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How to Apply 

Applications to be a Visiting Scholar are considered by the Centre’s Committee of Management that meets once a term. The outcome of your application will be communicated to you within two months of the deadline.

Space is limited so early applications are advised. We are currently accepting applications for visits up until December 2025.

Arrive Term

Application Deadline

Application Decision

Lent Term 2025 6 September 2024

End of October 2024

Easter Term 2025

13 December 2024

End of January 2024
Summer Research Period 2025 13 December 2024

End of January 2024

Michaelmas Term 2025 25 April 2025

End of May 2025

  • The Centre accepts applications for students completing work on their PhD, academics and professors from other institutions and professional individuals.
  • The work of the Centre is conducted in English. A good standard of English-language competence is required in line with the standards set by the Faculty of Law for PhD students (currently, an IELTS score of 7.5, or an iTOEFL score of 110 with minimum levels set in each element). Further information on requirements: PhD in Law | Postgraduate Admissions (
  • The Centre does not accept persons enrolled for higher degrees at UK universities.
  • All visitors must be able to support themselves for the duration of their stay. The Centre is not able to provide financial assistance.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to apply for the correct visa if a visa is required for entry to the UK. See also: Academic Visitors, Students Visitors.
  • Visitors may attend all open lectures and events that are held at the Centre. By arrangement they may also attend lectures elsewhere in the University.
  • Please note the Lauterpacht Centre is not a teaching institution, and cannot award diplomas or certificates. 


Application Form

Further Information

Term Dates and Fees 

Visitor Feedback

Accommodation Dates and Fees 


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