed (90 x 200 cm), bookshelves, closets and a desk. Each unit also includes an equipped kitchen (refrigerator / freezer, electric stovetop burners,etc) as well as a bathroom and a toilet (to share with a roommate for the double studios).

Service

  • Security service present and/or reachable 24/7
  • Secure building with intercom and badges
  • Secure free private parking
  • Telephone in each studio (the communications between the studios, the security of ESSEC and ALEGESSEC are free)
  • Coin-operated laundry room
  • Possible to borrow a vacuum cleaner and an iron
  • Luggage room for storing your personal belongings while off campus

Comfort and recreation

  • Fitness room
  • Big screen TV room with table football, billiard and upright piano
  • Wifi in the common rooms

Note: Internet access available via external supplier at resident’s charge.

The rates (before deduction of the housing subsidy)

The monthly rents include all utilities (water, electricity, heat…).
Housing tax is not included.

  • Single studio: 577€
  • Double studio: 489€
  • Security deposit: 590€
  • Administrative fee: 299€
  • Admission fee (one-time only fee): 199€
  • Annual membership: 99€


Hauts-de-Cergy residence

A great multicultural experience

Ideally located in a quiet neighborhood near shopping and restaurants, the Hauts-de-Cergy residence is only a 7-minute train ride away from ESSEC. You will also enjoy the nearby multiplex cinema and golf.

It is our largest residence with two separate buildings which are linked together. It offers 26 double studios (the double studios consist in two independent furnished bedrooms with a shared kitchenette and bathroom. Monthly rent is per person) and 433 single studios to accommodate a total of 485 residents.

Each studio is furnished and is equipped with a single bed (90x200 cm), closets, bookshelves and a desk. Units also include a kitchen with a refrigerator/ freezer (except in wheelchair accessible studios), electric stovetop burner, as well as a bathroom (to share with a roommate in a double studio.

Service

  • Security service present and/or reachable 24/7
  • Secure building with intercom and badges
  • Secure free private parking lots (underground and external)
  • Telephone in each studio (the communications between the studios, the security of ESSEC and ALEGESSEC are free)
  • Mini-market located in the residence open from 12 to 2 pm and from 6 to 9:30 pm Sunday to Friday
  • Coin-operated laundry rooms
  • Possible to borrow a vacuum cleaner and an iron
  • Luggage room for storing your personal belongings while off campus

Comfort and recreation

  • Fitness room, squash room, outdoor tennis court
  • Meeting rooms and study areas
  • Recreation rooms with big screen TV and upright piano, billiards and table football
  • Large green open spaces
  • Wifi in the common rooms

Note: Internet access available via external supplier at resident’s charge.

The rates (before deduction of the housing subsidy)

The monthly rents include all utilities (water, electricity, heat…).
Housing tax is not included.

  • Single studio: 590€
  • Double studio: 528€
  • Security deposit: 590€
  • Administrative fee: 299€
  • Admission fee (one-time only fee): 199€
  • Annual membership: 99€


Housing subsidies

Key information to know about the housing subsidy (APL)

The following instructions were given by the Caisse d’Allocations Familiales (CAF: is the French administration in charge of paying the housing subsidy)
ALEGESSEC is not qualified to give you more information

Only the CAF can decide who is eligible or not depending on your family status, your current and past income, your visa…

How to apply?

For all students

  • The APL application process must be completed by the student ONCE KEYS HAVE BEEN PICKED UP on the CAF website with the help of the procedure guide given the day of your arrival. The printed and signed application form must be dropped in the CAF mailbox located in Alegessec.
  • If you have already received APL, you must contact your former CAF center and arrange for changing CAF offices.
  • Please note that you must open a French bank account in order to apply for APL.

For all students with French citizenship

  • The housing subsidy cannot be combined with the family subsidies.

For all students not possessing French citizenship

  • For students outside the European Union, a visa or a resident permit is mandatory.
  • The period of validity of the residence permit must correspond to the length of occupancy.
  • The eligibility of the housing subsidy depends on the nature of the visa, but not the duration.
  • ESSENTIAL: birth certificates must be translated into French and stamped by the French embassy or consulate in your home country.

Necessary items to provide to your APL file

French student

  • National identity card or passport
  • Proof of earnings for 2015, income statement or payslips for 2015 (if you had any revenue)
  • RIB (Bank account identification)

Student from the European Union

  • National identity card or passport
  • Birth certificate and its translation into French stamped by the French embassy or consulate in your home country
  • European Health Insurance card
  • Proof of earnings for 2015, income statement or payslips for 2015 (if you had any revenue)
  • School certificate
  • Declaration on honour (we will give you the form when handing you the keys)
  • RIB (Bank account identification)

Non European Student

  • Passport
  • Visa or residence permit
  • Birth certificate and its translation into French stamped by the French embassy or consulate in your home country
  • Proof of earnings for 2015, income statement or payslips for 2015 (if you had any revenue)
  • RIB (Bank account identification)


INFORMATIONS

ALEGESSEC
7 avenue du Parc
CS 90065
95000 CERGY

Contacts

Tel : +33 (0)1 34 20 60 00
Email: alegessec-gestion@essec.edu

Reception hours

  • Monday: 2 pm to 5.30 pm
  • Tuesday: 9 am to 5.30 pm
  • Wednesday:  2 pm to 5.30 pm
  • Thursday: 9 am to 5.30 pm
  • Friday: 9 am to 4.30 pm

Downloads

Download Alegessec brochure
Housing subsidy application (APL)
Campus rules and regulations
FAQ
Finding housing in the area

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