Individual support

Do you feel 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?

Social and psychotherapeutic consultations are available to students and doctoral students. Because of the Coronavirus, our interviews are done by videoconference or by telephone.


Please find on this document a list of some difficulties, some advice and whom to contact in case of need.

If you have any doubt about the type of support you would need, do not hesitate to ask for an initial interview with the Social consultation. To make an appointment please contact the Student Desk.

Social consultation

The EPFL social consultation offers advice, support and coaching to students and PhD students. Social Counselors are available for confidential and free individual counselling. If needed students and PhD students can be referred to the Psychotherapeutic consultation.

Video presentation

To make an appointment please contact the Student Desk.

Psychotherapeutic consultation

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

For more information and to make an appointment please see this page.

In case of emergency

0848 133 133 (Medical call center of “Canton de Vaud”)