Sample General Student Interview Questions

April 1, 2018



If you have been accepted and enrolled in a school recognized by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (“SEVP”), then after scheduling your appointment you will be interviewed by a consular officer. You should know about the program in which you will study. Be prepared to answer these type of questions:

  • Have you ever traveled to the US?

  • Do you have any relatives in the US?

  • Why would you like to study in the US?

  • Why don’t you study this subject in your country?

  • Which school will you be attending?

  • Why did you pick this school?

  • How did you find this school?

  • What are your TOEFL/GRE scores?

  • How long will you study in the US?

  • Where will you live during your studies in the US?

  • What do you know about America’s education system?




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