Applications for the Clinical Psychology postgraduate programs close on 30 September for domestic students, and 31 August for international students.
Domestic students are required to submit an online application (available through the Courses & Programs website) and attach the Domestic Applicant Psychology Additional Information Form (available from the links on the right), academic transcripts and CV. Three referee reports are required and reports will be forwarded automatically to referees (via email) when the online application is submitted.
International students must apply through UQ International office and include the International Applicant Psychology Information Form (available from the links on the right), academic transcripts, CV and 3 referee reports for international applicants.
The clinical postgraduate programs are extremely competitive; roughly four to five times as many people apply to get into the programs as we can accommodate.
All applicants must attend either a face-to-face interview or a video-linked interview; we do not do telephone interviews.
In order to accommodate the scheduling of the mandatory clinical interviews, an important component of the clinical application process, we can only accept students for interview who have obtained 78% or above in the first semester of their degree if they are currently undertaking honours. If you are in your honours degree and have failed to maintain a 78% GPA in the first semester, but finish the year at 78% or above overall, a second small intake will occur after results are processed. If you completed your honours qualification last year, scored at or above 76% and also have undertaken either work experience in the mental health or general health areas, or have published your honours results in a peer-reviewed journal, you may also apply for a place in the program.
All applicants are requested to obtain referees reports from three people:
IMPORTANT:All students who do not possess an honours level degree from an Australia University must get their undergraduate qualifications assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (information on how to do this and the fees associated with this service can be found here).
There is no hard-and-fast weighting between academic qualifications, interview results and referees reports. These are evaluated holistically at an extended meeting of the clinical staff.
If accepted to the clinical training program you cannot defer your entrance.
If you would like to take a year off between your honours year and beginning the program, by all means do so (this may actually enhance your ability to rise to the demands of the training program). However, if you do so you must apply at the end of that gap year.
The NAHSSS: Allied Health Clinical Psychology Scholarship provides financial assistance to applicants wishing to undertake the academic qualification (Masters or Doctoral) required by the Psychology Board of Australia to practice as an endorsed clinical psychologist. The online application is located on the Clinical Psychology Page on the SARRAH website. The selection criteria focus is on unmet need in geographical and clinical areas of need Applications open on 6 August and close on 1 October 2012.