Updated on 1 September 2018:
The National Health Service (NHS) currently provides the funding for most of the places on clinical psychology courses. People accepted on these NHS funded places are currently employed by the NHS as Trainee Clinical Psychologists while they study. They started their training with a salary of £28,050 pa, which is the bottom of Band 6 (April 2018 figures) on the Agenda for Change pay scale (please see the NHS Health Careers website for more information about NHS pay and benefits).
Currently, course fees are usually paid by the NHS. For further details about other costs eg travel between placement bases and academic bases, please see the Courses section for information provided by individual course centres.
These arrangements may be amended for candidates entering training in 2019, but this is unclear at this stage. Should we receive further information, we will update this page. In the meantime, the Clearing House will process applications as usual. There will be no extensions to deadlines so please do not wait for further information about the funding situation before deciding whether to apply.
Please note that the Clearing House plays no role in the funding arrangements for clinical psychology training. Individual course centres will provide details about the funding arrangements for their programme when an offer of a place is made.
In March 2017 the UK government started the process for the UK to leave the EU. This process is likely to take a minimum of two years to complete, with a possible transitional/implementation period from March 2019. The Clearing House will therefore process applications as usual. There will be no extensions to deadlines so please do not wait for further information about the EU leaving process before deciding whether to apply.
For updates about the process of the UK leaving the EU you may find the following websites useful:
There are self-funded places available for applicants with home (UK/EU) fees status at the course centres listed below (see the Entry Requirements section if you need more information about fees status).
If you choose to apply for these self-funded places you will need to provide your own funding eg 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 eg 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 Essex - Tavistock||Apply directly to the university.|
|University of Hertfordshire||Apply through the Clearing House to course 11 - X
or directly to the university.
|Salomons - Canterbury Christ Church University||Apply directly to the university.|
If you are from outside Europe please see the International Students section for a list of self-funded courses for international applicants.