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Funding continuing education
The main funding sources at a glance

These days, if you go on to continuing education for your career, you have a good chance of getting help with funding. National and regional funding programmes make it easier to fund your continuing education. Here is an overview of key funding opportunities.


For people in employment

Funding continuing education for people in employment

If you are employed, there are various ways to fund your continuing education, for example individual CE "cheques" (Weiterbildungsscheck), an education "bonus" (Bildungsprämie), an education "voucher" (Bildungsgutschein ) or a career development loan (Aufstiegs-BAföG).


For employers

For employers

Enterprises can receive funding for on-the-job continuing education from the European Social Fund and regional sources, for example the corporate continuing education "cheque" or funding allowing low-qualified workers to reduce their working hours during training.


For freelancers

For freelancers

Freelancers are also eligible for state funding for on-the-job continuing education, for example the corporate continuing education "cheque" or the education "bonus".


For the unemployed and job-seekers

For the unemployed and job-seekers
By taking part in continuing education, the unemployed and job-seekers can markedly improve their chances on the job market. Funding includes the education "voucher", the individual continuing education "cheque" or the career development loan.