STAP budget subsidy scheme

With a STAP budget, adults with a link to the Dutch labour market can apply for an annual subsidy of 1,000 euros for training and development. You can use this subsidy for a training, course or education if it is registered in the Scholingsregister. The subsidy is called STAP, which stands for STimulering Arbeidsmarkt Positie. STAP is meant for qualitative and labour market-oriented training. STAP will end in 2024.

The Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK) offered various training programmes for which you could apply for a STAP subsidy. Due to the tightened rules of the subsidy, it is no longer possible to apply for AHK courses or training programmes.

Check STAP budget for training and development for information about the scheme.

In addition, additional information can be found at:
- the Tax and Customs Administration's site on study costs for entrepreneurs;
- everything about financing training.