Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

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.

For the 2022-2023 academic year, make sure to enrol between 1 October 2021 and 15 January 2022 at the latest. Following your enrolment application, the degree programme will invite you to participate in the selection procedure.

CROHO name

The official name of this programme at DUO (The Netherlands’ Education Executive Agency) is Opleiding tot Fysiotherapeut. This is the so-called CROHO name (ID 34570). The CROHO name and ID are required during your enrolment via Studielink. For more information about CROHO designations and accreditation, visit nvao.net (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization).

If you have any questions on this topic, please send an e-mail to esp@hva.nl.

STEP 1: Check here to see if you meet the requirements to enrol in the European School of Physiotherapy.

STEP 2: Apply through Studielink , by completing the online application form.

STEP 3: Download the ESP Application Form to your computer. Complete the form in Adobe Reader, save, and submit via email to esp@hva.nl. (The form will be available from the 1st of October)

The deadline for enrolment is January 15, 2022. Make sure you have completed all steps and uploaded all your documents before this date. After January 15, 2022 it’s no longer possible to apply for the programme.

If you have completed your application on time and you have submitted your documents, you will receive the invite for the selection day.

The selection day consists of:

  • Two interviews with ESP lecturers - in these interviews you will get questions on the view of the profession, motivation and study skills and attitude.
  • 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.

All applications that meet the official requirements will be invited to the selection day. The selection for the academic year 2022-2023 will take place on:

  • Date to be determined.

You will receive the invitation for the selection day as soon as possible after you have submitted all the necessary documents, but no later than 1 February 2022.

The written exam is mandatory and will take place for everyone on (date to be determined) at (time to be determined) (Amsterdam Time) via online proctoring. More details will be available in the official invitation.

The interview will be scheduled on (date to be determined) (or in the days leading up to this day) via Skype or Microsoft Teams. If you already have all your documents evaluated and accepted by our Credential Evaluation Department, you can request an interview on an earlier date.

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

Did you participate in the selection? On 1 March 2022, you will receive your selection results directly from ESP.

The ranking number is based on your results in the selection. If your ranking number falls within the maximum number of places, you will also receive a placement certificate through Studielink on 15 April. You must accept your placement certificate through Studielink within two weeks.

If your ranking number is higher than 120, there is still a possibility to obtain a spot if places become available after 1 March (due to cancellations due to personal circumstances and / or financial reasons). If capacity permits, we offer waiting list students a spot until 1 July. ESP will contact you as soon as possible.

Please note that mails from the AUAS could end up in your spam box. Make sure to check your spam box regularly.

Published by  Faculty of Health 15 September 2021