International & EU Applicants
Our International Student Community
The European School of Osteopathy attracts students from around the world due to our international reputation for high quality osteopathic education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The breadth and quality of our osteopathic degree programme attracts students with a wide variety of qualifications and experience – almost half of our students are from outside the UK creating a cosmopolitan community.
Find out what our student think here.
The UK is one of the few countries in the world where osteopathy has gained statutory recognition; this means the profession is regulated and that the title Osteopath is protected by law. UK schools that provide a recognised osteopathic degree course are regularly inspected by the governing body of the profession – the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). This ensures very high teaching standards are met and provides quality assurance for students who choose to study in the UK.
You can find many of our graduates practising overseas, where their clinical experience and osteopathic knowledge and skills are very much in demand. You can read more about life after graduation here.
Osteopathic legislation does vary from country to country, so if you are looking to practice outside of the UK you will need to check the specific regulations of the country you wish to practice in. You can find out more on the GOsC website.
On 5 October 2020, the government introduced a new Student Visa route, which has replaced the Tier 4 Visa. Students who already have visas on Tier 4 are not effected by these new application changes unless extending or applying for a new visa for a new course. You can check whether you need a visa on the UK Government website.
We are aware that the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union may be a cause for concern for EU students and we appreciate this is a big change. You can find additional guidance on what the system means for students here.
EU, EEA and Swiss citizens who are resident in the UK on or before 31 December 2020, may apply to the EU settlement scheme. The deadline to apply for EU settlement whilst living in the UK is 30 June 2021.
If you are coming to the UK on or after 01 January 2021, you’ll need to apply for a Student visa to study in the UK. More information about the UK’s new points-based immigration system and further guidance for EU, EEA and Swiss students can be found on the UK Government website.
If you have any questions about joining the School please contact Admissions or call the team on +44 (0)1622 671558
The ESO is licensed to sponsor migrant students under the UK Student Route. This means we are able to issue students holding an unconditional offer, with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (also known as a CAS Number). This is a unique reference number that migrant students will need in order to apply for a UK Student visa. Information about the UK’s new points-based immigration system can be found here.
New Graduate Immigration Route
In 2019, the UK Government announced the creation of a new immigration route, which will enable International students to remain in the UK for two years after they have completed their degree.
From July 2021, international students (which includes EU, EEA and Swiss students) who hold a Tier 4/Student rout visa and have successfully completed an undergraduate or higher degree will be able to benefit from two years’ work experience in the UK upon graduation, through the new Graduate Immigration Route.
Please click on the links below for further information: