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The Lauterpacht Centre welcomes academic visitors from around the world whose stay will be of mutual research benefit to the individual, their host and the Centre.

The following are some guidelines if you are considering applying to be a Visiting Fellow or Scholar:

  • Applicants should first make an initial inquiry to the Centre setting out their research objectives;
  • The Centre also accepts applications for people completing work on their PhD;
  • All enquires should be sent to the Centre’s Administrator, Anita Rutherford;
  • If research objectives fall within the remit of the Centre, more information will be sent;
  • Decisions regarding Visiting Fellow or Scholar applications are made by the Management Committee which reviews applications four times a year, usually at the start of each term;  
  • All Visitors must have a reasonably high proficiency in spoken and written English. If English is the applicant’s second language, applicants are requested to demonstrate proficiency with a certificate of TOEFL iBT score 100 or IELTS level 7 (minimum);
  • In principle, the Centre does not accept persons enrolled for higher degrees at UK universities (including Cambridge) as Visiting Fellows or Scholars;
  • Visiting Fellows and Scholars pay a 'Centre fee' to assist in covering the cost of provision of facilities at the Centre, including computers, libraries (University of Cambridge Library and the Squire Law Library) and desk space;
  • Visiting Fellows and Scholars are encouraged to attend all open lectures and other events that are held at the Centre. By arrangement they may also attend lectures and talks on international law and related subjects elsewhere in the University;
  • Visitors normally stay at the Centre between one term and one year;
  • The Lauterpacht Centre is not a teaching institution, and therefore does not award diplomas or certificates. Those interested in enrolling for Cambridge University degree or diploma courses in international law or international relations should contact the Faculty of Law or the Department of Politics and International Studies.


Photos of the Lauterpacht Centre and its facilities