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International students

The British School of Osteopathy welcomes EU and International students with all sorts of different academic qualifications. Our reputation and central London location attracts students from all over the world with approximately a quarter of our students being from countries outside the UK.

International qualifications

Applications are encouraged from international students as we accept a range of overseas qualifications. There are a wide variety of qualifications which can prepare you for a career in osteopathy. We will look at applications on a case by case basis, so please do not hesitate to contact the admissions team if you are unsure your qualifications are suitable. 

In general, we look for qualifications which are A-Level equivalent such as the International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Italian Diploma di Marturita or di Esame di Stato, German Abitur and Irish Leaving Certificate.

If you have any queries about your qualifications or the application process, please contact our admissions team directly so that they can give you advice. Similarly, we welcome you to apply as your qualifications can be discussed in greater detail upon interview with admissions and course leaders.

Applicants may be asked to provide an official translation of certificates when they are accepted onto the course.

English Language Requirements

Studying in a foreign language can be very demanding. International students will need to provide proof of English Language proficiency. There are a range of qualifications in English Language, but we most commonly accept:

  • IELTS overall score of 6.5 with 6.0 in each element
  • TOEFL IBT with total score of 87 or above with a minimum of Listening 19, Reading 20,   Speaking 22, Writing 19
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) – score of between 58 and 64 with a minimum of 60 in each band
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, minimum grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, minimum grade C

International Student Visas

For information about Tier 4 Student Visas please visit: