Visiting Scholars

The Centre welcomes expressions of interest from postdoctoral scholars and senior academics who are working in areas related to its own research interests. Academic Visitors are provided with research facilities, and encouraged to participate in seminars and workshops and contribute to the intellectual and social life of the Centre and History Faculty during their visit. Visits would normally last between a term and one academic year.   

Applicants must secure independent funding for accommodation and living expenses for the period of their proposed visit. Please note that there is a standard bench fee of £600 per term (3 months) and £2,000 per year (12 months). We are unable to assist with finding accommodation, college association, travel or visa arrangements.

Please note that space available within the Faculty is very limited, and provision of a dedicated desk cannot be guaranteed. There is a higher charge for provision of assigned desk space with IT equipment, details of which are found on the Application Form.

Prospective applicants should complete the form below, which should be read in conjunction with the visitor's agreement, and e-mailed to along with a cover letter and CV. A statement of support from a sponsor, who is a current postholder of the Oxford University Faculty of History, is also required.


Research Students

We do not participate in co-tutelle arrangements, and there are only limited opportunities for History graduates who are currently enrolled in another institution to come to Oxford on a short-term visit:

Recognised Student Status - this status is given to (a) graduate research students registered with another university and admitted by an Oxford faculty to undertake research for their degree for a minimum of one and maximum of three terms; and (b) to early career researchers admitted to work with an Oxford academic. It does not involve membership of a College or an Oxford qualification. If this is the status you need, please do not fill in the OCHSMT Academic Visitor Application Form, but instead apply for admission as a Recognised Student via the form here. Please note that we do not require support from our Head of Department to be included with your application.

Erasmus - check whether your institution participates in this.