Entry Requirements

Residence and fees status

NHS places

The National Health Service (NHS) provides the funding for the majority of people currently training as clinical psychologists, and this usually includes paying the course fees.

For the majority of courses, the relevant NHS organisation has residence requirements that applicants must meet to be considered. The most common residence requirement is for applicants to have home fees status (see What is my fees status? below for more information) though requirements can vary from centre to centre. Please see the Courses section to check the residence/fees status requirements for individual course centres.

Self-funded places

Some courses require applicants for self-funded places to have overseas fees status. Please see the International Students section, and also follow the links there to individual courses, to check the residence/fees status requirements for each course centre. For self-funded places you will need to provide your own funding, which includes paying the fees.

What is my fees status?

You will normally have home fees status if you are in one of these groups:

  • You are settled in the UK as: a UK national or a Republic of Ireland national or you have Indefinite Leave to Remain/Enter (ILR/E)
    • AND you have lived in the UK for the last three years
    • AND during that time your residence was not only for full-time education.

  • You are a UK national
    • AND you were living in the UK/EEA/Switzerland on 31 December 2020 and have continued to live there since
    • AND you have lived in the EEA/Switzerland for the last three years
    • AND during that time your residence was not only for full-time education.

  • You are an EU national with settled status or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme
    • AND you have lived in the UK/EEA/Switzerland for the last three years
    • AND during that time your residence was not only for full-time education.

  • The UK government has: recognised you as a refugee or granted you humanitarian protection or granted you stateless leave
    • AND you have lived in the UK since you were granted this status.

  • You have lived in the UK for half your life or for 20 years
    • AND you have lived in the UK for the last three years
    • AND during that time your residence was not only for full-time education.

The details above are a based on the information available on the UKCISA website during summer 2021.

If you are not in any of the above groups then you will probably have overseas fees status, but you should check the UKCISA website for more information.

If you are from the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man you should check the UKCISA website for details about your status.

If you are unsure about your fees status please see the UKCISA website for more information.


The European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA)

The European Union is made up of the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

The European Economic Area is the EU plus the following countries:

  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway