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Vocational training

Educational grants

The Roma Education Fund (REF) supports Roma with school and university education and vocational training.

KFW Development Bank supports the Roma Education Fund. REF can support your education through a grant.

You can apply for a grant when they are advertised at the beginning of each school year or semester.

REF can also advise you. For example:

  • if you would like to enrol at a school
  • if you would like to enrol a child at a school
  • if you would like to enrol at a university.

The staff at REF will help you with:

  • filling in and submitting official documents
  • getting information about application deadlines and important certificates.

You can find more information and contact details on the website. The services are free of charge.

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Training for different jobs

KHCS Mother Teresa has seven training centres in:

  • Pristina
  • Mitrovica
  • Peja/Peć
  • Prizren
  • Ferizaj/Ferizaji
  • Gjilan/Gnjilane
  • Gjakova/Djakovica.

You can do courses at these centres in the following fields:

  • textiles
  • IT
  • business management
  • bookkeeping
  • electrical installation
  • heating installation
  • sanitary installation
  • car mechanics
  • food processing
  • metal processing
  • catering
  • baking.

If you would like to apply, send an email or Facebook message. You can also call the phone number.


Mother Teresa HQ office and regional coordinators
Zef Shala, Executive Director
St. Mujë Krasniqi" pn Ulpiana U1/1
10000 Pristina

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Training, skills development, seasonal jobs

Appk is a partner organisation of the German Employment Agency. It offers a range of different training courses. There are courses in various fields, for example:

  • building
  • catering
  • health care.

You can also take a language course to learn English or German.

Appk also offers seasonal jobs. Seasonal jobs mean you can work for a limited period of time, such as in the summer.

You can find more information about the training courses and how to apply on the website.


Andrea Gropa
10000 Pristina

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Personal consultation

Need support before or after your return to Kosovo? Here you can receive advice.

Link to the advice centre