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Welcome to the Department of Anthropology, a hub for international guest professors and researchers, and a space that actively recruits PhD students and post-doctoral fellows from across the globe. If you're interested in becoming a guest researcher or a PhD student in our department, here are the steps you need to take:

Step 1: Contact and Approval.

To initiate your visit, you'll need a formal invitation from a faculty member, coupled with approval from department and division heads. This ensures we can accommodate your request, including providing office space and access to facilities. We recommend reaching out to a faculty member whose research aligns with yours. Please introduce yourself via a concise email outlining your research ideas and attaching your CV. Kindly note that, while the Graduate School of Arts isn't involved in hosting visiting PhD students, compensation for supervising visitors usually occurs through research collaboration or as part of a student's international stay.

Step 2: Formal Invitation and Support.

Upon receiving a formal invitation from the department, your next move is to contact AU's International Staff Office for assistance in finding suitable accommodation and addressing practical matters. Invitations are often crucial for securing financial support during your stay. It's important to bear in mind that if you plan to visit as an external PhD student, you must cover your own expenses.

Step 3: Integration into the Department.

Once your plans are finalized, please inform our department secretary of your arrival date. Additionally, consider signing up for the monthly newsletter issued by the Research Programme of Anthropology to stay updated on academic events. As a visiting PhD student - even if not formally enrolled at the Graduate School of Arts - you're encouraged to join the PhD programme of Anthropology, Global Studies, and the Study of Religion, participating in PhD courses and other activities.

We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you to our department and fostering collaborative research experiences.