Grants for continuing education

As an unemployed IDA member you have the opportunity to get a grant through the IEF Fund in order to obtain relevant continuing education.

You can get up to 55 per cent of your expenses for continuing education, either abroad or in Denmark, covered through the grant. The IEF Fund offers grants for professional, linguistic as well as personal development courses, events, conferences etc.

The IEF Fund will cover expenses related to the course itself as well as the least expensive form of public transportaion (e.i. DSB, second class ticket).

How to Apply

You can apply for the grant if you are an engineer or natural scientific graduate and registered as unemployed through a unemployment insurance fund. It makes no difference if you are unemployed or in a job, where you have been given notice, but you need to provide documentation in any case.

Go to the application form.

Please notice that you cannot receive grants worth more than DKK 7,000 inside one calendar year and it is not possible to transfer unused funds from one year to the next.

If you have any questions, please contact Annette Terp Andersen by phone +45 33 18 47 65 or email