F1 Visa – US Student Visa Interview Questions.
Any applicant for a student visa will probably consider the personal interview before the visa is granted at the US Consulate as one of the more nerve wracking experiences that they have faced. The smart way to approach your visa interview is to be prepared well in advance with all your documentation and having an idea of the typical questions generally help in preparing yourself to best answer these questions.
Often people are extremely nervous and the environment at the consulate will only add to the pressure and nervousness. So it is wise to calm yourself and with the knowledge that you are best prepared to face your interviewer with all your documentation ready and a fair idea of the conversation ahead is a smart move on your part. Read our previous article on the entire student visa process along with our detailed visa interview tips.
So without an further ado, here is a list of possible questions that you could be asked at an interview for your student visa. It is not necessary that you would be asked all of these questions. Keep in mind that additionally you might also be questioned on your personal background by the consulate officer.
A list of typical questions that you would be asked in your student visa interview is as follows-
- Why do you want to pursue your education in the United States?
- Why can`t you study in your home country?
- What do you know about the Unites States and what is your opinion on the same?
- Which university or college have you applied to?
- Why have you applied to this university or college?
- Do you see yourself settled in the United States after you have completed your education?
- What do your parents do for a living in your home country?
- Who is financing your education and can you afford it?
- What modes of finance have you chosen and why?
- Are the documents submitted by you, fake?
- Which school have you done your high school from?
- Which college did you go to for your under graduate degree?
- Do you already have a graduate degree? If yes, then why do you still want to pursue an American degree?
- What did you major in when you were in your undergraduate year?
- What is the main reason for you wanting to do this course in the United States?
- Do you plan on returning to your home country on completion of your course?
- Do you have any family or relatives who are residing in the United States?
- How do you know about the college or university that you have applied to?
- Are you eligible for any scholarships from this college or university?
- Are you expecting any funding from the U.S school?
- On what basis did you qualify for the scholarship?
- Have you appeared for a GRE/GMAT or TOEFL?
- What are your GRE/GMAT or TOEFL scores?
- Do you plan on working in the United States after you complete your course?
- Do you have any family members or relatives that are already studying the college or university that you have been granted admission to?
- What if your F-1 visa is denied or rejected?
- Are you going to the United States for an education because your family wants you to or because you want to?
- What is the capital of the United States?
- Have you ever been rejected for any category of American visa?
- Have you traveled to the United States before?