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Get a Financial Contribution for a Course

Do you want to improve your position at the Slovak labour market or increase your qualification? You can get a financial contribution for an educational / retraining course.


One of the conditions for granting the financial contribution is that the course can help you find a new job, develop your career, or improve your business in Slovakia.

The contribution can be used to cover educational courses (e.g. foreign language courses, accounting course, PC skills courses, etc.) or retraining courses (e.g. a hairdressing course, course for using a forklift, etc.). It can also be an online course, provided that the agency / language school issues an invoice and certificate to you.

The contribution for an education / retraining course (hereinafter ‘contribution‘) can be granted to all foreigners who are citizens of non-EU/EEA countries and are holders of a valid permanent, temporary or tolerated residence permit in Slovakia (with exception of holders of temporary residence for the purpose of study; residence of a family member of EU citizen, and holders/beneficiaries of subsidiary protection or asylum in Slovakia.)

Applicant’s residence permit should be valid for the period of at least six months following the date of receiving the application for the contribution by the IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC), and should be valid for the entire duration of the course that the applicant would like to attend. If you are applying for the contribution, you should speak either Slovak or another language the course will be in, so that you can successfully complete the course.

You cannot apply for the contribution, if you have already paid for / started attending the course. The application should be sent to MIC minimum three weeks before the start of the course. The commission decides within 10 working days after the submission of a complete application.

The financial contribution is paid in the form of reimbursement, after the successful accomplishment of the course and submitting of a complete required documentation (please see below). The financial contribution cannot be legally claimed.

Process for applying for a financial contribution for a course

Step 1: Finding a Course

  • Please find a course you would like to take.
  • You can find a list of currently available courses on the following websites: or
  • The courses are not organised by MIC, but by the external education centres or language schools.
  • If you have a problem finding a suitable course, please let us know.  

Step 2: Application Form for the Financial Contribution

  • You need to download the Application Form for the Financial Contribution (please click here), fill it in and send it by email to mic(at), along with a double-sided copy of your valid residence card and your CV (curriculum vitae) in Slovak or English language. 

Step 3: Additional Information to the Application

  • If your application meets the basic conditions (please see above), we will process it and, in case needed, we will request additional information or documentation (e.g., a brief business plan if you are doing business in Slovakia; confirmation from employer if you work or plan to work in Slovakia).

Step 4: Evaluation of the Application

  • Once the application is complete, it will be assessed by the MIC commission and we will inform you of the decision within 10 working days.

Step 5: Contract on the Financial Contribution for a Course

  • If your application is successful, you will sign a Contract on the Provision of a Non-Refundable Financial Contribution for a Course with IOM Slovakia.
  • If you have paid or joined a course BEFORE this Contract has been signed, it will not be possible to provide a financial contribution for this course.

Step 6: Completing the Course

  • After signing the contract, you can pay for and join the course.

Step 7: Payment of the Contribution

  • Upon successful completion of the course and obtaining a certificate, you will send us the documentation necessary for the payment of the contribution (these documents will be specified in the Contract).
  • MIC will process these documents and pay you the financial contribution within 10 working days.

If you have any questions, please contact us at mic(at) or on 0850 211 478.



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