The sponsors allow many of our participants free participation in the courses and, in addition, depending on the funding program, the reimbursement of travel expenses.
Due to the different conditions and requirements of the application, the FIA advises and supports its participants comprehensively in all questions concerning the various funding opportunities.
By applying high quality standards with continuous evaluations, we offer needs-based qualification programs and thus fulfill all requirements of the sponsors.
Employment Agency & Jobcenter
The Employment Agency and the Jobcenters have the opportunity to promote further vocational training if the qualification measures significantly improve placement opportunities in the labor market. Once the prerequisites have been checked, at a personal appointment with an Employment Agency or a Jobcenter, an education voucher can be issued to cover the full cost of the training measure. In addition, the courses for the preparation of the Professional Language Test and the Knowledge Test can be promoted.
As a prerequisite for the acceptance of educational vouchers, the FIA is accredited to AZAV (Accreditation and Licensing Ordinance Employment Promotion). For this, the FIA as an educational institution had to prove its reliability, financial and professional capacity, as well as the ability to advise and support participants competently and in accordance with the current training and employment market.
The qualification measures and their content as well as the duration are designed according to the objective of the foreign health professionals and take into account developments in the labor market.
The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)
The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS), has decided to set up a job-related German language program acc. §45a AufenthG for people with a migration background. The special courses provide the basis for professional language development in the context of recognition procedures for professional degrees in the academic health professions of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy, and prepare our participants for the Professional Language Test.
Participation in the courses is only possible via certificates of entitlement and is free of charge for the participants. Travel expenses can be reimbursed. The authorization forms can be applied for at the BAMF or at Employment Agencies and Jobcenters.
The FIA has received approval as a carrier for the training locations in Freiburg, Heidelberg and Frankfurt. The approval of the FIA took into account extensive formal and qualitative reliability and performance criteria.
The funding program "Integration through Qualification (IQ)"
The "Integration through Qualification (IQ)" program aims to sustainably improve the labor market integration of adults with a migrant background. Nationwide networks, which are supported by specialized agencies on migration-specific topics, are working on this. The program is funded by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) and the European Social Fund (ESF). Partners in the implementation are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Employment Agency (BA). The funding program consists of: an IQ multiplier project transfer, five specialist departments and sixteen state networks.
In 2015, the program was extended to focus on "ESF qualification in the context of the Recognition Act". It is of central interest that professional qualifications acquired abroad – regardless of the residence permit – often lead to employment equivalent to education.
The Freiburg International Academy (FIA) is already represented in the three state networks of the federal states of Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and Lower Saxony with qualification measures for health professionals. In this way, the FIA supports migrants in the healthcare sector to have their foreign professional qualifications recognized (funding program IQ Action 2).
IQ subprojects of the FIA
Saudi Cultural Office
The Cultural Office of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia coordinates the further education of Saudi Arabian scholarship holders in Germany. In cooperation with the Cultural Office, the Freiburg International Academy supports medical and dental scholarship holders in taking up their medical training in German hospitals. As part of the qualification, they get prepared for the subsequent training period in terms of language and profession.