Financial support for your education

If you are employed in the State Sector, you have the unique opportunity to get your continuing education paid by support from The State sector Competence Fund.

 

Who can apply:

  • Individuals who are covered by the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and Akademikerne or any other collective agreements for central government employees who are university graduates.
  • Individuals who are employed by the state under special civil-servant contract conditions (“tjenestemand”)

The State Sector Competence Fund is divided into four fund pools:

  • Akademikernes' fund pool
  • CO10's fund pool
  • LC's fund pool
  • OAO's fund pool

Each of the four pools is managed by a fund group comprising representatives for the parties to the collective agreements for the four professional groups of government employees.

Each fund group decides how to use its share of the funding, and determines whether a competence development activity should automatically qualify for funding.

 

Akademikernes’ fund pool

Akademikerne is a federation of trade unions and represents the following member organizations (in Danish).

Akademikernes’ fund pool gives priority to applications for competence development activities when the amount applied for in the application does not exceed:

• DKK 50,000 for a professional master's programme or a single module.
• DKK 30,000 for a bachelor's programme or a single module.
• DKK 5,000 per course day for courses that offer no ECTS credit with a maximum of DKK 25,000 in total.

 

CO10’s fund pool

CO10 is a federation of trade unions and represents the following member organizations (in Danish).

As a general rule, you can apply for up to DKK 25,000 in funding per calendar year (all funding is excluding VAT (moms)) for:

• Course fees and training programme fees: Costs related to participating in competence development activities.
• Materials: teaching materials, for example books and other reading material, that are required for participating in the activity. The fund does not in principle cover items such as tablets and computers that have a lasting value.
• Travel and accommodation: Travel and accommodation expenses are reimbursed to the same degree as normally covered by your employer.

 

LC’s fund pool

LC is a federation of trade unions and represents the following member organizations (in Danish).

As a general rule, you can apply for up to DKK 25,000 per calendar year (all funding is excluding VAT (moms)) for:

• Course fees and training programme fees: Costs related to participating in competence development activities.
• Materials: teaching materials, for example books and other reading material, that are required for participating in the activity. The fund does not in principle cover items such as tablets and computers that have a lasting value.
• Travel and accommodation: Travel and accommodation expenses are reimbursed to the same degree as normally covered by your employer.

 

OAO’s fund pool

OAO is a federation of trade unions and represents the following member organizations (in Danish).

As a general rule, you can apply for up to DKK 25,000 per calendar year (all funding is excluding VAT (moms)) for:

• Course fees and training programme fees: Costs related to participating in competence development activities.
• Materials: teaching materials, for example books and other reading material, that are required for participating in the activity. The fund does not in principle cover items such as tablets and computers that have a lasting value.
• Travel and accommodation: Travel and accommodation expenses are reimbursed to the same degree as normally covered by your employer.

 

Read more about The state Sector Competence Fund here

https://www.executive.dtu.dk/Financial-support-for-your-education
9 AUGUST 2020