Immigration Student Visa Interview Questions
The opportunity and crisp quality of education attracts students abroad for higher studies. However, before they can actually start their course, they have to face a set of formalities laid down by the hosting country.
The core part of the visa procedure is the interview, wherein the student has to go through a small session at the embassy. These interviews are generally conducted by the ambassadors of host countries. The interview questions revolve around the candidate's education details and his motive for choosing the course. The questions will be country and course specific.
Immigration - Student Visa Interview Questions
- Shall we start the interview?
Interviewers will generally start with this small question to mark the beginning of the interview. However, it also means that he wants to make sure that you have all the required documents in place.
- Do you need an interpreter? Have you brought along an interpreter with you?
If you need the services of an interpreter then you must make the arrangements for it. Most consulates do not provide an interpreter.
- Why do you want to study abroad? Why did you particularly choose US/ UK/ Australia/ Canada/ any other country?
Short answer like "I want to study abroad because the opportunities are quite good" are not expected and neither are they accepted. Formulate an answer that will reflect your deep thinking about that country's educational scenario.
- Of all the universities in the country, why do you choose the one that you have chosen?
Your reasons to choose the particular university must be unique and impressive. Articulate the long term advantages that you aim to gain from the course that you wish to pursue.
- What course do you wish to pursue in this university? How is it related to your previous educational background?
Convince the interviewer in what manner the course will help you to further your knowledge and application skills in that direction.
- What are your career plans after completion of this course?
Every student immigration interview is incomplete without this question. Thus, you have to have a career plan ready and clearly chalked out with minor details.
- Brief me about the course content? What is the course structure/ curriculum?
Provide every information that you have about the course structure, curriculum etc. You have to be well acquainted with your course, since there will be questions as such.
There will be other general questions regarding your sponsorship, stay, income etc.
- Who is sponsoring your education?
- What is the annual income of your sponsor?
- Can your present proofs that your sponsor will support your education expenses?
- How are you related to your sponsor? Do you have any proof to support your claims?
- Does your sponsor have a family? (if your sponsor is not your father)
- What is the estimate time of completion of your course? / How long will you be staying in the country? / What is the date of commencement of the course? And, what is the estimated end date?
- What do you plan to do during the semester breaks?
- What is the total expense of this course?
- Do you plan to work during the course?
- Do you plan to work in the country after the completion of your course?
- How much salary do you think you can draw after this degree?