Study grants for job related courses

The Directorate of Labour offers grants (námsstyrkur) which can be used for courses to develop skills which could increase your chances in the job market. As of the 4th of September 2020 this grant is 80.000 kr. per year, but never more than 75% of the total cost of the course. 

To apply please send email to international@vmst.is. The email must include your full name, ID number and a copy of the receipt with a confirmation of payment. 

To be able to apply for this grant you need to have a confirmed application for unemployment benefits. 

Applications for a study grant must be submitted at least 5 working days before the course’s commencement date to ensure that the application has been processed before the course begins.

This grant can be used for driving license C, D, CE, but not for category B

Further to this grant an individual might have earned an educational fund with their labour union.

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