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Visiting research students

We welcome applications for visiting postgraduate research student places. However, it is strongly suggested that you contact the relevant department to discuss your needs before you apply as a visiting student.

In order to attend the University as a visiting research student you must submit an application for a research course via our Postgraduate Admissions online application form. Where a department has more than one PhD on offer they will confirm to The Postgraduate Admissions Team which course you are to be assigned to at the point of offer.

The application form asks you to enter a start date for your studies. Choose the correct academic entry year or, if the required start date does not coincide with the start of the academic year, tick the check box, “If you wish to start at a different point in the academic year please tick here". Then enter a specific start date in the field provided. Please indicate in your personal statement the end date of your visit.

In support of your application you will be asked to provide a letter from your current supervisor which confirms your suitability for undertaking research at the University of Warwick as a visiting student. You will also need to meet the relevant department’s English language requirement.

Please note that each department has a quota for visiting students and cannot exceed this number without express permission from the Chair of the Board of Graduate Studies.

If you are an overseas student and would like further information regarding the appropriate visa please visit here for immigration advice.


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Application deadlines

If you’re a UK or EU resident, there are no application deadlines for postgraduate taught courses. But places are limited, so you should submit your application as early as possible.

If you’re from outside the EU, you may need to get a student visa. To make sure you have time to do this, the application deadline for all courses starting in September/October is 02 August 2023. However, places are limited in some departments so you should submit your application as soon as possible. Some departments also have earlier deadlines – so you should check the information in the Essential Information for each course.