School of Languages and Applied Linguistics

Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars

For a number of years, the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics (formerly the School of Languages and Area Studies) at the University of Portsmouth has welcomed sponsored researchers in the fields of Languages and Applied Linguistics. The School has, in the past, received many such scholars from China and other countries, visits usually lasting six months or a year. Shorter visits are also possible.

Whilst, owing to constraints of space and resources, preference may be given to applicants from institutions with which the University of Portsmouth has an affiliation, we welcome scholars whose research interests reflect those of the School and the Centre for Applied Research and Innovation in Language Sciences and Education, and who, therefore, can be expected to contribute to the academic life of both the home and host institution.

Visiting scholars are offered the following:

  • Access to Library and IT facilities
  • Observation of classes by arrangement (many scholars sit in on our MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL)
  • Access to University workshops and School research seminars
  • On satisfactory completion of their visit, scholars will be provided with attendance certificates, and report letters will be written on their time at the UoP

Observation of classes: Please note that, due to the structure of our academic year, the observation of classes will not be possible from the end of March to the end of August. Moreover, the observation of classes from the beginning of September till the end of March is subject to the availability of places and approval of faculty staff and cannot therefore be guaranteed.

The School does not offer

  • individual office space or residential accommodation
  • supervision
  • registration to awards or assessment

(Those wishing to be considered for places on our MA or MPhil/PhD programmes are welcome to apply for these course separately)



Further information and application forms can be obtained from:

Mrs Sophie Till
School Administrator, School of Languages & Area Studies
University of Portsmouth
Park Building, King Henry 1st Street
Portsmouth, PO1 2DZ
United Kingdom.

Fax:  0044 (0) 23 9284 6056

Due to increasing demand for places, applications for the Visiting Scholar Programme should be received by the School at least twelve months in advance