Visiting Students

There are two types of Visiting Student status:

1. ‘Visiting Students’ are accepted by colleges and are mainly undergraduates, although it is possible to be a graduate visiting student. Any teaching required is organised by the college concerned. This is the more expensive of the two options because the student must pay both University and College fees but may involve being offered accommodation (as well as access to college facilities) by the accepting college.

Further information about Visiting Student status can be obtained from: The Colleges Admissions Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD. Tel: 01865 270207, Fax: 01865 270708, E-mail:undergraduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is 1 February each year, although this deadline is more flexible for graduate visiting students than for undergraduate visiting students.

2. ‘Recognised Students’ are accepted by the Faculty concerned, not by a college. The status of Recognised Student can be held for a maximum of 3 terms. Recognised Students are allocated an Academic Advisor here and are able to register with the Bodleian Library, the Philosophy Library and the Computing Service, attend lectures and make use of the other facilities at 10 Merton Street. They do not become members of a college and are not offered accommodation in Oxford. The fees payable by Recognised Students are around £1,500 per term.

Further information and an application form for Recognised Studentship can be obtained from: The Graduate Studies Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD. Tel: 01865 70050, Fax: 01865 270708, E-mail: graduate.studies@admin.ox.ac.uk. Applications are considered throughout the year.

Short-term Visiting Student

This arrangement allows a student to stay for up to a month, and may include office space and computer access, subject to availability. Students are welcome to attend BEP lectures and seminars, and may seek permission to attend other Philosophy lectures. Students are asked to arrange their own reading rights at the Bodleian and other University libraries, and to arrange their own accommodation. There are no fees for this status, but students are required to find their own living expenses etc. To be considered as an informal student visitor, please email bep@philosophy.ox.ac.uk. Applications are considered throughout the year.