University studies in times of Corona
The Corona crisis is currently turning our everyday lives upside down. Since there is also a state of emergency at universities at the moment, we would like to give you an overview of the latest information about Corona virus and universities in the following sections. The Compounder® university profiles also take you directly to the website of the respective university, where you can view information on the current situation.
Corona and the A levels in North Rhine-Westphalia
The A levels examinations have been postponed by three weeks and are now scheduled to take place between 12/05 and 25/05. Abitur certificates should be issued by 27/06 at the latest. Further information can be found on the education portal of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Many universities offer individual advice by telephone, email and video conference because of the prohibition of entry. In addition, most universities have a calendar of events on their website, which provides dates and registration forms for online information events. Among other things, these events provide general information and study contents on individual study programmes. Since, amongst others, samples of artistic work are required for applications at Academies of Arts, some universities even offer online portfolio advice.
Interest-free loan and aid fund for students
From 08/05/2020 onwards, you can take out an interest-free loan from the KfW until the end of March 2021 because of the Corona crisis! This loan can have a monthly amount of up to EUR 650 and can be applied for directly at the KfW. The money will then be paid out from 01/06/2020 on, whereby no securities are required.