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, and who have a distinguished record of research (as appropriate for their career stage), who wish to spend a period of up to twelve months at Oxford for the purposes of undertaking private research.

With effect from 1 October 2018, to be eligible to apply for academic visitor status, prospective applicants must:

(a) Hold an established teaching or research post in a Philosophy department at another University. (Holders of temporary teaching or research positions and students still completing their doctorate are not eligible to apply, although Erasmus trainees are exempt form this requirement. Applicants who are in tenure-track (or equivalent) posts but who do not yet have tenure are eligible to apply.)

(b) Pay an administration fee of £250 per term, 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 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, a list of publications and a copy/scan of your current passport. 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 2019/20 are as follows:

Deadline 1: Saturday 7 December 2019

Deadline 2: Saturday 14 March 2020

Deadline 3: Saturday 20 June 2020

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.

Dr Xu Zhaoqing Sichuan University September 2018 - September 2019
Prof Keiichi Iwata Waseda University October 2018 - September 2019
Dr Xianqing Wen Hunan Normal University October 2018 - October 2019
Dr Qiuliu Jiang Shaanxi Normal University November 2018 - November 2019
Dr Qingyun Cao Yunnan University February 2019 - February 2020 
Dr Wu Min Sichuan University  April 2019 - March 2020
Mr Zhang Zhaomin Yunnan Academy of Social Science April 2010 - March 2020
Dr Pablo Aguayo Westwood University of Chile July 2019 - September 2019
Dr Jinshan Liu Northeast Normal University September 2019 - September 2020
Dr Andreas Stokke Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala University September 2019 - July 2020
Dr Marc Artiga University of Valencia September 2019 - September 2020
Dr Damiano Costa Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano September 2019 - August 2020
Dr Dougal Blyth  University of Auckland September 2019 - December 2019
Ms Ye Guo Zhejiang University

October 2019 -
October 2020

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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