Continuing education grant

This programme aims to encourage people on a low income to take part in continuing vocational education and training (CVET) and increase their participation in CVET measures. Individuals aged 25 or over who are in gainful employment and whose annual taxable income does not exceed € 20,000 (or € 40,000 if taxes are assessed jointly) qualify for the grant. The Federation will bear a maximum of half the costs of CVET measures, and the supported CVET measure itself may not exceed € 1,000 (including VAT).

Profile of the programme

Target group
  • Employees

and self-employed persons, particularly persons in gainful employment on a low income who did not or could not take part in CVET measures up to now for financial reasons.

Implementation period

2014.07.01 - 2020.12.31

  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Thematic objective

C: Investing in education, training and vocational training for skills and life-long learning

Additional Information

web­site of pro­gramme


Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

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