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Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Open House
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Start dates
September 2021

September 2022

September 2023

Program description

Study a Bachelor's in Physiotherapy in the Netherlands

The Physiotherapy programme teaches students to assess and treat patients with temporary or long-term physical injuries, movement disorders or disabilities. The goal is to achieve the highest possible degree of recovery, activity, participation and quality of life. Graduates may work as an independent physiotherapist or as a member of a healthcare team. There are currently more than 200 students from over 30 different countries studying Physiotherapy at Hanze UAS. The majority of students studying Physiotherapy is European. However, many students also come from Asia, the United States of America, Australia and the Middle East.

The Physiotherapy programme is a four-year programme (240 EC). Each year is divided into two semesters and each semester into two blocks. During these blocks, you will have approximately 18 contact hours per week; independent learning and practical training make up the remaining hours. The theoretical part is offered in small tutorial groups (12 students). An assessment takes place at the end of each block.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to this programme you will need a national secondary school diploma or international secondary school diploma. Your educational qualifications must be equivalent to the Dutch HAVO secondary school diploma. As the programme is taught entirely in English, you may have to prove your English proficiency, depending on your educational background and nationality. Check our website for more information.

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Tuition fees


  • EU/EEA students: around € 2,072*
  • Non-EU/EEA students: € 8,900 

* The tuition fee for the first year. For subsequent years, the annual amount is around €3,143.

Scholarships & funding

Hanze UAS has various scholarship possibilities to aid students financially if they meet the requirements.

For more information, please visit the university's website.


Bachelor of Science

Career opportunities

With a physiotherapy diploma, you have a broad future. In your own country as well as abroad you can work in a hospital, nursing home, rehabilitation centre or a medical day nursery. You could also set up your own practice. Internationally, the Dutch programme is highly regarded.

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Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands

If you choose to study at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, you will be joining a learning community where we bring education, applied research and the professional field together. And on top of that, you will be living in Groningen, known as...

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