Recognised Students - Affiliation with Russian and East European Studies
Graduate research students who are registered with another university who are conducting postgraduate research on Russia or Eastern Europe and want to do research in Oxford without registering for a degree, can apply for Recognised Student status with Russian and East European Studies (REES).
It is possible to apply to be a Recognised Student for a minimum of 1 term and up to a maximum of 3 terms (or 1 academic year). There is no formal course of study or formal association with an Oxford college with this status and Recognised Students are responsible for finding their own accommodation in Oxford. Recognised Students may use University libraries and can attend lectures and seminars with permission. Admission is at the discretion of the REES Admissions Board, which is responsible for appointing the student’s Academic Advisor.
If admitted by REES, you will be allocated an Academic Advisor, who will give general advice about the research topic, but not systematic instruction, as you are expected to be sufficiently well advanced in your studies to undertake research largely unsupervised. Recognised Students cannot necessarily expect feedback on written work from their advisor, since the amount of support available from an advisor will vary according to their availability.
Full information on fees, as well as on timing your visit and the recognised student experience, can be found on the main OSGA website, here.