Bildungsgutschein (Education Voucher)

Are you currently unemployed?  #LearnToCode with our innovative peer-learning model and kickstart your career in tech with us! Benefit from our great community and learn C from scratch during our 12-18 month core curriculum - 100% financed through the Agentur für Arbeit with the Bildungsgutschein (Education Voucher). 

What is the Bildungsgutschein?

The Bildungsgutschein is a voucher program that helps people who are currently, or soon-to-be unemployed, train for a new career and improve their chances of landing a new job. Participants receive unemployment benefits during the whole duration of their training. To qualify for a Bildungsgutschein, you have to have been registered in Germany for over a year, and need to be registered with the Bundesagentur für Arbeit.


If you don’t know about your eligibility, contact your local job centre ( “Arbeitsagentur” or “Jobcenter”) and ask if you are eligible for “Arbeitslosengeld 1” or “Bürgergeld”. As a rule of thumb: You would probably know and have it already; it usually doesn’t make sense to apply for it just in order to study at 42. 



If you want to study at 42 using an Education Voucher, please follow these steps.


Here is how it works:


Step 1: 

If you have successfully passed your Piscine (more Info about it here), download our job centre Infopack here.
This 1-Pager tells the Agentur für Arbeit the most important facts and details of our curriculum. 


Step 2: 

Schedule a personal appointment with your contact at the job centre and bring our infopack with you. We recommend you go to the appointment very prepared as you will have to explain why you want to study with us and how this will help your career in the future. Your agent might ask you the following questions:

  • Why did you choose 42 Wolfsburg?
  • Why do you want to choose this career path?
  • How will studying at 42 Wolfsburg improve your chances of getting a new job

We are also happy to help with any of these questions!


Step 3: 

If your agent believes that our program is suitable for you, the Education Voucher is granted for 18 months. This gives you enough time to finish our core curriculum and have Coding-Knowledge comparable to a Bachelor’s Degree.

Please make sure that the validity covers the start date of the next Kick-Off date! You can find all of the important dates here.




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