STAP budget subsidy scheme

As from 1 March 2022, working persons and persons seeking work are entitled to the STAP budget. Adults with ties to the Dutch labour market can apply for 1,000 euros subsidy for training and development via the STAP budget. You can use this subsidy for a training session, course or study programme if it is registered in the STAP-scholingsregister (STAP training register). The subsidy is called STAP, which stands for Stimulering Arbeidsmarkt Positie (Stimulation of the Labour Market Position). STAP is intended for high-quality and labour market-oriented training. Hobby-driven training activities are not eligible for a subsidy.

STAP study programmes at the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK)

The Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) currently offers eight educational trajectories for which you can apply for a STAP subsidy. We expect to offer more study programmes in the 2022-2023 academic year for which you can apply for a STAP budget. Check our Dutch webpage about STAP to see which study programmes are registered in the STAP training register.

STAP budget application

You can find more information about the STAP budget and training course for which you can apply for the STAP budget at You can find out there whether you are eligible, or if your training course is eligible, and how you can submit an application for the STAP budget. 

Additional information (in Dutch) can be found at: