International qualifications

If your university qualifications are not from a UK or Irish university you need to provide a document confirming you have GBC and an academic transcript.

These should be attached to your application if possible (see the main Documents page for information on what to do if you do not have the documents in time). If you have applied before and provided the appropriate documents, you should be able to copy these into your current application.

Confirmation of GBC

You need to provide a document from the British Psychological Society (BPS) stating that you have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (see the International Students section if you need further details about GBC). The BPS usually include this statement in the document they send you when you first become a Graduate member.

Academic transcript

You need to provide an academic transcript for the qualification you have which is at a similar level to a UK undergraduate degree (see the International Students section for further guidance if you are unsure about how your qualifications compare).

If this transcript is not in English please provide an official translation and a copy of the transcript in the original language.

The transcript should include:

  • A list of the modules you took and the marks you got.
  • The overall result of your qualification.
  • The qualification title.
  • Information to identify who took the course eg your name, date of birth etc.
  • Information to identify the university where you studied.

We do not need the following:

  • Please do not provide transcripts for any other qualifications.
  • Please do not provide a copy of your qualification certificate.


If you are still studying for a qualification that is at a similar level to a UK undergraduate degree, you should tick the "posting" box on the Documents screen in your application and you must submit your application by the closing date: 1.00pm (UK time) on 29 November 2017. Once you have completed your qualification, please send us a copy of your final academic transcript and confirmation of GBC as soon as you receive them (see the Contact Us page for details of where to send them). Please note that all applications are released to the course centres by the end of January (see the After You Apply section for more details).