Clinical Psychology, M.Sc. in Netherlands

Utrecht University

Study in:Netherlands
Deadline: 1 Apr 2019


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 program Clinical Psychology offered by 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.

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.


After completing this Master’s program, 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 program 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.

Program Structure

Courses included:

  • Academic Professional Clinical Psychology
  • Internship Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Loss and Psychotrauma

Academic Requirements

  • You meet the requested competencies with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a clinical orientation from a non-Dutch university that fulfils the above requirements in terms of level, orientation and scope. All apllications will be assessed by the Admissions Committee.
  • Our Admissions Office will determine whether a non-Dutch academic degree is equivalent to a 3-year 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.


Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programs starting in February are limited. You can begin your search for funding by reviewing the list below, which contains some of the scholarships and loans available to international students.

  • Holland Scholarship
  • Utrecht Sylff Scholarships – For outstanding graduates from University College Utrecht and Economics and Business Economics (UU)
  • Canadian student loans
  • Fulbright / NAF
  • US Federal Loans
  • Orange Tulip Scholarship
  • Erasmus+ Master loans

Detailed Program Facts

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