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Visiting PhD students

If you are currently a PhD student at another university anywhere in the world, it is possible to attend Warwick as a visiting researcher for up to one year. PAIS welcomes applications from students already undertaking postgraduate research at another institution who wish to join us in a visiting capacity in order to participate in and benefit from the research culture and resources of the Department and the University.

We recommend that you contact us prior to submitting an application in order to discuss your needs; the best starting point is to approach academic staff researching in your area to discuss your visit dates and research plans while at Warwick. Please note that although members of the department’s academic staff are happy to arrange meetings with visiting students to discuss research and offer advice and suggestions, you would not be formally supervised during your visit.

Should you wish to submit an application, you will need to do this through the University’s online postgraduate application system. Your application must include:

  • The proposed start and end dates of your visit.
  • The name of the academic staff who will oversee your visit in the department.
  • A reference from your current supervisor which confirms your current student status and suitability for undertaking research at Warwick as a visiting student.
  • A brief outline of the research you intend to undertake while you are with us.

You will also need to meet PAIS’s English language requirements (IELTS 7.0); however, if you only plan to stay for a short period, a test waiver may be available. In that case, please contact Melissa Venables at m.j.wolfe@warwick.ac.uk for details.

Before you submit your application, you should also consult the Graduate School's information about visiting as a research student; their pages contain further information about fees, links to visa information if required, and a link to the relevant application form.