Additional studies for obtaining the right to practise as a physiotherapist

For Physiotherapists with a degree from abroad

Basic Information

Price / Tuition fee
Free of charge

The additional studies for Physiotherapists are aimed at people who have completed a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy abroad and who have applied to Valvira for the right to work as a licensed Physiotherapist in Finland. In these studies, it is possible to complete the theory studies and internships required for Valvira's qualification.

The content of the program

  • Additional studies in accordance with the personal study plan (Valvira). The curriculum is planned together with the degree teacher.
  • Usually required:
    • Health care and rehabilitation system in Finland, 5 ECTS, and/or
    • Internships in working life required for qualification, 10 ECTS
  • Other studies required by Valvira

Mode of delivery, structure and timing

  • The exact scope and duration of the studies are determined in accordance with Valvira.
  • Timing of studies: spring and autumn 2023
  • Mode of delivery: online studies and/or an internship
  • Language of tuition: Finnish
  • Internship requires full-time employment in the workplace

Selection criteria

  • Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy completed abroad
  • Finnish language skills at level B1 or above. Read more about language skills.
  • Valvira's decision on additional studies and internships required for qualification in order to obtain professional rights in Finland
  • Sufficient IT skills to complete studies
  • A student must have a permit to work in Finland

Tuition and other fees

  • The studies are free of charge
  • The participant is responsible for Valvira's application and related decision and document fees

How to apply

Apply for the qualification training for physiotherapy by filling the e-form

More information

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