Take advantage of the STAP budget

Do you want to improve your tech skills or work on your soft skills before entering the job market? If the answer is yes, then Techionista Academy is the right place for you! Thanks to the STAP budget, you can now follow a FREE training course and improve your position on the job market!

What is the STAP budget?

STAP stands for Stimulans ArbeidsmarktPositie. With the STAP budget of the Dutch government you can get up to € 1,000 compensation for a training or course of your choice. This allows you to further develop yourself and strengthen your position in the labor market. Techionista Academy is registered in the STAP Training Register, which means that the STAP budget can be used for all our training courses. Sounds good right?

To qualify for the STAP budget, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You are a citizen of the European Union or a family member of a citizen of the EU and you have a Dutch citizen service number
  • You are over 18 years of age and do not (yet) receive an old age pension (AOW).
  • You are insured under the national insurance scheme (this is the case if you have lived, worked or received benefits in the Netherlands for at least 6 months in the past 27 months)
  • You are not applying for any other form of funding for the chosen course, such as student grants
  • You have no STAP budget allocated this year
  • The training course starts at the earliest 4 weeks after your application and at the latest 3 months after that (for the September 1 round means between October 1 and December 1)


How do you apply for STAP budget?

Choose the course you want to take

Techionista Academy offers various training courses in Data Analysis, Excel, Machine Learning & AI, and career skills such as resume and job application training. Take a look at our offer and choose the training that best suits the skills you want to develop.

Register for the STAP budget

Sign up now using our registration form. We will send you a reminder in late August to apply for the STAP budget.

Verify your data with DigID

The STAP portal can be accessed through stapuwv.nl. Use your DigID to log in and fill in your details. Don’t have a DigiD yet? Request it now via: DigiD.

When will I know if my STAP application has been approved?

The UWV can take up to 4 weeks to approve applications but aims to do so within a few working days. For most applications, if the conditions are met, the STAP budget is awarded almost immediately.

Do I have to wait for my STAP budget application to be approved before I can apply for training?

No, you don’t have to wait. The first step is to enroll in the Techionista Academy training of your choice. After enrollment, you will receive a certificate of enrollment. From November 1st you can apply for the STAP budget via stapuwv.nl. If the STAP budget is granted, we will receive a copy in the form of a purchase order, and you are ready to start the training!

For which of your courses can I use the STAP budget?

Techionista Academy is registered in the STAP Training Register, which means that the STAP budget of € 1,000 can be used for all our trainings.

What if I want to take a course that costs more than €1,000?

Would you like to take one of our long-track courses? Then it is also possible to make use of the STAP budget. You will receive a discount of € 1.000 and pay the rest of the costs yourself.

More information about STAP can be found on the central government website: STAP budget for training and development.