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Visitors to the Department of Psychology

Important information for applicants:  We strongly recommend applying to the Department at least two months in advance, particularly if you are from outside the European Economic Area, as you may need to apply for a visa.  It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that they have the correct visa. 

The Department of Psychology is happy to welcome visitors. They are an important part of the life of the department. If you are interested in visiting the Department you should first gain the support of a current member of academic staff and discuss this informally (programme of work, collaboration, sharing expertise) before making an application. He/she will act as your Host.  Please select ‘Academic Visitors’ or ‘Student Visitors’ from the menu for specific information on fees, facilities and length of stay.

How to Apply
Once you have discussed your plans with a member of academic staff who will be willing to act as your Host, you should complete and submit the visitor application form and your CV for the Head of Department’s approval. If you are visiting under an arrangement with your employer or home institution, please also attach a letter of reference.

Right to Work
Anyone visiting the Department for 30 days or more must undergo a Right to Work Check on arrival. For more information, visit Any visitor (for 30 days or more) who does not have the right to work in the UK will be asked to leave University premises.  This includes student visitors.

The Department is unable to help with accommodation but the University's Accommodation Service ( may be able to help you. The University also has a Visiting Scholars support service (, designed to ease your integration into the University and the city of Cambridge.

General Enquiries
General enquiries on the application procedure and application form submission should be sent to Kayleigh Paske,

FAQ for Visitors to the Department