Students registered for a PhD at another university conducting postgraduate research on Latin American Studies, who want to do research in Oxford without registering for a degree can apply for Recognised Student status. Please see the main OSGA website (https://www.area-studies.ox.ac.uk/student-visitors) for more details.
It is possible to apply to be a Recognised Student for 1 term minimum and up to a maximum of 3 terms (or 1 academic year). There is no formal course of study or formal association with an Oxford college with this status and Recognised Students are responsible for finding their own accommodation in Oxford. Recognised Students may use University libraries and can attend lectures and seminars with permission. Admission is at the discretion of the Latin American Centre Management Committee, which is responsible for appointing the student’s academic advisor.
If admitted by the Latin American Centre, you will be allocated an academic advisor who will give general advice about your research topic, but not systematic instruction, as you will be sufficiently well advanced in your studies to undertake research largely unsupervised.
Full information on fees, as well as on timing your visit and the recognised student experience, can be found on the main OSGA website, here.
Additional guidance for Recognised Students at LAC can be found here.