Visiting Scholars and Students
Visits and exchanges of staff between universities have traditionally been a means of establishing and maintaining a community of scholarship among scientists and scholars throughout the world. If suitable arrangements can be made, the department welcomes visitors from other universities who wish to spend a period of up to 12 months at Lancaster engaged in language-related study or research. Visiting academics from other universities or tertiary institutions can apply to be Visiting Scholars.
Visiting scholars are usually charged a fee, except where they come to Lancaster as part of an established academic link scheme or where they are appointed by the university as Visiting Fellows. The fee is commensurate with their use of the department’s and the university’s facilities. We regret that because of pressure of space and increasing workloads we have to keep a limit on the numbers of visitors and cannot accept all requests.
Visiting Postgraduate Students
Students who have a first degree from their own university can apply to be visiting postgraduate students. Visiting postgraduate students are treated as students, for example, in having rights to attend courses, to have their work supervised and assessed by a member of academic staff, to make use of student accommodation and welfare facilities, etc. However, they are not registered for a degree at Lancaster University. Visiting postgraduates are charged a lower fee than those for MA, MPhil or PhD students.
How to Apply
If you wish to apply as a visitor to the department of Linguistics please contact Mrs Elaine Heron. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES send multiple copies of identical or almost identical emails to several or all members of staff. This wastes a great deal of staff time and may cause confusion about who is replying to your query. Elaine will reply to your email with details of how to apply as a Visitor.