Important news about the STAP scheme

The STAP scheme as we knew it has been discontinued.
6 July 2023

From the beginning of 2022, adults in the Netherlands could apply for a STAP budget of up to 1.000 euros for training and development. Every 2 months there was a new period in which an application could be made for the start of a short or long study, training and/or e-learning.

Today, the Ministers of Social Affairs and the Minister of Education announced the decision to make the remaining application periods of 2023 available with a limited budget for a small group of study programmes.

What does this mean for me?

  1. The budget in the remaining period will be reduced from €32 million to €10 million per period.
  2. Only OCW-recognized MBO and HBO courses are still eligible.
  3. The scheme will expire completely in 2024.

This means that the current STAP scheme has come to an end. Read more in the letter to parliament.

At Lagant we think LLO (Life Long Learning) is important. Until September 1, 2023 we have a summer discount promotion on a selection of training courses and e-learnings.

The STAP scheme: start your Lagant self-study or training now with up to 100% discount!

Please note: the next opportunity is July 3, 10:00 am. Pre-register today!
With the STAP scheme you can apply for a subsidy of up to € 1000 for your new study programme! This is your chance to take your change ambitions by the horns and start an education or training. 
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Last chance for STAP subsidy

The STAP subsidy will disappear. The upcoming application round on July 3 will continue as usual, but with one considerably smaller budget than previously intended (20 million, instead of 34 million).

After that, the scheme will be phased out. For the rest of this year, the remaining budget will then only be spent on long-term (e.g. HBO) courses that are recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

In 2024, the STAP scheme will stop completely in its current form.

What does this mean?

July 3 is the last chance to apply for a STAP subsidy for a training or e-learning.

Were you previously planning to start a self-study with a STAP subsidy? But haven't you started yet? Then now is your last chance!

What is the STAP budget?

The STEP training budget is a subsidy, which stands for Stsimulation Alabor market Pposition. With this budget, every citizen who qualifies for this can apply for a budget of € 1000 annually to educate himself. The scheme is proving very popular. On March 1, 2022, the very first period of the STAP budget was opened and within 3 days the budget of the first period was completely exhausted. But there is another chance in July 2023!

Important: application periods

An equal part of the total subsidy amount is available for each application period. If the budget for a period is full, you can apply again for a subsequent period. So submit your application on time via Lagant! If you want to submit your application for a specific period, please indicate this in the form.
Application period starts
First possible start date
Latest start date
January 2 2023
January 29 2023
May 31, 2023
February 28 = March 17
March 29 2023
July 30, 2023
May 1, 2023
May 29, 2023
30 September 2023
July 3, 2023
July 31, 2023
November 30 2023
September 4, 2023?
October 2, 2023?
January 31, 2024?
November 1, 2023?
November 29, 2023?
March 31, 2024?

Am I eligible for the STAP budget?

If you live in the Netherlands and have a BSN number, you probably do! Here are the criteria:

You are at least 18 years old and not yet retired;
You work as an employee, are an entrepreneur or do not have a job;
At the time of the application you will not receive a student grant, teacher grant or allowance for school costs for adults;
Your training starts within 8 months after the end of the period in which you applied for the STAP subsidy;
You have not been awarded the STAP subsidy before this year.

This is how you register for the STAP scheme

Choose your education

To help you grow, Lagant . offers trainings and online self study at. You decide what you want to use your STAP budget for!


Fill in the registration form

Fill out our registration form so we can send you a reminder on July 3st so you can claim your financing.


Confirm your registration with Digi-D

You will be asked to log in to the STAP portal with your DigID. There you will be asked for the proof of registration that you have received from us.


Start learning!

We take care of the rest of the administration, so you can use all your time and energy to do what matters most: start learning!


Register now for the STAP scheme

Don't wait too long, the budget is limited!
Pre-register now with Lagant

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I used my STAP budget in 2022, can I apply again in 2023?
Yes. You can be allocated 1 STAP budget per year for 1 study programme.
Why has the first period of 2023 expired?
Time is needed to implement measures aimed at reducing abuse and improper use of the STAP scheme and to complete the ongoing investigations into trainers/training programmes. In this way, the government prevents training that does not meet the conditions of STAP from receiving a subsidy.
The training I want to do will start in February/March 2024. I cannot participate in it now. Is it possible to apply in February and then use my budget retroactively?
No, the scheme does not offer the possibility to apply for training with retroactive effect.
How do I register with Lagant for an education or training?
Selected training and self study have a green sign up button. Fill in the form and we'll get to work.
Is there unlimited space?
The subsidy pot for the STAP budget is not unlimited. There is 200 million euros available per year, which equates to 200.000 to 300.000 grants per year. Application periods of two months are used: the total budget is divided over these application periods. Has the budget of an application period run out? Then the UWV will inform you about this. You can register again at the start of the next application period. The UWV is responsible for the allocation; we have no influence on this.
Can I choose from all training courses and courses?
Some training sessions are excluded. In some cases you can register for a course that is more expensive than the STAP budget of €1000. You will receive an invoice from us for the amount above. Please contact us if your desired training is not listed above.
How far in advance can I register for a course?
You can register with us at any time. After your request, we will contact you and discuss the options. Do you want to register for a later period? Which can.
Do I pay VAT on a course or training if I use the STAP budget?

The STAP subsidy is aimed at private individuals, which is why we use the VAT-exempt price for STAP registrations. Because we offer an invoice without VAT, we are forced to charge a cost-effective correction of 8% on the investment price. So instead of 21% VAT on the investment price, you pay 8% VAT-free correction. More information.

I am already registered for a course/training. Can I still apply for the STAP budget?

Not started yet? take contact without obligation.

It is not possible to apply for a STAP budget afterwards for a course that has already started.

What happens after the education or training is completed?

After the education or training has been completed, we deliver a certificate of participation to the UWV. The UWV checks whether all obligations have been met and decides whether the STAP budget is definitively allocated.

On what does the UWV base whether I have successfully completed my education or training?

The UWV states that you successfully complete a course or training if you:

  • receive a diploma or certificate, or
  • at least 80% attended the meetings.

If you do not comply with this obligation, the subsidy can be reclaimed in whole or in part. You can also be excluded from further access to a grant application for a maximum of two years. Therefore, contact us and/or UWV in good time if you notice that you cannot meet the conditions.

I have another question.

Contact us via [email protected] of +31(0)41 322 4106 and we are happy to help you.

Tips for a successful STEP registration

To make it easier for you to register, we have collected tips for you. This increases your chance that your application will be approved by UWV.

make your choice

First choose one of our trainings of self study.


Pre-register your study

Fill out our registration form so we can send you a reminder before February 28 so you can claim your funding.


Choose your study on time

Make sure you have your proof of participation before February 28 Van in lagant have received. You need this for your application to the UWV.


Don't log in too early

Do not log in to the UWV STAP site before 28 a.m. on February 10.00. The chance that the system will give an error message is high due to all the activity.


Patience is a virtue

Register on February 28 (immediately after 10:00 am) on the UVW STAP site. It may take a while to receive your message, but don't interrupt the procedure! Keep your computer/laptop/tablet on and wait patiently. This gives the greatest chance that your application will be approved.


Increase your chances

On the website you see the counter of available budget decrease. Don't be put off! We have seen that it is still possible to register up to 3 to 4 days after the start of the registration period. So don't panic if you have not submitted your application immediately by 10.00:XNUMX AM.

From May 1th there will be a STAP budget again, choose your training NOW!

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