Government financial support: Prämiengutschein
A Prämiengutschein or Bildungsprämie is financial support from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. It covers 50% of course, material, exam and registration fees for training costs up to a total of €1000.
You are eligible for a Prämiengutschein every two calendar years if you satisfy the following conditions:
- You have had your 25th birthday
- You work at least 15 hours per week or you are a on parental/care leave
- You earn a taxable income under €20,000 (joint income of €40,000).
Further information, including a FAQ-Liste and a checklist (Vorab-Check) is available on the Bildungsprämie website here (German only). Please note: Prämiengutschein can only be used for training programs with a maximum value of €1000 (including VAT).