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The STAP Budget can cover your training costs!

3 months ago   •   2 min read

By Lisa Scorzon
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After much deliberation, you’re ready to make a bold move in your career and become a developer. That’s great! What’s even better is that you can get started on your training for free. How, you may ask? For eligible residents of the Netherlands, you can apply for the STAP budget and get € 1.000 off your training costs.

At our Academy, this means you can start learning how to code at no cost of your own. Instead the cost of enrolling in our Admissions Training Camp (ATC) or a 1-week bootcamp can be covered by government funding.

So if you’ve been wanting to start your new career as a developer but were worried about the costs, now’s your chance!

Here’s how it works

What is the STAP budget?

The Dutch government is giving out education grants of max. € 1.000 euros per year to those who qualify. You can learn more about the STAP budget and find out if you’re eligible here. It’s important to note that in order to keep your funding, you must be present in class (at our campus or remotely) for 80% of the course. If you don’t meet this requirement, you’ll be asked to pay back the cost covered by the grant.

How to secure your funding

The STAP budget grant is given out every 2 months. The next release date is Friday, the 1st of July at 10:00 AM and you may complete your application at this time. There is a limited amount of budget available per release date, and it’s possible that the budget given out on this date runs out. It’s unfortunate but don’t worry, you can apply again for the next release date in 2 months.

To get started as soon as possible, visit our website and check out the courses we offer. Once you know which course you’d like to enroll in, you can pre-register with us now and complete your application on the 1st of July. We’ll send an email reminder on this date!

Have questions?

Feel free to visit our website and take a look at our FAQs. If you have any questions that aren’t answered, please contact us at and we’ll help you get started!

Pre-register for the STAP Budget before the 1st of July!

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