Questions And Answers

Top UK Study VISA Interview Questions and Answers

1.Why do you want to study in UK?

The UK institutions consistently rank among the best in the world and qualifications are internationally valued and recognised.

UK institutions offer flexibility of choice and enable you to blend academic and vocational courses of your choice.

The teaching and study methodology used in the UK give you the freedom to be creative and develop skills sets and confidence.

As a student you get the opportunity to be taught by the world’s leading academics and experts; you also benefit from their constant academic support.

2. Why did you choose to study this course?

You should demonstrate that you know about the course you have applied for, referencing specific modules of interest‐ what they involve and why they are of benefit to you. Think about any unique features of the course, for example links to industry or professional accreditations and explain how the course will benefit you personally, for example; how it will relate to your previous study and what it will help you achieve for your future career plans.

Please note in this question student should be aware of all the modules he is going to study in the particular course.

3. Why did you choose to study at this particular University?

You should be able to list multiple positive factors that apply specifically to this University‐ such as academic quality, teaching facilities, recommendation from friends etc. You should be able to explain what research you have undertaken and give detail about the university’s facilities and location in the UK. If the interviewer thinks you have not researched the course or the university, they will refuse your visa application.

4. Did you consider studying any other courses or consider studying at another university either in the UK or overseas?

Studying overseas is a big step, you should be able to demonstrate that you have made a serious and informed choice about this step. List other institutions considered and say why you chose this University above other Institutions. If you have looked at courses at home, you should state this, and explain why the equivalent degree in the UK will be of more benefit to you.

5. What was the last course you successfully completed and when did you complete this?

Your answer must be consistent with the information you have previously supplied on your application form. If anything is missing from your application form, please tell us as soon as possible

6. Given your previous study history how will this course assist you in your future plans?

You should explain how the course you applied for follows on from your previous study. You should explain your future career plans, e.g. what job you want to get and show that the course they want to study is necessary to achieve this. You should explain the value of the qualification to an employer as well as how the skills and knowledge you will gain from the course will help you succeed in your plans.

7. Where is University located and where will you live in the UK?

You should be able to say where City is geographically in the UK. You should say what kind of accommodation you will be staying in, for example, which Halls of Residence‐ it is important you know where your accommodation is in relation to the university and the cost of rent per week.

8. How will you travel to the university each day and how much will this cost?

You should say how far from university the accommodation is and how much it will cost to get there each day. If it is within walking distance, the cost will be free, if further afield then you should be able to give some realistic estimates of public transport costs.

9. How did you acquire the necessary funds to meet the course fees and living costs?

Your financial situation will be expected to mean that you do not need to be reliant upon work to fund your studies in the UK. The source of your income should be realistic‐ for example if your father is to pay your fees or support your living costs but has a salary of £20,000 and two other dependants to finance, then this may be deemed to be unrealistic. You must be able to submit evidence of the source of your finance as part of the visa application. If the Interviewer feels the money you are saying you are going to use is not realistically available they will refuse your visa application ‐even if you have been awarded the 10 points for your maintenance.

10. Have you ever applied for a visa to visit another country a visa to enter another country?

You should list previous visits and purpose of visit.

11. What countries have you visited and what was the purpose of your visit?

You should give full answers and ensure that they are consistent with your employment and study history.

12. Have you ever had a visa application refused ‐ If so why was it refused?

Having had a visa refused previously may count against you but it doesn’t automatically mean this visa application will be refused. It’s important that you tell the interviewer about any refusals you have had and explain the reasons for the refusal. You need to demonstrate that you understand the reason for the refusal and explain why this will not happen with this visa application.

13. Have you ever been deported from the UK or stayed in the UK after your visa has expired?

You should have clear and logical reasons for studying in the UK. You should explain why coming to the UK to study this course is a better option than studying a similar course in another English‐

speaking country or your home country.

14. What facilities are available at the University?

You should talk about any general facilities that are of interest to you, such as syndicate rooms in library as well as facilities specific to the course they you are applying for.

15. Do you know where University is located, and how many students attend?

You need to show genuine, independent research has been undertaken, and be able to describe where University is located. You can find this Information on the University website.

16. Provide details about two or three specific modules from the course you have chosen?

You should be able to name at least two modules and give details about the modules consistent with the website. You should have subject knowledge that means you can talk about what each module

involves in more detail than the title of the module.

17. How is the course assessed and how many hours of study a day?

You should be able to say whether the course is a combination of exams, course work or learning consistent with the website.

18. How does the course relate to your previous study?

Explain about the course you have applied for, and that it is a progression from what you have studied previously; how it will enhance your previous study in terms of content and level.

19. What are your future career plans?

You should have of a clear plan for once you have finished your course, in terms of career plans or further study. The plans should be relevant to the course, realistic and the proposed course should be a necessary step to achieve your aim ‐i.e you could not get the JOb you want without taking studying this course first.

20. How long is your course and what qualification will you receive?

You should be able to explain the length of the course in years and the qualification you will gain at the end of it.

21. How do you explain the gaps in your education/employment history and why are you returning to study now?

If you have had a break in study, you need to explain why it is you are returning to education now, and what the break in your studies was for. For example, is the course you intend to study a requirement for you to reach the next stage in your career? Did you take a break in your studies to earn money to pay for this course‐ if so, is this evidenced in your financial documents?

22. How much will your course fees be?

You should know the exact cost of your tuition fees per year.

23. How will you pay for your studies?

You should have a sustainable and credible source of finance that is sufficient for the student not to rely on work. You must provide evidence of this when applying for your visa.

If father/parents paying for study, what job do they do and how much do they earn a year?

This amount must realistically be enough to support you and meet any other commitments during your studies. If it is not realistic, your application will be refused.

24. Do you know how much your living expenses will be?

You should have some knowledge of the cost of living and an ability to meet that cost of living without relying on work.

25. If you intend to work in the UK, do you know how many hours you are allowed to work?

You should know the rules on working (20 hours a week term time for degree level or above, 10 hours per week for below degree level), but be clear that work is not a priority for you. If you have no plans to work part‐time, you should make this clear.

26. Do you have any other personal commitments that would make studying in the UK difficult, such as a family at home?

If you are coming to the UK to study while having commitments such as a family back home for whom you are the main provider, you will need to explain how you will remain focused on your studies and

not over‐reliant on work in the UK to meet your commitments at home.

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