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SOMT University of Physiotherapy is convinced that students will grow in competencies but also spiritually when meeting different people with a different culture as background. To create this opportunity of growth to their full potential,  SOMT University of Physiotherapy encourages students to take some time during their study, to live and work abroad, in a completely different environment and healthcare system. SOMT University of Physiotherapy is really convinced this is an enrichment for later life.

Therefore, SOMT University of Physiotherapy strives for an apprenticeship abroad for all students, who feel challenged by this international program. Within the third year of the Bachelor program, students can follow a 3 months apprentice-ship abroad. As it is now students have followed their wish and explored living and working in different countries and locations as:

  • York, St John’s University Hospital England
  • Zurich, Private clinic for physiotherapy Switzerland
  • Paris, Hopital Foch, Suresnes, France
  • Moshi, KCMC hospital Tanzania

We challenge the students themselves to explore other international locations for a possible apprenticeship in Physiotherapy. If a contact person is established by the students, contact will be made by the international officer. Possibilities will be explored and above all if the quality of mentorship is present, safety is warranted and a grow in competencies can be reached. The international officer will either visit the location or establishes a good contact online with the mentor and explore all above mentioned issues.

Living conditions as well as costs for housing and living will be clear in advance.

We also welcome students, volunteers and staff to come and visit SOMT University of Physiotherapy. We are aware that our community will prosper by an open community where young people coming from abroad will bring new ideas and can be inspiring for SOMT University of Physiotherapy staff and students.

To make it possible to visit SOMT University of Physiotherapy for a longer duration SOMT University Physiotherapy together with the local government of Amersfoort is building student flats near SOMT University of Physiotherapy for all our international visitors. See living in Amersfoort, the Netherlands.

For our international students we can offer some programs related to specialization in the physiotherapy profession as:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Physiotherapy (Currently in Dutch)
  • Men & Womens’ health care (Currently in Dutch or German)
  • Geriatric Physiotherapy (Currently in Dutch)
  • Musculoskeletal Ultra sound diagnostic
  • Advance clinical practitionership (infiltration) In collaboration with St. John’s University York England

It is possible to apply for a grant to be supported in an international apprenticeship or as a volunteer. Studying abroad with Erasmus+

Another grant possibility is the Erasmus fund via the European Solidarity corps.
At this moment we have an institutional liaison with St. John’s University Physiotherapy education in York England as well as MUHAS University in Dar-es Salaam, Tanzania. 

At this moment SOMT University of Physiotherapy has applied to become a registered European Chartered Higher Education. As soon as SOMT University of Physiotherapy is acknowledged SOMT University of Physiotherapy can be a part of the solidarity corps and can create more possibilities to for students to develop their potential to the fullest.

European Solidarity Corps


If you have any additional questions, you can reach our student desk at page Contact.