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Use your STAP budget with us

Improve your language skills? Work better with other cultures? Now you can, with your STAP budget: € 1000 subsidy for learning and development.

From 1 March 2022, almost everyone can apply for a STAP budget from the UWV (Employee Insurance Agency). This budget of up to € 1000 is for training or education that will strengthen your position in the labour market. You can also use the STAP budget for a language course or a culture course at Language Partners.

Language courses

Want to take a language course that is fully covered by the STAP budget? Choose from the following courses:

Cultural training

The following intercultural communication courses can also be taken using the STAP budget:

Who is the STAP budget for?

Almost any adult with a link to the Dutch labour market can make use of this budget, whether you are currently employed, self-employed or between jobs.

The conditions:

  • You are between the age of 18 and the statutory retirement age.
  • You are a resident of the EU or the partner of an EU citizen.
  • You do not receive any student grants, teacher grants or school cost allowances for adults.
  • You have not already received a STAP budget this year.

How does it work?

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  • After you have fully completed the course registration form, you will receive proof of registration (PDF) from us.
  • The UWV handles the application for the STAP subsidy. You apply for the budget via the UWV STAP application, where you upload the proof of registration (PDF) you received from us.
  • The UWV checks the application. If the application is approved, Language Partners receives confirmation and your registration is finalised. We will contact you and you can get started!
  • The STAP budget is paid directly to Language Partners. If the cost of your course exceeds € 1000, you will receive an invoice for the remaining amount.

You can apply for the budget during the application periods set by the UWV, every two months.

Veelgestelde vragen

What is the STAP budget?

The STAP budget is a subsidy from the Dutch government. Any European citizen, living in the Netherlands, can use this subsidy for a training or course with which you further develop yourself and strengthen your position in the labour market. Each participant is allotted a maximum of € 1000. Translated, STAP stands for Stimulus Labour Market Position, and replaces the tax training allowance. In the coming years, a budget of € 218 million will be available for approximately 300,000 people.

When can I apply for the subsidy?

There are five time-frames for registering. Each registration period is allocated a certain amount of the overall € 218 million STAP budget and is open for two months at a time, or until the budget is allocated. On each starting date, the registrations open at 10:00 am.

These periods are:

March 1st - April 30th
May 1st to June 30th
July 1st to August 31
September 1st to October 31st
November 1st to December 31st

What happens if I cannot follow the course?

An attendance of 80% is required to receive the STAP subsidy. If this is not possible, please unsubscribe from the training. Our general terms and conditions apply to cancellation. If you are unable to meet this requirement, contact the UWV (Employee Insurance Agency) as soon as possible so that they can cancel the subsidy.

What if I want to start on a different date than indicated in the open training courses?

If there are enough registrations, we will add additional start dates. You can therefore indicate your preferred start date on the registration form. Are you unable to participate in the open training? Then you can choose to follow an individual crash course. We plan these with you to suit your schedule.

When can I start a crash course?

Our crash courses are individual training sessions scheduled at a time that suits you. As soon as the subsidy has been approved by the UWV, we will contact you to start planning. You can start your crash course up to three months after the application period has closed.

How does the billing work?

We invoice the UWV (Employee Insurance Agency) and receive the payment directly from them. Because of this and the fact that our STAP offerings are fully covered by the subsidy, you will not have any costs.

What about VAT for STAP training?

The STAP budget is aimed at private individuals. That is why we can offer a price without VAT for STAP registrations.

Want more information?
We’re happy to help!

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