Join the 26,000 students of Saint-Etienne
Choosing to study in Saint-Étienne means living your student life in the heart of a region that has everything to offer!
A connected city
Located in the heart of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, Saint-Étienne enjoys an ideal geographical location. Here, you can get in and out of the city with ease, and change air as you please!
You can reach Paris in only 2 hours and 40 minutes by train, Lyon in 40 minutes by train and many motorways take you to the sun, the mountains or even abroad
A city accessible to all budgets
In Saint-Étienne, discover spacious and affordable student accommodation. University halls of residence, single or shared flats, here you can find accommodation at a lower cost, according to your desires, and without having to compromise on your leisure time.
So rather than a small room elsewhere, get access to spacious, high quality accommodation here!
A design city
The only French city designated as a UNESCO city of design, alongside Berlin, Bilbao, Montreal and Beijing, Saint-Étienne has established itself as THE French capital of design and creativity! Emblematic of this label, the Cité du design welcomes you to discover design and all its uses.
The Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial: an event not to be missed! Browse through the sixty or so IN and OFF exhibitions throughout the region or take part in the labs, a real testing ground for companies who will let you test their prototypes before launching them on the market. Design will no longer hold any secrets for you!
A city on the move
After classes, you can take a Vélivert (bike of the city) or a tram and meet your friends in 5 minutes in one of the many bars, pubs, restaurants or discotheques in the city centre. And if you stay out
late, don’t worry, the Noctambus will take you home!
There is also no shortage of cultural activities. The Saint-Etienne metropolis has more than 40 festivals every year!
From the Zenith to the region’s leading contemporary music scene, from the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art to the Opera, Saint-Etienne is a true land of culture. There is something for everyone!
A natural city
Catamaran sailing, hiking, downhill mountain biking, wakesurfing… The Saint-Etienne area offers a wide range of outdoor activities in an exceptional natural environment: the Pilat Regional Nature Park.
And if you choose to ski, there is a Nordic ski slope less than 30 minutes from the town centre!