Admission requirements

Students who wish to be admitted to the four year course Physiotherapy English Stream are required to have a (senior) secondary education diploma, GCE or equivalent. Fontys will assess whether you are admissible based on this diploma.

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).

English proficiency

For all course programmes conducted in the English language, a minimum level of proficiency in the English language is required, as detailed in the table below. You must substantiate your level of English-language proficiency by submitting evidence in the form of a language test result pertaining to one of the below-mentioned courses.
The results of the test may not be older than 2 years.

TEST Minimum score bachelor
IELTS (Academic) 6,0 (no subscore under 5,0)
TOEFL paper 550
TOEFL computer 213
TOEFL internet 79/80
TOEIC* 670
Cambridge ESOL CAE-C

* = Only if the units ‘Speaking & Writing’ and ‘Listening & Reading’ have been completed successfully.
TOEIC = Test of English for International Communication, ESOL = English for Speakers of Other Languages

In case of disability/handicap

If you have a physical or psychological disability/handicap (e.g. dyslexia or a chronic disease) which may effect your study performance or professional physiotherapy activities, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Meike van Sambeek.

Some applicants may be exempted from submitting language proficiency test results, as follows:
  • Applicants who have a diploma of secondary education in a country listed in the diploma list drawn up on behalf of the associates of institutions of higher education, as published on the website of the code of conduct
  • Applicants who have followed two years of their previous education in English.

We reserve the right to require language proficiency testing for all categories of applicants.

The language requirements do not apply for applicants with a diploma of a Dutch previous education.