Educational leave (Bildungsurlaub)

Sprachinstitut TREFFPUNKT Bamberg - Photo from lessonsDo you need to learn or improve languages for your job? But you don’t know how to manage studying within your busy work routine? The German government promotes lifelong learning through Bildungsurlaub (educational leave).

Especially language skills becoming increasingly important for people who are looking for further professional development or specialisation. Therefore we are pleased to offer you support and advice in finding the right language course for you at TREFFPUNKT. We ensure that your language skills will improve to reach the next step in your career.

What does TREFFPUNKT offer?  

We help you to improve your language skills and offer different types of courses:

  • Business language courses
  • Individual language training through one-to-one tuition
  • Help and support in finding the right course for you
  • Personalised course instructions

What is Bildungsurlaub?

Bildungsurlaub is the possibility to have a paid time off from work for educational training despite being fully employed. Depending on the Bundesland (Federal State) you can have every year time off to participate in Bildungsveranstaltungen. It is important that the course is officially recognised as Bildungsurlaub and that it includes working or socio-political topics. Please get in touch with us if you are not sure if we are official recognised in your Bundesland.

Who is entitled?

In Germany education is managed individually by the Bundesländer. Therefore the location of your workplace is decisive. Each Bundesland has different regulations for applying for Bildungsurlaub.

Basically, all employees who have a work relationship which has existed for more than six months are entitled. Only Bavaria and Saxonia have no regulations for Bildungsurlaub. Please have a look in your collective agreement or employment contract if there is a separate clause for Bildungsurlaub.

How to apply for Bildungsurlaub?

The application process is different in each Bundesland. A personalised course instruction with the program and content of your course is usually requested. We will be happy to support you and draw you up your personal course plan.

Please get in touch with us if we are not officially recognised in your Bundesland. We will definitely find a solution to support you with your educational training.


Education premium (Bildungsprämie)

Employees who cannot bear the costs of training programs on their own are finacially supported through the Government. The training credit from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research will enable you to save up to half of the seminar fees.

We fulfil all qualifications for Bildungsprämie

  • statutory recognition
  • certification
  • quality assurance

(Das Bundesprogramm Bildungsprämie wird vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung und dem Europäischen Sozialfonds gefördert)


We are happy to support you with your further training!