Visiting Fellowships


Corpus Christi College has a regular programme for welcoming senior academics from other universities as Visiting Fellows and temporary membership of this College. These Fellowships are non-stipendiary and ideally suited to faculty members on sabbatical leave from their permanent positions. Visiting Fellows may not register for degree courses. The College provides Visiting Fellows with meals at High Table, or at Leckhampton, the postgraduate campus of the College.

Visiting Fellows become members of the University of Cambridge during their stay and enjoy many of the benefits of working in an international centre for research and cultural activities. As members of Corpus Christi College they join one of the constituent colleges of the University. The College was founded in 1352, and uniquely among Cambridge Colleges, Corpus established a post-graduate campus, Leckhampton, as an integral part of the College but on a separate site in 1962.

The College is occasionally able to offer accommodation to Visiting Fellows, depending on availability. Rent is payable, at reasonable rates. Most Visiting Fellows however find their own accommodation on the commercial market in Cambridge, often using the University Accommodation Service to help them find a suitable house or flat.

Applicants should note that Visiting Fellowships at Corpus may not be held concurrently with a similar fellowship at another college or university.

For further details on how to apply, and to download the application form please see Application Procedure. Applications for Visiting Fellowships in the academic year 2017-18 should reach the Master’s Secretary by the end of March 2017. Applicants will be given the College’s reply in early May.

Pacific Islander Visiting Fellowship Scheme

Corpus Christi College offers Visiting Fellowships to scholars who are citizens of the Pacific Island nations and also those residents in the French Pacific territories (i.e. Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia) but excluding citizens of USA, New Zealand and Australia. The Fellowship is offered to those who wish to spend six or seven weeks in the summer in Cambridge. Applicants must be engaged in teaching or research at a University (but not necessarily in the Pacific). Assistance towards the cost of travel to and from the UK may be available from the Macdonald-Milne Bursary.  If you would like to apply for a Pacific Islander Visiting Fellowship please write an application letter to the Master and include your CV and research proposal and send it to

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