We received the news that our courses are no longer eligible for the STAP budget grant program. This is not just about our courses, this is about a change in the STAP regulations that impact a lot of training institutes.
In a detailed letter from the Department of Education (DUO), dated July 7, 2023, the cards were laid on the table: only programs recognized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) will still be eligible for the remaining subsidies in 2023. OCW approved programs include those that have received a stamp of approval from the Ministry of OCW, most of which are multi-year programs.
We understand that this news may disappoint those who had still hoped to take advantage of the STAP scheme. For our and many other courses, the arrangement has really come to an end.