education

For the student the choice for a vocational training is an important and very personal initiative. Often it means the start of a new life. Our donors realize that education at certain training institutes is not financed by the government and that therefore some help is necessary.

For practical reasons we only support educational institutes in Europe with whom we are associated.

training institutes we support

The Netherlands

Germany

Switzerland

criteria

Our criteria:

  • you are not older than 35 years
  • the training institute is mentioned in the list above
  • you are at least in your second year (we consider the first year as a probationary year)
  • the academic year has not yet started (apply 3 months before)
  • this is your first vocational training
  • your application has reached us before the 1st of July or, when the school year is deviant, at least two months before the start of the course

Application step by step

You have to fill out our questionnaire and will be asked to attach the following documents:

  • your personal motivation
  • an official proof of registration from the training institute
  • a reference from someone who knows you well and who believes in your  educational choice
  • a confirmation of the school administration that they have done research about local funding and that all efforts have been made to help you find the necessary means for your education
  • a copy of your passport

Your application will be dealt with in our board meeting. In case of a positive decision, the funds will be transferred directly to the institute.

evaluation

We require an evaluation at the end of each academic year. For the student this is a moment of reflection and, of course, we are interested in your personal findings. We offer you the following guidelines:

  • how do you look back on the past school year? What were the highlights; were there any difficulties?
  • Does the education live up to your expectations?
  • If your education is not finished: are you planning to subscribe for the following year?
  • If you have finalized your education, please let us know that you have graduated.
  • What are your plans for the future and how will your education be of use in this?

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Only complete applications that have reached the office at least 14 days before the date of a board meeting can be put on the agenda.

Board meetings 2019

  • 8 January
  • 14 February
  • 11 March

22 March Annual meeting.

  • 10 April
  • 14 May
  • 11 June
  • 3 September
  • 1 October
  • 5 November
  • 9 December