A visa interview is a personal interview that is required as part of the UK visa application procedure. After completing your online application and document submission, you may be required to attend a visa interview to determine whether you are a genuine applicant.
You may also be required to attend a personal interview at the UK embassy in Sri Lanka (Bauddaloka Mw, Colombo 7). The inquiries are purely personal in nature. Expect inquiries about yourself, your course, your institution, your funding, the city in the United Kingdom where you want to reside, and so forth.
Lets look at some of the frequent questions asked during a UK student visa interview.
Where are you going to be studying?
Where are you going to stay?
Why do you wish to study in the United Kingdom?
Why did you decide to take this course? You should demonstrate your knowledge of the course for which you have applied by citing specific topics of interest, what they include, and why they are beneficial to you.
Why did you chose this particular university to study at? You should be able to mention a number of good qualities that are unique to this University, such as academic excellence, teaching facilities, a reference from a friend, and so on. You should be able to describe the research you've done.
Did you consider doing any other courses or going to another institution, either in the UK or abroad? List other universities you researched and explain why you picked this University above others.
What was the most recent course you successfully finished, and when did you finish it? Your response must match with the information you provided on your online visa application.
What role do your studies have in your future plans? Consider your future ambitions - how will the knowledge and experience you obtain from your course help you with the sort of work you want to do.
If the expenses of completing your program of study in the UK are greater than in your native country, why have you chosen to bear the additional expenditures associated with studying in the UK? Consider the benefits of a degree from the United Kingdom and why you and/or your family are willing to make this commitment.
How will you get to university every day, and how much will it cost?
Who is paying for your studies?
Have you previously filed for a visa and had it denied?
Have you ever been to the United Kingdom?
What are the University's resources like?
What is the relationship between this course and your past studies?
How do you explain your educational and work gaps, and why are you returning to school now?
What will your course fees be?
Do you know how much money you'll need to live?
Strategies for preparing for your UK student visa interview
Explore the region you intend to relocate to, your university, and your course.
Make sure you understand all of the costs, from tuition to housing and living expenditures. Also, be specific about your budget and finance strategies.
Improve your language skills.
Mock interviews are a great way to practice.
Advice for acing your UK student visa interview
Dress for success.
Greet and introduce yourself to the visa officer.
Pay close attention and respond clearly.
Be honest; don't exaggerate.
Answers should not be memorized.
Do not offend or dispute with the visa officer.
Don't give out needless information.
Please do not be late.
You may always call us for a free consultation, and we will walk you through the full visa application procedure.