Groningen never sleeps

Silvia Pezzicari student IPP

​Silvia Pezzicari is from Italy and started the International Programme Physiotherapy at Hanze UAS when she was 24.

'I decided to come to Groningen as I knew that the practical classes - and the contact time with the patients - are definitely an important part of the programme from the very start.' 

'Nonetheless, although being offered by a university of applied sciences the programme does not only focus on the practical aspect of physiotherapy, but it also provides a solid theoretical base: the most updated pain education and excellent research preparation for the evidence-based practice courses are the strong point of the bachelor and are essential for the professional development of a physiotherapist.'

'Unlike most universities in other countries, Hanze leaves the internships for the final part of the study, letting the students gather sufficient knowledge in order to be ready for external clinicals. 
Thanks to the numerous partners the university has around the world, both internationals and Dutch students can find the most suitable placement for them. With the increasing number of internationals, there is also the opportunity to expand your network, providing future students with more and more possibilities.' 

'Overall, I've had and I am still having an extremely positive experience and I definitely recommend this path for whoever is willing to work hard... but also wants to have some fun - Groningen is the biggest student city in the Netherlands and it never sleeps!'