Academic Visitors

The Oxford Philosophy Faculty welcomes academic visitors. Academic Visitor status is in principle available to holders of an established teaching or research post in the Philosophy department at another University, who wish to spend a period of up to twelve months at Oxford for the purposes of undertaking private research.

With effect from 9th November 2015, to be eligible to apply for academic visitor status, prospective applicants must:

(a) hold an established teaching post in a Philosophy department at another University; and

(b) pay an administration fee of £200, should their application be approved.

Information about the application procedure can be found below. Academic visitors whose visit is approved by the Faculty are entitled to attend lectures and seminars organised by the Philosophy Faculty, register with the Philosophy and Theology Faculties Library at Radcliffe Humanities and with the University’s Bodleian Library, and make contact with such members of the Faculty as they wish. However, they are not entitled to accommodation, an office, secretarial facilities, or to supervision by a member of the Faculty’s academic staff.

Prospective visitors must follow the application process outlined below. The Philosophy Faculty reserves the right to reject applications at its discretion.

In order to apply to become an Academic Visitor, you will need to complete an Academic Visitor Application Form (Word) and return it to the Administrative Assistant on along with a Curriculum Vitae and a list of publications. Applications will be considered at three points during the year after the end of each term, and therefore must be received by us by the last day of term. Applications received after the relevant deadlines will be considered at the next available gathered fields. Details of Oxford University term dates can be found here. The gathered fields for the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

Deadline 1: Saturday 1 December 2018

Deadline 2: Saturday 9 March 2019

Deadline 3: Saturday 22 June 2019

On arrival you will be invited to attend a brief induction to the Faculty with the Administrative Assistant.  You will be shown around the Facilities available to you in the Philosophy Centre and provided with any paperwork that you might need.

Academic Visitors from overseas may need to obtain an Academic Visitor visa to enter the UK, and details of this are available from the UK Visas and Immigration Office website. In the event that a Visa or Work Permit is required, please be aware that neither the Faculty nor any other part of the University is able to assist with any aspect (financial or administrative) of the application.  Applicants are required to ensure that they have obtained in advance of their visit any visa which is required in order to enable them to enter the UK under the appropriate status.  A formal letter of invitation will be issued by the Faculty.

Prof Ming Xiong South China Normal University August 2017 — July 2018
Dr Yulan Liu Northeast Normal University  August 2017 — August 2018
Prof Xinggui Mao  Southwest University September 2017 — August 2018
Dr Ufuk Özen Baykent Uludag University June 2018 — September 2018
Dr Xiaomei Wang Zhejiang University September 2017 — September 2018
Dr Ke Liu University of Shanghai for Science and Technology September 2017 — September 2018
Prof Giovanni Ventimiglia Universität Luzern June 2018 — September 2018
Prof Dr Maddalena Mazzocut-Mis Università degli Studi di Milano July 2018 — September 2018
Prof Yaoping Zhu Soochow University October 2017 — September 2018
Dr Zhang Zhihong Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences March 2018 — September 2018
Dr Yizhong Liang Chinese Academy of Socila Sciences November 2017 — October 2018
Dr Huizhen Chen Suzhou University of Science and Technology October 2017 — October 2018
Prof Bin Guo Jiangxi Academy of Social Sciences March 2018 — February 2019
Prof Dr Abilio Azambuja Rodrigues Filho Federal University of Minas Gerais March 2018 — February 2019
Prof Guirong Liu Heibei University  May 2018 — May 2019

Application Forms

Academic Visitor Application Form (MS Word)

Useful Links

University Term Dates

UK Visas and Immigration Office website


If you have any further queries regarding Academic Visitor status in the Philosophy Faculty, please contact the Administrative Assistant.

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