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Clinical Psychology

How to apply

Application processes are different for coursework and research degrees. Please choose from the categories on the right. 

Master's coursework

Master of Clinical Psychology (C04300)

Prospective students are welcome to apply in their final semester of undergraduate study. 

Local students

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or a humanitarian visa holder you can lodge your application quickly and easily online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
For degrees completed in Australia - UAC will obtain your transcripts and other documents on your behalf, there is no need to submit them separately.

If your previous degree/s were completed overseas, please submit your application to Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) as UAC can verify your documents and calculate your GPA.

International students

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident, you will need to apply through UTS International 

Admission requirements

All applicants must submit a personal statement and two referee reports. Submission of these documents is mandatory for your application to be considered.

A personal statement acts a cover letter for your Master of Clinical Psychology application and should be between 100-500 words. It should outline why are you applying for the degree, what makes you a suitable candidate, and which of your skills and experiences are most relevant. 

In addition, applicants must also submit two (2) referee reports. Referee reports should be requested using the Australian Psychology Post-Graduate Program Reference Request System available at www.psychologyreference.org.  The cost of using this service is $25.00 with all student subscriptions expiring on 30 July 2017. Completed referee reports must be received by the Graduate School of Health within two weeks of application submission. It is essential that applicants have one (1) academic and one (1) professional referee. 

Selected applicants will also be required to attend an interview which will be used to assess communication skills, interpersonal skills, interest in and commitment to clinical psychology as a career.

Successful applicants will be required to:

  1. obtain provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia
  2. acquire an Australian National Police Check*
  3. complete a series of NSW Ministry of Health forms including a Code of Conduct and
  4. demonstrate evidence of protection against a number of specified infectious diseases

*International applicants, in addition to the requirements above, will be required to obtain a police certificate/criminal clearance from every country they have resided in. If a country does not issue police certificates/criminal clearances, applicants will be required to complete a Statutory Declaration for Overseas Students.

For more information, email gsh.future@uts.edu.au


To calculate the fees for this course, please visit the UTS fees website.

Postgraduate research

Doctor of Philosophy (C02056v1) 

How to apply

Step 1:
Identify your proposed area of research, and potential supervisor/s. Future research students are encouraged to view the school's:

Step 2:
Make an inquiry to UTS: Graduate School of Health. This helps us to connect you to a supervisor and start your application process.

Step 3:
The school’s research team will help guide you through this step.

Domestic students should follow the research degree application process outlined by the Graduate Research School.

International students should visit UTS International for comprehensive information on the application process, fees and English language requirements.

Application dates

Expressions of interest are currently being sought for 2016 commencement.

Note: it is important for candidates to contact UTS: Graduate School of Health and arrange supervision before the application is submitted.


Local students (citizens of Australia and New Zealand and permanent residents of Australia) currently have their course fees met through the Commonwealth Government’s Research Training Scheme (opens to external site). However, students are responsible for other fees incurred by their project (eg. software, photocopying, transport).

International students should visit the UTS International website for information on international student fees.