OxPo academic exchanges
The OxPo (Oxford-SciencesPo Network) offers several visiting schemes for academics and students wishing to spend time to conduct individual research at the other institution, with OxPo visitors encouraged to take an active role in academic and graduate seminars at either institution.
The OxPo exchange scheme is open to:
doctoral students from the four partner departments in Oxford
doctoral students from the School of Research in SciencesPo
early career researchers who have recently defended their PhD at the School of Research in SciencesPo
permanent academic faculty from the four partner departments in Oxford
Opportunities will be posted at the bottom of this webpage, when open for applications.
All applications for an exchange in the academic year 2024-25 must be submitted by Monday 11 March 2024.
Academic exchanges to Paris
There are two OxPo schemes facilitating academic exchanges to Paris. These opportunities will open for applications every winter, with deadlines usually falling at some point in March:
- If you are not a citizen of the European Union and you 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…).
Read more detailed information regarding visa requirements for France, including third country nationals and which countries are affected by the "etudes en France' (studying in France) procedure.
Note, all British citizen visitors to Paris 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.
Academic exchanges to Oxford
There are three OxPo schemes facilitating academic exchanges to Oxford. These opportunities will open for applications every winter, with deadlines usually falling at some point in March:
From 1 January 2021 all EU, EEA and Swiss nationals visiting a department/ faculty or college, that have not been resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, will need to enter the UK under the appropriate visitor route:
- Academic visitors who are non-visa nationals (Check UK visa and visa national list), visiting for less than 6 months (e.g. professors, postdocs, doctoral students) must show the Academic Visitor letter to a Border Control officer on arrival to get a visitor stamp in their passport. Please email your host department in the UK to request the letter.
- Academic visitors who are visa nationals or non-visa nationals (Check UK visa and visa national list), visiting for more than 6 months (e.g. professors, postdocs, doctoral students) can apply for the academic visitor visa (sub-category of the standard visitor visa) for up to 12 months. Please see Academic Visitor Visa section: (Types of Standard Visitor visas | Staff Immigration (ox.ac.uk)). Such visitors will also need the Academic Visitor letter before travelling to the UK. Please email your host department in the UK to request the letter.
Students will not be supported for visits of over 6 months.
- Student visitors who are non-visa nationals (Check UK visa and Visa national list), must show the Student Visitor letter to a Border Control officer on arrival to get a visitor stamp in their passport. Please email your host department in the UK to request the letter.
- Student visitors who are visa nationals (Check UK visa and Visa national list) will need a visa and the Student Visitor letter before travelling to the UK. Such students can apply for the Visitor Visa(for visits up to 6 months). The visa cannot be extended over 6 months or be changed into the student route. A letter can be provided by the Department to assist with the application. More information about these student visas can be found here: (Before you arrive | University of Oxford)
Note, all visitors will need to obtain additional medical insurance for all costs not covered by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Please consult the UK government website for details: Healthcare for visitors to the UK from the EU - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)