Better living in confinement

To facilitate your time in confinement, keep in touch thanks to numerous digital tools and initiatives. Recieve help for any moral or financial difficulties. . .

Confined at home, don’t stay isolated !

Science Accueil workshop

Workshops are offered to help you during this phase of confinement. Is staying inside starting to weigh on your daily life? Wish to share your concerns with another person, take part in an activity to take your mind off the situation and take care of yourself?

Take advantage of this period to deepen your knowledge of France, relax with a yoga session, discuss the confinement, improve your French in introductory workshops and games, or simply have a drink with others.

Go to the Science Accueil website to register for workshops available via videoconference:

Check out our workshops

French Language Classes

French courses organized by Science Accueil are maintained and provided by videoconference. It is still possible to join certain groups (by level). One or more sessions can be organized during the confinement period with adapted schedules and durations.

More information

For all

Want to read, listen to a concert, see a show, watch a film, visit a museum or an exhibition,

  • Video free icon Films :

Free access to classic films

  • Movie tickets free icon Culture box :

  • Classroom free icon Conferences :

  • Microphone free icon Concerts :

  • Soprano free icon Paris Opera shows:

  • Movie night free icon Series :

  • Books free icon Reading (e-books)

  • Castle free icon Domaine de Chantilly (highly recommended)

For students

University Paris-Saclay Mood Board


To support our international students, keep in touch and exchange with a collaborative wall to express feelings, tips and other news during the confinement. Available with the following link:

Sport classes are also available at a distance via SUAPS de l’Université Paris-Saclay



CROUS activities 


Since Monday March 23 2020, in order to help students cope with confinement, Culture and CVEC services have been offering free access to content via a special socio-cultural confinement program. This includes workshops, virtual shows and concerts, online courses and much more. Registration is available via the email address:



Others activities for students


The French government website offers a selection of activities for students


  • Erasmus Student Network Application

The Erasmus Student Network offers all students group activities to share behind their screens via the Discordapp application.

Board and video games, movie nights, language café, cooking workshops, karaoke. . .

Download the application

  • Students Initiatives

Animafac has launched a thread to relay student initiatives.


  • Cooking

A site sharing recipes proposed by students.

Student kitchen

Psychological difficulties

Workshop with a coach

For support during this phase of confinement, answer your questions, and self-care. . Science Accueil offers you a video-conference workshop “Let’s stay Zen”; and the possibility to discuss confidentially with a coach, and sessions “Your questions on confinement”;.

More information on our workshops


Educational establishments have set up a support unit for students

University health services remain open, provide telephone hotlines, have set up a mailbox for requests and appointments, and provide consultations and teleconsultations. They adapt their organisation by offering students telephone hotlines and answers to requests for support and psychological counselling. Do not hesitate to contact your university health department.


Are you registered at Paris-Saclay University?


For psychological support if you are a student at Université Paris-Saclay : leave your telephone number and email address at:

If you are an English-speaker or know an English-speaking student in difficulty, please do not hesitate to contact the email address above: an English-speaking doctor will reply.

Students abroad or international students in France: the university has set up a hotline for you: +33(0) 6 11 73 99 78

During this difficult period for everyone, where patience and solidarity are essential, Université Paris-Saclay remains attentive to your needs and keeps in touch with you either through email, or permanently through information updates on its platforms via Intranet or their  website.

Or their social networks :

  • Facebook : UParisSaclay
    Twitter : @UnivParisSaclay
  • Linkedin : Université Paris-Saclay



Youth Health Service

Hotline : 0 800 235 236

Free and anonymous calls, professionals will answer and listen to you. If you need to share your experience, get advice and guidance from other young people or talk, go to :

Financial Difficulties


Science Accueil Solidarity

Science Accueil has launched a solidarity campaign:

If you encounter particular financial difficulties caused by the confinement, do not hesitate to contact them, they will do their utmost to help you find a solution.

A support fund has been created for those most in need. In addition, the landlords who are members of Science Accueil have joined this movement to help their tenants by lowering the rent, offering free rent or looking for other solutions to overcome this difficult period together.

Contact :


National student helpline number

Are you a student experiencing serious financial difficulties?

You can contact the national student emergency number 0 806 000 278* (Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00)

*No fees

Social service

In terms of social support and specific assistance, social workers remain mobilized. Student requests and exchanges with them are organized by email. Contact via :