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Visiting Scholars

Centre of Latin American Studies

 

Visiting PhD Students

The Centre will consider applications from EU and international (non-EEA) PhD students to visit us for a period of up to six months. Such visitors are termed Associate PhD Students and considered as independent researchers. They do not receive any teaching during their stay but are expected to identify an academic mentor with whom they can connect periodically during the course of their stay. (N.B. Formal tuition is only available to students paying full-fees at Cambridge – c. £8,000-17,000 per year.)

Before submitting an application non-EEA nationals should be aware of the strict visa regulations governing their visit:

Non-EEA students visiting Cambridge for less than six months may enter on a visa for short-term study. In order to do so, students are required to ensure that they:

  • intend to undertake research as part of their course overseas; and
  • will not take any employment in the UK (including unpaid work placements or internships) and
  • will not draw on any public funds; and
  • will demonstrate support and funds available to pay for any course costs, accommodation and flights home; and
  • do not wish to switch to another category (e.g. Tier 4 student visa); and
  • intend to leave the UK at the end of the study or at the end of 6 months, whichever is sooner

Further information on this route is available on the website of University of Cambridge International Student Team here.