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Housing

Looking for a "home-away-from-home"?

Your residence will be an important place for you throughout your studies at the International University of Monaco.

To help you find your "home sweet home" IUM has signed some agreements with a number of residences (apartment complexes).
In addition, the International University of Monaco has specific agreements with trusted landlords who rent apartments near IUM.

In general, 95% of incoming students have selected final accommodation before their arrival. All students have found and moved into transitional or final accommodation upon arrival.

housing

Housing Subsidy from the French government

If you live and pay rent in France, it is possible to receive a housing subsidy from the French government.

What you need in order to apply

  • A copy of your valid passport;
  • A copy of your valid residency permit in France;
  • A proof of Residence called "Attestation de logement" signed by your landlord;
  • A French or Monégasque bank account number called "Relevé d'Identité Bancaire".

It is possible to receive the housing subsidy even if you are not a French resident. As long as you study in Monaco or France and pay rent in France, you are able to apply. Once you have applied, the Centre d'Allocations Familiales (CAF) will let you know whether you qualify and how much the subsidy will be. Please remember to make photocopies of all documents for your own reference.

It takes between 1 and 3 months to get some money. It is thereful highly unlikely for exchange/study abroad students staying for one semester to be eligible to receive these funds.


Procedures and agreements

Students will receive information from the Admissions dept as soon as they have enrolled in the university.

What you need to do

  • Obtain a valid residency card "carte de séjour". The date on your residency card is important because the start of your subsidy will depend on that. Do not wait too long to apply for your residency card.
  • Open a French or a Monegasque bank account. Once your bank account is open, you need to give the C.A.F an original "Relevé d'Identité Bancaire" (i.e RIB: your bank references). Your bank will provide you with a RIB. The C.A.F will directly transfer the housing subsidy to this account.
  • Provide proof of where you live in France: "Attestation d'Hébergement". The application form needs to be filled out by your landlord or the management of the establishment where you live.
  • Declare your taxable income "Imposition sur le revenu". You need to declare your income for the two years prior to your application (e.g. in 2002, you need to declare income from 2000 and 2001). If you did not earn anything you just check "0" in the "income section" on your application form.
  • Then go on the CAF website www.caf.fr and click on the left on: "étudiants" > "aide au logement" > "faire une demande". You have to fill out all the requested information.

Check your entire file to make sure it is complete, and then send it to the CAF at the following address"CAF des Alpes-Maritimes 06175 Nice Cedex 2". The CAF will send you a letter with the final decision.

Insurance

All students enrolled at IUM are required to have adequate health and personal liability coverage during their studies.

Health Insurance

What for who?

1. If you are a French or Monegasque student under 21 years old

Students covered by the French or Monegasque national health plans (Sécurité Sociale or Caisses Sociales Monegasques) must provide us with a copy of their "carte d'assuré social".

2. If you are French or Monegasque student over 21 years old

Students must write a letter to remain their parents "ayant-droit". They need to write to their insurance company in order to stay insured under their parents' insurance.

3. If you are a citizen of the following countries

EU Health insurance member's states: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK. Other members of the EEA insurance: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Students that are eligible from the EHIC have adequate worldwide coverage. You must provide a copy of this insurance.

4. All other students

All other students who have worldwide coverage need to provide their Insurance certificate. The ones who do not have any worldwide coverage must subscribe to the company Ascoma Insurance, located in Monaco.

What does it cover?

The Ascoma Health insurance covers any surgery and hospitalization which follow an accident, any medical treatments (general practitioner), paramedical treatments after an accident, dental care, pharmacy fees, optical (corrective lenses), lab analysis and medical transportation.

Ascoma Insurance rate

Around 45€/month

Student Personal Liability Insurance

All IUM students must have personal liability coverage. For those students who have their health insurance with ASCOMA Insurance personal liability coverage is already included in the package.

For more information on Health and Personal Liability Insurance, please contact the receptionist at reception@monaco.edu.

House Insurance

For your protection, French law requires tenants to have rental insurance. The housing insurance covers damage or loss of personal property (including computers and valuable items) in case of theft, fire or water damage. The housing insurance covers theft and damage to the landlord's property or belongings and repairs for broken glass to windows or sliding doors.

The policy covers civil liability and responsibility. You will be asked to give an estimated value to your personal property and the housing insurance price will be adjusted accordingly. Obviously, if you make a claim for theft you must obtain a police report and have evidence that your apartment has been broken into.

The Housing Office will assist you in taking out housing insurance, and making an insurance claim if necessary.

For more information on House Insurance, please contact the Housing Office at studentservices@monaco.edu.

Visa / Residency Card

If you need a visa, please DECIDE WHERE YOU WANT TO LIVE (FRANCE OR MONACO) BECAUSE IT IS NOT THE SAME VISA FOR FRANCE AND MONACO, and inform us when you apply. A visa letter will be sent to you with your admission pack.

If you plan to live in France

Visa

To live in France, you need to get a long-stay VISITOR visa called “VLS-TS”. It has to be valid for 1 year.

Go on www.diplomatie.gouv.fr.
1- click on the British flag to get it in English
2- Select "Visit France"
3- Select "where do I apply"
4- Choose the country name and the nearest French Consulate or Embassy from your residence
5- Click on the "Visa section"
6- Select "Long-stay Visitor visa"
7- Download the application form
8- You will find the complete list of document required which can vary from one French Consulate to another one.

Here are the documents which are mostly required:

  • A certificate of enrolment at IUM
  • A proof of Financial Resources
  • An international medical coverage insurance
  • A proof of residency in France or Monaco (housing contract for example)
  • High School or undergraduate diploma(s)
  • A birth certificate (please collect a second copy of this document as you
  • will probably need one during your stay)

After you have gathered all of your documents and completed the form, you may be asked to submit your file in person. Do not forget to bring the visa letter sent with your acceptance pack.

Residency card

As soon as you arrive at IUM, you need to apply to validate your residency in France.

In order to obtain it, you need the following documents:
(please try to collect those documents well in advance)
  • A copy of the valid passport
  • A copy of the visa
  • A Certificate of Residence (copy of your housing contract for example)
  • A Proof of medical coverage (worldwide medical and repatriation insurance coverage)
  • 1 colored or black and white passport-size picture.

The Housing Office will help you with the application. You will need to provide a payment by credit card of €340 for Fiscal Stamps (needed for the application).

If you plan to live in Monaco

To live in Monaco, you need to get a student visa.

Visa

Go on www.diplomatie.gouv.fr.
1- click on the British flag to get it in English
2- Select "Visit France"
3- Select "where do I apply"
4- Choose the country name and the nearest French Consulate or Embassy from your residence
5- Click on the "Visa section"
6- Select "Visa for Monaco" and "Long-stay Student visa"
7- Download the application form
8- You will find the complete list of document required.

You will be asked to provide them with more copies of documents, more application forms, a strong justification of resources, an official justification of a residence in Monaco and a criminal record for the last past 5 years.


After you have gathered all of your documents and completed the form, you may be asked to submit your file in person. Do not forget to bring the visa package sent with your acceptance pack.

Residency card

Any foreigner no matter their nationalities who intends to live in Monaco for more than 3 months must apply for a residency permit. As soon as you arrive at IUM, you need to apply to get the residency card.

You have to go to the Police Center and ask for an official file + an official date for your first meeting with an Inspector who will be the one treating your file from A to Z.

Fill out the form and gather the documents required:

  • valid passport
  • visa for Monaco
  • Birth Certificate and Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • Affidavit or official criminal record from the last past 5 years.
  • Student ISIC card + school certificate
  • Justification of Resources (copy of opening contract with a Monegasque bank + a letter from this bank reading that you have blocked 100,000€ on a specific without any interest saving bank account + copy of the letter or justification of sufficient means of existence given to the French Consulate; and/or proof of scholarship or loan if applicable).
  • Certificate of Residence (copy of your official registered and stamped contract)
  • Proof of medical coverage (worldwide medical and repatriation insurance coverage)
  • 4 colored or black and white passport-size pictures.