Visiting Research Students

The College of Arts welcomes applications from postgraduate research students registered at other universities who wish to spend some time at the University of Glasgow. For example, you might wish to be supervised temporarily by a member of our academic staff and make use of the resources in the University Library for a semester or a number of months.  

To discuss such an opportunity, please identify and contact the relevant academic or Subject Area in the first instance. You can search our staff research profiles to find a suitable academic to work with. 

When making contact, please send your curriculum vitae and details of your research plans. If you receive a positive response from a relevant academic, you can make a formal application to their School via the form.

Visiting Postgraduate Researcher application form 2019-20 (Word document, 22kb)

Options and fees

OptionPeriod of visitVisit includesFee (2019-20)Visa requirements for non EU/EEA students
A 1 to 3 months
  • Access to library and other university resources/facilities.
  • A small number of informal meetings with relevant academic staff.
  • No formal supervision.
None Short Term Study Visa
B 3 to 6 months
  • Access to library and other university resources/facilities.
  • A small number of informal meetings with relevant academic staff. 
  • No formal supervision.
£500 Short Term Study Visa
C 6 to 12 months
  • Access to library and other university resources/facilities.
  • A small number of informal meetings with relevant academic staff. 
  • No formal supervision.
£1000 Tier 4 Visa
D 1 to 12 months
  • Access to library and other university resources/facilities.
  • Formal supervision with a named supervisor.
Pro rata Home/EU PGR fees

Up to 6 months: Short Term Study visa

6 to 12 months: Tier 4 Visa

Please contact the University's International Student Support team for advice on visa requirements.

Supervision

'Formal supervision' would normally involve an academic member of staff reading your submitted work and giving written feedback.

If this is not required, you will be considered to have 'no formal supervision'. In this case, you will have a staff member as a main point of contact.