How to Apply

Intake: Term 1 only (Academic Calendar)

Applications open: Throughout the year until the deadline

Application deadline: 31 October each year

2018 Clinical Interview Period: Tuesday, 27 November to Thursday, 6 December
2018 Forensic Assessment Centre: Tuesday, 4 December 2018. In-person attendance is a requirement for program admission. Invitations to attend may be made up until a few days prior.

How to Apply

  1. Read this step-by-step guide to apply for a Master of Psychology program.

  2. Complete a Supplementary Application Form to attach to the application.

  3. Ask TWO referees to submit their references directly to the School, using a reference-management service provided by HODSPA (Heads of Departments and Schools of Psychology Australia). More information about this service can be found at

Important Notes

  • Applicants must have completed an accredited four-year sequence in psychology within 10 years of their expected commencement in the Master of Psychology. Exceptions may be possible in limited circumstances, guided by the APAC Rules & Standards June 2010.

  • International psychology qualifications must be assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) before an application is submitted.  Note that the APS will only assess complete qualifications.

  • Enrolled students must register as provisional psychologists prior to program commencement. Registration must be maintained for the duration of their enrolment.

  • Applicants should familiarise themselves with the relevant Registration Standards for the psychology profession. The requirements of these standards must be met before an application for registration as a provisional psychologist can be approved.

  • All applicants, domestic and international, are encouraged to use AHPRA’s Pathways diagram for all professions (under ‘Additional resources’) to guide their understanding of the Registration Standard: English Language Skills.

  • Applicants interested only in coursework should submit just one coursework application.  An additional coursework preference can be nominated within the same application.

  • Applicants interested in both coursework and a Combined PhD/Master of Psychology (research) program should submit a research application in addition to their coursework application.  The Graduate Research School’s website provides quite a detailed, general application guide.

Further Information

Please review the Frequently Asked Questions, available from the menu on the right-hand side of this page.

For enquiries relating to the UNSW Apply Online service, please contact UNSW Admissions.

Prospective applicants should review the School’s Frequently Asked Questions, Program Guides, or email

Information current at: September 2018

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