Visiting Scholars

This status is to enable invited academics and comparable creative persons to carry out research in Oxford for any period of time up to two years.

Prospective visitors may come for any period of time up to two years.

Application Process

Visiting Scholars are elected by the Fellowships and Membership Committee twice each term (weeks ‘0' and ‘5' in the University Term). Candidates must be proposed and seconded by two current College members, one of whom should be a Governing Body Fellow who knows the candidate personally or is familiar with their academic work. Please click here for the application form and rules. Completed applications should be received by the closing dates below. 

Graduate students are not eligible and self-proposals are not accepted for this membership.

Closing Dates

Trinity Term 2021: 9 April 2021 14 May 2021
Michaelmas Term 2021: 24 September 2021  29 October 2021
Hilary Term 2022: 31 December 2021  4 February 2022
Trinity Term 2022: 8 April 2022  13 May 2022



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