Integration Courses (ÖIF)
With the “Blue Federal Voucher” (Blauer Bundesgutschein) you can claim a proportional reimbursement of costs in the maximum amount of € 750.00. The Blue Federal Voucher must be presented to us before or upon registration! The prerequisite for receiving a reimbursement of costs is that within 18 months of the issue of the relevant residence permit (if no extension has been requested and granted) you
- participated in an integration course with a minimum attendance of 75% and
- successfully completed an ÖIF integration exam (including knowledge of values and orientation) at either level A2 or B1.
The cost reimbursement is calculated according to the following scheme:
- for costs up to € 5.00 per teaching unit, 50% of the costs will be covered;
- for costs over € 5.00 per lesson, € 2.50 per lesson will be covered.
However, costs will only be covered in the maximum amount of € 750.00 for 300 teaching units. If several integration courses are completed, the calculation is applied to each individual course and the results are added up. Example: You are taking part in a 3-week intensive German course. This costs € 645.00 and comprises 72 teaching units (UE): € 695/72 = € 8.96 / UE. The ÖIF pays € 2.50 per lesson. The total cost reimbursement for a 3-week German intensive course therefore is: € 2.50 x 72 = € 180.00.
You can find more information about the Blue Federal Voucher at www.integrationsfonds.at or on the hotline +43 (1) 715 10 51-250 (available Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) You can also find answers to the most important questions about the Blue Federal Voucher in the “Information sheet for migrants” that you can get here. Detailed information on the calculation and the procedure for cost reimbursement can be found here.
Procedure for reimbursing costs:
Once you have registered presenting the Blue Federal Voucher, attended an integration course with us and received a completion certificate, we will confirm this on your voucher.
After you’ve completed the course, the next step is to take the ÖIF integration exam. You can find examples and online tests for exam preparation at www.sprachportal.at.
Then send the blue federal voucher together with a copy of your ÖIF certificate and stating your account details by registered mail to:
Landstraßer Hauptstraße 26
Integration Exams (ÖIF)
After successful completion of an ÖIF integration exam (not a language exam!), the actual amount of the exam fee – up to a maximum of € 100.00 – can be reimbursed in the form of the grant “bildungsgutschein.deutsch“. The “bildungsgutschein.deutsch” can be requested using an online form. Subsequent examination of the application is carried out by “Department 13 – Society and Integration“, which is also available for questions about the voucher. Please note the funding guidelines!
There is also the possibility of funding through the “Kick-up” project of the Carinthian adult education centers (VHS). It is necessary to contact the case managers directly. Please do so BEFORE you register for the exam!
|Julia Rausch, BA||Janina Themessl, BA MA|
|Phone: 0676-845870-402||Phone: 0676-845870-205|