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Promotion of career advancement


Participants in vocational advancement measures – such as master craftsman, technician, business administrator or educator – can receive financial support regardless of age. You will receive a contribution to the costs of further training regardless of your income and, in the case of full-time measures, an additional contribution to your living expenses depending on your income. Funding is provided by natural persons, not companies.

Who should I contact?

For persons whose primary residence is in Lower Saxony and Bremen, the responsibility lies with the Investment and Development Bank of Lower Saxony - NBank.

Requirements

  • attendance at a training course that is eligible for funding,
  • Admission to the public law examination
  • Meeting personal requirements

Which documents are required?

  • Application for benefits under the Upgrading Training Act (AFBG)

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The application must be submitted by the last day of teaching of the measure or section of the measure at the latest. Measure grants (course and examination fees) can be granted retroactively if the application is submitted in due time (see above).

Maintenance payments cannot be applied for retroactively. They are paid from the beginning of the month in which classes begin, but no earlier than the beginning of the month of application. The benefit ends at the end of the month in which the last class is held.

Processing duration

If possible, please contact the competent authority two months before the start of the measure. In this way, the documents are as up-to-date as possible and the processing can usually be completed by the start of the course. In the summer months, a longer processing time may be expected.

Applications / forms

What else should I know?

The funding consists proportionately of a grant and a loan. As the granting authority, the competent authority decides on the amount of the loan and on the amount of the subsidy portion of the measure or maintenance contribution, as well as on the duration during which a maintenance loan is granted for the examination preparation period.

Loan offer: The Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) sends the beneficiary a concrete loan offer in the amount of the loan entitlement stated in the approval notice. In a private-law framework loan agreement with KfW, the beneficiaries can determine whether and to what extent they want to make use of the offer.

Accepting the loan is strongly recommended, as this is the only way to ensure that the loan can be forgiven

Supporting institutions

The Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) sends the beneficiary a concrete loan offer in the amount of the loan entitlement stated in the approval notice.

Technically approved by

Investment and Development Bank of Lower Saxony - NBank

Professionally released on

27.09.2016

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)