Practice-based learning

Last checked on:
4 June 2024
Published on:
6 February 2020

Would you like people to be better prepared for the job market by offering them an internship or traineeship? If so, you can apply for the Practice-Based Learning subsidy scheme. This subsidy compensates employers' costs for supporting pupils, students or participants. 



Start date:
Monday, 3 June 2024
09:00 (CEST)
End date:
Tuesday, 17 September 2024
17:00 (CEST)
Maximum € 2,700 per apprenticeship or work placement realised

Target groups

The focus of the subsidy scheme is on: 

  • vulnerable groups who find it hard to access the labour market;  
  • students following training in sectors where there is a shortage of qualified personnel;
  • academic staff, who are indispensable for the Dutch knowledge economy.


The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science provides an annual subsidy amount until 2028.
A maximum of €2,700 applies to each internship or traineeship created. If the subsidy budget available to each form of education is exceeded, we will divide the budget between the applications for this form in equal parts.


Businesses and institutions which offer specific studies, internships or traineeships are eligible for the Practice-Based Learning subsidy scheme.


Not every study programme, form of education or learning path is eligible for the subsidy scheme. The conditions for eligibility differ per education category. You can find the conditions ('Voorwaarden') on the Dutch version of this page.

Commissioned by:
  • Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
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