24 months
3600 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy at KU Leuven aims to train graduates to conduct research-based practice in physiotherapy and to develop expertise in a specific domain. This highly specialized programme is organised in collaboration with top Flemish universities and experts within this vital field of social scientific research.

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The Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy at KU Leuven aims to train graduates to conduct evidence-based practice in physiotherapy and to develop expertise in a specific domain of rehabilitation and physiotherapy. 

Organized in collaboration with other Flemish universities, this programme is highly specialized. All applicants for the Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy must begin by taking the Preparatory Programme.


  • One of the only programmes in the field that offers an MSc degree where evidence-based practice and strong research are combined. Our research centres top the 17th place on the global QS ranking, 2nd place in Europe.
  • Excellent facilities due to close collaboration with University Hospitals Leuven.
  • A flexible programme that allows you to custom design the content of your curriculum depending on the competences you wish to acquire. International options: the faculty is very active on an international level; students have the possibility to undertake (part of) the programme’s internship at an institution abroad should they want to.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Imaging for Physiotherapists    

  • Interpreting Scientific Evidence in Rehabilitation Sciences    

  •  Research Methodology in Adapted Physical Activity    

  •   International Perspectives in Physiotherapy    

  • Physical Activity, Physical Fitness and Mental Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students with a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy will first have to complete a preparatory programme. To be admitted to the Master of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy students need to pass at least 4 of the 6 courses of the preparatory programme.
  • Students who obtained a previous diploma in a programme taught in English in Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America do not need to submit an additional English proficiency test. Absolutely no other diplomas will be accepted for exemption from the English proficiency requirements, even if the applicant has followed an exclusively English-taught programme.
  • All other applicants are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English by submitting the results of an internationally recognized language proficiency test

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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