The Université de Lorraine, a university …
… of knowledge, the Université de Lorraine promotes the sharing of knowledge. From the basic sciences to the human and social sciences, we create trans-disciplinary systems for innovation, to quicken the transition between knowledge and application.
… in the heart of Europe, the Université de Lorraine can rely on a network of partner universities in the Greater Region (Luxembourg, Liège, Sarrebrücken, Trier and Kaiserslautern) and in the world. It bases its international influence on the mobility of researchers, teacher-researchers and students and on the internationalization of its training.
…with 5 centuries of history, the Université de Lorraine is pioneer in the collaboration between arts, technologies and industry, its action embodies nowadays in innovative projects such as ARTEM (ARt, TEchnology,Management), the Institut Jean Lamour, the Institut Lafayette or the Biopôle.
- Accounting and Finance
- Agriculture, Forestry and Food
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Business, Management and Marketing
- Civil Engineering
- Classic and Ancient History
- Computer Science and Information Systems
- Designs and Crafts
- Drama and Dance
- Earth and Marine Sciences
- Engineering: Electronic and Electrical
- Engineering: Materials and mineral
- Engineering: Mechanical
- English Studies
- Environmental Protection
- Film Production and Photography
- Forensic Science and Archaeology
- Geography and Environmental Studies
- Medicine and Health
- Modern languages and Linguistics
- Pharma and Pharmacology
- Religious studies and theology
- Social policy and administration
- Sports science
Rooms in university residences (Cité U)
Managed by CROUS (the public authority in charge of student housing and catering), they are well located close to the campuses and graduate schools. They offer rooms of 9 to 15 m², basic or renovated. The rooms are usually equipped with a sink, wardrobe, desk, one or two chairs, a single bed with a mattress, duvet and pillow. These residences are ideal for students with lower funding.
Keep In Mind! Your reservation of a place of accommodation should be made several months before your arrival in France via the CROUS Website for Lorraine or on the AGSU website if you’re coming to Épinal.
Incoming students can simply search for the city Université de Lorraine is located at and start chatting with the advertisers of rooms as Université de Lorraine has an agreement on Housing Anywhere. The advertisers can be your outgoing students or trusted landlords of Housing Anywhere. The secure booking service guarantees that students book a secure place.
They are opened to all students and the rent can be paid at any time of the year, even for short stays. It is for the most part new housing (often furnished), ranging from studio to T2 (between 18 and 30 sq. m), and the residences are equipped with numerous services: cafeteria, laundrette, gym, TV area, parking, housekeeping, etc. Generally well situated, in proximity to the campuses and schools or in the town centre, they often offer the best combination between independence and student life. They are managed by CROUS or by private organisations.
In a single or shared room, they welcome students for the period of the academic year (some are open all year long). They provide on-site catering, but also the possibility to do one’s own cooking, as well as private study rooms, leisure rooms, libraries, etc. The price is "all inclusive".
The Public Offices for Houses with Moderated Rents (OPHLM), the agencies of Houses with Moderate Rents (Council House) as well as the Public Offices of Organization and Construction (OPAC) reserve a certain number of their apartments for students. The apartments have the advantage of having a larger living space than average, at very reasonable rates. It is easier to find big apartments when sharing but it will then be your responsibility to find other flatmates. These apartments are not furnished.
Renting from a private individual or a real estate agency
If you rent from a private individual, you will deal directly with them for viewing and the signature of the rental agreement called the "lease". The owner is free to fix the price and the conditions which he wants, naturally in respect of the law. If you go with a real estate agency, a commercial structure which acts as the intermediary between the owner and the tenant, you will have to pay a commission called "agency fees", the amount of which generally corresponds to a month’s worth of rent, excluding charges.
This system allows you to share a big apartment with your friends or other students. It is however necessary to be careful before making a decision, because the signature of the lease engages the responsibility of ALL the tenants. All the names must be mentioned there and all the tenants have to make sure they sign it.
Solutions whilst you’re waiting for your accommodation
There are some solutions for temporary residence.
Youth hostels: you need to be a membership card holder to access them, and the rate is about 15€ per night, including breakfast.
There are cheap hotels, but this means also the inconvenience of having to be close to town (for example a single room, in “1st class” hotel ...), will cost from 30 to 50 € per night.
Lorraine is teeming with cultural venues, cinemas, theaters and other concert halls. Université de Lorraine also proposes a particularly rich cultural offer, open to all study fields.
It owns and directly manages the Theater of Saulcy, Bernard-Marie Koltès space, labelled as a "scene theatre of Contemporary writings" on the campus of the Saulcy in Metz. This theatre provides professional and amateur live entertainment and allows students to organize artistic and cultural projects.
The university also performs events in the amphitheater Déléage on the Humanities campus in Nancy.
Sport facilities of Université de Lorraine
25 m pool, 6 water lines, 4 multi-purpose gyms, Dance studio, Fighting room, Fencing room, Athletics tracks, 2 stabilized soccer fields, Grass field (soccer and rugby), 9 tennis courts, Multi-sport hall: 2 basketball fields, 3 volleyball fields, 1 handball field, 10 badminton fields..., 3 fitness rooms, Dance – movement room, Climbing wall (biggest in the region)
More than 70 activities on all the campuses