I'm a PhD student studying in NZ. I'll visit a research institute in Australia only for a month. I'll be learning and do experiments in the lab. I'm a Malaysian citizen and eligible to apply for ETA. Is ETA visa appropriate? Similar questions have been asked but the visits are of 3 months or longer.
According to this guidance sheet:
- 600 Visitor Visa is appropriate for Academic (Unpaid research as part of course lasting less than three months), and Academic (undertaking unpaid research in field of expertise while not performing any “work”)
- Could unpaid research as a part of a course that is less than three months include PhD students? Yes.
- What if someone wants to perform research for more than three months? What visa do they apply for? Graduates may be eligible for a subclass 402 Training and Research – Occupational Trainee Stream; this subclass may be suitable if the applicant has graduated within 12 months of their application’s lodgement.