Living in Lille
The entire Lille metropolitan area is served by a public transport network managed by Illevia.
All you need is your Pass card to use the entire network! You can order your card online, by mail or by going directly to the agency with your ID.
The different sites of IAE Lille are easily accessible by soft mobility!
HOW TO REACH THE VIEUX-LILLE SITE
Several bus lines serve the IAE Lille’s Vieux-Lille site:
The Vieux Lille site is also next to two V’Lille stations.
HOW TO REACH THE ROUBAIX SITE
The metro takes you directly to the Roubaix site.
Also, two V’Lille stations are located near the building.
HOW TO REACH THE MOULINS SITE
To access the Moulins site, you can use the metro:
Several bus lines also serve the site:
The Moulins building is located between two V’Lille stations.
Several train stations in the Lille Metropolis provide access our different sites: Lille Europe station, Lille Flandres station, Lille Porte de Douai station and Roubaix station.
Mon Abo Etudiant TER Hauts-de-France is a TER pass for students in higher education and apprentices, valid between home and place of study (or training course).
The pass is downloaded onto a Pass Pass card.
You can find accommodation offered by private landlords and estate agents via various platforms.
The 3 campuses of IAE Lille are located in different areas of Lille and its metropolis
Crous Lille Nord Pas-de-Calais
CROUS is an organisation that helps you in your student life, whether it be for financial aid, access to accommodation, student jobs etc.
There are many CROUS residences in the Lille metropolitan area. You can find all the residences near our campuses on the CROUS Lille Nord Pas-de-Calais website.
Remember to respect the calendar when applying for CROUS accommodation.
Various organisations can help you finance your accommodation: Lille CAF, Roubaix CAF, the student portal, the Public Service, and the Visale scheme (formerly the CROUS Student Rental Deposit).
WHAT IS THE VISALE SCHEME?
The Visale scheme replaces the CROUS Lokaviz deposit scheme but does not in any way play the role of providing housing insurance, of which there are several specialised companies for students and it is advisable to compare their offers.
The Visale scheme is a free, simple housing guarantee that is accessible online.
The steps for applying for the Visale visa can be taken on the platform set up for this purpose before the lease is signed during the inventory. Visale is aimed at young people under the age of 30 with no other conditions for accessing it.
In addition, it is possible to combine this aid with Mobili-Jeune, a scheme set up by Action Logement for young people under 30 who are apprentices or on work-linked training in the private sector.
Note that once the rental contracts have been signed, you can start the standard procedures for moving in, such as opening gas, electricity and water accounts.
GRANTS & SUBSIDIES
There are various types of grants and social and financial aid to support you during your university year.
If you encounter problems and have difficulties during your university year, you can contact either the IAE Lille management directly or social workers at the University of Lille and CROUS.
Among the help available, the University of Lille has set up an emergency aid called Aides Spécifiques Annuelles et Ponctuelles (specific annual and one-off help), which can be granted if your situation suddenly changes.
In order to benefit from this aid, you must first make an appointment with a social worker.