Freedom Through Solidarity

Income Share Agreement

With an Income Share Agreement, you can focus on your training program at Data Science Retreat, while CHANCEN eG takes care of your tuition fees. In exchange, you commit to affording future generations with the same opportunity. Once you start working in a company or establish your own startup, you start making income-based repayments to finance the tuition fees of future generations.

An Overview of our Financial Support

During your 3-month training program, we take care of your tuition fees. When you graduate, income-based repayments are made to CHANCEN eG over a 5-year period. Should your annual income be less than 27,000 Euros, repayments are not required. Your repayment period is shifted to a time when you earn above the minimum income threshold. The relevant income is the positive income (gross) reduced by advertising costs. For self-employment, the flat-rate deduction is 16.4%.

Course /
Financing option
Semester Tuition fees repayment period Income share
Data Science 3 months 12.500 Euro 5 9,88%

What the Founders and Participants have to say about the Income Share Agreement

  • Jose Quesada

    Jose Quesada

    Founder Deep Learning Retreat

    „At Data Science Retreat, we empower humanity to choose a world without problems that are now solvable with tech. Deep learning is at the top of the tech pyramid in how much leverage it gives you. It was only natural that we partnered with Chancen eG to get our students an ISA.“

  • Tim Bauer

    Tim Bauer

    Student, Data Science Retreat

    Without financial help, it would not have been possible to take the next step for me. What convinced me about CHANCEN eG is the transparency and flexibility of the payment model. The Income Share Agreement convinced me that it is really about educational support. I am glad that I can be a part of it.


Your ISA

How does an ISA work?

The first step towards your future is the decision to complete a training program at Data Science Retreat. With the ISA you have the freedom to choose your desired degree, without worrying about the tuition fees.

As soon as you have been accepted for your training program at Data Science Retreat, you can simply apply for support from CHANCEN eG. Complete the application form and select a date for your interview. Should you be a suitable member for our solidarity community, we will offer you a contract. Please note that we do not require collateral or a guarantor.

You can completely focus on your training program. With an ISA, your tuition fees are paid directly by CHANCEN eG to Data Science. Once you have graduated, you can take your time in deciding what the next steps on your career path will be. Maybe you would like to travel or do an internship?

With your first annual income that exceeds 27.000 Euros gross, you start repayments to CHANCEN eG, set at a fixed percentage of your total income. To calculate your individual annual repayments, your annual tax return statements are disclosed to us. Should you take a sabbatical or choose to study further your repayments are put on hold until you can afford to pay them again.

Your repayments ensure future generations also have access to fair financing.

Your repayments are discontinued once you have reached the end of the repayment period, irrespective of the sum of money you have paid back. You are welcome to continue being a member of CHANCEN eG and engage in educational funding opportunities for future generations.


Kyra Gawlista

Student & Alumni Services