Training scholarship for recognised refugees and foreign nationals with provisional admittance

Training scholarship for recognised refugees and foreign nationals with provisional admittance

Verein Lernwerk

Sponsorship area

Education and further training

Sponsorship amount

CHF 50,500 / year

Sponsorship term

since 2019


Verein Lernwerk

Berufschancen wahrnehmen

Recognised young refugees and foreign nationals with provisional admittance have the right to reside in Switzerland.

A successful start to a professional career is extremely important for refugees, but also for Switzerland, the country where they will be residents in the future. The best way is to complete a vocational apprenticeship. Many young refugees and temporarily accepted foreigners are very motivated to learn a profession that will provide them with an income as a trained professional and allow them to have an independent life.

The Hirschmann Foundation has set up a scholarship for young people and young adults up to the age of 24 who want to complete an EBA apprenticeship and who have their residence and apprenticeship in the canton of Aargau.

The scholarship provides support for the apprentice(s) and the company providing their apprenticeship by means of the following measures:

  • professional and individual coaching of the apprentice and also of the training company to relieve the latter's workload
  • communication between the training company, vocational school, authorities, and learner
  • weekly learning support. Improving German language skills is particularly encouraged.
  • quick and uncomplicated intervention if there are any problems

EBA vocational certificate 

The young refugees complete a 2-year basic vocational training course resulting in a Federal Vocational Certificate (Berufsattest EBA) in the vocational field of their choice. After acquiring the language skills to communicate in the professional world and obtaining the vocational certificate, they are well prepared for a position as a skilled worker.

To qualify for the scholarship, it is important that the candidates themselves are committed to a professional career and are prepared to face and overcome any potential challenges.


The partner of the Hirschmann Foundation is the Verein Lernwerk in Windisch in the canton of Aargau.

For many years, the Verein Lernwerk has supported young people, their parents, and their employers on their journey through vocational education and training with its trained teams of experienced VET professionals. These experts provide advice and practical help in dealing pragmatically from day to day with any challenges that may come up at work or at the vocational school. They also suggest ways of solving these challenges.