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Centre of Latin American Studies


Visiting PhD Students

The Centre will consider applications from international 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 international students should be aware of the strict visa regulations governing their visit. Students visiting Cambridge for for short-term study up to six months may enter on a visitor visa . In order to do so, students must 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; 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.