Studying at PSB Paris School of Business is an exceptional chance to live in the City of Light.
For the fourth year running, Paris has been voted the World’s #1 Best Student City*! It’s the ideal place to study abroad for your degree thanks to its rich culture, gastronomy, beautiful architecture, and thriving student life!
What makes Paris a great student city? It’s a combination of:
- student mix
- quality of life
- employer activity
Paris has topped the charts in the QS Best Student Cities rankings for four consecutive years because it has so much to offer: educational excellence and an amazing student experience.
Museums, Landmarks & Entertainment
You will find over 150 museums and galleries in Paris that suit all interests, from fine art to photography. You don’t need a big budget to make the most of the city and its culture; the entrance charge for many museums is free for under students under 26 years old. Another top tip is to block the first Sunday of each month in your diary, and head to the Louvre or Musée d’Orsay because national museums (with the exception of the Grand Palais) open their doors to the public for free!
Strolling through Paris, you will be able to take in the breath-taking architecture: the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Sacré Coeur… these world-famous landmarks all on your doorstep!
Keep up to date with the latest cultural events and entertainment in Paris by checking out Time Out Paris website.
Parks & Waterways
Paris is a green city with many parks and waterways attracting the student crowds. The most popular include the beautiful Jardin du Luxembourg, Tuileries, and the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.
The major waterway in Paris is of course the Seine, and the Seine riverbanks are a classified UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the Left Bank, you can enjoy a waterfront promenade between the Royal Bridge and the Alma Bridge. With bars, restaurants and sports activities, the Berges de Seine is a must on every student’s to-do list!
Other famous waterways in Paris include Canal de l’Ourcq and Canal Saint-Martin which draw in trendy crowds thanks to the appetizing bistros and great student atmosphere.
The French capital is the culinary centre of the world, and every foodie’s heaven! French cuisine is not just about eating at Michelin-starred restaurants (though Paris is home to over 70!), but also experiencing typical French bistros, open-air food markets, local bakeries and cheese shops… the real Parisian lifestyle!
So whether you are eating on a budget or are lucky enough to indulge in some fine dining, you’re spoilt for choice for memorable meals in Paris!
For students; the cheapest option is the "restaurant universitaire (FR)", otherwise known as “Resto U”, which offers a starter, main and dessert for around 3 euros. You’ll need your student card to benefit from these special prices.
Your living costs will vary depending on your personal budget, accommodation, and lifestyle choices.
The CNOUS (French National Centre for University and School Affairs) estimates that a single student in Paris requires a minimum budget of €725 – 825 per month. (Source: http://www.france.fr/en/studying-france/cost-studying-france.html)
Below you will find a rough guide to what you might expect to spend per month to live comfortably in Paris. Please note that these estimates cover accommodation, food and travel but exclude tuition fees.
- Accommodation: €450 to €1400
- Food: €350 to €435
- Monthly metro pass: €70
- Miscellaneous: €250