Financial assistance

DAS SPRACHENSTUDIO is a partner of MA35 (Immigration, Citizenship and Registry Offices of the City of Vienna) and partner and testing center for the Austrian Integration Fund  (Österreichischen Integrationsfonds). We therefore honor the following coupons:

1. ÖIF coupon for Level A2 for 750 €

Further information under: http://www.integrationsfonds.at/iv/faq/

2. Viennese language coupon (Wiener Sprachgutscheine) for 300 €

Further information under:  http://www.wien.gv.at/menschen/integration/deutsch-lernen/sprachgutscheine.html

AMS

Through the „Weiterbildungskonto“ (Further Education Fund) “WAFF” provides assistance for career related measures for both employed and unemployed citizens of Vienna, if they attend courses offered by Das Sprachenstudio (a recognised education provider).

Who would be assisted, and how much?

  • Employed persons: 55% of the course costs, up to € 200,-
  • Recent immigrants with “Niederlassungsbewilligung beschränkt” (limited permission to establish residency): 50% of the course costs, up to € 200,-
  • Unemployed persons (or those on parental/educational leave; those on social assistance): 50% of course costs, up to € 300,-
  • Applications for assistance to „WAFF“ must be submitted at the latest three months after the completion of the course (or after completion of the exam).
  • You are given time, at the most, until the registration of your main home address in Vienna (Meldebestätigung).

Goal:
The Arbeitsmarktservice (employment centre) assists individual tuition, group tuition and also a combination there of in your target language, in order to increase your chances to attain employment in a new professional field.

How much?
It is important that you attend a minimum of 10 lesson hours per week ( 1 lesson = 55 minutes).

Das Sprachenstudio will provide you with a cost estimate for you to present to the contact person responsible. After approval by the „AMS“ all costs may be subsidised up to 100%. Our staff will gladly advise you at any time.

Assistance for companies based in Vienna

“WAFF” opens up new possibilities to companies through inter-cultural expertise.

Goal:
Employees who wish to ensure their ongoing emplyment through further qualification, OR employees who wish to more easily facilitate their work duties through further education.

Which companies may be assisted?
Companies whose employees do not qualify for „AMS“ may now have the opportunity for their employees to be assisted in language course training by „WAFF“.

How much?
Starting from an investment of 1000 Euro in a language training course, companies may be reimbursed 50% of the costs from „WAFF“.

Qualification assitance for employed persons within the framework of the ESF (European Social Fund) – goal 2

Goal:
Employees who wish to ensure their ongoing emplyment through further qualification, OR employees who wish to more easily facilitate their work duties through further education.

Which persons will be assisted?

  • Employed persons from 45 years of age in fully insured employment.
  • Women below 45 years of age, who have completed at the most a middle school education, who are in a fully insured employment situation
  • Persons resuming employment (after child-care or parental leave), a half year prior to resumption of employment up to a year after re-employment.

How much:
The amount of assistance is equal to 60%. In the case of assistance for women under 45 years of age, 70%.