Dijon: It's hard to find student housing

Dijon: It’s hard to find student housing

After choosing a direction, it’s time to find student housing. It is getting more and more difficult to find accommodation in Dijon. To adapt to the admission stages of Parcoursup, the Regional Center for Undergraduate and School Business (Crous) has changed its algorithm. The first stage will take place on June 14.

After the stress of Parcoursup’s first admission stage, comes the thorny problem of finding accommodation for some students. The end of the school year chimes in with the intersection, not only on the roads, but also on the Dijon (Cote d’Or) campus. There are students who have finished their year who are leaving, there are new students who are waiting to be allocated their accommodation and those who want to keep them.

In order to adapt to this situation and to the Parcoursup system, Crous is revamping his algorithm. There are now four rounds of housing assignment compared to just one before. From 14 June 1300 housing units It can already be set.

Close 35000 students At the University of Burgundy, you’ll likely find accommodation, but according to the Student Housing Observatory, Crous has only about 3600 seats.

For accommodation, there are four applications but this must be eligible because students submit multiple applications

Emmanuel Olived, Director of Crous Dijon

Boulevard Mansart, Macon Suite is undergoing a renovation. The old rooms have been converted into small studios of about twenty square meters. So students will have their own sanitary facilities and kitchenettes, for the better.”Meets comfort standards‘, according to Emmanuel Olived, Principal of Crous Dijon. These new facilities will be offered to students on rent 341 euros all inclusive. They were closed at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, and the administration announces that these facilities will be ready for the next school year.

On the other hand, this renovation has a cost due to its approx Less than a third of the housing in this building. This new problem adds to the initial shortage of student housing.

Anisa has been studying in Dijon for 3 years. Crous will not retain its habitat. “I pay for my accommodation with my scholarship, but in July and August, I didn’t get it. It’s true that I’m a little afraid to leave my apartment because I don’t know if I’ll find one“.

Yan, the student, is not staying at Crous but took two months to find private accommodation. “Obviously, it is first come first serve. Real estate agents also told us, in a few hours it was over.”.

Mathilde, a student, found her apartment in the private sector. “If I did not have my parents, it would be difficult to finance my stay on my own.

How do you treat this deficiency? answers Victorian de Fraja, President of the Conglomérat Dijon Métropole “It’s been 10 to 15 years since the associations demanded that Crous residences be builtAccording to him.If we have to be convinced that Crous builds housing every 20 years, that is not viable. We know that the student curve is growing until 2023 or even 2024“.

It is true that more and more students are opting for long studies. The number of students in master’s courses increased by 2.9% at the beginning of the 2021-2022 academic year (Information Systems and Statistical Studies). He adds that the problem is somewhat national and Crowe have fewer and fewer endowments.

Thanks to his association, Victorien Di Fraja assists students in their search for accommodation. They offer other alternatives to crossover.

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