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Visitor and Exchange Programmes

"What did I like about my visit? Engagement with world class scholars... everyone had time to talk and I was made to feel very welcome."

Alex Bellamy, Visitor

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) visitor programme exists to facilitate links and research collaborations with other universities, governments and organisations, both in the UK and overseas. We welcome visiting academic and practitioners and outstanding doctoral students who wish to benefit from Oxford’s vibrant research culture and contribute to the activity of the department.

Our collaboration with Sciences Po through the OxPo (Oxford-Sciences Po Network) facilitates various academic and student exchanges. These opportunities are advertised at the beginning of each calendar year.

Each round of visitor and exchange programme applications will be listed on this page, below.

Visiting Research Centres

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism offers journalism and visiting fellowships

Additionally, if your field of research is aligned with the research agenda of either of DPIR's research centres below, and you would like to work within the unit as a visitor, please contact the relevant centre administrator in the first instance, who will be able to confirm if the centre is willing to host you.

Visitor experience

Oxford is a world class institution, and the Department of Politics and International Relations is a leader in the field, combining strength across all the major sub-disciplines, geographical coverage and intellectual pluralism with an excellent research environment.

Current visitor and exchange opportunities

Associate Members

Those wishing to apply for associate membership of the department should first read the associate membership policy. All applications are submitted to the Administrative Officer Jason Hussain ( and are discussed at the General Purposes Committee meetings in Week 0 and Week 7 of each term.

Download the Associate Member Policy.

Download the Associate Member Application Form.