Social Welfare


Students in financial difficulty or facing unexpected expenses can apply to EPHE for one-off financial help. This is available through the FSDIE (Fonds de solidarité et de développement d’initiative étudiante or Solidarity and Student Initiative Development Fund). Two applications can be made per year. Applications are passed on to CROUS social workers who assess the applicant’s social and financial situation. The amounts of grants allocated depend on individual situations and funds available.

Information on how to apply is available on the ‘Grants’ page.


The social workers (assistantes sociales) attached to EPHE are there to listen to you: they can help you to deal with personal, family or social difficulties. They also provide information on means-tested financial aid, so do not hesitate to ask for help.

Contact Mrs Roidot or Mrs Lacroix on 01 40 46 34 34.


The EPHE has contracted with the SIUMPPS (inter-university service of preventive medicine and health promotion) of Paris-Descartes University to enable students (excluding continuing education students, auditors, foreign students hosted within the framework of international exchanges) to benefit from various medical services.

Contact: 01 42 86 21 29
SIUMPPS Paris-Descartes, Centre Universitaire des Saints-Pères Porte T145 (R+1), 45 rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris


Nightline ( offers a listening service available from 9 pm until 2.30 am every day of the academic year (except Tuesdays and Wednesdays) for students who need to talk about their problems. There is always a caring person at the other end of the line for an anonymous and confidential talk. Some of Nightline volunteers are students trained to listen and supervised by professionals. The Nightline project was launched by PSL thanks to the Student Initiatives calls for proposals.

Contact: ; 01 85 73 55 01


Health is an element of the quality of the life and working conditions of residents and users of the Campus Condorcet. This is why the socio-medical centre has been included in the building programme. In addition to providing first aid, it is open to all health professionals for the benefit of all those who live, work or study on the Campus.