Christ’s College, University of Cambridge in the U.K. Study Visit


Apply for the one-week-long study visit that in Lent Term 2024 (16 Jan – 15 March) 

The Cambridge Study Visit is a unique, one-week-long opportunity for RGPP alumni currently pursuing their Master's /PhD degrees or having graduated from their Master's level programs after May, 2022. 

The Academic Study Visit is is designed to enhance academic progress in various ways:

  • offers  insights into applying for postgraduate programmes in the UK, and to Cambridge in particular;
  • provides access to lectures, 
  • broadens the selected applicants'  academic network;
  • provides access to academic resources and libraries of the University of Cambridge and Christ’s College.

In addition to access to the variety of student resources, the program covers travel and visa costs, accommodation and meals. A modest ‘pocket money’ is also included.

Who is eligible to apply?

RGPP graduates who

  • are currently enrolled in an MA/MSc/LLM program or
  • graduated from an MA/MSc/LLM program after May 2022 or
  • are currently doctoral students/doctoral candidates

The study visit is funded by Christ’s College and the Romani Studies Program and organized by Professor Gábor Betegh, formerly of CEU, now at Cambridge.

How to apply?

  • For the detailed instructions and application deadline, please review the call available in the attachment.

Study Visit Awardee Experiences:

Academic Year 2023

Awardee: Sevdjulje Ramadani, Serbia, RGPP 2021, Sociology MA CEU,  Advanced Certificate in Romani Studies 2023

Awardee: Ersan Kucukoglu, Turkey, RGPP 2021, MA Business School CEU, 2022

Attending the probability course in the Computer Science and Technology department was a highlight of my visit. The course not only provided me with access to relevant course materials but also allowed me to engage in a brief conversation with the teacher, further enhancing my understanding of the subject matter.

The Machine Learning Clinic session organized by the Cambridge Center for Data-Driven Discovery (C2D3) was another valuable experience. Interacting with experts and researchers in the field of data science and machine learning provided me with insights into ongoing projects and addressed my inquiries about education and summer school opportunities - Ersan K. , 2023 Awardee

One of the highlights of the visit was my encounter with Irit Katz, an Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Studies at Cambridge's Department of Architecture, and a Fellow of Christ's College. Dr. Katz's research focuses on the built environment within extreme conditions, with particular emphasis on spaces marked by displacement, conflict, spatial injustice, and environmental changes, predominantly in colonial contexts.

I had the privilege of discussing my academic interests and my master's thesis, which delves into a marginalized urban neighborhood primarily inhabited by the Roma population. As I was still in the process of writing my thesis, we also discussed the theoretical framework underpinning my work. - Sevdjulje R. , 2023 Awardee

Academic Year 2022

Awardee: Nada Greku, Serbia, RGPP 2020, International Relations MA CEU, 2022 

The week I have spent in this beautiful environment has also helped me gain more clarity on the topic of my MA thesis and has encouraged me to apply for a PhD in Sociology at Cambridge in the upcoming application cycle. If I will be granted a chance to come back to Cambridge as a student, I would be keen on staying at Christ’s as I truly felt at home.