M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Psychology

Utrecht University

12 months
17500 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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The Clinical Psychology programme at Utrecht University will enable you to develop into an academic professional. You have broad knowledge of contemporary scientific theories and instruments as well as skills related to prevention, psychotherapeutic treatment and policy formation in the area of psychological aspects of health, illness and psychopathology.


Studying questions of mental health

How can mental health problems such as anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and grieving problems best be studied and treated? How can we prevent them from occurring, improve treatment results and prevent relapse? 

You will address these and similar kinds of questions in the Master’s programme Clinical Psychology at Utrecht University. 

You will acquire and develop fundamental knowledge of and skills in evidence-based psychotherapies and become familiar with prevailing research methods in the field of clinical psychology.

Driven by research and clinical experience

The lecturers from this Clinical Psychology programme at Utrecht University work in clinical practice and/or do state-of-the-art theoretical or applied research at Utrecht University. This integration of science and practice forms the basis of the teaching approach in this programme.

Learn to work in a multidisciplinary way

Clinical psychology is always interacting with other disciplines due to the context in which behavioural and health problems arise. Examples are medicine, biology, neurology, pharmacology, economics, sociology and social psychology. This will therefore be a considerable focus of attention. 

Some lectures will also be taught by (guest) lecturers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. And finally, you will often work in a multi-disciplinary context during your internship as well. 

This means that clinical internships need to be done in native language organisations, which for international students often necessitates doing the internship elsewhere. For them it is strongly suggested to try to acquire an internship position immediately after application.

Career Prospects

After completing this Master’s programme, you will fulfil the requirements to become a basic psychologist (Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP)). This gives our Dutch students an excellent starting position in a junior level job. 

For our international students, the programme prepares you either for a fine career in or outside academia. Your career prospects are partly determined by your specialisation and which country you want to pursue your career. 

You will, for example, be qualified to work as:

  • a basic psychologist (in a clinical setting)

You can work at various types of institutions such as:

  • institutions for (ambulatory) mental healthcare (such as the Riagg ambulatory mental health services)
  • hospitals
  • care and nursing homes
  • rehabilitation centres
  • psychiatric institutions
  • institutions for refugee care
  • judicial institutions
  • practice support General Practitioner care


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Professional Clinical Psychology
  • Internship Clinical Psychology
  • Master's Thesis Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Loss and Psychotrauma
  • Internship Clinical Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An academic Bachelor’s degree. Our International Students Admission’s office will verify whether a non-Dutch academic degree is equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree at a Dutch research university. All international Bachelor’s degrees are evaluated based on standards set by the NUFFIC. 
  • If your degree is assessed as less than equivalent to a 3-year Dutch research University degree, or as a bachelor from a university of applied sciences, you are most likely not eligible for admission. 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a clinical orientation. This means you must have passed courses in general psychological theories, psychopathology, assessment, methods and statistics, communication, and have written a quantitative Bachelor’s thesis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17500 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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