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Australia Postgraduate Research Sector visa (subclass 574) allows you to stay in Australia to do postgraduate research.​

Streamlined Visa Processing

Streamlined visa processing for this visa is designed for international students applying to study in Australia at a participating university. You may be eligible for streamlined visa processing if your main course of study is a Masters degree by research or a Doctoral degree.

Requirements

You might be able to get this visa if you are enrolled as a student in a registered course for the award of:

  • a masters degree by research
  • a doctoral degree.

What is a qualifying visa?

The following visas are qualifying visas:

  • Emergency (Temporary) visa (subclass 303)
  • Interdependency visa (subclass 305)*
  • Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) (subclass 400)
  • Temporary Work visa (subclass 401)
  • Training and Research visa (subclass 402)
  • Temporary Work (International Relations) visa other than a visa in the Domestic Worker (Diplomatic or Consular) stream (subclass 403)
  • Educational (Temporary) Government Agreement visa (subclass 406)
  • Retirement (Temporary) visa(subclass 410)
  • Exchange visa (subclass 411)
  • Independent Executive visa (subclass 412)
  • Executive visa (subclass 413)
  • Specialist visa (subclass 414)
  • Educational (Temporary) Foreign Government Agency visa (subclass 415)
  • Special Program visa (subclass 416)
  • Working Holiday visa (subclass 417)
  • Educational visa (subclass 418)
  • Educational (Temporary) Visiting Academic visa (subclass 419)
  • Temporary Work (Entertainment) visa (subclass 420)
  • Sport visa (subclass 421)
  • Medical Practitioner visa (subclass 422)
  • Media and Film Staff visa (subclass 423)
  • Public Lecturer visa (subclass 424)
  • Family Relationship visa (subclass 425)
  • Domestic Worker – Executive visa (subclass 427)
  • Religious Worker visa (subclass 428)
  • Supported Dependent visa (subclass 430)
  • Expatriate visa (subclass 432)
  • Educational (Temporary) Occupational Trainee (subclass 442)
  • Business (Short Stay) (subclass 456)
  • Temporary Work (Skilled) (subclass 457)
  • Temporary Graduate (Class VC) (subclass 485)
    Note: This is not a qualifying visa for a Student Guardian, subclass 570, subclass 571, subclass 575 and subclass 576 student visa application.
  • Superyacht Crew (Temporary) visa (subclass 488)
  • Graduate – Skilled visa (subclass 497)
  • Independent ELICOS Sector: Student visa (subclass 570)
  • Schools Sector: Student visa (subclass 571)
  • Vocational Education and Training Sector: Student visa (subclass 572)
  • Higher Education Sector: Student visa (subclass 573)
  • Postgraduate Research Sector: Student visa (subclass 574)
  • Non Award Sector: Temporary visa (subclass 575)
  • Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector: Student visa (subclass 576)
  • Student Guardian visa (subclass 580)*
  • Visitor visa (subclass 600)
  • Electronic Travel Authority visa (subclass 601)
  • eVisitor visa (subclass 651)
  • Tourist visa (subclass 676)
  • Tourist (Long Stay) visa (subclass 686)
  • Border visa (subclass 773)
  • Maritime Crew (Temporary) visa (subclass 988)
  • Diplomatic (Temporary) visa (subclass 995)*
    Note: This visa only qualifies the dependent relative of a diplomatic or consular representative of a foreign country. A dependent relative is a partner, child, step-child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew, or a step-grandparent, step-grandchild, step-aunt, step-uncle, step-niece or step-nephew who is reliant upon the main Diplomatic visa holder for financial support.
  • Special Purpose Visa*.

Australia Study Visas

Australia Higher Education Sector visa (subclass 573)

Australia Higher Education Sector visa (subclass 573) Streamlined visa processing for this visa is designed for international students applying to study in Australia at a participating education provider. You may be eligible for streamlined visa processing if your main course of study is a Advanced diploma, Bachelor degree or a Masters by coursework.
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Australia Postgraduate Research Sector visa (subclass 574)

Streamlined visa processing for this visa is designed for international students applying to study in Australia at a participating university. You may be eligible for streamlined visa processing if your main course of study is a Masters degree by research or a Doctoral degree.

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Student Guardian visa (subclass 580)

as the guardian of an international student younger than 18 years of age studying in Australia on a student visa in exceptional circumstances, as the guardian of an international student over 18 years of age studying in Australia on a student visa.​

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Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution. It lets you work in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies.​​

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Training and Research visa (subclass 402)

The Training and Research visa (subclass 402) is for people who want to come to Australia on a temporary basis to participate in occupational training, observe or participate in research as a visiting academic, or participate in a professional development program.

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