The Department of Earth Sciences welcomes academic visitors. Such visitors bring new expertise and perspectives to Oxford, contribute to activities within the Department and benefit from the university’s vibrant research culture. The Visitor Programme exists to facilitate links and collaboration with other universities, industrial partners and organisations, both in the UK and overseas, and to allow academics and visitors the opportunity to collaborate in joint research with the department’s academics.

If you are visiting for just a few days (typically conference attendees, seminar speakers or contractors), you will not need to apply to the visitors programme but may need an invitation letter for visa purposes and will need sign in at reception. If you are visiting for more than a week and/or are using equipment in the Department, then you will need to apply and sign the Visitors Agreement.

Before applying please read the Academic Visitors Programme Policy in full, this contains details of how to apply, costs, visa and accommodation.

To download the visiting scholars application form please use the button below.

Download Visiting Scholars Application Form