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Visiting Scholar Program

The Adelaide Law School welcomes visiting scholars to contribute to the academic life of the school through the exchange of ideas and research, and the creation of research collaborations with Adelaide Law School staff.

Visiting scholars are self-funded and require a sponsor from within the Adelaide Law School who supports the application.

Visiting scholars will usually have continuing appointments at other universities or academic institutions. They are expected to return to their home institutions at the end of their visit.

Before applying, applicants need to make contact with member of academic staff in the law school to ask whether they are willing to sponsor the visit. Academic staff profiles can be found on the Adelaide Law School Website. Send an e-mail (including your research plan and current curriculum vitae) to a faculty member working in your area and ask if they might be willing to act as your sponsor. Sponsors will be required to provide you with an email or letter indicating their willingness to serve as a sponsor for your visit and a statement describing the benefits of your visit to the Law School, including the potential for ongoing research and collaborations.

Please limit your enquiries to academic staff in your area of research.

  • Application Form and Supplementary Materials

    Once you have secured an academic staff sponsor, please complete the Visiting Scholar Application Form (below) and send it to the email address indicated on the form. In addition to the application form, please include the following supporting documents:

    • Current curriculum vitae (including name, position, and contact information of 2 referees)
    • Letter from the Dean/Department Head/supervisor on letterhead indicating continuing academic appointment
    • Copy of the e-mail or letter from an Adelaide Law School academic staff member in support of your application
    • A one to two page research plan
    • A copy of the photo page of your valid passport
  • Deadlines

    All visitors need to complete the Visiting Scholar Application Form at least 3 months prior to your intended visit. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Please note that the Adelaide Law School receives many applications from prospective visitors, and due to space restrictions not all applications will be successful.

    Applications are reviewed quarterly by the Dean.

    We will notify you on receipt of your application. If your application is accepted, we will email a letter of invitation.

  • Fees

    There is no application fee at present for the visitor program.

  • General Information

    Office Space

    The Law Library and other libraries on campus have lots of open-table and open-carrel workspaces that are available to the public. The Adelaide Law School has a limited supply of shared office space for Visiting Faculty and Scholars that may be available, subject to demand. Visiting scholars should be aware that they are not provided with administrative support during their visit.


    The University of Adelaide provides free, secure WiFi to all official visitors.

    Participation in the School

    Visitors are welcome to attend the many events held in the law school and elsewhere in the University.


    Once you have received a letter of invitation from the Law School, it is your responsibility to determine what visa you require. Visa information can be found on the University of Adelaide website, or through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

    Please note that staff at the Law School are not able to assist with questions relating to visa requirements. It is the visitor's responsibility to ensure that he/she is legally entitled to be a visiting scholar in the Law School.


    Visitors are responsible for finding their own accommodation. The University of Adelaide website offers some advice on accommodation options.

    Contact Information

    Please direct any questions about the application process to the Associate Dean Research
  • Visiting Scholar Application Form
    Visiting Scholar Program
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    • Completed visiting scholar application form
    • Current curriculum vitae (including name, position, and contact information of 2 referees)
    • Letter from Department Head at home institution on letterhead paper indicating support for visit to Adelaide and confirming continuing academic appointment
    • Copy of e-mail from Adelaide Academic supporting application
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