OxPo Visitor Schemes to Paris
Opportunities for Oxford PhD Students and Junior Researchers
The scheme is open to doctoral students and early career researchers from the Departments of Politics and International Relations, Social Policy and Intervention, Sociology, and the Oxford Centre for European History.
Doctoral students are invited to apply to OxPo to spend up to an academic year at Sciences Po in Paris. Please check visa requirements. Other student-related information can be found on the Sciences Po website.
Under this OxPo scheme, visiting doctoral students:
have access to the library and a shared working space in Sciences Po
are invited to join doctoral and other academic seminars in the Ecole Doctorale and in the various research centres
can propose Working Papers, which will be posted online
submit a short report of activities including a list of publications and forthcoming publications, seminar contributions, etc. Reports are examined by the Scientific Management Committee and edited versions of the reports can be posted to help future candidates plan their visit.
There is no specific funding for this scheme. OxPo offers some limited support for travel expenses (€1,200 divided between students). Students are advised to apply to their colleges and/or departments for extra funding.
"The OxPo exchange provided an outstanding opportunity for me to improve my DPhil thesis, to make new connections to experts in the field of education in France and to get to know the culture, tradition and language of France."
- Pia Blossfeld, OxPo visitor 2015
Visiting Professorships at Sciences Po
Sciences Po offers two one-month OxPo Visiting Professorships every year. Please check visa requirements.
The invitation is for one month to be taken during the academic year, i.e. between 1 September and 13 July
It includes an allowance based on seniority (between €3,300 and €4,100) to cover all expenses associated with the visit (including travel and accommodation)
Scholars aged 65 years or over cannot be funded by this scheme.
take an active role in the academic life of the host institution, such as attending and contributing to research and graduate seminars, presenting their research, and developing future collaborations.
they can publish Working Papers linked to their stay, which are posted online
they submit a short report of activities within three months of coming back. These reports include a list of publications and forthcoming publications, seminar contributions, etc. Reports are examined by the Scientific Management Committee and edited versions of the reports can be posted to help future candidates plan their visit.
Useful Information for Visitors to Paris
Visa requirements for OxPo exchange to Sciences Po
From the 1 January 2021 all UK nationals visiting a department/faculty or college in France, that have not been resident in the France before 31 December 2020, will need to enter France under the appropriate visa route.
- If you are a British citizen and you are moving to France after 1 of January 2021 and are planning to stay more than 90 days the common laws on the entry and residence of third country nationals apply. You will therefore need to submit an application for a Long Stay visa (staying more than 90 days in France) to the French Consulate General London if you are a UK resident or to the French Consulate in the country you live in.
- British citizens do not require a visa if spending up to 90 days over a 180 days period in the Schengen area. You may however be asked like any other third country nationals to justify your travel by the Immigration Officer (means of living, address of stay, medical travel insurance…).
Note, all visitors will need to apply for a free UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) and obtain additional medical insurance for all costs not covered by the GHIC.
Last updated: 26 January 2021