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. accounting course, PC skills course, etc.) or retraining courses (e.g. a hairdressing or cosmetics course, etc.). It can also be an online course, provided that the agency/language school issues an invoice and certificate to you.

The contribution may be granted only to applicants from non-EU/EEA countries, who are at least 18 years old and have a valid residence permit in Slovakia, except for the holders of temporary residence for the purpose of study; residence card of a family member of an EU citizen and persons with international protection or asylum.

*** The applicants for temporary refuge and persons granted temporary refuge in Slovakia may also apply for a financial contribution to the course, with the exception of clients registered in the asylum facilities of the Migration Office of the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic. ***

*** Please note: within the current project of IOM MIC, it is possible to support only courses that end no later than September 30, 2022. Thank you for your understanding. ***

The 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.

The application should be sent to MIC a minimum of 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 complete required documentation (please see below). There is no legal entitlement to a financial contribution.

If the applicant has paid or started a course before the financial contribution contract has been concluded, it will not be possible to provide a contribution to the course.

Process for applying for a financial contribution for a course:

Step 1: Finding a Course

Step 2: Application Form for the Financial Contribution

Step 3: Additional Information to the Application

Step 4: Evaluation of the Application

Step 5: Contract on the Financial Contribution for a Course

Step 6: Completing the Course

Step 7: Payment of the Contribution

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