Kings Manor External with Tania walking past


Information for Academic Visitors

The Department of Archaeology welcomes inquiries from scholars who wish to spend time in the Department as Academic Visitors.  In general you must hold a senior position in your home University and normally have a PhD. Please contact one of the academic staff who can provide advice for your visit.


Visiting student status is conferred on non-qualified visitors if it's part of your PhD or Masters programme. Benefits include full access to training and support services incl student accommodation. Please discuss your application with an academic supervisor in the first instance. Short visits may be arranged without registration after discussion with the department.

Visit Visting Student pages for application and fees information.

Visa procedures

The Department cannot provide advice on visas. For more information on visa applications, please visit the University's Immigration Advice Service website or inquire via the UKVI website.
Please note that we are obliged to check right to work status even if you are not directly employed by the University.

Best time to visit

The academic year at York is divided into three terms. These begin with Autumn term from late September/early October to mid December. The Spring term runs from January to March. The Summer term begins in April and ends in June. Term dates are published on the University's website. The University vacation begins in late June and lasts until the end of September/beginning of October. Many people are away at this time and the Department provides no teaching or events. The libraries may also open for shorter hours and may close completely for short periods.


The following are provided for Academic Visitors:
University of York email address and limited use of University and Department computing facilities;
Use of the University Library;
A desk in a shared office with computing facilities if space is available;
Limited free use of the Department's printing facilities.

Fees and funding
Depending on the duration and work undertaken during your visit fees may be applicable. Please discuss with your academic contact in the first instance.
Bench fees may be charged if using laboratory or practical facilities.