Occasional financial support - UNIL

A helping hand with child-care costs

The Equal Opportunities Office can, on request, offer parents who are students, PhD students, junior lecturers, SNF researchers junior or senior at UNIL* financial support for pre-school children, namely :

* Registered with UNIL or under contract with UNIL.

A contribution to the additional costs of caring for a child for a conference or other academic activity planned in advance. Note : in the case of an unexpected event (a last-minute professional obligation, or if the child or the person who usually looks after them is sick), refer to the emergency care service.

Type of expenses refunded :

  • travel expenses for one or more children during a conference or research stay
  • travel expenses of the person accompanying the person requesting financial assistance during a conference or research stay
  • Additional costs of childcare for one or more children at a conference or other scientific activity

Example: You are a PhD student and you need to spend two weeks abroad in the field as part of your research. As the mother of a single-parent family, you have to take your 3 year-old child with you, who usually goes to a nursery in Lausanne. You can ask for a contribution towards your child's travel costs and the costs of a nursery abroad.

You may submit a request at any time, using the form below. Emergency financial assistance can be requested multiple times by the same parent, up to a total maximum amount of CHF 2’500 per family. Assistance is granted within the limits of the money available.

Before sending us your request, please read the conditions for obtaining the assistance below.


Conditions for obtaining financial assistance for childcare

Complete (can be done in English) :

Vieux Pressoir  -  CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 20 59