Second most popular destination in France for students, according to L’Étudiant
Fourth best city to study (in the 8,000-20,000 student population category)
27th biggest student community in France
Territory supports students:
One-stop shop for student services
The aim of the one-stop shop model is to give students answers to their questions and deliver a wide range of services, all in one place, so they can complete their administrative formalities and get their academic year off to a flying start.
Information and guidance
The intercommunal authority is keen to provide future students with all-important guidance, via a range of information sources. Each year, it holds the “Future Student Forum” for students from south-eastern and eastern France. The Maison des Étudiants student centre also runs a year-round Student Life service to help students make the most of their time here.
Besides the various services(departments) appropriate(peculiar) to educational establishments, the Information center Europe Express ( CRIJ) is at the disposal of the students to answer all their questions.
Bursaries and assistance
Local authorities run their own assistance schemes, in addition to the bursaries offered by the Regional Student Welfare Office (Crous). The Aube Departmental Council also awards bursaries for higher education students.
The Reims Crous runs three student halls of residence in Troyes, with 413 units available in total. Students can also choose from a wealth of private halls of residence, social housing and hostels, as well as extensive private housing stock.
The Aube Office for Family Allocations (CAF) offers the full range of assistance schemes for local students.
The Loca-Pass scheme also provides interest-free loans so that students can get the money they need to put down a deposit on accommodation, and acts as a lease guarantor.
The VISALE guarantee, available to young people up to 30 years of age and to older people in work but without a permanent contract of employment, is designed to help people secure accommodation by providing peace of mind for landlords.
AIDE MOBILI-JEUNE® grants are intended to help people pay rent on their accommodation. The scheme is for young people under 30 years of age, either in education, on a traineeship scheme (apprenticeship or vocational training contract), or working for a non-agricultural private-sector company.
Transports en Commun de l’Agglomération Troyenne (TCAT) is the company that runs all public transport services in the conurbation of Troyes. It also runs the train bus service, which provides a hassle-free way to get around on Sunday evenings and the night before university terms start again. In September 2017, line 10 began running a service to the main higher education campuses and halls of residence on Monday to Thursday evenings, between 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm.
There is also a student car park in the city centre, at the Campus des Comtes de Champagne, for just €10 per month.
Troyes’ student union, the Fédération des Étudiants Troyens, was launched in 1995. It runs a number of evening socials and other events, and supports student projects. It also operates a student radio station (Radio Campus 3, 88.7 FM).
Many institution-specific unions across the conurbation have joined the Fédération des Étudiants Troyens to help grow their own projects and add greater momentum to the movement.