How to Apply

Available Intake: Term 1 only (Academic Calendar)
Applications open: 1 August to 31 October
2020 Clinical Interview Period: Friday, 4 December only
2020 Forensic Assessment Centre: Thursday, 26 November 2020 (and only if necessary, Friday, 4 December 2020)

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 your 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 (registration required, fee applicable).

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.

  • 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 (e.g., apply for 8257 and indicate in that same application that your second preference is 8256).

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

Further Information

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

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

Information current at: June 2020

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