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Visiting research students

Students currently enrolled on a PhD overseas can apply to study at UCL as a visiting research student to conduct Research here towards their PhD overseas. You can apply to spend 3 to 12 months at UCL undertaking research which is complementary to the Doctoral/PhD project at your 'home' university.

If you wish to apply as a visiting research student you should first check that the department has academic staff in the relevant academic field who can supervise the research, and are willing to do so. Information about UCL departments and their specialisms is available in the Graduate Prospectus.

Coming to UCL as a Visiting Research Student is a popular mode of study. You will benefit from undertaking research in two environments and this will provide different insights and perspectives within your discipline.

You might have access to collections and materials that would otherwise be unavailable. If you are undertaking a laboratory-based project, you may benefit by having access to different equipment and techniques.

How to apply

It is possible to come to UCL as a Visiting Research Student either via an established exchange agreement or independently.

If there is no exchange agreement in place to the relevant department, you may still be able to apply to UCL as an independent visiting research student. Tuition fees would be payable on a pro-rata basis.

You will also need to check that the preferred department at UCL has a member of staff in the relevant academic field who can supervise the research, and that they are willing to do so.

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