Grants for language courses | Private individuals & companies

Overview of grants in Austria | By state

Do you want to learn a new language, refresh or perfect your language skills and so improve your career prospects?

An investment in your education or that of your staff doesn’t have to just cost money. Use one of the grants below!

If you have any questions about grants for your language course, please contact us by e-mail (info@casalinguae.at), telephone (+43 660 4574673 | +43 669 11774548) or using our contact form.

We will immediately send you all the key information on course funding in your state.

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Which grants are available?

It’s not easy to find your way through the funding jungle.

We have therefore compiled a list here for each state, which should help you as a private individual or as a company to find the right grant for your language course, regardless of whether you choose a classroom course or an online course.

IMPORTANT!
As well as the grants, the language courses and training for you and your staff can also be
offset against tax.

Every problem has a solution.
You just need to know where to look!

We are by your side with help and advice.

Overview – Choose your state

Information provided without liability. Please note that you are entitled to grants only if you meet the specified conditions.

WAFF Förderung

CL: CasaLinguae is an Ö-Cert quality supplier & recognised training provider.

You can therefore obtain funding for your courses from the Vienna Employment Promotion Fund (WAFF).
https://www.waff.at/foerderungen/

PRIVATE GRANTS

WAFF
Training account

Nordbahnstraße 36, Staircase 1 , 3rd floor
A-1020 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 21748555
E-mail:
bbe@waff.at or waff@waff.at
https://www.waff.at/foerderungen/

GRANTS FOR COMPANIES

WAFF
Qualification grant for Viennese businesses

Nordbahnstraße 36/1 4th floor / Rm. 3 Staircase 1, 3rd floor
A-1020 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 21748212
E-mail:
ingrid.pirkner@waff.at
https://www.waff.at/unternehmen/foerderung-qualifizierung/

WKO
Provisions for trainees with learning difficulties

Up to 100% of the costs – for tutoring and leave of absence

What is funded?

Costs to the business for:

  • Additional vocational college lessons owing to repetition of a vocational college class
  • Preparatory courses for re-examination at vocational college or for the theoretical final apprenticeship exam
  • Preparatory courses for exams at vocational college in individual compulsory subjects (up to 31.03.2021)
  • Tutored courses up to compulsory school level (German, Mathematics, a modern foreign language or native language for trainees with a migrant background)

Vocational qualification management – Trainee grants office

Straße der Wiener Wirtschaft 1
A-1020 Vienna

Tel.: +43 1 51450 2460
E-mail:
lehre.foerdern@wkw.at

https://www.wko.at/service/bildung-lehre/Merkblatt_-_Massnahmen_fuer_Lehrlinge_mit_Lernschwierigkei.html

AMS GRANTS

AMS Vienna regional office
Ungargasse 37
A-1030 Vienna

Tel.: +43 50 904940
E-mail:
ams.wien@ams.at

PRIVATE grants

AMS
Training leave

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/bildungskarenz#wien

AMS
Part-time training grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/bildungsteilzeitgeld#wien

AMS
Further education grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/weiterbildungsgeld#wien

Grants for COMPANIES

AMS
Qualification grant for employees

https://www.ams.at/unternehmen/personal–und-organisationsentwicklung/qualifizierungsfoerderung-fuer-beschaeftigte#wien

Private grants

State government
Lower Austria education grant

Landhausplatz 1, Haus 8, A-3109 St. Pölten
Tel.: +43 2742 9005-9555 (employee hotline)
Fax: +43 2742 9005-11230
E-mail:
bildungsfoerderung@noel.gv.at
http://www.noel.gv.at/noe/Arbeitsmarkt/Foerderung_noeBildungsfoerderung.html

Grants for companies (small and medium-sized businesses)

State government
Training bonus for business management

Office of the Lower Austria state government
Department of economics, tourism and technology
Landhausplatz 1, Haus 14
A-3109 St. Pölten
Lower Austria citizens’ service – Tel.: +43 2742 9005-9005
E-mail: 
post.wst3@noel.gv.at
http://www.noe.gv.at/noe/Wirtschaft-Tourismus-Technologie/Weiterbildungsbonus_fuer_Unternehmensfuehrung_-_Foerderun.html


WKO
Provisions for trainees with learning difficulties

Up to 100% of the costs – for tutoring and leave of absence

What is funded?

Costs to the business in the case of:

  • Additional vocational college lessons owing to repetition of a vocational college class
  • Preparatory courses for re-examination at vocational college or for the theoretical final apprenticeship exam
  • Preparatory courses for exams at vocational college in individual compulsory subjects (up to 31.03.2021)
  • Tutored courses up to compulsory school level (German, Mathematics, a modern foreign language or native language for trainees with a migrant background)

Trainee grants office

Wirtschaftskammer-Platz 1
A-3100 
St. Pölten

Tel.: +43 2742 85117570
E-mail:
lehre.foerdern@wknoe.at

https://www.wko.at/service/bildung-lehre/Merkblatt_-_Massnahmen_fuer_Lehrlinge_mit_Lernschwierigkei.html

AMS GRANTS

AMS Lower Austria regional office
Hohenstaufengasse 2
A-1010 Vienna

Tel.: +43 50 904340
E-mail:
ams.niederoesterreich@ams.at

PRIVATE grants

AMS
Training leave

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/bildungskarenz#niederoesterreich

AMS
Part-time training grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/bildungsteilzeitgeld#niederoesterreich

AMS
Further education grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/weiterbildungsgeld#niederoesterreich

Grants for COMPANIES

AMS
Qualification grant for employees

https://www.ams.at/unternehmen/personal–und-organisationsentwicklung/qualifizierungsfoerderung-fuer-beschaeftigte#niederoesterreich

How to apply for your grant

Private grants

State government
Qualification funding grant

Office of the Burgenland state government
Department 6 – Funding unit
Europaplatz 1
A-7000 Eisenstadt

Maria Baschny
Tel.: +43 57600-2333

Melanie Gollubics
Tel.: 43 57600-2286

E-mail: post.a6-anf(at)bgld.gv.at
https://www.burgenland.at/themen/arbeit/arbeitnehmerfoerderung/qualifikationsfoerderungszuschuss/

Grants for companies

State government
WiBuG – Education and training of business people, skilled employees and managers

Wirtschaft Burgenland GmbH – WiBuG, technology centre
Marktstraße 3
7000 Eisenstadt, Austria

Mario Plachy, MA
Tel.: +43 59010-2166
E-mail:
mario.plachy@wirtschaft-burgenland.at
https://wirtschaft-burgenland.at/foerderung/aus-und-weiterbildung-von-unternehmerinnen-fach-und-fuehrungskraeften/

WKO
Provisions for trainees with learning difficulties

Up to 100% of the costs – for tutoring and leave of absence

What is funded?

Costs to the business in the case of:

  • Additional vocational college lessons owing to repetition of a vocational college class
  • Preparatory courses for re-examination at vocational college or for the theoretical final apprenticeship exam
  • Preparatory courses for exams at vocational college in individual compulsory subjects (up to 31.03.2021)
  • Tutored courses up to compulsory school level (German, Mathematics, a modern foreign language or native language for trainees with a migrant background)

Engineer certification authority

Robert-Graf-Platz 1
A-7000 
Eisenstadt
Tel.: +43 590907

https://www.wko.at/service/bildung-lehre/Merkblatt_-_Massnahmen_fuer_Lehrlinge_mit_Lernschwierigkei.html

AMS GRANTS

AMS Burgenland regional office
Permayerstraße 10
A-7000 Eisenstadt

Tel.: +43 50 904140
E-mail:
ams.burgenland@ams.at

PRIVATE grants

AMS
Training leave

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/bildungskarenz#burgenland

AMS
Part-time training grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/bildungsteilzeitgeld#burgenland

AMS
Further education grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/weiterbildungsgeld#burgenland

Grants for COMPANIES

AMS
Qualification grant for employees

https://www.ams.at/unternehmen/personal–und-organisationsentwicklung/qualifizierungsfoerderung-fuer-beschaeftigte#burgenland

How to apply for your grant

PRIVATE / BUSINESS

One-person businesses and small businesses with a maximum of five full-time employees

State government
Upper Austria training account

Office of the Upper Austria state government
Ministry of society, social affairs and health
Department of society
Bahnhofplatz 1
A-4021 Linz
Tel.: +43 732 7720-14900
Fax: +43 732 7720-211787

E-mail: bildungskonto@ooe.gv.at
https://www.land-oberoesterreich.gv.at/170925.htm

Grants for companies

BUSINESSES (SMEs with up to 249 employees)

State government
Innovative skills for SMEs

Office of the Upper Austria state government
Department of economics and research
Ministry of regional planning, economic and rural development
Department of economics and research
Bahnhofplatz 1
A-4021 Linz

Tel.: +43 732 7720-15121
https://www.land-oberoesterreich.gv.at/184314.htm

WKO
Provisions for trainees with learning difficulties

Up to 100% of the costs – for tutoring and leave of absence

What is funded?

Costs to the business in the case of:

  • Additional vocational college lessons owing to repetition of a vocational college class
  • Preparatory courses for re-examination at vocational college or for the theoretical final apprenticeship exam
  • Preparatory courses for exams at vocational college in individual compulsory subjects (up to 31.03.2021)
  • Tutored courses up to compulsory school level (German, Mathematics, a modern foreign language or native language for trainees with a migrant background)

Department of educational policy – Promoting teaching

Wiener Straße 150
A-4020 Linz

Tel.: +43 590909-2010
E-mail:
lehre.foerdern@wkooe.at

https://www.wko.at/service/bildung-lehre/Merkblatt_-_Massnahmen_fuer_Lehrlinge_mit_Lernschwierigkei.html

AMS GRANTS

AMS Upper Austria regional office
Europaplatz 9
A-4021 Linz

Tel.: +43 50 904440
E-mail:
ams.oberoesterreich@ams.at

PRIVATE grants

AMS
Training leave

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/bildungskarenz#oberoesterreich

AMS
Part-time training grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/bildungsteilzeitgeld#oberoesterreich

AMS
Further education grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/weiterbildungsgeld#oberoesterreich

Grants for COMPANIES

AMS
Qualification grant for employees

https://www.ams.at/unternehmen/personal–und-organisationsentwicklung/qualifizierungsfoerderung-fuer-beschaeftigte#oberoesterreich

How to apply for your grant

PRIVATE

City of Graz
Graz fund for advancement and development

ÖSB Consulting GmbH
Eggenberger Allee 40 – 42
A-8020 Graz
Service responsible:
Labour and employment unit

Färberplatz 1
8010 Graz


Management: Mag.phil. Bettina Absenger, MA
Tel.: +43 316 872-6377
E-mail:
bettina.absenger@stadt.graz.at
E-mail:
grafo@oesb.at
https://www.graz.at/cms/beitrag/10255147/7762114

Grants for companies

Styrian business development agency Ltd.
Erfolgs!Kurs – The grant for knowledge growth in the area of digitalisation and globalisation

Nikolaiplatz 2
A-8020 Graz

Tel.: +43 316 7093-0
https://www.sfg.at/cms/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/detailinformation_erfolgs_kurs.pdf

WKO
Provisions for trainees with learning difficulties

Up to 100% of the costs – for tutoring and leave of absence

What is funded?

Costs to the business in the case of:

  • Additional vocational college lessons owing to repetition of a vocational college class
  • Preparatory courses for re-examination at vocational college or for the theoretical final apprenticeship exam
  • Preparatory courses for exams at vocational college in individual compulsory subjects (up to 31.03.2021)
  • Tutored courses up to compulsory school level (German, Mathematics, a modern foreign language or native language for trainees with a migrant background)

Funding unit

Körblergasse 111 – 113
A-8010 
Graz

Tel.: +43 316 601106
E-mail:
lehre.foerdern@wkstmk.at

https://www.wko.at/service/bildung-lehre/Merkblatt_-_Massnahmen_fuer_Lehrlinge_mit_Lernschwierigkei.html

AMS GRANTS

AMS Styria regional office
Babenbergerstraße 33
A-8020 Graz

Tel.: +43 316 7081
E-mail:
ams.steiermark@ams.at

PRIVATE grants

 

AMS
Training leave

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/bildungskarenz#steiermark

AMS
Part-time training grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/bildungsteilzeitgeld#steiermark

AMS
Further education grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/weiterbildungsgeld#steiermark

Grants for COMPANIES

AMS
Qualification grant for employees

https://www.ams.at/unternehmen/personal–und-organisationsentwicklung/qualifizierungsfoerderung-fuer-beschaeftigte#steiermark

How to apply for your grant

FUNDING for PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS & COMPANIES

PRIVATE / BUSINESS (Self-employed people with up to 5 employees/trainees)

State government
Salzburg education cheque

Office of the Salzburg state government
Department 1 – Economics, tourism and communities
Südtirolerplatz 11, 4th floor
A-5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8042-3600
E-mail:
bildungsscheck@salzburg.gv.at

Contacts
Gerhard Walcher
E-mail:
g.walcher@salzburg.gv.at

 

WKO
Provisions for trainees with learning difficulties

Up to 100% of the costs – for tutoring and leave of absence

What is funded?

Costs to the business in the case of:

  • Additional vocational college lessons owing to repetition of a vocational college class
  • Preparatory courses for re-examination at vocational college or for the theoretical final apprenticeship exam
  • Preparatory courses for exams at vocational college in individual compulsory subjects (up to 31.03.2021)
  • Tutored courses up to compulsory school level (German, Mathematics, a modern foreign language or native language for trainees with a migrant background)

Trainee grants

Julius-Raab-Platz 2a
A-5027
Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 88 88 362
E-mail:
lehre.foerdern@wks.at

https://www.wko.at/service/bildung-lehre/Merkblatt_-_Massnahmen_fuer_Lehrlinge_mit_Lernschwierigkei.html

AMS GRANTS

AMS Salzburg regional office
Auerspergstraße 67a
A-5020 Salzburg

Tel.: +43 662 8883
E-mail:
ams.salzburg@ams.at

PRIVATE grants

AMS
Training leave

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/bildungskarenz#salzburg

AMS
Part-time training grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/bildungsteilzeitgeld#salzburg

AMS
Further education grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/weiterbildungsgeld#salzburg

Grants for COMPANIES

AMS
Qualification grant for employees

https://www.ams.at/unternehmen/personal–und-organisationsentwicklung/qualifizierungsfoerderung-fuer-beschaeftigte#salzburg

How to apply for your grant

PRIVATE

State government
Carinthia employee development (BF-L2)

Völkermarkter Ring 29
A-9021 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Tel.: +43 50 536-31102
Fax: +43 50 536-31000

E-mail: abt11.alw@ktn.gv.at
https://www.ktn.gv.at/Service/Formulare-und-Leistungen/BF-L2

Grants for companies

Grant for owners of small and micro-businesses with up to 49 employees & balance or turnover up to 10 m EUR

Carinthia economic development fund (KWF)

Völkermarkter Ring 21 – 23
A-9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Tel.: +43 463 55800-0

Dagmar Freundl
E-Mail: freundl@kwf.at
Tel.: +43 463 55 800-30

Peter Pucker, M.Sc.,
E-mail: Bakk.pucker@kwf.at
Tel.: +43 463 55800-51

Monika Walder
E-mail: walder@kwf.at
Tel.: +43 463 55800-83

kwf.at/foerderungen/kwf-programm-qualifizierungsscheck

WKO
Provisions for trainees with learning difficulties

Up to 100% of the costs – for tutoring and leave of absence

What is funded?

Costs to the business in the case of:

  • Additional vocational college lessons owing to repetition of a vocational college class
  • Preparatory courses for re-examination at vocational college or for the theoretical final apprenticeship exam
  • Preparatory courses for exams at vocational college in individual compulsory subjects (up to 31.03.2021)
  • Tutored courses up to compulsory school level (German, Mathematics, a modern foreign language or native language for trainees with a migrant background)

 

Trainee grants office

Koschutastraße 3
A-9020
Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Tel.: +43 590904-882
E-mail:
lehre.foerdern@wkk.or.at

https://www.wko.at/service/bildung-lehre/Merkblatt_-_Massnahmen_fuer_Lehrlinge_mit_Lernschwierigkei.html

AMS GRANTS

AMS Carinthia regional office
A-9021 Klagenfurt
Tel.: +43 463 3831
E-mail:
ams.kaernten@ams.at

PRIVATE grants

AMS
Training leave

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/bildungskarenz#kaernten

AMS
Part-time training grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/bildungsteilzeitgeld#kaernten

AMS
Further education grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/weiterbildungsgeld#kaernten

Grants for COMPANIES

AMS
Qualification grant for employees

https://www.ams.at/unternehmen/personal–und-organisationsentwicklung/qualifizierungsfoerderung-fuer-beschaeftigte#kaernten

How to apply for your grant

GRANTS for PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS & COMPANIES

PRIVATE / BUSINESS (Self-employed people with up to 9 employees)

State government
Update education grant

Department of society and employment
Meinhardstraße 16
A-6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 512 508-7871 | +43 512 508-807804
E-mail:
gesellschaft.arbeit@tirol.gv.at

Contacts

Manuel Kranebitter
Tel.: +43 512 508-7874
E-mail: ga.arbeit@tirol.gv.at (individual funding)

Karin Seyrling
Tel.: +43 512 508-7875
E-mail: ga.arbeit@tirol.gv.at (administrator)

https://www.tirol.gv.at/arbeit-wirtschaft/arbeit/arbeitsmarktfoerderung/bildungsgeld-update/

PRIVATE & COMPANIES

Self-employed people with a maximum of compulsory school level, a qualification from a polytechnic college, or a professional qualification abroad that is not formally recognised, who have worked as a one-person business for at least one year.

State government
Tyrol training bonus

Department of society and employment
Meinhardstraße 16
A-6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 512 508-7871

Contacts

Manuel Kranebitter
Tel.: +43 512 508-7874
E-mail: ga.arbeit@tirol.gv.at

https://www.tirol.gv.at/arbeit-wirtschaft/arbeit/arbeitsmarktfoerderung/weiterbildungsbonus-tirol/

WKO
Provisions for trainees with learning difficulties

Up to 100% of the costs – for tutoring and leave of absence

What is funded?

Costs to the business in the case of:

  • Additional vocational college lessons owing to repetition of a vocational college class
  • Preparatory courses for re-examination at vocational college or for the theoretical final apprenticeship exam
  • Preparatory courses for exams at vocational college in individual compulsory subjects (up to 31.03.2021)
  • Tutored courses up to compulsory school level (German, Mathematics, a modern foreign language or native language for trainees with a migrant background)

Tyrol trainee grants office

Egger-Lienz-Straße 118
A-6020 Innsbruck

Tel.: +43 590905-7303
E-mail:
lehre.foerdern@wktirol.at

https://www.wko.at/service/bildung-lehre/Merkblatt_-_Massnahmen_fuer_Lehrlinge_mit_Lernschwierigkei.html

AMS GRANTS

AMS Tyrol regional office
Amraser Straße 8
A-6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: +43 50 904740
E-mail:
ams.tirol@ams.at

PRIVATE grants

AMS
Training leave

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/bildungskarenz#tirol

AMS
Part-time training grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/bildungsteilzeitgeld#tirol

 

AMS
Further education grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/weiterbildungsgeld#tirol

Grants for COMPANIES

AMS
Qualification grant for employees

https://www.ams.at/unternehmen/personal–und-organisationsentwicklung/qualifizierungsfoerderung-fuer-beschaeftigte#tirol

How to apply for your grant

AMS GRANTS

AMS Vorarlberg regional office
Rheinstraße 33
A-6901 Bregenz
Tel.: +43 557 691-0
E-mail:
ams.vorarlberg@ams.at

PRIVATE grants

AMS
Training leave

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/bildungskarenz#vorarlberg

AMS
Part-time training grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/bildungsteilzeitgeld#vorarlberg

AMS
Further education grant

https://www.ams.at/arbeitsuchende/aus-und-weiterbildung/so-foerdern-wir-ihre-aus–und-weiterbildung-/weiterbildungsgeld#vorarlberg

Grants for COMPANIES

AMS
Qualification grant for employees

https://www.ams.at/unternehmen/personal–und-organisationsentwicklung/qualifizierungsfoerderung-fuer-beschaeftigte#vorarlberg

How to apply for your grant

GRANTS for Austria

SWF – Social and further education fund
Education & training for temporary employees

Altmannsdorfer Straße 89/3/9
A-1120 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 890 9084-0
E-mail:
office@swf-akue.at

https://www.swf-akue.at/index.php/weiterbildungen

https://www.swf-akue.at/index.php/weiterbildungen

Education grants in Austria
A service of the Austrian chambers of commerce

https://bildungsfoerderung.bic.at

AMS
Overview of contacts at AMS

https://www.ams.at/organisation/adressen-und-telefonnummern

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