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Career prospects Clinical Neuropsychology

As a graduate in clinical neuropsychology, you focus on people’s mental well-being, which is a broader domain than just people’s mental healthcare. Clinical Neuropsychologists are employed in the broad domains of mental health services, politics, and schools.

The field of Clinical Neuropsychology

  • As a psychologist in clinical neuropsychology, you cover a broad field of expertise, which means you can be employed in the broad domains of mental health services, politics, and schools
  • Due to the mandatory internship, you have gained practical experience and skills that will give you a head-start on the job market. Because there is a shortage of clinical neuropsychologists in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe, alumni fairly easily find a job after graduation. For more information see and

Domains where you can work

Graduates can work for example as (clinical neuro) psychologists,  researchers or trainers at schools and universitiesprofit and non-profit organizations, and mental health care institutions:

  • In mental health care you will pay attention to both patients in the acute (hospital) stage and in the later, chronic phases, who are inflicted with disorders and diseases like stroke, brain tumors, or traumatic brain injury.
  • Another part of mental healthcare consists of disorders that are not commonly treated in hospitals, but rather in the generalistic basic healthcare. Your expertise as a clinical neuropsychologist will bridge the gap between clinical psychologists and psychiatrists.
  • Petra Seelen (alumni)

    Petra Seelen

    Medical & Neuropsychologist at Medipsy

    "I learned how important it is to not only consider a patient’s reported problems but to look at the complete picture. This insight has been very helpful in the labor market."

Typical starting positions after graduation:

  • Clinical Neuropsychologist at Helios Kliniken 
  • Psychologist at Surplus 
  • Psychologist Elderly at Pro Persona 
  • PhD | Data Steward at Eindhoven University of Technology 
  • Neuropsychologist at University of Gent, Belgium 

Alumni facts

  • 96% find a job within 6 months after graduation
  • On average 2 months until first paid job
  • 100% would choose the same Master’s program again, at the same university
  • Average gross monthly salary one year after graduation: €2,929.-
  • 96% is (very) satisfied with this program

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2021 | n = 26

After your Master's

Your transition to the labor market

We help you prepare for your transition to the labor market by offering a number of career services:

  • Coaching, support and training courses offered by our Student Career Services to improve your employability and communication skills.

  • Dedicated Career Services Officers who can give you individual career guidance or help you to find interesting and relevant internships.

  • Familiarize yourself with the labor market and meet potential employers by participating in several career events, which are organized every year in collaboration with the study associations.

  • To those who wish to discover and develop their entrepreneurial talent, we offer education and support services.

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Working in the Netherlands after graduation

After obtaining a Master’s degree in the Netherlands, non-EEA students can apply for a residence permit under the Orientation Year for Highly Educated Persons’ scheme. This allows you to spend a period of up to twelve months in the Netherlands to find employment.

Interested in the MSc track Clinical Neuropsychology?

Check your eligibility and the deadlines for application