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Hi Everyone

 

Wondering if anyone can help with this question. My partner is British and currently a mature age student studying and doing his Phd which is going to take him 2 years, my question is if we were to get married next year and he came to Australia on a Spouse Visa would he be eligible to finish his Phd final year here? Also anyone have any idea what sort of money that would cost for him to finish it here?

 

Thanks in advance

Skippy123:smile:

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It would be up to any university you applied to whether they wanted his research. If he's on a bursary where he is they may want it repayed - NERC get very antsy about non-completion particularly.

 

What benefit would he get by finishing it over here? His supervisors and colleagues are in the UK, he'll have to get a new external, get a relationship with someone for his viva, is the major disruption at a point when he's flat out to finish really worth it?

 

From personal experience it's more in his interest to concentrate on getting it finished where he is.

 

However, if you do go for it, all universities have a fee schedule on their websites, he won't be eligable for home student fee, and will be regarded as an international student, so look up whatever that is at your university of choice.

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I agree with Eera - look at him finishing it where he is - there may be a capacity to do the bulk of it even if he lives overseas but then to go back for his viva.

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He can always look at transferring his research to an Oz university but until he has PR will be paying full international fees.....then again probably not a lot more than domestic fees now but Oz students can at least defer payment.


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Guest skippy123

Thanks everyone, much appreciated..

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