AHRO Visiting Scholars and Visiting Students Program: Apply Now

Are you interested in engaging in research with AHRO in the field of health and social sciences?

AHRO operates a comprehensive program for visiting scholars and visiting students. Applications for visiting must undergo approval by AHRO’s quality assurance committee before the start of the visit. We welcome applications on a wide range of topics related to health and social sciences, with a particular focus on tropical neglected diseases. Proficiency in both written and spoken English is essential for prospective visitors.

Visiting Scholars:

Visiting scholars are individuals with a PhD who are pursuing an academic career and are affiliated with a higher education institute or research institute. They have the flexibility to visit AHRO at any point during the year. Such visitors are expected to contribute independent evidence-based research, and academic supervision will be provided. Additionally, visitors may express interest in participating in any of AHRO’s ongoing projects.

Visiting Students:

Visiting students are typically undergraduate or postgraduate students who have obtained permission from their university to enhance their knowledge and research experience at AHRO. They will be assigned a mentor from AHRO to guide them during their visit.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit the following documents as a single PDF file via email to research@afhro.org:

  1. A copy of your CV
  2. A cover letter
  3. Details of the intended research project
  4. The name of an AHRO member who is willing to serve as a mentor or supervisor
  5. A letter of recommendation

Please note that an interview may be conducted before a decision is made.


AHRO charges an administration fee of £200 in addition to a facility usage fee of £300.

Unfortunately, AHRO does not have funding available to support visiting students.

Accommodation assistance:

While we are unable to provide accommodation directly, AHRO offers accommodation services that may be able to assist you. Please refer to our website for updates and further information.

Visa Procedures:

Visiting scholars and students who are subject to immigration control must obtain the appropriate visa. Documentation should be submitted once the visitor agreement has been finalised. If the intended visit is for six months or less, students will require a short-term study visa. The UK Border Agency website provides guidance on visa applications and processing times. It is the responsibility of the scholar or student to ensure they apply for the correct visa. If needed, visitors can seek advice from an immigration lawyer.