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    On this website you can find all important information on exchange, the master thesis of Manual Therapy and our contact details.

    Exchange

    Warm welcome to our (future) exchange students.

    Exchange at our faculty in short

    Usefull contact persons and departments

    Partner Institutions

    Please check if your home institution has a cooperation or exchange agreements with the VUB. When there is no exchange agreement with your home university or specific cooperation agreement with your government and the VUB you cannot apply for an exchange

    Application and deadlines

    Your application is managed by your home institution. Please check with your home university for the necessary documents and deadlines. Make sure your learning agreement is approved by both institutions!

    Courses in English and language requirements

    The faculty offers a rather small selection of courses in English:

    All incoming exchange students have to provide a proof of English language knowledge in their online application.

    More information about the language requirements >>>

    Courses in Dutch / Internships and language requirements

    Most of the courses of the faculty are offered in Dutch. Incoming exchange students can select courses from our Dutch-taught programmes, on the condition that they provide us with a proof of Dutch language knowledge in the online application.

    More information about the language requirements >>>

    For most internships it is important to have sufficient French language knowledge.  

    The students of the Master-after-master in Manual Therapy follow the Master thesis regulations of the faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy

    REGISTER YOUR MASTER THESIS SUBJECT AND SUPERVISOR

    On November 30th at the latest, register your thesis subject and supervisor by filling in the form below.  

    SUBMISSION OF THE MASTER THESIS

    You submit the thesis online. 
    Follow the checklist below.

    Deadline submission in first semester*

    January 7th 2022

    Deadline submission 1st period

    Monday June 7th

    Deadline submission 2nd period

    Monday August 22nd

    MASTER THESIS DEFENCE

    You will present your thesis and answer questions from the jury. The students who defend their thesis have to attend the defences of all other students of Manual Therapy from that exam period.  

    COURSE OF THE DEFENCE:

    for an individual master thesis

    • 10' oral presentation by the student
    • 10' questions by the jury members

    for an duo master thesis

    • 15' oral presentation by the students
    • 10' questions by the jury members for student 1
    • 10' questions by the jury members for student 2

    The jury will determine the final mark after discussing all students of that (half) day.

    Master Thesis defences 1st semester*

    January 27th 2022

    Master Thesis defences 1st period

    June 27th 2022

    Master Thesis defences 2nd period

    September 7th 2022

    *MASTER THESIS SUBMISSION AND DEFENCE IN THE 1ST SEMESTER

    You can choose to complete your master thesis in the first semester if you can complete the entire master after master programma in the first semester.

    You have to meet these requirements:

    • You are (re-)enrolled for the programme in the new academic year
    • You are registered for "Master thesis Manual Therapy" or "Masterproef Manuele Therapie" and all other courses you can finish in the 1st semester.
    • You have applied to graduate in january in your Selfservice. This application has to be approved.
    • Aside from the deadlines, all other regulations and instructions apply.

    Beware, your 1st exam period will end in january. If you do not submit your master thesis or do not pass, your second chance to pass will be in the 2nd exam period of september. You will not be able to submit, defend and graduate in June.

    ASSESSMENT OF THE MASTER THESIS

    The final mark is calculated by

    • 20 % process (scored by the supervisor)
    • 40 % written thesis (average score by 2 jury members)
    • 10 % oral presentation
    • 30 % defence (answers to the questions by the jury)

    You can find the scoring form for the written thesis (scores by jury members and supervisor) below.

    Faculty administration

    No idea whom to turn to with your question? Come by the office or send us an e-mail.

    Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy


    +32 (0)2 629 27 28

    faclk@vub.be
    On campus
    Room L2.08, campus Etterbeek

    Always welcome on
    Monday and Thursday 9h-15h (Thursday not between 13h-14h)

    Welcome by appointment on
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

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