International applicants: Funding
There are self-funded places available at the Course Centres listed below. Most of these courses require applicants to have overseas fees status.
- Please see the Entry Requirements section if you need more information about fees status
For these self-funded places you will need to provide your own funding e.g. by funding yourself, by getting a scholarship, by organising sponsorship etc. You will need to fund all of your costs for the three years of training e.g.course fees, living costs, travel expenses etc. Please check the information provided by the centres concerned to see how much their course fees are.
|Course Centre||How to apply|
|University of Birmingham||Overseas fees status only.
Apply directly to the university.
|University of East Anglia||Overseas fees status only.
Apply through the Clearing House to course 502.
|University of Exeter||Overseas fees status only.
Apply through the Clearing House to course 902.
|University of Hertfordshire||Any fees status.
Apply through the Clearing House to course 1102 or directly to the university.
|Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience - King's College London||Overseas fees status only.
Apply directly to the university.
|University of Manchester||Overseas fees status only.
Apply through the Clearing House to course 1702.
|North Thames - University College London||Overseas fees status only.
Apply through the Clearing House to course 1902.
People training on NHS places are employed by the NHS as Trainee Clinical Psychologists while they study. So to apply for an NHS place you need to have the right to work in the UK without restriction.
A student visa is not enough for an NHS place on clinical psychology training.
We are not qualified to tell you whether you have the right to work in the UK or not. If you are unsure of your status please:
- check the UK Visas and Immigration website or
- check the information provided by your local British Embassy
The UK and the EU
As explained above, to apply for an NHS place you need to have the right to work in the UK without restriction.
The UK left the EU in 2020. Irish citizens continue to have the right to work in the UK due to the Common Travel Area arrangements. Other EU, EEA and Swiss citizens no longer automatically have the right to work in the UK: you are therefore asked in your application to give details about your right to work here.
You may be asked by course centres to provide further details/evidence of your status. Your email software may treat emails from the course centres as junk or spam, so please check your Junk/Spam folder regularly.
We are not qualified to advise you about your right to work in the UK. For further information you may find the following websites useful:
- Common Travel Area - UK Government guidance for Irish citizens
- EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) - UK Government guidance for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens already living in the UK
- UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is the UK's national advisory body serving the interests of international students and those who work with them
We would also recommend that all applicants, including UK and Irish citizens, check the residence requirements for clinical psychology training as this is assessed separately to the right to work requirements.
- Please see the Entry Requirements section for information on residence requirements
5th September 2023