Visiting PhD students
The Dickson Poon School of Law accepts PhD students from other institutions as visitors to the School, usually for a period of around three to four months. Successful applicants will have a workable project for which study in London is necessary, and will have an agreement from a member of School staff to supervise the project.
How to apply
To be considered as a visiting researcher you should first approach a suitable supervisor. A list of our academic staff can be found on our website.
Once you have an agreement in principle from a member of staff to act as your supervisor, you should complete the Visiting PhD student application form and submit it to Lindsey McBrayne by email with a copy of your CV (no more than two A4 pages) and the Equal Opportunities form.
Your prospective supervisor should also send a statement of support for your application to Lindsey McBrayne.
Your application will then be considered by the School Research Committee (SRC). Please note that having an agreement in principle from a member of staff to supervise you does not guarantee that you will be accepted by the SRC.
Applications are considered on behalf of the School Research Committee on a quarterly basis (1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October). Applicants should aim to submit their complete application at least three months in advance of their proposed visit - and at least six months in advance if the applicant requires approval for further applications to funding bodies or for visa purposes.
Fees and funding
Visiting PhD students are expected to be able to cover their living expenses while they are studying at King's. The fee is currently (April 2012) £3,000 per year, pro rata. For example, the fee for 4 months would be £1,000.