Visiting Scholars Programme

Cardiff University’s School of Modern Languages (MLANG) is an an inter-disciplinary centre of excellence with an international reputation in research and a rich experience of PhD supervision.

Our research is organised around a number of multi-disciplinary research centres, groups and units.

  • The Languages, Cultures & Ideologies (LCI) Research Unit promotes literary and cultural research in French, German, Italian, Hispanic, Japanese and Lusophone studies, along with translation studies and critical theory.
  • Our Centre for Area Studies, History and Ideologies focuses on conflict, change and continuity as well as globalisation in Africa, Asia and Europe
  • Our European Governance, Identity and Public Policy (EGIPP) Research Unit examines developments across the institutions, politics, policies and societies of leading European states.

Our Visiting Scholars Programme offers a welcoming environment in which to engage with staff and students at MLANG and the wider University.

Eligibility and Length of Study

  1. This programme is suitable for students currently registered for an MPhil or PhD at universities outside the UK;
  2. This programme is also designed for postdoctoral and experienced scholars who wish to conduct research at Cardiff University and participate in the research culture of the School;
  3. Applicants can be invited on a month by month basis or by academic terms – with a minimum of 1 month’s study. Bench fee applicable;
  4. The length of stay will depend on the depth of research which you wish to carry out and which can be facilitated by the School.
  5. Current students should normally have completed one or two years’ doctoral study, and must have the full support of their home institution.

What We Offer

During their period at Cardiff, researchers will have access to the following:

  • participation in postgraduate workshops, seminars and lectures (on a non-credit basis for PhD students, subject to the consent of the teaching staff);
  • attendance at regular specialist Research Seminars in your own field;
  • attendance at Research Seminars
  • the opportunity to present a research paper at a seminar;
  • use of University Library services, including borrowing rights;
  • access to the University network and open-access work stations (including access to our specialist PGR Suite)
  • access to a computer and assistance with IT needs
  • access to local telephone calls and photocopying
  • support from a named academic within the School and our research office
  • hot-desking and, subject to demand, desk and book space

Academic Visitor Information


Research Administrator
Cardiff School of Modern Languages
Cardiff University
65 – 68 Park Place
Cardiff, CF10 3AS
Tel: +44(0)29 2087 4885

Current and former Visiting Scholars

Carlos Sidney

Visiting Researcher Scholar