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Enrolment and selection

European School of Physiotherapy

As there are more prospective students than study places, ESP has a limited number of study places (120). Therefore, the programme has a selection procedure.

If you have participated in the selection procedure for the 2018-2019 academic year and have been allocated a number higher than 330, you obviously want to find out if there's a chance that you will be offered a place, and if so, when. If your number is slightly higher than 330, this could happen relatively soon. If you have been allocated a higher number, you will have to wait a little longer. 

As stated above, any cancellation (either from the Dutch program or ESP program) will allow the next person on the waiting list to move up. The total of 330 ranked students need to confirm within 14 days. The places that haven’t been confirmed within 14 days will automatically be assigned to the waiting list. The expectation is that a large number of places will become available after 1 May. Furthermore, throughout the process, students can cancel for personal, financial or visa related reasons, so 10-20% is expected to cancel in the next weeks or months.

From 1 May, we will publish the numbers that have been processed each week on this page below. This will allow you to estimate the chances of your number coming up between 1 May and 15 August. You should therefore check this page regularly.

This table will be updated each week on monday, starting 7 May.  


 Place offered to   number 

 15 April 2018  330
 26 April 2018  342
 7 May 2018  364
 14 May 2018  364
 21 May 2018  367
 28 May 2018  369
 4 June 2018  371
 11 June 2018  373
 18 June 2018  374
 25 June 2018  376
 2 July 2018  384
 9 July 2018  397
 16 July 2018  406
 23 July 2018  420
 30 July  434

 6 August 2018

14 August 2018 




For the 2019-2020 academic year, make sure to enrol between 1 October 2018 and 15 January 2019 at the latest. Please find specific information about the enrolment and selection procedure for the ESP programme below. Following your enrolment application, the degree programme will invite you to participate in the selection procedure.

The specific information about the enrolment procedure for the 2019-2020 academic year will be added to this page before 1 October 2018. 

All applications that meet the official requirements will be invited to the selection day. The selection for the academic year 2019-2020 will take place on the following date:

  • March 16, 2019

Make sure to mark this date on your calendar. 

You will receive the invite for the selection day and the exact planning of the day on February 15, 2019 by email. Please note that all applicants will be invited to come to Amsterdam, in person on the selection day as we value personal (face-to-face) contact. For non-EU students we offer a Skype interview as an alternative. Please include a Skype request in your application form email in a timely manner so we can plan ahead. We have reserved 60 Skype interview slots as special service.

The selection day consists of:

  1. Two interviews with ESP lecturers - in these interviews you will get questions on the view of the profession, motivation and study skills and attitude.
  2. Written exam - in this exam you will receive a text in the field of anatomy, biomechanics and/or physiology. The exam consists of multiple choice questions that aim to check your understanding after having read these texts. Prior knowledge in these fields can help, but is not needed in order to perform well in this exam.

You will also have the opportunity to meet your prospective fellow students and lecturers.

Once the full application package has been received the invite will be emailed to all applications, including instructions for preparation of the selection day.

The average mark you receive for the tests decides your place in the ranking. Your chance of placement will depend on the number of available places and the number of students who participated in the selection procedure.

Based on the scores of the interviews and the written exam we will create a ranking and select the top 120 students.

Published by  Faculty of Health 14 August 2018