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Visiting Fellowships for International Students at University of Oxford in UK, 2017-2018

The University of Oxford is offering Bodleian Libraries Visiting Fellowship Programme for the academic year 2017-2018. Fellowships support research visits to use the collections of Bodleian Libraries.

The mission of the Bodleian Libraries is to provide an excellent service to support the learning, teaching and research objectives of the University of Oxford; and to develop and maintain access to Oxford’s unique collections for the benefit of scholarship and society.

The Bodleian Library, the main research library of the University of Oxford, is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. With over 12 million items, it is the second largest library in Britain after the British Library.


Course Level: Fellowships are available for undertaking research in the Bodleian Libraries

Study Subject(s): Fellowships support research visits to use the collections of Bodleian Libraries.

Scholarship Award: Fellowship awards offer funds of up to £1,600 per month for allowable expenses, such as travel, accommodation and subsistence costs, to support a research visit to Oxford. It is the responsibility of each Fellow to ensure that expenses are covered by the funds available. Applicants should be aware that accommodation costs in Oxford may exceed the funds offered.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK


  • Bodleian Visiting Fellowships are intended for applicants external to the University of Oxford.
  • Applicants for Fellowships should either hold a doctorate at the time of application or should indicate equivalent qualification in their field of research (e.g., holding a curatorial post in a museum or library).
  • Non-EEA applicants are reminded that if they require a visa in order to take up a Fellowship in the UK, they are responsible for securing the appropriate UK visa and, once a proposal has been accepted, the award of the Fellowship will be conditional on fulfilling this requirement. Check the UK Government’s website to see if you require a UK visa.
  • Applicants should carefully consult the descriptions provided for each named Fellowship, which define any special topics or other criteria and the length of visit supported. Applications will be considered for research visits of any duration from one month up to the maximum offered by each Fellowship.

Nationality: Non-EEA students can apply for these fellowships.

International Scholarships

How to Apply: Applicants should specify the name of the Fellowship on all application documents. Complete an application form for each Fellowship (except the Humfrey Wanley and Sassoon Visiting Fellowships where applications to either will automatically be considered for both). Note that applications for RSA-Bodleian Fellowships must be made directly to the Renaissance Society of America. Applications for all Bodleian Visiting Fellowships (including the BSECS-Bodleian Fellowship) must include:

  • A completed application form. Please use one of the following:
  • Microsoft Word Macro-Enabled document: To be able to enter and save your information in the application form, download and ‘Save as’ a Microsoft Word Macro-Enabled document. Complete the form and submit with the rest of your application; or
  • PDF document: Download, complete and scan with the rest of your application.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A proposal for research to be carried out in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Libraries during the term of the Fellowship (1,000 words maximum). Applicants should indicate how the proposed study advances their own research goals and satisfies any particular aims of that Fellowship. Please see the descriptions of each Fellowship for any special criteria or for specific topics related to each award.
  • Two letters of recommendation from the academic referees named in the application form. Applicants should ask the referees to comment on their professional knowledge of the applicant and the contribution the proposed research would make to scholarship. The referees should be asked to send their letters directly to the Visiting Fellows Programme, Bodleian Libraries, by email to [email protected] or by post to the address below, to arrive by the application deadline.
  • Each document must be sent as an individual pdf or Word file. Do NOT combine all the documents into one file.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline for each fellowship

  • RSA-Bodleian Fellowships: 10th November 2016
  • Bodleian Visiting Fellowships: 5th December 2016 (applications to be received by 9.00am GMT)
  • BSECS-Bodleian Fellowship: 17th January 2017

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