Your stay (housing and food service)

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Your stayAccomodation / Food


The IEFE administration offers a free service to help you find accommodation in Pau

You must ask us upon enrolment if you wish to benefit from this service. Subject to availability, several options are available:

  • A single room in a University Residence. A security deposit of one month’s rent will be required upon arrival. This deposit will be reimbursed upon completion of a room inspection at your departure;
  • With a host family: Bedroom and breakfast, sheets and towels provided (a security deposit of approximately 300€ to be paid to the family, a minimum stay of 3 months. Rent is approximately 280€/month);
  • Private apartments (between 350 and 500€ per month, studios to 3 rooms, furnished).
For the University Residence

Once you have made a reservation with the IEFE, the CLOUS (student services) will contact you directly.

Paying rent month by month

Payment of rent upfront
(Highly recommended)

European students

Non-European students 

No need for CLE (guarantee) document

CLE document obligatory (a financial guarantee letter, provided by the State)
It will be sent to you by the CLOUS via email

It must be completed and sent back BEFORE arrival in Pau

DFMUCS document obligatory (a form of financial guarantee),

It will be sent to you by the CROUS via email

It must be completed and sent back BEFORE your arrival at Pau


University restaurants and cafeterias (student prices)

University restaurant CAP SUD

From Monday to Friday 11:30am to 1:45pm and from Monday to Thursday 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Pizzeria, fast food, daily specials…

Cafeteria "ARLEQUIN"

From Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 5:15pm and Fridays 7:30am to 4:00pm
Pastries, tarts, pizzeria, sandwiches and meals to take away

University restaurant/brasserie "La Vague"

Bar open from 8:15am to 2:15pm (with a break in service from 11:00am to 11:30am)
Breakfast, pastries, fresh juice, hot and cold drinks.

Takeaway window from 11:30am to 2:00pm
Sandwiches, tarts, fast food to take away.

Hot meals served from 11:30am to 1:45pm
Daily specials, grill.

Each restaurant offers balanced meals for 3.15€.
You can pay using you student card “Aquipass” or in cash.

In the University Residences

  • Each room has a refrigerator.
  • Each floor is equipped with a kitchen.