You can choose between these three options:

1. Housing in a University Residence

It is managed by the CROUS and the International Relations Office centralises housing requests for exchange students or under convention only.

When you pre-register online on Mobility Online, you will be asked to download an application form for a university residence. You can also download it here to complete it and upload it to Mobility Online: French version / english version

You may make up to 3 wishes (in case your first choice is not available anymore). It is imperative that you write your INE number on the housing application form, otherwise the housing department (CROUS) will not be able to assign you a dwelling. To obtain this INE number, you must follow this procedure: step by step on

The completed form must be sent by email along with your Mobility Online pre-registration file (as indicated in the procedure) to the office in charge of incoming exchange students. It will then be sent to the CROUS who will take over to assign you an accommodation.
Forms sent alone will not be processed.

N.B. If you are a classical exchange student (Erasmus or exchange agreement), you are exempt from the CVEC (Student Life and Campus Contribution), so you should not pay this tax.
If, on the other hand, you are a student in a paid program (master’s degree in English, intensive program CUEFEE EEP, license FLE...), you must pay the CVEC.


2. Private accommodation

If you choose one of the following options, you will need to look by yourself:

  • Private accommodation
    The university has its housing platform (Studapart) to help you find a private accommodation, a roommate or a temporary room. If you are not yet a student at Tours, log in to the platform with the identifier «HOUSINGUNIVTOURS». Ads on this platform are verified.
    More information about the warranty offered by Studapart.

You can check our downloadable student guide for more information.


3. Youth Hostel

There is a youth hostel in Tours. Get more information on this website
This can also be a temporary accommodation upon your arrival, time for you to get everything organized (remember you cannot move in a residence hall during the week-ends).