The CROUS is in charge of the distribution of the rooms in Student Residences. You have to reserve your room before arrival. Reservations are made via the CROUS website.
Foreign students at Centrale Marseille are generally housed in Cité Alice Chatenoud or Cité Claude Delorme, next to Faculté St. Jérôme.
Academic year, about 135 € per month (tarif «résident») + returnable deposit of 135 €.
Less than 9 months: 180 € per month. You will have to pay three month’s rent and the returnable deposit on arrival.
You must apply for accommodation between the 15th of January and the 30th of April, exclusively through the Aix-Marseille’s CROUS Website: https://dse.orion.education.fr/depot/
Accommodation description in Residence Halls: Single rooms, around 10 m2 with washbasin. The rooms are very simple and basically furnished. The blankets are supplied but students have to provide their own sheets and towels. There is no possibility of Internet connection in the room. Communal showers, toilets, kitchen with cooking rings and refrigerators (which can be rented arrival).