Accommodation and catering with the Crous

On the messervicesetudiant website, you can find all the services available regarding student housing: application for a room in a CROUS residence, information on catering, etc.

Accommodation in a university residence

As an international student, you have two options regarding accomodation.

  • You're an exchange student:

On Mobility online, you can choose between two types of student accommodations: an economic or comfort room. You can check the types of accommodation on CROUS website.

  • You're an individual student:

You're free to apply for a room in a hall of residence (CROUS) on the dedicated website. Please note that you need to be registered in Université de Rennes 1 to do so. If you need any help regarding accomodation, please contact the CMI.

Rental deposit

Finding a guarantor

A guarantor is a person who undertakes to pay your rent if you can no longer afford to do so. In France, French or foreign people who wish to rent a flat are almost always asked for a guarantor.

The VISALE rental system

The VISALE rental deposit allows people who do not have a guarantor in France or in Europe to provide an equivalent guarantee for the landlord if you are renting an apartment or a room in a hall of residence (see Campus France check-list).

The principle of Visale remains unchanged, it is a free guarantee for students and young workers under 30 years of age. When you apply, you are generally required to present a guarantor, often a member of your family, to set up the rental contract. For those who do not have a guarantor, Visale will take on this role for a period of 3 years, active for a maximum rent of 1200€ including charges.

University restaurants and cafeterias

You can find university restaurants or cafeterias on each campus.

  • Villejean campus

L’Erève restaurant, Cafèt Santé

  • Central campus

Cafèt Droit, Cafèt Le Fougère, Cafèt IGR

  • Beaulieu campus

L’Astrolabe, l’Etoile, le Diapason

Opening hours and location on the CROUS website

How to pay

Izly is the preferred method of payment in all Resto'U and Cafet'du Crous. You can load and reload it on Internet. You can also pay by credit card if you forgot to load it.

How to create an Izly account :

  • I retrieve my login that Izly sent to my e-mail address used when I registered for messervices.etudiant.gouv.fr or to my educational institution
  • I activate my Izly account by logging on to www.izly.fr

Withdrawal and activation of the card:

  • The Korrigo-services card is given to me by the University and I activate it with the Resto U' staff

And also help!

At any time of the year, the Crous can provide you with help in case of financial difficulties or if you have to stop sharing a flat, for example.