Fees and Funding
Before submitting your application, you will need to decide whether you wish to apply for an NHS-funded, or a fee-paying place. You should then fill in the appropriate application form based on this decision. The details for each are outlined below.
Applicants for an NHS-funded place should apply through the Clearing House in Clinical Psychology. For these places we can only consider applicants who meet ‘home (UK/EU)’ fees status, and who have the right to work in the UK. Additionally, NHS funded places are only available to applicants who intend to work in NHS funded services upon the completion of training.
Successful NHS-funded applicants are employed as Trainee Clinical Psychologists by the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who formally manage all aspects of their contract of employment. Trainees are paid on Band 6 of the Agenda for Change pay scales. Travel expenses are paid in accordance with section 17 of the NHS terms and conditions of service handbook, with Salomons acting as the physical base. Payment towards overnight accommodation costs whilst on some placements may be available subject to approval from the employing NHS Trust. Registration and examination fees are paid by the programme.
Fee-paying students will follow the same programme of study as trainees with NHS funded places. Applications for our fee-paying places need to be made directly to the programme, using our application form.
Overseas applicants are strongly advised to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (BPS) before applying. For further details about how to go about this, view the BPS website.
Criteria for Entry
All applicants will be subject to the same rigorous selection procedures as those followed for our NHS-funded places. This is to uphold the standards of excellence for which our Clinical Psychology Trainees are renowned.
For more details please refer to the Application and Selection page.
Applicants offered a place under our fee-paying route, will enrol as full time students of Canterbury Christ Church University and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the University. Placement travel expenses will not be paid for fee-paying students, who will need to be able to self-finance all aspects of the programme. The programme fees for 2018 are £24,000 per annum, for all Home, International and EU/EEA students, plus an additional fee for placements.
A limited amount of postgraduate accommodation is available largely at the main campus of the University at Canterbury. Additional accommodation is also possible with local host families in the Canterbury and surrounding areas. Enquiries about either form of accommodation can be made by visiting the University’s Accommodation web pages.
Applicants are reminded that we only accept applications for one funding route per person.