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Admission criteria

To be admitted to the ESP programme you need to have completed secondary education equivalent to the Dutch VWO level and strong written and verbal English communications skills. Due to the limited number of study places (120), a selection day is part of the admission procedure. 

Do your expectations match ours?

Check whether your expectations match our expectations:

  • You are disciplined, willing to work hard, and you know what you want.
  • You have work experience and can work independently.
  • You are ready for a high-level and demanding programme.
  • You really want to work together with other people.
  • You are determined to become a care provider.
  • You feel comfortable in an international environment with different cultures.
  • You are excited about internships in different countries and working abroad.
  • You are interested in the possibilities and movement and functioning of the human body.
  • You have affinity with medical subjects.
  • You have affinity with practical classes and hands-on work.
  • You have relevant (high-school) background in biology, physics, math and chemistry.

Official requirements

  • Prior education with (international) equivalent of Dutch VWO diploma. For more information, please visit the Nuffic website(opens in new window)
  • English language proficiency: 6.5 score or higher at the IELTS test (or equivalent).

Credential Evaluation

If you attended school outside the Netherlands, you will be required to send your diploma and academic records to the admissions office when you apply for ESP. Your diploma and academic records will be reviewed after your application. Visit our credential evaluation page for more information.