Information for Academic Visitors

We welcome applications from academic staff based in overseas institutions wishing to visit the School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences (PPLS).

Academic visitors can conduct a range of activities. This might include collaborating with members of staff on research projects, establishing academic networks with our staff and exploring opportunities for future projects.  If you are interested in visiting the School as an academic visitor, please click the button below to read our policy on this topic.

Information for successful applicants

In advance of your first day please contact your academic sponsor to arrange a welcome meeting . The School Operations Team, will email you your university user name (UUN)/log in information.

Department Talks & Seminars
If you would like to attend any of the departmental talk series and reading groups during your stay then please click on the links below and select the relevant seminars/reading groups and department talks that you are interested in for the contact details.

External web link Linguistics & English Language – Talk series and reading groups
External web link Philosophy – Research seminars and reading groups
External web link Psychology – Research seminars and reading groups

Letter of Introduction
Please contact the School Operations Team should you require a letter of introduction. Please note this is a standard letter for all academic visitors and cannot be altered. We will require a note of your address in your home country.

Accommodation in Edinburgh
Currently we are unable to provide any University accommodation although we will update once this has changed. You would need to check with local letting agents in Edinburgh (please note they are not affiliated with the University of Edinburgh)

If you have any IT (computing) issues then please complete the IS Helpline form on the page linked to below. Unfortunately we cannot provide IT assistance on any personal equipment.

External web link Information Services – Get support

Opening a UK bank account
Please open the attached form, click Open in Desktop App to complete the form and send it to relocation support.  UHRS will then issue the letter as stated.

In order for you to have access to printing within the School of PPLS then please click on the following link

Setting up a web profile
If you are an academic visitor visiting for over 6 months then you can set up a web profile using the instructions at the link below:

Download .docx file iconHow To Set Up a Web Profile

For more information on the subject areas, staff lists, students, news, alumni etc. then please visit our public facing website:

External web link School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences