The Applicant Journey – Prior to Applying Make an Informed Decision

  • Review these web pages / View our prospectus
  • Visit the School – Attend one of our regular Open Days/Taster Days or visit us on an individual basis
  • Speak with our Admissions Team – Call 01622 671558
  • Observe an Osteopathic Treatment – Call the ESO Admissions Team if you need details of osteopaths in your area
  • Review the UCAS Process –  If you are at school or college in the UK speak to your teacher or careers tutor about how to apply to UCAS through your school.
  • Understand Student Finance

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Step 1 – Applying

Apply through UCAS– an electronic online application system available at

The application fee for 2019 entry is £18 if you’re applying just to the ESO, or £24 for multiple courses and for late applications sent after 30 June.

ESO Institution code: E80
Osteopathy Course Code: B310

UCAS will electronically send your application to us for consideration.

UCAS deadline for equal consideration is 15 January . We will accept applications after that date until 30 June. After that date, please contact

Step 2 – Application Review

All applications are considered individually and with flexibility. When considering your application, we look at the content of your personal statement, as well as your academic profile and reference. For guidance on your personal statement please follow this link, and for guidance on your references, please follow this link.
Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview (interview times are flexible and can be arranged to fit in with you and/or in conjunction with Open Days).
For full details of our selection criteria read our Admissions Policy.
International (non EU) applicants: please refer to the International Student Guide or contact


Step 3 – Interview

The interview will last approximately 30 minutes and is fairly informal. There will be 2 people interviewing you . Interviews are also an opportunity for you to ask us questions.

At interview we will want to know why you want to be an osteopath and what skills you think you have that may be relevant. We may also ask about any work experience that you have gained.

We may ask you to bring documentary evidence of your qualifications with you to your interview, such as school certificates.

Step 4 – Decisions and Offers

Usually, interview outcomes are conveyed to you via UCAS within 1 week of your interview.

Successful applicants will receive a formal offer letter by post from the ESO, detailing either a conditional offer or an unconditional offer of acceptance. You will also receive a ‘Guide to Joining the ESO’ . An unconditional offer means you do not have to do anything before you start the course. If you receive a conditional offer then the offer condition have to be met before the end of August. Offer conditions are usually linked to qualification, so that we may ask that you obtain specific grades in qualifications  such as A-Levels , BTEC qualification or the Baccalaureate. You can either accept or decline the ESO offer. UCAS will give you a date by which time you have to make your decision.

If you decline our offer you will not hear from us again. For further information please contact

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Step 5 – Offer Accepted

If you accept our offer – Welcome to the ESO! You have made a great decision! Congratulations – you have just taken the first step towards your exciting career as an osteopath.

From around June of 2019 you will be given access to the ESO Virtual Learning Zone – from where you can access information about your start on the course (timetables, the Student Handbook etc.) . You will also be able to view accommodation listings and contact other students who will also be joining you on the course. For further information please contact

Direct entry

We welcome students who wish to enter directly into Year 2 or 3 of the undergraduate programme. This may be an option for those who have started a qualification in osteopathy or physiotherapy elsewhere.

Candidates who wish to be considered for this need to undertake a process called ‘Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) ‘.  Details of this are available here.

Or, to register your interest, email:

Frequently Asked Questions

I haven’t got sciences at a higher level. Is it worth applying?

YES! If you are keen to become an osteopath and think that you do not currently have the right qualification, you may be able to qualify for entry by attending the ESO Summer Science Course.

Do you accept qualifications from overseas?

The ESO has a very diverse student body. We have students from all over the word and we are used to assessing qualifications from both Europe and the rest of the world. However, in some cases we may ask that you have the equivalence of your qualifications established via NARIC.

I am dyslexic, is this a problem?

No. During the first week of the course we test all new students for dyslexia and then provide appropriate support

What happens if I don’t meet my offer conditions?

We will not automatically reject applicants who do not meet their offer conditions . We always look at the application as a whole (taking into consideration the interview performance and the reference) and it is not just the academic ability of the individual that counts. For this reason, please contact the ESO Admissions Department if you have not got the results we asked for.

I live overseas. Will I have to come to the UK for my interview?

We can arrange Skype interviews for overseas applicants. However, we do recommend that you visit the ESO before accepting an offer.

MOst Osteopathy Undergraduate Prospectus 2018

The European School of Osteopathy (ESO) is recognised globally as a leading osteopathic institution, graduating forward thinking and high quality osteopaths from the UK and all over the world. We pride ourselves on the breadth of our undergraduate programme, which leads to the Integrated Masters Degree in Osteopathy (M.Ost), validated by Buckinghamshire New University. Our aim is to provide a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which to study. Studying osteopathy is challenging both academically and physically, but our course will equip you for a fulfilling and rewarding career in which you will continue to learn and develop. By choosing to study at the ESO you will benefit from a wealth of teaching experience, with people who are passionate about osteopathy. We hope that you will find this prospectus helpful but please feel free to contact us if you would like further information.

To view/download our current prospectus please click here. For further enquiries email