Your Flying Future

Fees and Financing

You have surely asked yourself what the pilot training at Lufthansa costs and how you can finance it? Training to turn your dream job into reality is an investment in your own future. Through an attractive deferment plan and several funding opportunities, it is a dream you can more easily afford.

The Lufthansa Group Supports You

Financially On Your Side

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



Training fee

80,000 €


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

Three Options

Financing Options

Option 1
Option 2

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

You opt for the Lufthansa Group’s deferment model and, in installments, deduct the fee from your future wages at Lufthansa.

Repayment Once You Begin Your Career

The Deferment Plan

In the Lufthansa Group’s deferment model, you do not need to pay the fees when you begin training, but rather pay once you successfully graduate and join Lufthansa – where it will be deducted from your monthly wages in installments.


Training Agreement

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



Should you choose a deferment option, European Flight Academy will let you defer paying the fees for the duration of your training.


Employment and Repayment

If you receive a position at Lufthansa once you have successfully completed your training, you begin paying the fee in installments, which are deducted from your monthly wages.


Just in Case

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


Do you still have questions?

How long does 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 on pilot training.

Where can I inquire about the status of my application?

We’re afraid it’s not possible to access your application once it has been sent to us. If you require information as to its status, please contact us by telephone or email.

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What is tested during the Basic Qualification?

You decided to apply for pilot training? Then the Basic Qualification is the first step in the selection procedure. To pass, you need to show that you have good knowledge of certain subjects, such as (approximately) the topics taught in years 8 to 11 in math and physics. The following aspects are all assessed during the Basic Qualification: Knowledge of technical and physical processes (electrical engineering, mechanical processes as well as heat, fluid, and wave dynamics), technical understanding of how simple systems and devices work, English-language skills (vocabulary and grammar), calculation and logical thinking, concentration and memory, speed of perception and spatial orientation, hand-eye coordination and other motor skills, ability to multitask in complex situations.

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When do I find out whether I have passed the Basic Qualification?

You will receive the results of your Basic Qualification in writing within a few days of having completed the test.

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