CDH invites applications for Visiting Studentships to be held for one month, provided that the start date of the stay coincides with the start of a term at the university.

These self-funded visits are open to any scholar from outside the University of Cambridge working in any area of digital humanities that falls broadly within the arts, humanities, or social sciences. Interdisciplinary scholars working on subjects involving medicine, engineering or the natural sciences are also welcome. Visiting Students have access to the libraries and wider collections at the University of Cambridge and other resources of CDH, including hot-desking facilities, access to talks and research training events, and participation in the Methods Learning Programme.

Visiting Students come to pursue their independent research and CDH does not provide any academic supervision, only mentorship.

Enquiries should be directed to visitors@cdh.cam.ac.uk

Duration of Fellowships

There are three entry points during the academic year for Visiting Students:

  • beginning of October (for the Michaelmas Term)
  • middle of January (for the Lent Term)
  • middle of April (for the Easter Term)

For precise start dates, please refer to the published University term dates.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Visiting Students must be a PhD student.
  • Visiting Students must have digital humanities themed research that falls broadly within the arts, humanities, or social sciences (interdisciplinary approaches involving medicine, engineering or the natural sciences are also welcome).
  • Students will be selected on the basis of academic merit. Some consideration will also be given to connections between their work and CDH’s broader mission.
  • There is no funding attached to visiting studentships. Please see terms and conditions for further information

How to apply

Applications can only be accepted via the application system. The following information will be required:

  • a 2-page curriculum vitae
  • a 1-page letter explaining why a Studentship at CDH would be beneficial, your preferred dates, and confirmation that you have funding in place
  • the names of at least one and up to two members of academic staff at the University of Cambridge that you wish to be in contact with while you are here (academic staff are listed under individual departments and faculties on their websites)
  • All students are expected to supply letter of agreement from their supervisor at current institution. This is not required at application stage, but is required after selection and prior to confirmation of visit.

Please email visitors@cdh.cam.ac.uk if you experience any technical difficulties with the system.

Application Deadlines

Upcoming application deadlines are listed below.

Application deadline Studentships to be held
01-Oct-24 between January 2025 and June 2025
01-Apr-25 between October 2025 and June 2026
01-Apr-26 between October 2026 and June 2027


Studentship terms and conditions

  • Visiting Students are expected to be in residence in Cambridge during the month of the Studentship. Short trips may be taken for research purposes (to give lectures, attend conferences or consult archives, for example) by prior arrangement with the Director. Permission will also be given for short visits home for personal reasons.
  • Visiting Students must have their own funding in place before arrival to cover travel, accommodation, living expenses, and a visitors’ fee, which is levied at the set University rate of £90 per week. All charges are exclusive of 20% VAT (if applicable). This fee goes towards the cost of administrating the Studentship programme, library access, provision of a University card and email address, IT support and event organisation.
  • All Visiting Students must have valid travel and health insurance in place.
  • All Visiting Students are responsible for their own visa application (as applicable).

These guidelines are subject to change to stay in line with University of Cambridge guidance.

Please email visitors@cdh.cam.ac.uk for enquiries.

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