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Academic & Student Visitors

Academic Visitors

The Department of Pharmacology is happy to welcome a small number of Academic Visitors each year depending on available space. In order to be accepted, you must demonstrate that:

  • your proposed programme of work will clearly benefit from being located within the Department, attached to one of the Research Groups;
  • the collaboration will offer benefits to the host Research Group in terms of sharing expertise or working collaboratively on projects of mutual interest. 

If you are interested in joining the Department as an Academic Visitor you will first need to gain the support of a current member of the Academic Staff and you should discuss this informally before making an application.

Facilities

As an academic visitor, you will be able to attend any lectures and seminars in the University, use appropriate facilities in the Department and join in the life of the Department.

Supervision

The offer of academic visitor status does not include formal supervision of your work whilst in the Department but you are welcome to discuss your work informally.

Procedure

If you would like to apply for Academic Visitor Status you should first discuss this with a member of the Department who would be willing to sponsor your application. Then complete the Department Registration Form and forward it to the Departmental Secretary (Ms Anna Osipova: aao24@cam.ac.uk) with a copy of your CV and passport size photo.

The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) agency amends rules on the treatment of Academic Visitors on a regular basis. Please go the UKVI website (https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration) to check whether you will require a visa.

The Departmental Administrator will be happy to provide a formal Letter of Invitation.  For many visitors, this can be presented on arrival at Border Control but “Visa nationals” (i.e. those individuals who will need to apply for entry clearance in advance for any length of stay) will need this letter to make an academic visitor visa application before they travel.

Accommodation and integration

We regret to say that the Department is unable to help with accommodation. Visitors are welcome to contact the University Accommodation Service (www.accommodation.admin.cam.ac.uk), which may be able to offer advice.

 

Visiting Students

Visiting undergraduate and graduate students are welcome in the Department.  If you are interested in being a visiting student, you should contact one of the Department’s researchers to ask if they would be willing to be your Host. 

Facilities

Visiting students are welcome to take part in the life of the Department but are not eligible to take part in the full range of University facilities and services that are available to registered students. 

Supervision

The offer of academic visitor status does not include formal supervision of your work whilst in the Department but you are welcome to discuss your work informally.

Procedure

If you would like to apply for student visitor status you should first discuss this with your Host. Then complete the Department Registration Form and forward it to the Senior Secretary (Ms Anna Osipova: aao24@cam.ac.uk) with a copy of your CV and passport size photo.
For non-EU students: Your Host will ask the Departmental Administrator to issue a formal Letter of Invitation.  For some visitors (“visa nationals”) it will be necessary to apply for entry clearance before travelling. Please go to UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website (https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration) for more information.