Institute for Scientific Continuing Education
- Attendance fees
- Examination fees
- Technical literature
- Working materials, office supplies, and postage
- Library membership fee
- Travel expenses to classroom events (€0.30 per kilometer)
- Meal allowance
- Overnight expenses
- Baden-Württemberg: ESF in BW
- Bavaria: ESF in Bavaria
- Brandenburg: Education check
- Brandenburg: Qualification grants for SMEs
- Bremen: Further education check
- Hamburg: Continuing Education Bonus
- Hesse: Pro degree
- Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: Education check
- Lower Saxony: Program "WiN - Continuing Education in Lower Saxony"
- North Rhine-Westphalia: Education check
- Rhineland-Palatinate: QualiScheck
- Saxony: Further education check
- Saxony-Anhalt: Program "Saxony-Anhalt Continuing Education"
- Schleswig-Holstein: State program "Arbeit Aktion A - Beratungsnetzwerk Fachkräftesicherung"
- Thuringia: Continuing education check
- Funding further education guide (Test 09/2011)
- Funding continuing education: New rules in four states (Test Special 07/2012)
- Money and Time for Education (Test Special 02/2012)
- Checklist for continuing education (Test 09/2003)
- InfoWeb Continuing Education: The Continuing Education Search Engine
- Study funding and financing: Deutsche Bildung GmbH
- Funding database: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
- Further education database: Funding opportunities of the state of Brandenburg
- Scholarship database from E-fellows
- Federal Ministry of Education and Research: Aufstieg durch Bildung
- Komm mach MINT: National Pact for Women in STEM Professions
- The Federal Government: High-Tech Strategy
Continuing education is an investment in your own future that will enrich you in your career or even your personal life. In order to meet the financial demands, there are a variety of funding opportunities available to support you during your continuing education.
In the following, you will find more detailed information on various points of contact for funding and claims associated with it. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.
Under the Education Leave Act, employees in Baden-Württemberg are entitled to five education days per year with continued payment of salary. Applications must be submitted to the employer at least eight weeks before the start of the training.
The recommended application form, fact sheets and further information can be found on the pages of the government presidiums of Baden-Württemberg.
Institut für Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung
Phone: +49 (0)721 925-2812
Fax: +49 (0)721 925-2811
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Career-related training is fully tax-deductible. Employees enter them in the tax return under income-related expenses, self-employed persons as business expenses. The following costs are deductible:
The tax return can be filed in paper format or electronically up to 4 years retrospectively. When submitting electronically via Elster the salary, for example, is entered automatically.
All information on the education premium is available at www.bildungspraemie.info or via the free service hotline 0800 - 2623000.
A premium voucher covers up to 50% of the course fees or a maximum of 500€. Employees under 20,000 € income can apply for it after a free consultation. The savings voucher is another funding option, regardless of income.
Further education support programs and instruments of the federal states
Many federal states offer funding programs with support from the European Social Fund (ESF). The following websites provide detailed information:
BAföG and education loan
According to Section 7 (2) BAföG, degrees and studies leading to professional qualifications are funded. Information is available from the relevant BAföG offices or via the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Favorable loans are available, for example, through the KfW. You can find an overview of development loans at: http://www.bildungskredit.net/
Support for the gifted
The promotion of the gifted is aimed at particularly gifted people with vocational training. The Foundation Begabtenförderungswerk berufliche Bildung (SBB) coordinates the program. It supports subject-related or subject-independent continuing education with scholarships. Since 2008, there has also been the "Aufstiegsstipendium" (advancement scholarship) for vocational graduates who are aiming for a university degree.
Funding by foundations
Many foundations support continuing education and training. More information can be found via the foundations database of the Association of German Foundations or the database of the Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
Funding by the employer
Many companies and public institutions promote further training measures for their employees. Ask your superiors or the personnel department in which form an individual promotion could be considered for you.
Funding info from Stiftung Warentest
Further databases on grants
If you have not found what you are looking for so far, you can visit the following websites to request more funding opportunities: