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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.

Programme selection day

The selection day consists of:

  • 2 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.

Dates selection day

  • The selection day will take place on February 11, 2023. 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 2023. 
  • The written exam is mandatory and will take place via online proctoring on 11 February 2023, one timeslot for all students (Amsterdam Time). More details will be available in the official invitation.
  • The interview will be scheduled on the selection day (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.

How to prepare for the selection

Once we have received your full application package, you will get an email which includes the instructions on how to prepare for the selection day.

Selection result and ranking number

  • Did you participate in the selection? On 1 March 2023, 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 2 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.

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