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Recognized Students

  • 1. There shall be a Register of Recognized Students who are not members of the University.

  • 2. The Board of a faculty or divisional board may place the name of any applicant on the Register of Recognized Students:

    Provided that the applicant:

    • (a) is not a member of the University,

    • (b) possesses the qualifications required from candidates for admission to the status of Senior Student except that persons not so qualified may in exceptional cases be admitted,

    • (c) is placed under an academic adviser appointed by the board. It shall be the duty of the academic adviser to advise on the work of the student but not to give systematic instruction. He or she shall submit a report on the progress of the student to the Board at the end of each term.

  • 3. Application for admission as a Recognized Student shall be made to the Registrar for submission to the appropriate faculty board and shall be accompanied by

    • (a) evidence of the degrees previously obtained by the applicant,

    • (b) a statement of the proposed subject of study,

    • (c) a certificate from a professor or head of a department of the University of Oxford supporting the application.

  • 4. If an applicant for admission as a Recognized Student shall propose a subject of study which is outside the scope of the board of any faculty or divisional board but which may in the opinion of the Education Committee be profitably studied at Oxford, that committee may, on the recommendation of a delegacy or committee constituted under the provisions of the appropriate regulation, deal with his or her case as if it were the board of a faculty.

  • 5. For each term for which his or her name is on the Register, every Recognized Student shall pay to the Curators of the University Chest, within fourteen days from the beginning of Full Term (or from the date of the decision to place his or her name on the Register, in the case of a decision taken during Full Term and applying to that term), a fee at the annual rate specified in the appropriate regulation.

  • 6. A Recognized Student shall cease to hold that status

    • (a) if he or she shall have failed to pay the fees required under clause 5,

    • (b) if his or her name shall have been removed from the Register by the faculty or divisional board concerned.

  • 7. Every Recognized Student shall be entitled

    • (i) to use the University Libraries subject to the provision of the statutes governing particular Libraries,

    • (ii) to attend lectures advertised in the lists of boards of faculties and other bodies:

    • Provided that attendance
    • (a) at lectures described as seminars or classes or informal instruction shall be subject to the permission of the holder,

    • (b) at lectures given in any college building shall be subject to the right of the college concerned to refuse admission.

    • (iii) to work in any University department or institution subject to the agreement of the head of that department or institution.

  • 8. No Recognized Student shall have his or her name on the Register of Recognized Students for more than three terms.

  • 9. A faculty or divisional board shall have power to remove from the Register the name of any Recognized Student which it has placed on the Register.