European School of Physiotherapy

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The European School of Physiotherapy (ESP) offers an intense and high-quality physiotherapy programme for excellent students from all over the world! ESP is an honours programme of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS or HvA) and is recognised by The Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO) as “Small and Intensive Education”.


All official information from requirements of enrolment to housing and tuition fee, can be found on our official university website.

What makes ESP unique?

Extended Family

Bachelor of Science

Honours Programme

International Classroom

Small and Intensive

ESP Blog

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ESP goes WCPT Our ESP colleagues Miriam Wijbenga, Jan-Jaap Voigt, Mel Major and Maarten van Egmond will visit the WCPT Congress in Geneva this May! They will represent ESP and present their research, while being full-time ambassadors of ESP. They are looking to meet...

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Major Work in South Africa

Major Work in South AfricaOur colleague Mel Major has just visited South Africa on behalf of ESP, last month. It's part of our vision and policy to have high-quality internships all over the world. For many reasons, South Africa is popular amongst our international...

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5 FAQs on the Selection Day

5 FAQ's on selection day Typical ESP students have a lot if questions, so you do not have to worry if you have many questions! Our programme coordinator, Bas Moed, will answer the five most frequently asked questions related to the selection day. Please find the...

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Physiotherapy according to WCPT:

“Physical therapists provide services that develop, maintain and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They can help people at any stage of life, when movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors.

Physical therapists help people maximise their quality of life, looking at physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing. They work in the health spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation.”