Individual support

Social and psychotherapeutic consultations for students and doctoral students

  • Do you feel demotivated, isolated, depressed, anxious?
  • Do you have problems related to your studies or finances or other kinds of personal problems?
  • Are you in need of accommodations for your studies?
  • Are you facing difficulties and need someone neutral to talk to?

If you do not know which consultation to contact, do not hesitate to ask for an initial interview with the Social consultation or to refer to the list of difficulties, advice and contacts.

The EPFL Social Consultation offers students and PhD students individual, solution-oriented advice and support.

Information and appointments

Students and PhD wishing to have temporary medical support or advice can arrange a psychiatric and psychotherapeutic consultation on EPFL campus.

Information and appointments

Emergency hotlines


Psychological distress hotline (Central telephone number for on-call doctors in the Canton of Vaud)

  • 0848 133 133 (operating 24/7)

La Main Tendue – Helpline and crises unit

  • 143 (operating 24/7)

Pro Juventute – Helpline for young people

  • 147 (operating 24/7)
Other contacts/emergency

In case of illness, accident or psychological distress

In case of a vital emergency

On EPFL campus (operating 24h/7) :

  • From an EPFL landline : 115
  • From a personal mobile phone : 021 693 3000
  • EPFL Campus app : SOS

Off EPFL campus:

  • 144 (operating 24h/7)  

Without a vital emergency

Central telephone number for on-call doctors in the Canton of Vaud :

  • 0848 133 133 (operating 24h/7)