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Physiotherapy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The Physiotherapy programme by Fontys University of Applied Sciences has a duration of four years. Approximately half of the study time will be allo-cated to self-study, either at home or at school. The other half of the study time will be allocated to (working) lectures and practical lessons. During the lectures the theory will be covered. During the practical lessons, you will practice physiotherapy skills, such as Massage Therapy and Movement Therapy - with, and on - one another. During the medical practical sessions, you will learn about the structure and workings of your own body. All of the subjects covered will be interrelated. Your manner of dealing with people will also be important, as you will learn to practice a profession in which dealing with people will be a key aspect of your role.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The first year

Primarily during the first year, you will receive a great deal of study supervision. You will learn how to work independently, to plan your study schedule and to take responsibility.During the first year, you will lay the foundations for the remainder of your course programme. Both theory, including subjects such as Anatomy and Physiology, as well as Skills will be covered.

How many hours per week will you be busy with your studies?
  • 20 hours of lessons
  • 4 hours of project work
  • 16 hours of self-study

The second year

During the second year, you will need to incorporate more self-steering into your studies. However, you will be provided with advice and recommendations when it comes to making your choices. You will also choose one of the three focus programmes and a Minor, which you will follow the third year.

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

As a prospective student for the Physiotherapy English Stream programme you must have a diploma of (senior) secondary general education or (senior) secondary vocational education that is equivalent to Dutch standards. 

Admission test

If you don't have the required entrance level you have the possibility to take an admission test. The test will probably take place in May/June.The admission test will be conducted in the form of a Differential Aptitude Test (DAT).

  • A copy of your passport
  • Original certified copies of your diploma and list of grades (including certified translations of these documents, if they are not in English, German or French)
  • Proof of English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9830 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9830 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Eindhoven

  • 850 - 1350 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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