Effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on studying abroad
The German Foreign Office has issued a worldwide travel warning. The DAAD currently advises against travelling abroad if it is not absolutely necessary. Many countries have issued special entry regulations: visas cannot be applied for or entry is not granted despite a valid visa. The current situation of the Covid-19 pandemic therefore also has an impact on the organisation of a semester abroad.
AMD International Services is currently working on the basis of facts and information that may change at short notice. At the moment, nobody can predict how the situation will develop. We keep all applicants and students who are currently in a semester abroad up to date.
Please also note our information for AMD students:
Studies at partner universities in the academic year 2020/21
The International Services are preparing the stays abroad for the coming year as usual. We are currently assuming that it will be possible for semester abroad programs to take place in the winter semester 2020/21 and summer semester 2021.
However, we kindly ask for your understanding if, due to future developments that cannot be foreseen at present, applications have to be cancelled at short notice and stays abroad cannot be realized. In particular, this would be the case if the worldwide travel warning or a travel warning for the destination region lasted until the beginning of the semester abroad.
If this situation is too uncertain for you or you cannot/do not want to wait any longer due to planning, there is always the possibility to cancel the semester abroad at any time. We advise you to do this as late as possible, but before you make any expenses that cannot be refunded.
A possible postponement to the following semester can be considered after consultation. Please contact the International Services Team for this purpose.
Visiting students at AMD in the academic year 2020/21
International Services prepares all guest stays for the coming academic year as usual. So far it is not foreseeable whether the Covid-19 pandemic will have an impact on teaching activities for the winter semester 2020/21.