Living in Strasbourg

Cosmopolitan and dynamic, we tell you everything about our beautiful city that you will enjoy discovering

As a future student, choosing a school can be difficult. One factor is essential: the energy and atmosphere of the city and the campus. Chosen as France's 7th best student city, Strasbourg has everything you need to develop both personally and professionally.

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Three good reasons to come study in
Strasbourg.

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Reason #1

Many European institutions such as the European Parliament and the Council of Europe are located in Strasbourg.

Parlement Européen

Because of this, and also because of the city’s location near the Franco-German border, Strasbourg embodies international and European values that EM Strasbourg holds dear.

The city is home to the headquarters of companies such as Adidas, Bugatti, Mars and bien d’autres.

This coexistence of international groups, numerous SMEs, start-ups, and local traders offers the city and its region tremendous economic momentum. In Strasbourg, you will benefit from great professional opportunities in many business sectors.

A cosmopolitan environment: Strasbourg has more than 20% of foreign students.

Strasbourg is firmly internationally oriented with no less than eight international airports within a radius of less than two hours from the city. It’s good starting point to discover the world.

Reason #2

Strasbourg, a thousand-year-old city, has an exceptional historical heritage.

From the Neustadt district, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to mythical monuments like the Cathedral, the city is full of treasures to discover.

“I loved spending one year in this fairy tale city, living the Alsatian lifestyle, and discovering its gastronomy, culture and wine.”

Ly DINH,
International student from Vietnam

Cathédrale de Strasbourg © Jonathan Marchal

Passionate about art, movies, music?
Strasbourg is home to

  • 10 museums
  • 1 opera house
  • 4 theaters
  • 5 movie theaters
  • 3 concert halls

This is a great way to enjoy an intense arts program throughout the year, which is complemented by numerous festivals and street events.

Strasbourg's culture is also its gastronomy. Generosity and conviviality are the watchwords of Alsatian cuisine.

Terrasses strasbourgeoises

Do you prefer food from somewhere else?
You will also find what you’re looking for among the many restaurants offering foreign specialties. To round off your evening, the multitude of bars and nightclubs will appeal to night owls.

The city’s festive side does not exclude calmer places where it is nice to take a walk or practice sports. There are many parks to be discovered and the region does not lack beautiful landscapes.

Reason #3

Strasbourg is the top cycling city in France. Cycling is the preferred means of transportation—the whole city is laid out to make it more cyclist-friendly.

Cycliste à strasbourg

Velhop bicycles are provided by the city, if you don't have one. You can take out a yearly subscription for €68. Streetcars and buses are also a quick and convenient way to get around the city and its surroundings: the monthly pass for people under the age of 26 is €27.60. The city has the only streetcar line in the world that connects two countries: France and Germany, so it is very easy to get to our neighbors in Kehl.

For housing, a room in a college dormitory will cost between €200 and €350 per month, with a studio costing between €400 and €600.

You could also choose to share an apartment in Strasbourg, as this allows you to meet people and reduce costs. Numerous infrastructures such as the CROUS can also help you find accommodations quickly in a college dormitory.

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