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During the Physiotherapy programme you will develop knowledge of biomedical science, kinesiology, and behavioural science. With attention for people, your problem-solving ability, and your ambition to continue to develop yourself, you will spend your career helping clients improve their health.
"Studying abroad has giving me the opportunity to travel around Europe while carrying out my clinic affiliations and, of course,during the summer visiting the friends I have made from all over the world.
I decided to study abroad here a Saxion as I love their practical approach in class as for my degree in Physiotherapy I found that the practical approach they have would stand to me more than any other college I looked at."
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Have you checked the website https://www.saxion.edu/programmes/bachelor/physiotherapy
There are navigation tabs at the top where it details a lot from the course, including a description of the subjects you will be taking the first 2 years.
In terms of costs, the website estimates around 400€ per year, although from my experience this would be if you do purchase all books brand new. Reality is you might be able to get second hand books from older students or the professor will provide you with the study material required, bringing this cost down considerably.
Hope this helps!
Luciano, Saxion IO Team
Nice that you are going to start your studies at Saxion this year!
A single bus journey paid by debit card can cost around 2 Euros every time if you're travelling within Enschede, which is a bit expensive if you use it every day!
I recommend you purchase an OV-Chipkaart as soon as you arrive, as you can load it with credit and use that instead to pay all your fares. The system works that you have to tap in and out of the bus, meaning you will only pay according to the distance travelled.
More information in this at:
Although if you do live in Enschede you will likely not need to take public transport as you could either walk or use a bicycle to get around. The city is not too big!
Lastly, you may be eligible to get student finance in the Netherlands, even if you're not Dutch or if you're from a non-EU country. Within student finance there is a student travel product, where you get around 95€ monthly from Duo which will enable you to travel unlimited during the week or over weekends (your choice). More information on this at:
Note that the student travel product is a loan, although it is converted into a gift if you graduate within 10 years.
Hope this answer your question!
Have a great time!
Luciano, Saxion IO Team
Hey Mel, it is possible for you to get Auslandsbafög, but unfortunately I'm not sure if you're still able to receive it when you do an internship in Germany, sorry. Best wishes Chiara
Hi Mel, as far as I know you can already apply before you finished your degree and then hand it in later. You will get all the information when you apply next year via studielink. Each year around 60 students get accepted and start studying physiotherapy at Saxion. Best wishes Chiara
Hi Ella, sorry for the late answer. It is possible to work part-time but that really depends on how well your time management is 😅 I do know people in my year who work part-time
Hey Ife, sorry for the late answer!! In the physiotherapy course you mostly have to find the internships yourself, but the school can support you finding a spot in the Netherlands if you don't find anything else. But I can tell you from my own experience that it was really easy for me to find an internship in my homecountry Germany, but that really depends on the country.
Hi Wiktoria, I'm a student myself so unfortunately I wouldn't know your chances of getting accepted. During your application process you need to do a personal interview, for which you will be invited. Best of luck!!
Hi, unfortunately I can’t help you with this question as I am a native English speaker so I never had to do an English exam! Best thing for you to do is contact the admission for the Physiotherapy and ask them
You can get kicked out if you don't get the minimum of EC's in the first year. I work at Ikea (15hrs a week) and I can still combine it with school. So I think it is possible to work and study together. I know for sure that you'll have a great time the next 4 years.
It is nice to study. The teaching is known as one of the best in Holland. You can contact the AGZ desk for further questions about applying.
Hey Davide, You can search on sites like marktplaats.nl or Bol.com. If you type in the ISBN number you'll see if there are second-hand books available.
All the second hand books will be for sale on the Facebook groups at the start of the college year
I think the most challenging part is to make a good planning schedule for the tests. Because you'll have loads of information for the tests and the difficult part is to actually digest all the info and learn it. But this won't be a problem if you're a good planner (which I wasn't).
First of all congratz!! My advise to you is: do your best and take it all very serious. I liked Pathology the most, and I didn't like physiology that much. I am a book person, so I advise you to buy all the books in advance. But I have to say that some of my classmates haven't bought any books.. I personally disagree with that. You can learn much more in the books then only from the powerpoint.
I personally can't advise you, because I still live with my parents. But I can say that there are loads of facebook groups like: kamer gezocht Enschede, kamers Enschede, kamers gezocht/aangeboden. You can apply to those groups and search it by yourself. If you can't find a room there than you should co-rent it with Saxion!
Hey! Studying physiotherapy in the Netherlands is amazing as there practical approach to teaching the course is what you need as a physiotherapist and that’s what I love about the course. Unfortunately I can’t answers about learning things in English as I am a native speaker! I would highly recommend you to apply you won’t regret it!
Hi Andreea, congratulations in being accepted! 🙌
It might be easier to get a room if you are already in Enschede. Some students rent a room / AirBNB or hotel for a couple of days until they find a room.
You can also watch this for other tips on how to find a room: https://youtu.be/NaLbg2NT8fo
First of all awesome that you want to study at our Uni. My advise to you is, to present yourself on the best way in the letter. Be yourself in the letter and amaze them!!
I hope your question is answered, if not feel free to ask something else.
You will receive an e-mail if you get accepted or not.
I can't answer the question about the admission fee, you have to call the frontoffice at: 088-0193525.
Finding an apartment in Enschede isn't as hard and expensive as by example in Amsterdam. You can search on facebook groups or on by example: Kamernet.nl
If you choose to do your internship in another country, the costs for housing etc. will be for yourself! You can apply for the Erasmus Program if you do your internship in the EU.
You can call the frontoffice and ask for the further procedure: 088-0193525.
That is a question I unfortunately can't answer.
You can apply for the international course even though you don't have your Abi. It is necessary to hand over your abi before September 1st 2018. I'm following the dutch Physiotherapy course, so I can't give you exact information about the intake talks. It is good to prepare yourself the best you can for the intake!
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask them!
You just have to find a clinic that is willing to take you! And yes the college will ask the physio over you to fill out a grading form
In your first year, you will have 22 hours of contact. So you have enough time left to undertake other activities. Do you have any other questions? Feel free to ask them.
Placement is done in 1st,2nd and 4th year and you have to find them yourself. Each placement is given a theme so According to the theme you can get placement so for example if it's orthopaedic so then you have to get and orthopaedic placement
Hi Sara, unfortunately I didn't do any of the introduction week or HOi so I can't recommend what one you should do! Sorry
Physical therapy is regarded as one of the most difficult HBO studies in the Netherlands. The level is therefore high. Every three months you get your theory exams. These exams are difficult, but if you have a 5,4 or less the first time you can make them again. In the first year you will get tests in anatomy, physiology, psychology and pathology. In the first year you will have a practical lesson about 8 hours a week, the rest are lectures and group assignments.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask them!
Yeah it is possible to study the course, I never did physics or chemistry
I am a physiotherapy student, you can email me at email@example.com
Hi Robin, you will have to contact the International Office ASAP and explain your situation and see if there is anything they can do for you! hopefully they will!
Hi Imar, sorry I am not in enschede at the moment
Hi Andrei, I have done all my internships in Ireland so they are all done through english! in relationship to the room keep looking at the Facebook groups as usually most rooms are around 300E . If you fail to find one try contacting the International Office in Saxion and they should be able to help you out!
Hi Emelye, I am not really sure about the postgraduate programme's in Saxion you will have to contact the International Office and they might be able to answer your question! In relation to advanced entry I don't think it is possible for this course - but again the international office is that place to ask this question! Im only a second year student so i am not up to date with everything!
Hi John, Yes I found it hard to find an apartment but i did leave it very late to start looking for one! Last year i shared an apartment with two other irish which was great as its better to try and live with somebody from your nationality so they understand you! Facebook groups are the best place to find a place for example Apartments in enschede- axion students
Hey Maria, Enschede is a very student friendly town there is loads of things to do around the place! I love the way the course has a more practical focus then theory as i would be weaker with theory subjects than practical subjects! The student environment is very welcoming!
Hi Nahia, the physio course is extremely hands ons as there is about 6 plus practical classes a week and the theory lectures have a good level of English. Class is 5 days a week and hours change every way
Hey Frank! It's not hard to apply for the course as the system is fairly straight forward- but please ensure you apply for the international physiotherapy course not the dutch one 😃 You need to apply as soon as possible and prepare a motivational letter showing that you determined to be the best possible physio you could be! I am not 100% sure but I think the system has changed to a first come first served basis this year! I would highly recommend the course to you as its 85% practical based unlike other countries! If you have anymore questions let me no 😃
Hope this helps you
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