STAP budget: up to €1.000 funding for your next Xebia training

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Do you want to improve your chances in the job market by re-educating yourself? Or would you like to further develop your career path with additional training, but was your budget holding you back thus far? Then we have great news for you! The STAP budget is here, allowing you to apply for an annual grant of up to €1,000!

On March 1, 2022, the Dutch government introduced the STAP training budget. As of this date, Dutch people, whether employed or unemployed, can take advantage of the STAP budget. You can apply for a €1,000 grant for educational purposes or retraining yourself. Every 2 months, the government has around €32 million available, which means a total of 11 application phases in 2022 and 2023.

On this page, we'll tell you all about the conditions and the application process.

Use the STAP budget to finance the training course of your choice. The next application period starts on November 1, 2022. Please note that the new courses are not yet available in the registration form.

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What is the STAP budget?

The STAP budget is a training budget provided by the Dutch government. It was officially introduced on March 1, 2022, and is intended to benefit every working person and job seeker, in any sector, looking for additional training or re-education. With a STAP grant, you can receive up to €1,000 for a training course taken to (re)train or upskill yourself.

Who is eligible for the STAP budget?


Although in general all Dutch citizens are eligible for the STAP budget, there are a few key criteria that must be met to receive the funding:

  • You are a (partner of a) EU citizen and/or resident in the Netherlands between the ages of 18 and 67 years (i.e. not retired yet) and you have a BSN number.
  • You’ve worked, lived, or received social insurance for at least 6 months since March 2020.
  • At the time of application, you do not receive any student grants, teacher grants, or school cost allowances for adults.
  • The start date of your course is at least 4 weeks after the submission of your application and a maximum of 3 months after the expiry of the application period.
  • You have not previously been awarded the STAP grant this year (you are entitled to a maximum of one STAP grant for one course per calendar year).
  • The course or training of your choice must be included in the STAP training register (all Xebia Academy courses are).

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Every 2 months, a new application period starts. If the €32 million budget (for each application period) is fully depleted, you can no longer receive a grant. Thus far, we've seen that the full budget is granted within a matter of hours, so be quick, or you'll have to wait for the next application period. The next application round starts on November 1, 2022 at 10 a.m.

Applying for the STAP budget is simple. At the bottom of this page, you can register for the training course of your choice. Upon that, we will send you the STAP proof of registration. With this, you can apply online for the STAP grant with UWV. Upon approval, UWV will pay for your course and take care of all financial administration.

Does your course cost more than €1,000? Then you'll have to pay the remainder yourself (or your employer). Bear in mind that to retain your right to the STAP budget, you must have completed the course and be able to prove it. If this is not the case, the UWV may decide to reclaim the funding from you.

Preregistering today will accelerate your STAP registration process.

Yes, I want €1,000 of training funding for my next Xebia course


The process for applying for a STAP grant is as follows:

  • STEP 1 - Check the STAP conditions
    Make sure you've checked all the conditions and verify that you're indeed eligible for the STAP budget.

  • STEP 2 - Choose your training course
    Once you have selected the training course of your choice, register for it by filling out the form below. You will then be preregistered. At the start of the STAP application period, we will send you a reminder to apply for your funding.

  • STEP 3 - Request STAP registration certificate
    We validate your registration and send you our Xebia Academy STAP proof of registration. You will need that for your STAP application with UWV. Please check your spam folder for our registration certificate!

  • STEP 4 - Submit application (UWV STAP portal)
    Submit your STAP registration certificate on UWV's STAP portal as soon as the application period starts. For logging on to the portal, a DigiD is required. UWV will inform you when your STAP grant has been approved.

  • STEP 5 - Start learning!
    We take care of the remaining administration so you can save your time and energy for what's most important: starting your training course!

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