The Business School is delighted to welcome visiting academic scholars. Staff, academics and scholars may apply to visit the School for a period of 1 to 24 months during sabbatical leave from their own university.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to accept applications or issue invitations at this time. We will continue to assess the situation and invite applications when it is safe to do so. Please check this page for further updates.

Application Process

The applicant should have a specific research reason to be in Edinburgh, either because of materials available in the University library or because of a research link with a current member of the University staff.

Individuals wishing to be considered as a visiting scholar need to obtain the agreement of a member of academic staff within the School to act as their academic host.

Applicants should make contact by email initially with their potential host, from the relevant subject area. Once he or she has agreed to host the visiting scholar, the academic host will contact the School Research Office to process the application. A research visit will incur a bench fee (usually £150 per month). The fee will be agreed prior to a formal invitation.

UK Border Agency

Please note that applicants must be able to meet the criteria for academic visitors. If coming from outside the EEA, this includes being on sabbatical from their home institution.

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