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UK Student VISA: Common Questions & Tips For VISA Interview

by Amit Wadhwa

Important Visa questions

The following are some of the important questions that the ambassador asks during the interview for the student visa

1. Why did you choose this university and how did you find about it?

Tip: You should go through the website and handbook of your university carefully. Pen down some highlighted features such as World ranking, the research facility, the faculty profile, Alumni profile etc. Visa officer wants to know the reason behind joining the particular University. You should also mention the reason how you learned about the university.

This University is ranked highly especially in my field of study. I learned about this university while surfing on the net and then visited their official website to get more information about the university. I really got impressed with their Faculty profile and the course curriculum. The curriculum was very much similar to what I want to study.

2. Why did you select UK for higher studies? Isn't this course offered by any university or college in your country?

Tip: You should mention about the quality of education in UK. If the course is not available in India, you can tell the VO that it is not offered in India. If the same course is available in India, highlight the differences in the quality of education and the course structure in India and UK. You should convince the VO that doing this course from UK will add value to your profile. Talk about a few researches being conducted in that field. Technical words work out when other things don't.

UK has always been the center of excellence especially in (mention your field here) and provides quality education by making students gain knowledge in a practical way as much as possible, so it is quite a obvious choice for me.

3. Why you selected this course? Is it relevant to your previous studies?

Tip: You should be very clear about your future plans after doing this course. Prepare a good statement mentioning about: How course is relevant to your previous degree, how this course adds value to you profile, why you are interested in doing this course etc.

This course is related to my previous studies and I have got a strong interest in this field.

4. Can you tell me the location of the university/college?

Tip: You should do some research on your university before visa interview. You should know its exact location and the location of different campus as well (if any). Location might be one of the reasons that you selected this particular university, so make sure that you know its exact location.

Yes. You should do some research on your university before visa interview. You should know its exact location and the location of different campus as well (if any).

5. What if you get a UK degree here, would you like to go to UK again for higher Studies?

Tip: You should be able to convince the Visa Officer that you are interested to do higher studies from UK because of high quality of education. Highlight the differences between doing education from UK and India. Tell VO that how doing education from UK will add value to your profile.

Yes, I would like to go to UK again for higher studies because of high quality of education and ample research facilities. And more over the quality of faculty is far better in UK.

6. What is the scope of your course?

Tip: Prepare a good statement mentioning about: How this course adds value to your profile and how this course will benefit you when you return to home country after completing your studies.

The course will open new horizons for me and there are excellent job prospects for me in India after completion of my course. Indian government is planning to open more research prospect in this field and a formal degree and education will help me in contributing in that.

7. Why are you taking this course?

Tip: You should be very clear about your future plans after doing this course. You should mention how this course is relevant to your previous degree, how this course adds value to you profile, why you are interested in doing this course etc.

I have got a very strong interest in this field and doing this course will provide me a specialization in my field of interest.

8. What is the course structure?

Tip: Visa Officer wants to know if you are well aware about the course. Go to the graduate school website and find out the course structure (Semesters and subjects) of your program.

9. Do you intend to work in UK after completion of your studies?

Tip: Visa officer wants to know your intentions weather you have plans to return to your home country after completing your studies or not.. You should read the immigration policies carefully on Embassy website.

No. After completing my studies, I plan to return back to my home country and join my father's business and will try to grow it.

10. What do you intend to do after completion of your studies?

Tip: Visa Officer wants to know your future plans and your approach towards our career and seriousness towards it. Most of the students in interview show strong ties to home country and family.

After educating myself in the latest technologies, I plan to return back to my home country and contribute in my family business. I also try to start up something of my own in future.

11. What are your future plans?

Tip: Your answers should reflect clarity of thought, clarity of your intentions and strong ties to your home country.

I am sure the recent growth of Indian economy will open many avenues for me to start my company. After acquainting with latest technologies in UK, I look forward to start my company here in India.

12. What benefit will this course bring to you?

Tip: You should be clear about the benefits that the course would give you, mention that your profile will be good enough to get you a good oppertunities in home country once you do your course. Mention how your home country is growing and how you want to be a part of that growth. State some technical words expressing the advancements in your field.

This is the challenging course for the developing country and will provide me With the latest developments in the telecom industry and therefore would open a Plethora of job opportunities. As India is now growing and every foreign company is investing here so after I do this course I will have be a part of this growth.

13. How much money can you earn after your completion of studies?

Tip: Since you intend to return to home country, so you should mention the amount in your local currency. Be authentic and realistic and don't mention any unrealistic figure. Do some research on how much an Alumnus of your University is earning and what is the average salary package in an industry you are targeting to work.

Rs.50,000 - 60,000 per month which is a decent package to start with and most of the alumni's of the university started around that mark. The growth depends on my performance and hard work.

14. Where will you stay in UK?

Tip: You should remember the exact address. This shows that you are sincere regarding your studies and have planned for accommodation in advance. So make arrangement of this entire process in advance. Take Universities help on this.

Mention the exact address

15. Who is your sponsor? How much do they earn in a year?

Tip: Visa officer wants to recheck & verify your sponsorship documents. So you should have each and every detail about you Visa file on your tips. You should know the knowledge of their occupation, annual income, supporting documents and bank account statements.

My father and relatives.( As per Visa documents & Funds. You should have everything on your tips what ever you have supplied in Visa Documents.)

16. What proof do you have that your sponsor can support your studies?

Tip: Again this question is a part of verifying your supporting documents. Visa Officer would like to see proof of having sufficient funds to meet your expenses. You should properly organize all your documents and as soon as the visa officer ask for the proof, handover the sponsor statement, bank statement and other financial document that proves that your sponsor can support your studies

17. What is the source of income of your sponsor?

Tip: Again this is another way of checking your income source. Answer specifically what your father does. Never show him to be idle, because that means your income has drastically reduced and works as a negative point. Mentioning that your father is retired may prove to be a negative point. You can mention that he worked for 30 years in ABC Company and now has his own consultancy dealing with (related to his past experience)

18. How are you related to him?

Tip: Basically this question is asked in context to other relatives apart from Parents.

19. Why are they sponsoring you? (if not father)

Tip: You should have list of all your sponsors along with the sponsorship documents.

20. Do you have any relative or friend in UK?

Tip: Be truthful at this instance. Visa Documets will have record of this (about your brother/sister/Mother/Father) with them. If your distant aunt or uncle stays there, then you don't have to say about them. All that matters is your immediate relatives i.e. own brother, sister, father or mother. Any of your relative overstaying in UK may not be favorable considered.

21. What is your father income source? How much he earns in a year?

Tip: This is again another example of question to verify your financial documents.

22. Who all are earning members in your Family?

Tip: Visa officer wants to know if you have a strong financial background. Mention your Father, Mother, brother who all are earning.

23. What is the course commencement date?

Tip: You should remember the exact dates. Please read your offer letter and broacher carefully before Visa interview.

24. What will be the total cost of studies per year?

Tip: You should be well aware of your tuition fees and other expenses and how they will be met. Mention the tuition fees and the living expenses.

25. What will you do during the off period/semester?

Tip: You should mention about your strong ties to home country. You can say that you plan to come back to meet your family and friends here in India. You should not say that you plan to work in UK as that shows you are not financially strong and you are going there to earn money. This will make the Visa Officer believe that even after completing your education, you would like to do job and settle there. These kind of questions are asked to check your intentions.

I plan to come back to meet my family and friends here in India.

26. How much money is available for your stay in UK?

Tip: Mention the amount as per financial documents. Visa Officer wants to know if you have sufficient money to pay for your education.

27. Have you researched your career prospects?

Tip: Your answer should reflect clarity of thought, clarity of your intentions, good future prospects in India and strong ties to your home country.

Yes. I am sure the recent growth of Indian economy will open many avenues for me to start my company. After acquainting with latest technologies in UK, I look forward to start my company here in India.

Disclaimer: LearnHub advise all the students to answer truthfully in a visa interview, and the examples and advice are only to guide students to present themselves with their best foot forward, so they understand what is expected of their studies in Canada as well. The actual visa interview questions may differ.

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    pkaur10
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    pkaur10Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:51:34 -0000

    hello….i m appliying my visa .plzz send me latest interviews questions….

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    esther123
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    esther123Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:21:25 -0000

    Wat is reason for that interview..do u know plz tell me my md id is freeky_shyamala@yahoo.co.in

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    esther123Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:06:59 -0000

    I am finished my vc interview..but now i got received message from british high commission..they are call to inform me ..i am required for personal interview..i am feared abt it..plz any one help for me..tellme some idea for me..

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    Rsarai
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    RsaraiThu, 26 Sep 2013 18:55:33 -0000

    Same is with me i have another interview on 4th at British high commission, don't need to panic just be yourself and answer them in a good way don't puzzle them. Good luck

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    esther123Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:23:34 -0000

    Do u prepare for that..do u have any idea for that personal interview

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    jaris
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    jarisMon, 02 Sep 2013 07:34:06 -0000

    am jaris and thank u very much guys for information

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    viospigaThu, 22 Aug 2013 23:18:30 -0000

    daz kul….tnx

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    shah zaman
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    shah zamanSun, 04 Aug 2013 22:22:05 -0000

    very helpful questions with answers plz send them at my email, thanks

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    nibo9633Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:24:28 -0000

    Sir/madam,
    I am making a plan to get admission in MBA marketing, i just need to know i already did MA international Business from University of Greenwich,can i apply again for master program.please let me know MBA marketing can be porgression for MA international business.

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    moonbuttTue, 30 Jul 2013 16:17:40 -0000

    hi, I'm an international student and I've apply in UK university. plz send me more question . I'll be really thank full to you guys……………
    it's my is buttmoon800@gmail.com

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    aroosa hameed
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    aroosa hameedSat, 21 Sep 2013 13:28:15 -0000

    helloo plz can you help me. i dnt knw about the interview questions and accurate answers for uk study visa

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    jrryWed, 03 Jul 2013 16:20:44 -0000

    what kind of questions wil you be asked if travelling with a football team to UK and you have eritrean passport

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    abeehaSun, 12 May 2013 18:47:08 -0000

    hi
    itz very good plz all those question and answer send me at id..
    becoz my interview z on thrsdy,,,,thnx

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    asad_asadSun, 09 Jun 2013 19:07:50 -0000

    please contact me at this email assad.laghari@gmail.com
    providing services for Finland sweden germany and uk
    Only bachelor with 4 years are encouraged to apply .
    thank u.

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    aashi424Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:19:35 -0000

    would u like to tell me about questions plz if u have tme

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    umer mehmoodFri, 05 Apr 2013 14:54:25 -0000

    hi am umer from Pakistan i have submit my application to UK embassy at 28/03/2013 but still i am not called for interview if any one knows when they call you for after submitting application plz plz plz inform me at this id umermehmood78@gmail.com

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    umer mehmoodFri, 05 Apr 2013 14:42:35 -0000

    hi i am umer from pakistan i have submit my application to UK embassy at 28/03/2013 but still i am not called for interview if any one knows when they call for interview after submitting application plz plz plz inform me at this id umermehmood78@gmail.com

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    rainynights10Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:55:07 -0000

    hi i am from Pakistan and i was also called for interview at embassy and and when i entered there were 2 persons behind the bulletproof glass one was E.C.O and the other one was translator and e.c.o asked me ist question. Y DID U CHOOSE THIS COLLEGE. 2ND) HOW DID U CHOOSE THIS COLLEGE. 3RD) DID U SEARCH ANY OTHER COLLEGE. 4TH) WHATS THE SCOPE OF YOUR COURSE. 5TH) WHAT WILL U DO AFTER COMPLETING OF COURSE.
    These were the question asked by eco then he asked question via translator as i didn't ask for translator but eco asked him and all were simple question and one main question is study gap. the interview lasted about 10 mins and guys no need to worry but just be confident . wish you best of luck

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    king hamza2012Sat, 08 Jun 2013 10:24:33 -0000

    rainynights10
    plz would u like to tell me that whats happened with you..how u reply them about ur study gap?and what was their reaction..and have u got visa or not?

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    harisomerTue, 22 Jan 2013 16:35:48 -0000

    salam i have passed my interview if you need my help this is my skype id i will for sure help you guys my skype id is (harisomerahmar)

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    jkmathan
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    jkmathanSun, 05 May 2013 14:22:06 -0000

    hy friend i applied for the UK visa i am so afraid about the interview if u can help me out in this situation plz help me….. my email id: jkmrmathan@gmail.com

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    gulshanmaan
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    gulshanmaanSat, 19 Jan 2013 19:04:58 -0000

    Hi…
    After one week I will apply for uk study visa please tell me recent questions about interview.kindly mail me thanks

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    akshayaanbuThu, 10 Jan 2013 14:32:01 -0000

    plz i apply visa , so plz send me latest question.

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    maha ali khanTue, 11 Dec 2012 10:00:49 -0000

    i have applied to uk student visa in uk college, please can any body send me latest uk student visa question aswer by interview…. pls send it .. as..rosekirans@yahoo.com

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    mehdi2012Sun, 09 Dec 2012 06:12:58 -0000

    Hi Dear

    This is mahdi baktashian the international student from Iran , I had a few question before apply for student visa , I have been living in UK from years 2003 - 2008 , I graduated in 2008 in from Kingston university and when my visa finish I came back to my country , , I have been working during this time and now I planed to apply for master but because I have been far a way for a while I need to improve my English language for six month , Before I apply for visa I like to know that do I have to take the IELTS test? Do you thing do I really need that as I graduated in UK in 2008 ?

    Many Thanks

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    love_78682Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:43:58 -0000

    Hi

    i want to ask u one question related to interview

    if visa officer ask a question

    Q:- Wht will u do in your off period?

    A:- ON these days traval become more expensive…. so i will perfer to explore the beauty of uk………..as well as do some self study…….which will help me in my further study………….
    or may be i will do some work in working hours allow by the uk government….

    is this answer helpfull or not……..

    if anyone have an idea abt this question with their answer thn reply me as soon as possible…………………

    my yahoo id:- love_78682@yahoo.com

    same on facebook with the name of Rana AMR

    thnxs…………:)

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    jahangirFri, 23 Nov 2012 05:35:19 -0000

    plz i apply visa , so plz send me latest question

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    shyam pensia
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    shyam pensiaTue, 23 Oct 2012 09:29:39 -0000

    very important questions and with there answers please mail at my id

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    sohaib_joniSat, 20 Oct 2012 06:37:13 -0000

    very athentic informations to prepare our students for embassy interviews………plz send this to my I.D

    thanks

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    mian usman
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    mian usmanSat, 13 Oct 2012 17:44:10 -0000

    Very nice question plz send this qus on my I'd………

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    Babar MalikFri, 29 Jun 2012 12:57:42 -0000

    Very good Q & Ans.plz send me all Q Ans via email,.plzzzzzz..,,

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    waqas ali97Tue, 19 Jun 2012 12:41:02 -0000

    have any student who have experience of interview?plz contact me i am very confuse. . . . .plz contact me. . .i am waiting

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    sharifullahsharif1Mon, 18 Jun 2012 08:23:16 -0000

    question for uk se

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    kashif baigMon, 30 Apr 2012 11:14:52 -0000

    its very good plz all those question and answer mail at my id

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    sukh -sandhu-wansh
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    sukh -sandhu-wanshMon, 22 Aug 2011 06:36:41 -0000

    thanx itz very helpfull for the students who are going for interview.they can get knowledge about thequestions and ideas. thanx again.

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    usman choudhryMon, 14 May 2012 12:24:21 -0000

    yes it iz very help full for all that studentz who wants to go abroad for further studiez…
    These all questionz gives very much information about visa officerz mind that what he want to know and what is the secrete behind the Visa officerz question…..
    it iz really really help full guyz………..

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