Charges for attending Oriental Studies classes

Details of classes in the Faculty of Oriental Studies are announced at the start of each term in the lecture lists of the Sub-Faculties of East Asian Studies, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and South and Inner Asian Studies.
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(a) Classes are arranged for undergraduates and graduates registered for a degree in the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Numbers are strictly limited and priority in allocating places in classes will always be given to Faculty students.

(b) Other members of the University, including graduate students in other faculties, Visiting Students, and post-doctoral researchers, who wish to attend Oriental Studies classes should apply for permission in writing by Friday of 1st Week of the term in which they wish to take the class, using the form available here:
Application Form for non-Oriental Studies students to attend Faculty classes

Non-members of the University may also apply to join a class on the same form.

(c) Those who are not given priority as defined in paragraph (a) above, may attend Oriental Studies classes only on the approval of the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, and on payment of a fee of £9.00 per hour. Members of a class will be charged for every hour scheduled in the lecture list, even if they do not attend every class.

In addition to the hourly fee, members of the public will be charged a non-refundable joining fee, of £500 per year (£167 per term). The college, department or faculty paying for Oriental Studies classes, or, in the case of post-doctoral researchers and members of the public, the individual in person, will remain liable for the entire term’s fee should a class-member withdraw from a class any later than the end of the 3rd week of term. A withdrawal fee of £100 will be charged for any class-member who withdraws before this time.

For students in the Social Sciences Division, charges will be covered by the inter-divisional Area Studies Concordat. Their attendance at the classes is still subject to Oriental Studies Faculty Board approval and to the agreement of the student’s own department or supervisor but direct payment is not necessary.