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Applicant journey

A step-by-step guide to applying to the ESO

Apply through UCAS– an electronic online application system available at www.ucas.comThe UCAS standard application fee for 2022 entry is £26.50. This will enable you to apply to up to 5 institutions simultaneously. If you apply only to the ESO (ie a single application) the fee is reduced to £22.

ESO Institution code: E80
Osteopathy Course Code: B310

UCAS will electronically send your application to us for consideration.

We will accept applications until 30 June, after that date, please contact Admissions

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 UCAS guidance on your personal statement please follow this link, and for UCAS guidance on your references, please follow this link.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview via Microsoft Teams (interview times are flexible and can be arranged to fit in with you).

For full details of our selection criteria read our Admissions Policy.

The interview will last approximately 30 minutes and is fairly informal. Normally, 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 you have gained. We may ask you questions about the content of your personal statement.

We may ask you to provide documentary evidence of the qualifications you have listed on your UCAS form – either prior or following the interview.

Usually, interview outcomes are conveyed to you via UCAS within 5 working days of your interview.

Successful applicants will receive a formal offer letter by email following their interview from the ESO, detailing either a conditional offer or an unconditional offer of acceptance. You will also receive an electronic  ‘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 conditions have to be met before the end of August. Offer conditions are usually linked to qualification, so 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 you have to make your decision.

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

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 2022  you will be given access to the ESO Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – the Learning Zone. From there 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 Admissions.

For further enquiries contact Admissions.