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Visiting scholars and students

The Faculty of Classics welcomes academic visitors, and is happy to accept applications for Official Visitor status in the Faculty. This entitles visitors to use the Faculty building out-of-hours, and in particular to use and to borrow from the Faculty library. It also entitles visitors to wireless internet access in the Faculty. Visitors will be in a position to apply for a University ID card and on that basis to apply for admission to the University Library. There is no entitlement to a University email address, or to the internal Raven password. Visitors pay for their own photocopying and printing: printers and a photocopier are located in the Library.

There are two categories of Official Visitor:

(1) Visiting Scholars hold a doctorate, and usually hold a teaching position in a university elsewhere. Visiting Scholars pay a fee of £600 per term; visitors who come for less than a term pay £75 per week. The fee is inclusive of VAT. Visitors who are suffering hardship may apply for exemption from the fee to the Chairman of the Faculty.

Complete the application form, (which must be sent at least one month before the start of the proposed visit) attach it to an email together with a short Curriculum Vitae and a .jpeg image of yourself, and send the whole to visitor.applications@classics.cam.ac.uk. We also require two confidential signed references (written in English) to be sent by the referees themselves to this same email address, by the same deadline. It is the applicant's responsibility to ask the referees to send references: the Faculty will not contact referees to ask them to write, and will not consider applications until the references have arrived.

Visiting Scholars who have been here within the last four years only need to send a new application form and updated CV to . We do not require a new photo or references.

(2) Visiting Graduate Students are students currently undertaking a course of postgraduate study in a university outside the United Kingdom (graduates from UK universities may be accepted only in exceptional circumstances, for example when access is needed to resources uniquely held in Cambridge). If you wish to come to Cambridge as a Visiting Graduate Student you need to request Visiting Graduate Student status in the Faculty of Classics. There is a fee of £500 per term (visitors who come for less than a term pay £60 per week) payable in full in advance or (at the latest) on arrival in Cambridge. The maximum period of stay for a visiting graduate student is six months. Students will be allocated a supervisor (academic contact) during their stay.

Complete the application form, (which must be sent at least one month before the start of the proposed visit) attach it to an email together with a short Curriculum Vitae and a .jpeg image and send the whole to:  visitor.applications@classics.cam.ac.uk. We also require two confidential signed references (written in English) to be sent by the referees themselves to this same email address, by the same deadline.  It is the applicant's responsibility to ask the referees to send references: the Faculty will not contact referees to ask them to write, and will not consider applications until the references have arrived.

Language Requirement: Visiting graduate students are normally expected to meet the university's English language requirements (IELTS: overall band score of 7.5 with not less than 7.0 in individual elements).

If you require a visa to come to the UK, please first check the UK Border Agency's website for the rules that apply to your own situation:  http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ . You will need to include in your email to the Faculty a full and explicit list of what the Faculty will need to say in its letter of acceptance. Please note that the office is very busy and that it may be difficult or even impossible to issue a revised letter within the period required for your application to be processed.

Accommodation: The University has an Accommodation Service that may be able to help you.

 

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