Your Flying Future

Fees, Financing and payment

You surely have asked yourself what the pilot training at the European Flight Academy costs and how can you afford it? Investing in a training let your dream job come true is an investment in your own future. Through an attractive deferment of payment, several payment and funding opportunities, it is a dream you can afford more easily

Lufthansa Group Supports You

Financially On Your Side

The Lufthansa Group is prepared to take on a majority of the cost of the training. Trainees only need to make a certain co-payment, which is slightly different depending on the desired training program. This co-payment can be financed via a deferment model.


Comparison of Price


Training fee




Pre-financing available through the Lufthansa Group’s deferment model (see "Financing Options")

Pre-financing available through the Lufthansa Group’s deferment model (see "Financing Options")

Three Options

payment Options

Option 1
Option 2

You pay the complete fee up front prior to the beginning of the training. In exchange, we will reduce the fee by 2.5%.

You opt for the Lufthansa Group’s deferred payment in instalments, the fee will be deducted from your wages at your future Lufthansa Group employer.

Repayment Once You Begin Your Career

The deferred payment

In the Lufthansa Group’s deferred payment, you do not need to pay the fees when you begin training, but rather pay once you successfully graduate and join a Lufthansa Group Airline – there it will be deducted from your monthly wages in instalments.


Training Agreement

You apply for pilot training at the European Flight Academy. After your training (plus type rating, in the case of MPL) is complete, you apply to an LH Group airline which is seeking for employment.



Should you choose a deferment option, the European Flight Academy will let you defer the fee payment for the duration of your training. If you choose to defer the fees and deduct them from your wages at your future Lufthansa Group employer, then you are required to pay an additionial €3.000 administrative fee upfront beginning your training.


Employment and Repayment

If you get accepted for a position at a Lufthansa Group airline once you have successfully completed your training, you begin paying back the fees in instalments. They will be deducted from your monthly wages.


Just in Case

Should you not receive a position within five years after your graduation, other arrangements for repaying the fee can be made in agreement with the European Flight Academy.

Funding Opportunities

Bafög (German Federal Funding Assistance)

Inform yourself if you are eligible for German BAföG


In certrain cases, students of the European Flight Academy can apply for government assistance under the German BAföG program. Please check out bafö for details.


Do you still have questions on pilot training?

How long does the pilot training take? How much does it cost? Do I need to be especially athletic? Here, you’ll find all the answers you are looking for.

How can I pay for my living costs? Is it possible to have a job alongside the pilot training?

Our pilot training is designed to be a full-time activity. Successfully completing it depends on a high level of focus. We thus do not recommend taking on any additional employment during the training. Should you need assistance in covering the cost of living, it may be possible for you to apply for government assistance under the German BAföG program.

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How old do I need to be when starting pilot training?

You need to be at least 18 years old when beginning the training. Please note that you can already submit your application for our MPL program when you are 17 years of age; for our ATPL program, you need to be 18 years old to apply.

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Can I become a pilot without perfect sight?

Yes, not all pilots have 20/20 vision. Your eyesight will be assessed by a doctor as part of your medical.

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Note: The information on this page is for information purposes only and not legally binding. The provisions of the respective training contracts do apply.