Interview Preparation Guidelines

Interview Preparation Guidelines

Possible Interview Questions For Australia

  • What is your Full name?
  • What is your DOB?
  • Your Passport number?
  • Which University/ College/ Institute are you going to apply? How did you come to know about this University?
  • Why have you selected this University/ College/ Institute?
  • How many Universities have you applied to?
  • What course are you going to study, when will it start from and how much tuition fees are you going to pay?
  • Has your visa been refused for Australia or any other country earlier? If yes what was the reason?
  • The course you have chosen is available in Nepal as well, so why not study in Nepal?
  • What subjects are you going to study?
  • The course you have chosen is available in Nepal as well, so why not study in Nepal?What subjects are you going to study?
  • What are your career prospects as per the course you have chosen?
  • Have you taken any IELTS or PTE or TOEFL? If Yes then when and score please?
  • How have you arranged the funds?
  • Will these funds be available to you once you reach to Australia?
  • How are you planning to re pay your loan amount which you have taken from bank?
  • How many hours will you be doing part time jobs?
  • What types of Jobs are available back in Nepal, as per the course you have selected?
  • What types of Jobs are available back in Nepal, as per the course you have selected?
  • Will you stay back in the Australia to look for a job as per doing the course?
  • What are your living expenses going to be and how will you cover them?
  • Do you have any relatives in Australia?
  • How are you going to arrange your accommodation while studying in Australia?
  • Do you have any dependents? If Yes, how have you plan to carter their all the needs and will they be accompanying you?
  • What do your parents do and How much do they earn annually?


New Zealand Visa Interview Guidelines

Visa interview is an important step prior to the final confirmation of student visa approval for most countries including New Zealand. Therefore, it is crucial that you prepare for the interview and address all concerns of the visa officer. The interview is taken by the immigration visa officer who may ask you a range of questions mainly to ensure that your application case is genuine and your intentions align with what is being written in the application form. The officer is a trained professional, who could ask multiple unrelated questions, not to annoy you but to know your real interests and objectives. If you are prepared, you can enjoy this process and meeting with someone who opens the door of a new country for you.

1. Introduction questions

  •  Your Date of Birth, please know the format: DD/MM/YYYY
  •  Passport number, passport expiry date and issue date
  •  Email ID provided to Immigration New Zealand
  •  Parents Date of Birth
  •  Address Mentioned in Passport
  •  Citizenship Number

2. Financial arrangement to support your study and stay in New Zealand

  •  Focus on your Cash Balance in a saving account at Nepal SBI Bank or Nabil Bank- how much amount in NPR and an equivalent NZD, or
  •  Education Loan (Amount in NPR and an equivalent NZD) or
  • Know your sponsors, sources revenues – your sponsors occupation

3. Know your Offer letter

  • Course name
  • Course commencement date and finished date
  • Fees; per semester or per annum
  • Insurance amount
  • Course Duration

4. Why New Zealand?

  • Why did not you continue your study in Nepal?
  • Why not in other destinations; then
  • Why New Zealand – browse at

5. Why Particular Institute?

  • Name at least 3 Institutions and compare on the basis of 5 parameters listed here:
    1. Graduate Outcome (Graduation to employment ratio – meaning: the skills, knowledge and abilities of Institution graduates, beyond disciplinary knowledge, which are applicable to a range of contexts)
    2. Student Satisfaction
  •  Fees Structures
  • Locations of the Institution
  • Amount of Support to international students
  • Rankings, Awards and Academic Excellence of the Institution

6. Why Particular course?

  • Please visit course website to find out course syllabus
  • Other similar courses and the reasons for you not choosing them
  • Please visit to find out job opportunities after completion of the course

7. How is your past education relevant for your intended course?

  • Start from what you studied previously, what you learnt and got idea about doing the current program;
  • What do you expect to learn from this course at this Institution in New Zealand?
  • Course outcome outlines the answer to this question. Please browse the course webpage to look for course outcome from Institution webpage.

8. What are your future plans?

  •  Ensure that you know current approach of Nepal government in the field of your studies, and indicate that you want to be a part of government project and contribute to your country
  • Highlighting the intended area/job title/designation and targeted companies for employment upon returning to home country and expected salary (please note the quoted expected salary should be realistic and based on market/industry trends).
  • Refer your Statement of Purpose on what you have written



USA Visa Interview Sample Questions


The following are some of the important questions that the consulate officer may ask during the interview for the U.S. student visa.

  • Why do you select USA for higher education and not your home country?

The United States is the largest destination and the first choice for international students seeking higher education overseas. US Universities and its education system is known for its quality of teaching and research and is the most versatile and flexible higher education system for international students. US degrees are widely recognized and regarded by the international job market. US Universities and its culture welcome international students and have the best support systems to help international students adjust comfortably in their system.


  • Why do you choose ANU/respective university?
  • Why do you want to study BBA/other relevant program?
  • How can you justify the investment in both time and money required to complete this program?
  • What research have you done about US education system and US universities and colleges?
  • Why do you prefer to study Virginia/respective State?
  • If you get a U.S. degree here would you like to go to U.S. again for further studies?
  • What is the purpose of your trip?
  • Have you ever been to USA?
  • Which U.S. College/University are you planning to go to?
  • Can you give me some details about your college/university?
  • Why have you chosen this specific college/university?
  • Can you tell me the location of the college/university?
  • How many U.S. colleges/ Universities did you apply to?
  • Can you tell me the name of some professors of this college?
  • Did you receive any scholarships?
  • What program of study are you going for?
  • Why did you select this program? Is this relevant to your previous studies?
  • What is the program structure and contents?
  • Why don’t you this program in your country?
  • How long will your studies last?
  • What is the scope of your program?
  • What benefit will this bring this to you?
  • What is the program commencement date?
  • What is your arrival date in USA? Arrival city?
  • Date of departure date from USA? Departure city?
  • What will be the total cost per year?
  • Where will you stay in USA?
  • Where did you do your last course of study?
  • What is your specialization?
  • What is your school?
  • What is your high school?
  • What does your father do?
  • How many brother and sister do you have?
  • Where did your brother and sister complete their studies?
  • Who is sponsoring you? Why is he/ she sponsoring you?
  • What are the income sources of your sponsors?
  • What proof do you have that your sponsor can support your studies?
  • Could you please show me the bank statements?
  • How many people are dependents on your sponsor?
  • Do you have any loans?
  • How much money is available for your stay in the USA?
  • How will you finance your education funds for three years?
  • What do you plan to do after completing your studies?
  • Have you researched your career prospects?
  • Approximately how much money can you earn after your completion of your studies?
  • Do you intend to work in U.S. during or after completion of your studies?
  • How can you prove that you will come back after finishing your studies?
  • Do you have any relatives in the U.S.?
  • Why should I grant you the U.S. visa?
  • What will you do if your visa is rejected?


Top Seven Interview Questions


  • Why did you choose ……. University for your further studies?
  • Why do you want to go to US?
  • How long will you be staying?
  • Where will you be staying?
  • What do you intend to do after your studies?
  • Do you have any relatives in the USA?
  • Do you have a family?
  • What if you fall in love with Americans? What are you going to do?


Keys to the Successful Interviews:

  • Clear voice
  • Confidence
  • Responding to the questions adequately and extending your answers- avoid YES or NO only but add BECAUSE.
  • Stay in a quiet place at the time of telephone interview.
  • Know everything from your offer letter and from all documents particularly financial things.