Incoming students Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy

Possibilities

  • Exchange programs such as Erasmus Studies or Traineeship
  • Exchange with partner institutions outside Erasmus
  • Degree students
  • PhD's

1. Exchange programs

Exchange programs are only possible for students of established partners (= a bilateral agreement exists between both our institutions)

Unfortunately we cannot accept postgraduate students for an Erasmus exchange.

 

Exchange programs such as Erasmus can include:

Titel

ECTS

Semester

Link

Extra information

Clinical Placement

10-12

1/2

See further

Always contact before starting the application to discuss the possibilities.

Master course Clinical Reasoning in Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy

6

1

Schedule

Course specifications

This course runs over a full year, the student will do an assignment to compensate for the 2nd semester

International Module on Pediatric Rehabilitation

3

2

Course specifications

This course runs over 2 weeks (the 2 weeks before the official Easter holiday in Belgium), during which time the student cannot do clinical placement.

International Module Healthcare Studies

6

2

Website

This course runs over 2 weeks (start: usually at the beginning of February), during which time the student cannot do clinical placement.

This course will not appear on the Transcript of Records, a separate certificate will be provided by Arteveldehogeschool.

Language courses (English or Dutch only)

3

1/2

Website UCT

Dutch: Dutch for exchange students 1, reduction (voucher) for incoming students, course materials remain payable (2018: 65 €). Other courses: student price. Courses run a full semester (Sept-Dec or Feb-May).
Language courses are NOT part of the physiotherapy curriculum, application through uct@ugent.be. Please make sure you can follow a language course (check the dates against your program with us, check availability, check the price, register) before putting it on your Learning Agreement. The credits will not appear on the Transcript of Records, the UCT provides a separate certificate.

Clinical Placement

We can accept students for 10-12 ECTS of clinical placement, depending on the semester and the availability (please check with us what is possible).

Please note that we offer placement for 28 hours/week, and we assign approximately 1.2 credits per week.

Please note that we work with specific placement periods and that incoming students will be required to follow these periods. It is not possible to do half a period. In the first semester (starts 2nd half of September) we have 5 weeks - 5 weeks - 4 weeks, in the second semester (starts early February) we have 4 weeks - 4 weeks - 4 weeks - 4 weeks.  An exchange student can do 2 periods. Each period, the student will experience a different clinical setting. These settings can be in hospitals, private practices, rehabilitation centres, elderly homes,... in Ghent but also outside of Ghent, but always reachable by bicycle, bus or train. Students cannot choose which setting or which clinical field. Appointed periods and clinical settings will depend on availability.

Please note that very occasionally, students are asked to work one Saturday per placement period.

Sometimes the total placement period is a little shorter than the minimum period required by the Erasmus program (2 months for Erasmus Training, 3 months for Erasmus Studies). This has to be discussed beforehand, so we can find a solution (extra course, extra hours,...) to make sure the student can stay the required period as to not endanger the Erasmus scholarship.

Due to the increasing interest in our physiotherapy program - especially for clinical placement - and a continuing shortage in clinical placement settings, we see ourselves obliged to set a limit to the number of students we can accept each semester. We do our best to accommodate as many students as possible, and to work out a program to every student’s need, but to ensure the quality of both our exchange program and the clinical experience, we might see ourselves unable to accept students, or obliged to postpone their stay with one semester.

Always contact international.revaki@ugent.be to discuss the possibilities before starting your application.


Requirements

B2 level in English

If a student is unable to communicate properly with patients or the placement coordinator, the student will not be allowed to start the clinical placement

3rd Bachelor level or higher

 

Willingness to learn some Dutch

To be able to communicate with all patients, also children and elderly


Practical information

Application deadlines:

Autumn semester: 15 May
Spring semester: 15 November

= the application has to be completed by this deadline

After these deadlines, we will confirm or decline the applications.


Application procedures and practical information (e.g. accommodation,...) can be found on the international pages of Ghent University
Before starting the application, the student's program must be discussed and approved, to see if it is even possible for us to accommodate the request. Programs are discussed via .

The physiotherapy department does not offer accommodation, the incoming students is responsible to find accommodation.

Please make sure you arrive a few working days prior to the start of your placement/course, and stay a few days longer afterwards, to be able to arrange all the Erasmus paperwork.

Not to forget

  • If required, a passport and/or visa.
  • Necessary insurance documents.
  • Required medical proof of medical health + vaccinations,... (Tetanus, Hepatitis B)
  • A white "physiotherapy suit" (lab coat).
  • Your student card
  • An overview of your curriculum, to show your placement mentor what level you have.
  • A list of words/phrases that are often used while working with patients (body parts, mobilizations, up/down/left/right, etc.), and their translation in English, so you can add the translation in Dutch upon arrival.
  • Upon arrival: filled-in, signed and stamped Learning Agreement (“Before the mobility”)
  • At the end of your stay: Learning Agreement (“During the mobility” and “After the mobility”), Transcript of Records and Affidavit (Proof of Stay Abroad).

2. Degree students

Degree students who would like to continue studies they started abroad (e.g. you have obtained a Bachelor in the Netherlands and you wish to follow our Master Program here), need to have their diploma approved. Information, requirements and application can be found on the degree page of Ghent University.

Our program is taught in Dutch, proficiency in this language is required. The Ghent University language center offers a Dutch preparatory year.

3. PhD's

Students who are interested in doing PhD research at the Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy Department can contact the international officer with a specific proposal (topic, period, funding options,...). Information on research can be found on the departmental research page.
Practical information, requirements and application procedure can be found on the PhD page of Ghent University.

Contact

International officer Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy Ghent University:

Liselot Sleebus
Ghent University Campus UZ Gent
De Pintelaan 185 2B3
9000 Gent
Belgium
Liselot.sleebus@ugent.be
+32 (0)9 332 69 14