Funding

Updated on 1 September 2017:

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. The starting salary is £26,565 pa, which is the bottom of Band 6 (April 2017 figures) on the Agenda for Change pay scale (please see the NHS Health Careers website for more information about NHS pay and benefits).

Course fees are usually paid by the NHS. For further details about other costs eg travel between placement bases and academic bases, please see Courses section for information provided by individual course centres.

These arrangements may be amended for candidates entering training in 2018, 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.

The UK and the EU

In March 2017 the UK government started the process for the UK to leave the EU. The implications of this process for immigration status and fees status are not yet known (if you need more information about fees status please see the Entry Requirements section). 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 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:


Self-funded places

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 centres that have self-funded places for UK/European applicants
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.

International students

If you are from outside Europe please see the International Students section for a list of self-funded courses for international applicants.