Education Bonus (Bildungsprämie)

Intensive Language Courses through Education Bonus • Funding for Further Education • Group Courses • Information • Requirements



About Education Bonus (Bildungspämie)

The Bildungsprämie is a nationwide funding program for continuing vocational training, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) of the European Union.

With the education bonus, 50% of the course fees - up to a maximum of 500 € - for professional development are reimbursed by means of a reward voucher. The award voucher can be applied for every two calendar years.

As an ISO-certified and AZAV-accredited training provider, our group courses starting at € 500 are eligible for an education grant.

The education bonus or the award voucher can be purchased at the GoAcademy! Sprachschule Dusseldorf be used for all courses that meet the legal requirements - currently all publicly announced group courses from 500 €.

In addition, there is the possibility for workers in NRW, the opportunity to take their educational leave abroad. According to the Employee Training Act NRW (AWbG) educational leave can also be carried out in Paris (Bildungsurlaub Französisch) and London and Brighton (Bildungsurlaub Englisch).

The benefits of booking language courses through education bonus at GoAcademy! Sprachschule Dusseldorf are:

  • ISO certified AZAV accredited training provider
  • Refreshing and expanding your language skills with particularly practical, job-related content
  • Language lessons only with qualified native speakers
  • Reimbursement of 50% of the course costs up to max. 500 €


Education Bonus Requirements

Prerequisite for the receipt of a premium voucher is the participation in a consultation in one of about 600 bonus advice centers in Germany. The counseling center checks on the basis of the available documents whether you fulfill the eligibility requirements. Then you will get support in finding a suitable training course and, if necessary, for a provider in your area.

Finally, the award voucher will be generated with your personal training goal. The award voucher will be handed out to you immediately after the interview along with other materials. Among them is also a guide, in which the further procedure is described.


  • The course serves to improve your chances on the job market
  • The course must be complete in content
  • The course must be publicly announced and freely accessible
  • The course fee may not exceed 1.000 €
  • You are 25 years old
  • They work at least 15 hours a week on average
  • You are self-employed, you are employed in maternity protection, parental or nursing time
  • Your taxable annual income is a maximum of € 20,000
  • You are a German citizen or have a German work permit


For a consultationat our school you should bring:

  • A valid photo ID and possibly a valid residence permit (non-EU citizens).
  • A current income tax assessment (not older than two years) or pay statement (not older than three months)


Please note:

  • At the time of the consultation, no invoice for the measure may have been created by the further training provider!
  • The consultation is offered for free


Do you want to learn a language?



We are happy to help you! If you have any questions about educational leave or if you would like a detailed consultation, our colleagues will be pleased to advise you.

You can contact us directly to make an appointment.

+49 (0) 211 - 68 41 52