Bridging support for students
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is offering bridging support for students in need due to the pandemic.
Links and information about Covid-19
Here, you can find various links to useful sources of information:
KfW student credit should help students in the coronavirus crisis
From the beginning of May, students can apply for an interest free loan from the KfW. The interest free loan can be up to €650/month. You can apply for the loan online without any hassle.
Medication delivery from China
We are very grateful to be receiving herbal medicines that are easy to digest and prevent a strong cough or cold from Hunan Normal University. We thank our colleagues at HUN and send them our best wishes and thanks for our collaboration, which we hope to develop further in the future.
ALTA Klinik gives five coronavirus immediate help programmes to the MD.H!
The ALTA Klinik is awarding five coronavirus immediate help bursaries with a total value of €5,000. All students can take part by writing an essay on “Life after corona” with a maximum of 1,000 words in German or English. Applicants can find the description, more details and the application form under the link alta-klinik.de/stipendium/.
Specially for our students! Google Tools virtual training.
The Media Trainer Network MTN as a long-term and official partner of the Google News Initiative for the implementation of journalistic training in Germany - especially against the background of the corona situation - offers virtual training for your students on the Google tools relevant for media training. Our trainers are all experienced journalists and have been exclusively certified by Google. All training courses are completely free for our students!
Should you be applying for jobs during the crisis? YES!
How should I go about applying for jobs during this crisis? In these times, applications involve a few specific considerations. Some employers will probably not be able to reassess their situation until politicians loosen the rigorous restrictions and give companies scope and timelines. There are also currently companies that are looking for employees because they have ongoing projects/publications or because online business has picked up. Some helpful suggestions from Maren Müller-Bierbaum, Head of the Careers Service:
Specialized job boards
Media Design, Digital Film Design and Media and Communications Management:
Digital Film Design:
Studying with Corona Part 1
Use your time! Work on your application documents
Use this time of limited social interaction to work on your application and then, when society and the economy is back in business, you will be waiting with your application. The Careers Services Team is happy to help you with your application or any questions you may have about finding your first job. Please feel free to email us and we can then discuss how to proceed (meetings, e.g. over Skype, by phone, etc.).
€6,000 for coronavirus heroes!
myStipendium.de is issuing “Everyday heroes bursaries” to students in Germany who have helped their community.
- Are you doing the shopping for vulnerable people in your neighbourhood?
- Are you a medical student volunteering in a hospital?
- Have you ever answered calls for a crisis line?
- Are you helping out a food bank to make sure people are getting enough food?
- Or have you helped people out in another way?
Then apply now for the everyday heroes bursary!
Studying with Corona Part 2
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If you are worrying about the economic development due to the coronavirus crisis, please don’t hesitate in contacting our Student Advice Team. We will let you know about funding options and state help programmes.
Looking for a job? Register for the MD.H job portal?
The MD.H Careers Centre gives you access to current positions in partner companies across Europe. Just click her
Advantages of the MD.H Careers Centre
- Job portal
- Presentation of MD.H partner companies
- More direct contact to the HR person responsible
- Upload your CV and grant access rights to the HR person responsible, for example when applying for compulsory work placements
- Job talks, events, etc. at the MD.H and your partners with direct registration functions
- Access to international vacancies
- Industry-specific application tips
- You can continue to use the Careers Centre after graduation with your personal email address
Trainee programmes at MARC O’POLO from October 2020
MARC O’POLO, the international fashion company based in Stephanskirchen south of Munich, Is offering two attractive trainee programs for Bachelor and Master graduates in October 2020. Imaginative graduates should apply now on the MARC O’POLO homepage.
Traineeships in the headquarters of premium modern casual brands
- Sales Champion - Traineeship in sales management with some aspects of trade marketing and sales controlling.
- Fashion Hero - Traineeship in buying and production, as well as product management with some aspects of the whole product cycle.
- Retail Rockstar - with the traineeship in MARC O’POLO Retail, you will become an expert in buying and specialist in everything that happens in shops behind the scenes as well as visual merchandising.
GAP in Fashion
“GAP in Fashion” was launched for all graduates who are passionate about the fashion business but not quite sure exactly which area they should go into: Three companies - MARC O’POLO, the consulting pro + partner as well as the TextilWirtschaft and the Fachmagazin für die Textil- und Bekleidungsbranche (technical magazine for the textile and clothing sector) - are offering the chance to get to know various companies and areas in the fashion and lifestyle industries and commit your time to a passion project over one year.
New immediate coronavirus help
New immediate coronavirus help - the Hildegardis-Verein is offering interest free loans to students with a simplified application process
Bonn, 27 April 2020 In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Hildegardis-Verein is starting an immediate help programme for students. Applications for the interest free loan, which the Group has been issuing since being founded in 1907, will be assessed and granted in simplified processes. The simplified process includes an increase to up to €3,000. The Chair of the Hildegardis-Verein, Charlotte Kreuter-Kirchhof explains, “We want students in this situation to be helped in a quick and hassle-free way. We want to welcome them into our network.”