Student support

Helping Hand

The Helping Hand working group is made up of members of the student community (AGEPoly), the Student Affairs (SAE) as well as members of Mediacom and the Associate Vice Presidency for Student Affairs and Outreach (AVP-SAO). They joined forces to support you throughout the year by redirecting you to the appropriate support offers provided by EPFL.

Advice and assistance

🏫 For staying on top of your coursework

These students are paired up with a mentor to help them with their studies throughout the semester.

Coaches and class delegates are your key contact people and representatives during this particularly challenging time.

Use our feedback form to send us your ideas for making student life easier.

Contact the Student Services Desk for any course-related questions you may have.

Get all our information and advice on our Helping Hand news feed.

Find questions and answers on the semester and the exam session in the Q&A.

👥 For keeping in contact

You can schedule an appointment with one of our counselors or a psychotherapist.

Coaching service consists of over 300 energetic, motivated students who are ready to help EPFL freshmen

The AGEPoly Prevention team is now available to do your shopping if you’re quarantined at home.

You need to sign up in advance. The service itself is free, but you’ll receive a bill afterwards for the cost of your items.

EPFL’s Spiritual Care Service is open and available.

🤗 For staying in shape

The Sports Center offers an array of free online classes, whether you’re interested in Pilates, body toning, yoga or stretching.

Tips on setting up your workspace at home.

💶 For financial and housing assistance

A range of need-based scholarships is available for students in financial difficulty.

Information is available on housing options in the Lausanne are.

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YouTube playlist

Find the weekly humorous and philosophical videos from spring 2021 semester. Our Instagram account also gathers some tips!

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Individual support

If you wish to talk to someone, The EPFL social consultation offers advice, support and coaching to students and PhD students.

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Keys to success

Taking care of yourself is essential to academic success.