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Funding with a Bildungsgutschein (German Education Voucher)

How to successfully apply and learn to code for free!

What is a Bildungsgutschein?

A Bildungsgutschein is an educational voucher provided by the employment agency/Jobcenter (Agentur für Arbeit) issued to people who are unemployed (or soon to be unemployed). This voucher covers all costs for further training to help people get a job quicker and tackle unemployment.

Only institutions that have passed a rigorous certification process are allowed to accept a Bildungsgutschein. Code Labs Academy is proudly certified and therefore all our bootcamps are not only accessible this way, but have also been quality checked!

Does it cover full tuition?

Yes! The Bildungsgutschein covers all academic costs of the educational institution providing your training. Once you have received your voucher, you only need to invest in your time and hard work.

Who can apply?

The minimum requirements to be eligible for a Bildungsgutschein are:

Registered as a German resident

whether you’re a German citizen or a foreigner living in Germany, you must have an Anmeldebescheinigung (registration certificate AKA a proof of address).

Fall into one of these categories:

Receiving Unemployment Benefits

If you’re currently receiving Arbeitslosengeld I (unemployment benefits), you can also apply for a Bildungsgutschein to help you get a new job.

Facing Imminent Unemployment

If your current job contract will expire soon, or you’ve been told your job is at risk of redundancy, you may also be granted a Bildungsgutschein. However, you must have worked and paid taxes for at least one year in order to be eligible for the Bildungsgutschein.

Funding with a Bildungsgutschein - Code Labs Academy

How can I apply?


Make sure you’re registered at the Agentur für Arbeit or Jobcenter either as unemployed or an advice seeker.


Book a consultation appointment online at your local Agentur für Arbeit or Jobcenter, by calling 0800 4 555500, or by visiting your local office in person.


Apply for one of our bootcamps before your appointment at the Jobcenter - Schedule a meeting with us and we’ll provide you with all the information you need to know about our bootcamps for your voucher application.


Attend your appointment at the Agency or Jobcenter ready to make a good case for why a bootcamp with CLA is right for your career goals.


Once you’ve been granted your voucher, contact us with the good news! We’ll sign your voucher to return to your agent and send you our Participant contract to officially sign up as a CLA participant.

Want to get in touch?

We’d be more than happy to help you explore the option of funding our bootcamp with a Bildungsgutschein.