Lyon is a perfect city for foreign students, fitted to the human scale and very dynamic. Its population is reputed to be friendly and open to foreigners. There are around 16 000 foreign students enrolled in Lyon high education institutions.
Housing Benefit Foreign students, as well as French students, can receive housing benefits as soon as they find a place. Students can receive a housing benefit regardless the type of their accommodation (it can be a room at the CNSMD, an individual apartment, an apartment in an block handled by the CROUS – state organism [...]
Here is an estimate of the cost of studying for a year at the CNSMD on the basis of 2011/2012 figures. Monthly rates should be multiplied by nine to obtain the annual total. The costs do not include ancillary expenses such as purchase of music, trips, leisure activities, etc.)
The Lyon CNSMD has its own student residence with 60 beds, situated on the premises of the conservatory at 3 quai Chauveau, Lyon 9.
As soon as students have paid their fees, they must choose and pay for French national insurance (‘sécurité sociale’), which comes in various forms.