Visiting research students

The University of Exeter Business School is committed to its active and vibrant research community and to supporting outstanding researchers. We welcome visiting doctoral students from many countries and institutions including in recent months from China, Japan and Sweden.

If you are a currently registered doctoral researcher interested in spending a period of time the University of Exeter Business School as a visiting doctoral researcher, some guidance and information is available to you below:

What would be available to you

  • Use of a desk in our postgraduate research student centre
  • Use of a desktop computer in our postgraduate research student centre
  • Use of the University library and IT access
  • Participation in doctoral training seminars and events within the Business School
  • Invitations to departmental and Business School wide research events and social activities

What would the cost be

A bench fee of £1000 is chargeable for a 12 month period. The fee is calculated on a monthly basis based on the actual length of the stay.

How to take your interest forward

1. Look at our the profiles of our academic staff to identify potential supervisors with research interests related to your own research
2. Send a copy of the following documents to
3. Complete the PGR Visiting Student application form. You must indicate the exact dates of your proposed visit to Exeter
4. Your CV, which must include details of your current institution, the names of your supervisors, your thesis title, when you started and when you expect to complete your programme
5. A one page summary of your current thesis research areas
6. A statement of why you would like to visit the University of Exeter Business School, and why this would be beneficial to your research. This should include the names of academic staff who you think may be suitable supervisors for your research at Exeter.
7. Confirmation of your student status (copy of student card or letter of confirmation from your home institution)
8. Look at the International Student Support pages for advice regarding visas