For visiting scholars

Historic clock in the brotherton library

Pursue your research in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

If you are a professional or an academic, and you have a scheme of academic research that you can appropriately conduct at the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, then our visiting scholar programme may be a perfect opportunity for you. Generally, our visiting scholars are full-time members of another university. We encourage applications from experienced and younger scholars. We normally limit visits to a maximum of one semester but you can also arrange a visit for a period of weeks.

Our visiting scholars participate in our academic life as much as possible, by engaging in discussions or joint projects with School members and presenting their research within the appropriate research group’s seminar programme.

Facilities on offer

  • Computing: facilities are available in the School and through open clusters across the University campus.
  • Library: Leeds University Library is one of the UK's largest university libraries with a stock of over 2.3 million volumes. You can find the main collections in relation to the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies in the Brotherton Library.
  • Class attendance: you may attend a class on a non-credit, unregistered basis subject to the consent of the staff member teaching the course. Those wishing to obtain credits may be able to register for our Certificate or Diploma programmes, subject to their meeting the usual admissions requirements and subject to the payment of the normal fee.
  • Accommodation: the University may be able to assist visiting scholars with university housing during the summer months.

For information about fees and applying, contact