Support for PhD students

Advice and assistance

🏫 Academic support

This Q&A explains the special measures for PhD Students taken in light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

As usual, the Student Services desk answers to all questions from 9 to 18 on working days, per e-mail or by telephone; in person at the desk from 10 to 14. Questions beyond its field of expertise will be redirected to the relevant expert.

All teaching staff has access to a complete overview of our student support measures on the Teaching guide.

Find all the detailed information about EPFL Library during the sanitary crisis on Coronavirus (COVID-19) information at the Library page.

The Language Centre still offers courses. They are highly appreciated as they give students a chance to maintain social contacts.

👥 For keeping in contact

PolyDoc wants to offer you a new outlet for connecting with your peers: a discord server dedicated to sharing with other PhDs and supporting each other, virtually!

More information on the My Well-Being during the Coronavirus crisis page.

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

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 housing assistance

The Housing Information team informs you on different housing options in the Lausanne area.

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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.