Visitor programme

Our vibrant visitor programme enriches the culture and knowledge of the School, develops innovative and productive collaborations, and creates global networks to generate solutions and share best practice.

The School recognises and appreciates the valuable contribution that visitors make to the work and life of the institution and welcomes applications from Visiting Scholars and Visiting Fellows of Practice.

Visiting Scholars have a doctorate or an equivalent academic qualification and are currently employed at another Higher Education Institution (or an equivalent research organisation).

Visiting Fellows of Practice are individuals working as practitioners in a policy-related area.

Visitor application process

Please note:
Due to the current coronavirus circumstances we are all facing, the Blavatnik School is not currently able to host visitors. Please do contact us if you would like to find out more about the visitor programme and to register your interest in applying for a visiting fellowship when we are in a position to welcome visitors to the School again. Read more about our response to the ongoing coronavirus situation.

Visitor applications are considered quarterly in a gathered field. The next application deadline is Friday 10 April for visitors from October 2020. You will receive a response within a month of the application deadline.

If you are interested in applying to be a visitor please contact our team at for more information and a visitor application form.

Visiting Scholars to the School will be expected to have an agreed sponsor from the Blavatnik School faculty and to cover a monthly bench fee during their stay.

We ask that all our visitors engage in the School community and contribute to the School by engaging in core activities at the School during their visit. Some examples of core activities include: mentoring our Masters in Public Policy (MPP) students, contributing to our professional skills programme, giving guest lectures at the School and help or participation in appropriate projects.

Please note: due to the high level of visitor requests the School receives we are unable to offer Blavatnik School affiliation to all applicants.

Doctoral students

Current doctoral students wishing to spend some time at the Blavatnik School should apply through the recognised student process and the Blavatnik School admissions team For information on the Blavatnik School doctoral programme visit the DPhil in Public Policy section.