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Centre of Development Studies


Please note that the information given below may be subject to change due to the impact of Covid19. Please email the Visitor Coordinator for further information. (

Full applications including references must be received by these dates if they are to be considered:

  • 27 September 2021 - for those wishing to visit in Lent (January) or Easter (April) 2022
  • 31 January 2022 - for those wishing to visit in Michaelmas (October) 2022

How to apply

Download the application form (see Visitor Application Form) and send the following documents to support your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A completed application form
  • A research proposal (This should be a short outline of the proposed research you wish to carry out in Cambridge)
  • Two academic references. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ask their referees to send the references directly to us.
  • You must have a sponsor in the Department during your stay, please provide the name of a member of staff who you would most like to work with or whose interests have the greatest overlap with your own.

Once complete applications and references are received, they then have to be considered by the Executive Committee for approval. Please see the deadlines above to ensure that your application is received in time to be considered for approval, as well as allowing visa processing time.

All applications should be sent by email to the Visitor Coordinator.