Update 18 September 2022: We just heard that from November 1 only language courses from B1 or higher are eligible for the STAP-budget. And perhaps all language courses Dutch for non-Dutch are canceled from the STAP-budget. We are in touch with the government about this and we’ll keep you updated.

STAP means Stimulering Arbeidsmarkt Positie. It is meant to cover a part of the costs of a course or training programme, to a maximum of € 1000,- per year.

Who is eligible to apply for STAP funding?

  • You haven’t received STAP budget this calendar year already;
  • you are over the age of 18 and under 67 (you are of working age);
  • you are insured for the national insurance scheme.
  • the course or training programme is recognised by the government in the STAP-scholingsregister.

How does it work

  • you register for a course at NedLes. In the registration you mention that you want to apply for STAP budget; 
  • we’ll invite you for an intake, to see if we have the richt course for you;
  • NedLes will provide you a STAP-aanmeldbewijs (a registration paper);
  • you need the STAP-aanmeldbewijs to ask for the STAP budget at the UWV;
  • If you get the STAP budget, the UWV pays maximum of € 1000,- to NedLes
  • are the costs of your course more than € 1000,-? Then you pay the rest of the costs yourself.

The course need to start at least 2 weeks after the application for STAP, and within 3 months.

Next moment to apply

November 1, as from 10 am you can register at the Stap-portaal. To be sure that you have the STAP-aanmeldingsbewijs in time you need to register at NedLes before October 28.

For more information or to apply for the STAP budget, visit stapuwv.nl.

Would you like to use STAP-budget for a course at NedLes? Please register here, and we will contact you.


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