• Olivier Massol, Scientific Assistant to the Director of IFP School, and Omer Rifaat, a graduate of the Master of Energy and Markets (class of 2015), have just co-authored the article "Phasing out the U.S. Federal Helium Reserve: Policy insights from a world helium model", published in the scientific journal Resource and Energy Economics.

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Reception, accomodation, budget

As soon as you are admitted to the School, our office will help you find accommodation near the School, either at our hall of residence or in a privately owned apartment.

We also provide logistical support to our international students as soon as they arrive in France to help them settle in: reception and help with administrative procedures – medical insurance, residence permits and bank accounts.

Non-European students must have a visa to study in France, and it sometimes takes a while to obtain one. For more information on student visas and for practical information on living in France (medical system, etc.), we recommend that you visit the Campus France site.


IFP School has one hall of residence on campus, providing 132 accommodation options, with 121 studios (18 m2) and 11 two-room apartments (38 m2). Each is fully equipped and furnished, with a bed, cabinets, a closet, desk, chairs, bookshelf, bathroom (shower/toilet/sink/accessories) and kitchenette (refrigerator, dual electric burner, microwave, meal table, crockery).

Résidence des élèves école IFP School à Rueil © IFPEN - Jérôme Vila, Agence Contextes

Once admitted, you can request to be housed in one of our facilities. For obvious reasons, international students are given priority when allocating accommodation. However, we can also provide you with a list of accommodation opportunities proposed by private owners in the vicinity of the School (e.g. Rueil-Malmaison, Nanterre and Chatou) and we will do everything we can to make sure your first semester gets off to a smooth start.

For further information, please contact the accommodation office.


Typical budget

Below is an average monthly budget, calculated based on accommodation in one of our residence halls, for an unmarried student. You can use this information to help plan your own budget:










Health insurance


Leisure activities