Australian Postgraduate Research Student Visa



International students who have been accepted to study in a registered master degree by research or a doctoral degree are required to hold an Australian Postgraduate Research Student visa.

Australian Postgraduate Research Student Visa Basic Requirements



To be eligible to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Research Student visa, applicants are required to:

  • be enrolled in a registered postgraduate research course;

  • have adequate English language ability;

  • have financial means to support themselves; and

  • obtain overseas student health insurance cover for the duration of their stay in Australia.


Australian Postgraduate Research Student Visa Entitlements



An Australian Postgraduate Research Student visa is a temporary visa valid for the duration of the postgraduate research course. Successful applicants and holders of an Australian Postgraduate Research Student visa are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week during term and unlimitedly during term breaks.

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