Student Accommodation – Marseille


Vieux Port in Marseille

Where to stay in Marseille?

KEDGE Marseille is situated on two different sites: the Luminy campus, nestled on the edge of the Calanques National Park, and La Joliette campus, located in the heart of the city.

Where to stay in Marseille?

The Luminy campus is located in the 9th arrondissement, in the Luminy area. It is advisable to search for housing options close to any of the stops along the Bus 21 line, as it goes straight to the school. La Joliette campus for executive education is located in La Joliette business district, close to the Docks and the MuCEM (a museum dedicated to the Mediterranean). The 6th, 8th, and 9th arrondissements are the ones to favour while searching for student accommodation.

  • Individual studio or two rooms are popular options with students looking for accommodation in Marseille. A lot of them would love to live in the popular 8th arrondissement. This district's many landmarks and new green spaces contribute to a pleasant living and learning environment. However, this neighbourhood is quite pricey and might not be suitable on a student's budget.
  • Students are now getting particularly attracted by the 9th arrondissement which is a more budget-friendly arrondissement. It is quite large, located closer to the campus, and offers many housing options. 
  • The liveliest and trendiest areas to live in Marseille city centre are Préfecture, Castellane, Perier, and Cours Julien. All the new and vibrant shops and boutiques, bars and restaurants and green spaces are located here.
  • In the 6th arrondissement, you will find the Prefecture, the monumental fountain of Place Castellane, and an important bus and metro interchange. They serve as a significant infrastructure for student housing in the area.

The average rent in Marseille is around €530 per month (bills not included), but it often reaches €600 and more in popular districts. The price depends primarily on the location and size of the dwelling. This budget is higher than the average rent in France, which is a sign of a dynamic market. Despite the high demand, the supply of student housing in Marseille is large enough to accommodate everyone without too much difficulty.

In terms of the type of housing, 55% of students  are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of €488 per month or a T1 or a one-room flat, with an average rent of €658 per month. Shared accommodation is also in great demand since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student accommodation in Marseille.

Marseille is a sunny place where you can study and have fun. It blends the energy of a big metropolis with the allure of the Mediterranean. There are a lot of cultural activities offered, while nautical activities are particularly appreciated. Finally, students may explore the magnificent nature, such as the renowned creeks' wild trails and turquoise waters just a few kilometres from Marseille. Both entertainment and study possibilities are included in the city programme. 

So, what will be your perfect neighbourhood in Marseille?

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How to find accommodation as a student?

The housing services for students of KEDGE Business School are available on a single Studapart platform. You will find exclusive housing offers from private landlords and real estate agencies, such as studios, flat shares, furnished rooms in private houses, etc. In the French rental market, more than 1 in 5 requests are filed for a student residenceStudent residences make it easy to book a place remotely from abroad, which is not always possible with other types of accommodation. That explains why they are so successful with international students and why there are so many offers available on the platform.

Location is one of the main criteria when looking for accommodation. For their studies or their job, students usually prefer to avoid long walks or long journeys on public transport. This is why you will usually find residences in the immediate vicinity of schools or universities. 

On the Studapart platform, you will also benefit from personalised support throughout your rental application process and the Studapart Guarantee. The Studapart team makes sure that the user’s profiles and ads are verified and encourages homeowners to keep an updated profile, have a high response rate, and provide quality accommodation

A multilingual team is at your disposal 6 days a week to help you find and book your student accommodation on the platform. Whether you are searching or looking to book, you can view available housing and complete the whole process online. To get started, click on “Tenant space” and sign up using your school’s login credentials, your personal email address, or register with your Facebook account. 

For further questions, do not hesitate to contact our housing advisor in Bordeaux:

You don’t have a guarantor for your student accommodation in France?

Don’t worry, Studapart can replace your guarantor over the whole duration of your stay in France.

guarantor is a third party, who signs the lease agreement with the tenant, responsible for paying the rent. In case the tenant does not pay the rent, the landlord has an option to legally ask the guarantor to pay it.

It may be challenging for international students to find accommodation in Bordeaux without a French guarantor. In most cases, student residences and landlords require that your guarantor has income in France.

You can get the Studapart Guarantee directly on the platform and add it to your rental application to find a room or residence available in the desired area.

If you require any further information, feel free to email:

You are an owner

To advertise your student housing services or property on our dedicated platform for accommodation, click on “Owner space” to go through the sign-up process. After that, you will be able to create your profile and describe the student accommodation you provide. 

The Studapart platform allows you to find a perfect tenant quickly and safely. It was developed on 4 key pillars to make your rental experience simpler: security, autonomy, expertise, and profitability

Studapart is a community of trust, as both owners and tenants share the same values: transparency, open-mindedness, and goodwill. If you have a room or student residence to offer, come join us!

Student residence in Marseille

The student hall residence (CROUS)

The Regional Centre for University and School Work (CROUS) is a public organisation in charge of student administration. In particular, they can provide social assistance, welcome international students, help with accommodation and catering, and promote student culture.

Depending on your study location, you will need to contact your regional CROUS centre. The CROUS student residences and rooms are mainly allocated according to social criteria.

For more relevant information, we encourage you to visit the blog and the official CROUS website.

Contact details:

Address: 31 avenue Jules Ferry 13621 Aix-en-Provence CEDEX 1 

By telephone: +33 (0) 4 42 16 13 13


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