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    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.

    International relations

    International experience is one key factor on the way to a successful career in a global workplace. As the Department of Design of Hochschule Fresenius – University of Applied Sciences AMD Akademie Mode & Design offers study and exchange programs to students from partner institutions around the world.

    Since 2016 AMD is among the regular members of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI). With this AMD is part of a global network of leading Higher Education institutions in the fashion industry in the fields of Design, Technology and Fashion.

    Through its IFFTI membership and the related international contacts, AMD is able to establish numerous, promising links for the implementation of university cooperations worldwide.

    Links with the following institutions are already in existence: u.a. Amsterdam Fashion Institute, ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, LCF London College of Fashion, Institut de la Mode Francais, Polimoda, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology.

    After participating in the IFFTI annual conferences 2015 in Florence and 2016 in Beijing, AMD will also be represented at the 2017 conference hosted by the Amsterdam Fashion Institute in the Netherlands.

    Further information:

    Furthermore AMD participates in the ERASMUS+ programme and offers attractive scholarship opportunities to support internships and study semesters abroad.

    Are you interested in studying at AMD Akademie Mode & Design? Please click here to learn more.

    Programmes for International studnets Education at AMD Akademie Mode & Design places emphasis on qualifying graduates for an internationalised labour market. To achieve this, AMD works continuously to provide international study opportunities of high quality for our students through our worldwide network of partner institutions. Read more
    International Offerings for AMD students The AMD Akademie Mode & Design offers students attractive opportunities to study and gain experience abroad. For this purpose, the AMD collaborates with international partner universities such as Berkeley College in New York, the European College of Business and Management (ECBM) in London, Hongik University in Seoul and NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) in Milan. Read more
    Erasmus+ The new EU program for education, training, youth and sport is called ERASMUS+ and runs from 2014 to 2020. ERASMUS+ integrates the existing EU programs for lifelong learning, training, youth and sport into a new program. Read more



    For more information regarding international cooperation and exchange/study abroad opportunities please contact:

    Nina Kolb

    Jacobowitz Hof, Pappelallee 78/79, 10437 Berlin

    Lea Pöter

    Karl-Friedrich-Klees-Str.10, Platz der Ideen 40476 Düsseldorf

    Sabine Heinlein

    Infanteriestraße 11a/ Haus E2, 80797 München

    Hochschule Fresenius AMD Akademie Mode & Design

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