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How to Apply

In order to apply under this scheme, you should in the first instance contact the member of the Faculty’s academic staff whose research interests most closely match your own in order to discuss your application. If they are willing to act as your ‘sponsor’ they will supply a paragraph in support of the application.

The Faculty’s Research Committee normally considers requests from visitors three times a year (February, May and October). Please ensure that completed documentation reaches , Faculty of Music Visitor Coordinator by the first day of the previous month.

A formal application will consist of the following documents:

Visiting Scholars

  • a Visiting Scholars Application Form
  • a summary curriculum vitae (of no more than 4 sides of A4)
  • a .jpeg image of yourself
  • a structured outline of your research interests (of one side of A4)
  • a sample piece of work – up to 10,000 words (i.e. your most recent publication, journal article, book chapter, review etc.)
  • a letter of introduction from your home institution which must confirm how your research here relates to your ongoing studies overseas
  • two references
  • a paragraph of support from your Faculty sponsor.  In order to apply under this scheme, you should in the first instance contact the member of the Faculty’s academic staff whose research interests most closely match your own in order to discuss your application; please do not approach more than one staff member in the first instance.  If the staff member is willing to act as your ‘sponsor’ they will supply a paragraph in support of your application.

Visiting Students

  • a Visiting Student Application Form
  • a "No Current Language Test Certificate" document or  an English Language Test certificate valid within the last 2 years (See English Language Requirements Section)
  • a summary curriculum vitae (of no more than 4 sides of A4) and
  • a .jpeg image of yourself
  • a structured outline of your research interests (of one side of A4)
  • a sample piece of work- up to 10,000 words (i.e. a recent piece of course work relating to the work you intend to pursue in Cambridge)
  • a letter of introduction from your home institution, which must confirm how your research here relates to your ongoing studies overseas
  • two references
  • a paragraph of support from your Faculty sponsor.  In order to apply under this scheme, you should in the first instance contact the member of the Faculty’s academic staff whose research interests most closely match your own in order to discuss your application; please do not approach more than one staff member in the first instance.  If the staff member is willing to act as your ‘sponsor’ they will supply a paragraph in support of your application

 

IMPORTANT: This form must be returned not less than two months before the date of intended arrival, OR more than 18 months before your planned arrival date in Cambridge.

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