Social counseling and debt relief

Social counseling

Audiences:  UNIGE HESGE

Why make an appointment?

Our service helps you manage social problems, understand them and act effectively to solve them. Our social workers are trained to deal with the social problems that students may encounter.

You can make an appointment to address any of these issues:

Help with administrative procedures

  • To take stock and sort in your documents.
  • Understand the functioning of insurance (healthcare, social, other) in Geneva.
  • To be accompanied in the steps to assert your rights.
  • Answer your questions about forms and applications for cantonal financial aid.
  • Evaluate a debt situation and consider a debt reduction project.

Personalized answers to your social questions

  • Improve your family relationships.
  • Encourage your integration and adaptation.
  • Better manage relational problems.
  • Manage conflict.

How do I make an appointment?

If you would like to make an appointment with a social worker for advice, please contact us by e-mail at social(at) or by phone at 022 379 77 79.

If your request is for financial assistance, please submit your application online and you will be contacted directly.

Social interviews are offered in French or English. The offers of the Social Service are intended for students of the UNIGE and the HES-SO Geneva.


All the social services we offer are free of charge.

Ethical and deontological rules

Each collaborator is required to respect the rules of ethics, deontology and confidentiality to which the professions in the health and social fields are bound. All requests are therefore treated with strict confidentiality and respect.