Student life


CROUS has more than 10,000 student accommodation units in Montpellier, Nîmes and Perpignan. CROUS accommodation consists of halls of residence (rooms and studios) and student flats (T1, T1A, T2).


CROUS offers a varied, balanced and excellent-value range of catering! Its many restaurants and cafeterias in Montpellier, Nîmes and Perpignan offer breakfast, traditional meals and cafeteria selections. To find out more about university catering and housing at Montpellier, Nîmes or Perpignan, see the location map on the CROUS website.


Information centre, call centre, electronic communications: there are a number of ways for you to find out more information.

Call centre

For any questions about your study grant and/or housing, the CROUS call centre is here to help throughout the summer until October, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 4 pm. Tel.: +33 (0)4 67 41 50 40.

Montpellier Information Centre

You can meet our advisers Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm.
CROUS Montpellier Information Centre, 2, rue Monteil, 34033 Montpellier Cedex 1, Tram line 1, Boutonnet stop. Tel.: +33 (0)4 67 41 50 00 - Fax: +33 (0)4 67 04 26 96, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Perpignan Information Centre

CLOUS is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 noon and 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm.
CLOUS Perpignan, Centre Local des Oeuvres Universitaires et Scolaires 54, avenue Paul Alduy – BP 41025 66101 Perpignan Cedex 1. Tel.: +33 (0)4 68 50 99 62 - Fax.: +33 (0)4 68 67 40 95 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Financial assistance

Study grants

Do you need to apply for a study grant? The Dossier Social Etudiant (DSE) is the procedure which allows students to apply, through a single application, for a grant based on social criteria and/or for accommodation in a university hall or flats. Download the application form on the CROUS website in the 'Dossier Bourse, Logement' section.

Other assistance

Interest-free loan

French students who, because of their situation, are not eligible for a study grant on the basis of social criteria (except for a zero-rate grant) or university criteria, can apply for an interest‑free loan. Information is available from the grants office at your university and on the CROUS website, 'Aides financières' section. Applications can be obtained and submitted at the CROUS office or by post, in September and January. Award committee meetings are held in November and March.


The national emergency assistance fund (FNAU) replaces the previous emergency single payment and study payment schemes. This fund is used to grant annual assistance to students who would be eligible for a study grant but whose family situation (breakdown of relations, independence) means that their application cannot be processed in the standard way, and one‑off payments to students experiencing short-term difficulties. Applications should be completed by the university social worker and examined directly by CROUS.

Fonds de Solidarité et de Développement des Initiatives Étudiantes (FSDIE)

The university retains part of the tuition fee (paid by each student when they register) to fund actions to improve student life, in accordance with Circular No 2001-159 of 28 August 2001. The fund is used in two ways: to provide social support to students in difficulty (an application is to be filled in with the university social worker); and to support student projects (for UM3, see the student life service (DIVIC)).

Cultural life

Venues on campus

The Théâtre de la Vignette: situated on the campus of Paul-Valéry University, this is a professional facility that bases its work around the university's fundamental missions of research and the transmission of knowledge. The theatre puts on plays, but also music and dance performances, with a programme focusing on two areas. It puts on professional shows emblematic of a certain approach, which may question certain academic knowledge. And it also puts on student shows from universities, but also schools and conservatoires in France and elsewhere.
Trioletto: this venue at the heart of the campus offers tiered seating for 230 people and puts on a rich and varied programme at very accessible prices, especially for students. Trioletto also hosts university cultural productions.


CROUS Montpellier offers all students aged up to 30 a card giving them access to a rich and varied range of cultural events at amazing prices: the Pass'Culture. To find out more about the Pass'Culture, see the Pass'Culture section.


The regional university sports committee:


Caisse Primaire d'Assurance Maladie (CPAM)
29 boulevard Gambetta
Tel: +(33) (Head Office)
Tel: +(33) (International Agreements)
Rembursement of medical costs open from 8am to 11am.
Montpellier University Health Centre

Health insurance funds

Maison de la prévention santé



European mobility and careers

ONISEP: Ma voie pro Europe

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