Common Student Visa Interview Questions
Student visa interview holds a lot of importance in selection or rejection of your visa application. Many times, aspirants take it too casually considering it just a formality and land up nowhere. In fact, a student visa interview is an in depth discussion between a candidate and the immigration officer where the later tries to understand the orientation of yours and decide whether the candidate is worth providing the visa. Hence, the preparation need some attention and time of visa applicant. We, at Golden Future, has rich experience in assisting candidates to get Student visa for Europe for many years. Based on our experiences, we have shortlisted a set of questions which you can expect at the time of interview. You may go through the following to get prepared for your student visa:
1. Are you married or single? If yes, for how long? What is the occupation of your spouse?
Provide the exact information related to your marriage and spouse. If you are planning to get married soon, you may mentioned the dates clearly without any hesitation. You must also provide detail information about the occupation of your spouse.
2. Is your spouse travelling along with you?
If you have plans, to take along your better half to Europe meanwhile you study, please mention Yes or a clear no otherwise.
3. What is your education background?
The immigration officer seeks detailed information about your educational qualifications. Yu need to mention in details about your schooling, degrees and other certificates you have achieved in your academic history. We also suggest you to share information about your school, institutions and universities while answering the questions.
4. Do you have any scholarship in past / present for studies?
Provide the details of your past scholarships if any and its source. If you have managed to get scholarship for abroad studies, you need to clearly state the same along with its purpose and how it is beneficial for you.
5. Are you employed? Have you obtained job leave approval letter from current employer?
The immigration officer will surely ask you this questions if you are planning for higher studies like doctoral or master’s programme. If you remain employed in your present organization than you have to produce the sanctioned leave note / letter to the embassy. Else, if you have left the job, you may share the resignation letter with them.
6. Does any of your acquaintances lives in the country you are going to?
Let say, you have applied for visa of country X in Europe. Make a list of your relatives and friends in advance living in X. The genuine answer will increase your genuineness. However, there is no compulsion that you must know someone in X to get your visa approved.
7. Do you pay income tax/
If you are employed, we suggest you to share the tax return information. The disclosure will present you as honest citizen.
8. Are you also planning your Master’s or Doctoral programme?
Here you need to show more concerned about your current programme and later you may slip in the interest of pursuing higher studies as well.
9. In which universities you have applied? How many accepted your application?
Be genuine in your answer and mention all the universities you have applied with a justification. The immigration officer is just few clicks away to check your application status is different universities.
10. Why the particular course? Is it offered in India as well? If yes, why you have not gone for it/
You need to clearly state why you have chosen a particular course. You may mention that how this can help you building a career. If the similar course is offered in India, you may state the advantages like exposure, network, interaction etc. which is absent in Indian counterpart of the course.
11. Have you booked or brought flight tickets/
Answer this one in simplest form – Yes, by showcasing the proof of booked travel itinerary.
12. How did you select the course and the university? How you came to know about the university?
Your answer here should start with your interests first, which led you to select for a particular course. You may mention the importance of course, in terms of learning and experience, in your career. Further after selection of right course you may give the justification of selection of university.
13. What do you know about the country you have applied visa for?
It is advised that before marching in to interview, one should gather enough basic knowledge about the country. This may include local language, food, general laws along with the list of do’s and don’ts in the country. This would help you to gain a positive perception.
14. Proof of health insurance?
Present the original documents of the insurance you have brought for the purpose of studying abroad.
15. Can you share your bank balance / bank statement?
The purpose of this is to ensure your financial stability. You need to share your bank statements where your net balance should be sufficient enough to fund your tuition fee, cost of living and other expenses in foreign country.
The number of questions mentioned here are indicative in nature only. Most of the questions that will be posed in an interview will evolve around the information that you have already shared in the form of documents along with student visa application. Hence it is the best practice that you should neither hide nor exaggerate any of your achievements or failures. We, at Golden Future, as a professional student visa consultant, has seen many cases where brilliant students messed up their visa interviews in the lack of proper guidance. Hence, it is always recommended that you must take professional guidance before you start your visa application process. To avoid such blunders and avail every opportunity you can take help of ours. Our rich experience in the field would never let you stuck in any stage of the visa processing. So hurry!! Get in touch with us.