Parsons Paris


  • The Parisian Apartment

    As a Parsons Paris student, you join a diverse community in a dynamic city. We strongly encourage students unfamiliar with Paris, particularly first-year students, to take advantage of student housing.

    Parsons Paris is located in a newly renovated historic building at 45 rue Saint-Roch, a short walk from the Louvre, the Opéra Garnier, Gaîté Lyrique media arts center, and other cultural highlights. Students from around the world looking for a Parsons education in an international city with a program taught in English study and live alongside New School mobility students spending one or two semesters away from New York to immerse themselves in the creative and intellectual activity of Paris.

    The Parisian Apartment setting offers an independent lifestyle, with three to four students sharing an apartment in the city of Paris. Students living in these apartments share the facility with families and others who live, work, or study in Paris. A management company provides facility services. In the apartment-style residences, security measures ensure that access is provided only to residents and their guests.

    Apartment Features

    An average apartment configuration is a 60-square-meter (about 650-square-foot) two-bedroom apartment with a kitchen, living-dining room, and bathroom. All apartments are located within the city of Paris and are no more than a 30- to 40-minute commute from Parsons Paris, with a maximum of one transfer on public transportation. Each apartment houses four students; bedrooms are double occupancy. Some apartments may house more than four students (with a maximum of eight students).

    • High-speed wireless Internet connection
    • Upholstered seating for each student
    • A dining table with a chair for each student
    • A kitchen outfitted with new or like-new cooking equipment, utensils, and dishes and cutlery for each occupant
    • An oven or large microwave–toaster oven, full-size refrigerator, cooktop, and washing machine
    • Allowance for utilities of up to 50 euros per person (more than enough for occupants using a reasonable amount of energy)

    Bedroom Features

    • 90-by-190-cm beds (comparable to an American-style twin bed)
    • New hotel-quality linens and towels
    • No more than two beds per bedroom (single rooms may have one or two beds but are occupied by one person)
    • At least one desk and chair per bedroom
    • Wardrobe space, including space for hanging and folded clothes

    Security and Maintenance

    • All buildings have lobbies with lockable front doors (none of the apartments have doors opening directly onto the street).
    • All apartments are equipped with a deadbolt lock.
    • 95 percent of apartments are above the ground floor. Ground-level apartments have extra security measures on windows.
    • All apartments are equipped with smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.
    • Online, on-call maintenance service is available.
    • Renter’s insurance and liability insurance are included.
    • The cost for the 2016–2017 academic year is $6,500 per semester per student.

    How to Apply

    Parsons Paris will accept applications from students interested in sharing an apartment with peers in fall 2016 and spring 2017.

    Follow these steps to apply:

    Log on to

    • Select the "Services" tab and find the housing application link.
    • Fill out the online application.
    • Electronically sign the 2016–2017 Housing Contract.
    • Pay the nonrefundable housing deposit of $350 (part of submitting the application).
    • Wait for your 2016–2017 room and roommate assignment information.

    Your housing application is not complete until you have made your $350 housing deposit. Please remember that this is a full academic year contractual obligation, unless you are accepted on mobility for one semester only, are graduating, or are a single-semester visiting student.

    If you have any questions or concerns, email

    Important Deadlines and Details

    The application deadline for spring 2017 is November 5, 2016.
    Students who cancel housing in writing before November 5, 2016, will forfeit only the $350 housing deposit. Students who choose to cancel on or after November 5, 2016, are not eligible for any refund and will be charged the full semester or academic year housing rate.

    If you are not comfortable committing to the New School University Parisian Apartment option without knowing your exact housing address, roommates, or apartment layout, you may wish to secure housing on your own.

    Housing is assigned on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability.

    Other Housing Options

    There are many other ways students can secure housing within Paris, including through independent student residence facilities and agencies that assist with apartment rentals. Parsons Paris may provide limited referrals to students seeking independent housing in Paris.