Faculty Club Sophia Antipolis - Résidence Isaac Newton

Temporary housing for UCA scientists, teachers and doctoral students


The Faculty Club Sophia Antipolis (10 apartments in the CROUS residence Isaac Newton in Sophia Antipolis) offers temporary housing for scientists, postdocs, PhD students and academic personnel. The studio apartments for maximum two guests include: fully equipped kitchen, own bathroom, TV, Wifi, housekeeping service, parking, all utilities included. Priority access to the Faculty Club apartments will be given to guests of UCA members benefiting from IDEX UCAJEDI funding and to medium to long term rentals between 1 and 3 months. Rentals will start on the 1st of each month only.

 Please request a reservation at the Faculty Club Sophia Antipolis using our online form below.

 If you'd like to stay at the Faculty Club Nice, please fill in the online reservation request for the Faculty Club Nice.

The Welcome Center UCA manages the assignment of 10 units as well as the billing and collection of rent on behalf of the CROUS. The building is managed by the CROUS Nice/Toulon. Due to the limited number of apartments, only PhD students, postdocs, researchers and university teachers will be admitted at the Faculty Club. Undergraduate, Master and MSc students, please contact the CROUS regarding student housing.

Please note: Faculty Club housing is not eligible to housing aids by the CAF.


The COVD-19 pandemic health crisis is evolving and the rules in place might change regularily. Please check before your departure for France, if you have taken the necessary precautions and that you have all the required documents for your trip to France. Please carefully read the information provided to travelers arriving in France provided by the French ministry of the interior, the French Ministry for European and Foreign Affairs and  Campus France. Please note that every traveler is requested, since 8 April 2020, to fill out and carry a travel certificate for international travel from abroad to mainland France. From 25 May 2020, travelers are also requested to fill out and carry with them a statement certifying they do not have any symptoms of a COVID-19 infection. The statement can be found  on the minitry's website.

 It is particularly important to check if a voluntary or mandatory quarantine applies to you and if you need to provide a negative PCR test at your arrival in France. You will need to strictly adhere to the sanitary measures the CROUS will inform you about. Please also note that the CROUS has currently suspended the weekly housekeeping service.

Faculty Club Sophia Antipolis tarifs et plan EN

Address : Résidence Isaac Newton, 2400 Route des Dolines, 06560 Valbonne

Priority: monthly rentrals from the 1st to the 1st of each month; Miminum stay: one week; The nightly rate only applies to extensions of a stay depending on availbilities.

Rental inquiry form Faculty Club - Sophia Antipolis Résidence Isaac Newton

Please use the rental request from below to make a reservation at the Faculty Club. Before completing the rental request form, please carefully read the instructions below regarding eligibility criteria and duration of the temporary housing.

The Faculty Club provides temporary housing to guests of UCA and its members. Priority access to the Faculty Club apartments will be given to guests of UCA members benefiting from IDEX UCAJEDI funding and to medium to long term rentals between 1 and 3 months.

When to make your reservation request :

- Rental requests between one and three months should be submitted as soon as possible. Please note: Monthly rentals will start on the 1st of each month only and end on the 30th or 31st.

- Short term rental requests between one week and one month can only be made less then two weeks prior to your stay at the faculty club. If apartments are available, short term rentals will be attributed two weeks prior to the stay only.

- All rental requests need to be sent no later than 7 working days prior to the desired start of the stay in the Faculty Club. We might not be able to get back to you on shorter notice.

To determine priority access, please provide detailed information about the reasons for your visit. Please indicate the host institution and a local contact person, who can confirm your invitation for us to be able to consider your request. The form can be submitted by the visitor or the contact person in the hosting institute or laboratory.

Attention for visitors, who will need a visa for their visit: Before indicating the dates of your rental request, please make sure to take into consideration the time it will take the French consulate/embassy closest to your current place of residence to issue your visa. The Welcome Center might not be able to postpone your rental, if you need to reschedule your arrival and departure dates due to delays in the visa process. Please note: Upon request, the Welcome Center can provide a document certifying your reservation (and payment) at the Faculty Club for the visa application once we have confirmed the rental and received the first rental payment only.

Please also carefully read the general rental conditions and Faculty Club bylaws available via the links on the bottom of this page.

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You will receive an automatic confirmation email.

The Welcome Center will deal with your inquiry and contact you by email as soon as possible to let you know if an apartment is available for you. Please send us an email should we not get back to you within 7 business days. We might propose alternative dates, if your preferred dates are unavailable and inform you about the procedure to finalize your reservation

You will receive our monthly newsletter during your stay at the Faculty Club. Please send us an email to welcome-center@univ-cotedazur.fr, if you do not wish to receive the Welcome Center newsletter.
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