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SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Hospitality

Academic Hospitality is granted by the School to a recognised scholar from a non-British university, known to the recommending Institute, wishing to avail him or herself of the School's Library and public seminars for a stated period of no more than 12 months in the first instance.  

This status is granted by the School on the recommendation of the Institute's Director, Professor Michael Hutt.  The title for individuals in receipt of Academic Hospitality is 'Visiting Scholar'.

Privileges include library membership, a SOAS email address, use of Staff Common Room and attendance at lectures and seminars.  Please note: remote access to electronic resources is not included in Library membership.  A bench fee is usually charged at the rate of £2,200 per annum plus VAT (or £2,640 inclusive), or £220 per month for periods of less than a year.  

Requests for Academic Hospitality should be addressed to Professor Michael Hutt and sent to Ms Sana Shah, SOAS South Asia Institute on ssai@soas.ac.uk

The request needs to consist of:

  • a written request from an overseas academic stating the exact dates you will arrive/depart
  • a curriculum vitae (including postal address)
  • digital photo