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

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Two great new assets to the team

Two great new assets to the team!Many months ago, we announced a vacancy for a lecturer in Physiology and Biomechanics, preferably in combination with a physio degree and international background. We were humbled by the many applications we received from all over the...

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The truth about student housing

The new truth on student housingFinding good student housing in Amsterdam can be very stressful for ESP students, especially for the ones that have just been accepted. Luckily our experienced creative students created some great tips and tricks that will make it...

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Patrick’s story behind the ESPlanet shirts

Patrick's story behind the ESPlanet shirtsOur student Patrick is one of the many international, talented students in our program. Apart from his professional mission pass all courses at ESP to become an excellent physiotherapist, he has another mission, a global one!...

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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.”