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In this section you will find information about routes to conduct a period of research at Warwick


Scenario 1:
IF YOU ARE:
Currently enrolled on a research course (such as a PhD course) in your home country, or, in a different UK institution,
AND
Your institution does not have a formal 'exchange' or 'partnership' agreement with the University of Warwick,
AND
The research you intend to conduct at Warwick is part of/ related to your overseas research course:

Your contact will be the Postgraduate Admissions TeamLink opens in a new window

They will provide you with information as to how to make an application, how to meet offer conditions and how to request a CAS or a Visitor Visa supporting letter.

You can find more information on the Postgraduate Admissions ''Visiting Research Student'Link opens in a new window' webpage.

If your period of visit is less than 6 months, you may wish to apply for a Visitor visa.


Scenario 2:
IF YOU ARE:
Currently enrolled on an undergraduate course (for example, a Bachelor's degree course), or, a postgraduate Master's course in your home country,
AND
You would like to come to Warwick to learn how to conduct research (this includes taking an active role in a research project) - some institutions also use terms such as 'internship' or 'placement' or 'Erasmus+',
AND
The research you intend to conduct at Warwick is part of/ related to your overseas course:
AND
Your institution does not have a formal 'exchange' or 'partnership' agreement with the University of Warwick:

Please contact the Immigration Service team who will ascertain who is the best contact for you.

Unless your research can be classed as 'research tuition', it is likely that you will require a Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange visa - see Erasmus+ webpage and GOV visa option for European nationals for more information.


Scenario 3:
IF YOU ARE:
Currently enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate course in your home country,
AND
Your institution has a formal 'exchange' or 'partnership' agreement with the University of Warwick (bilateral agreement or Erasmus),
AND
The research you intend to conduct at Warwick is part of/ related to your overseas course:

You will usually be nominated by your institution and our Study Abroad team would contact you directly with information on how to make an application to study at Warwick.

If you are unsure, please contact our Study Abroad teamLink opens in a new window who will guide you on the application process and provide you with a CAS if you are coming to Warwick for more than 6 months, or, a Visa supporting letter if you are coming to Warwick for less than 6 months.


Scenario 4:
IF YOU ARE:
Currently enrolled on a Doctoral Research course (such as a PhD) in an overseas institution, or, have just graduated from your PhD,
AND
The research you intend to conduct at Warwick is NOT part of/ related to your overseas course,
AND
You will receive a salary (this can be paid either by Warwick or an independent organisation) at a minimum of UK national living wage
AND
You intend to conduct research for a period of up to 2 years at a minimum skill level of RQF Level 3:
OR
IF YOU ARE:
Employed at an overseas institution
AND
Will remain paid and employed overseas but wish to carry out activities incidental to your job overseas.
AND
Are highly qualified within your field of expertise and working in that area before coming to the UK (generally holding a PhD or higher)

Your contact will be Warwick H.R. immigration teamLink opens in a new window

You may require a Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange visa sponsored by Warwick, or an Academic visitor visa (part of Standard Visitor Visa).

If unsure, click on Check if you need a UK visa - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)