The following are some of the important questions that the
ambassador asks during the interview for the student visa
1. How are you doing?
Tip: You don't have to be nervous and answer in a formal
way. This question is basically asked to make you comfortable.
Fine, Thank you.
2. Have you ever been to Canada before?
Tip: Though Visa officer has the record of all your visits
to Canada but you have to tell them the truth. If you have
been there then you should remember the date of arrival &
Yes I have been to Canada once in 2006 on a tourist Visa.
No, I have not been to Canada so far.
If yes then it is advisable to remember the date of last
arrival and departure from Canada.
3. Why do you want to study in canada?
Tip: Visa officer wants to understand your intentions to go
to Canada. As you are applying for student Visa so you
should only talk about that.
I want to go there to pursue my Masters degree. Because of
the ample research facilities and global exposure available
there. I will be completely equipped in terms of practical
exposure, by being in contact with people from different
nations and working with the best technology.
4. Why did you select this particular university?
Tip: You should go through the website and handbook of your
university carefully. Pen down some highlighted features
such as World ranking, the research facility, the faculty
profile, Alumni profile etc. Visa officer wants to know the
reason behind joining the particular University.
E.g. I was keen to study in a university which can give me
quality education so while searching various options I found
that this university has got the best faculty available in
my subject. Even the research facilities are very good.
Moreover it is listed in the top 50 universities of the
world with well known professionals as its Alumni's.
5. For which course are you going?
Tip: You should go through the course content carefully. You
should know everything such as: Duration, Fee, commencement
& end date, Credits points, curriculum etc about your course.
I am going for MS in Computer Science for the Fall 2009 session.
6. Why did you choose this course?
Tip: You should be very clear about your future plans after
doing this course. Prepare a good statement mentioning
about: How course is relevant to your previous degree, how
this course adds value to you profile, why you are
interested in doing this course etc.
This course is related to my previous studies as I have done
my B.Tech (Computer Science) and I would like to continue my
education in the same field. Moreover I am quiet interested
in VLSI design and this course includes various modules
related to that.
7. Why don't you do this course here in India?
Tip: You should know what difference the course would bring
to you if done from Canada instead of India. If the course
is not available in India, you can tell the Visa Officer
that it is not offered in India. If the same course is
available in India, highlight the differences in the quality
of education and the course structure in India and Canada.
You should convince the Visa Officer that doing this course
from Canada will add value to your profile. Talk about a few
researches being conducted in that field. Technical words
work out when other things don't.
Similar course in India is entirely theoretical. Whereas the
same course in Canada comes along with Internship and a lot
of project work. Internship & projects will give me a lot of
practical knowledge. After completing the course I will not
get only the degree, but also experience in the field. Also,
the research facilities are not that great here in India.
8. Which are the other universities you have applied to?
Tip: Visa Officer wants to know if you are really serious
about your education. If you applied to 4 and were accepted
in 1 and got 3 rejects, you should put it this way: I
applied to 4, got 1 admit, 2 awaited and 1 reject. Visa
Officer will have record of the Universities accepted your
application and not of your rejections. You should say that
the chosen university was your first choice.
I applied to four other universities and got calls from two
of them. But I preferred to choose XYZ because of the
research being carried out in the field of XXX (mention the
one related to your course) that interests me the most.
9. How are you going to fund your education?
Tip: Visa Officer wants to know if you are well aware of
source of your funds. This is the way to verify your
documents as well.
You can say that Family funds or Bank loan (As per your Visa
documents and funds statement)
10. Are you getting any school waiver?
Tip: Mention if you are getting any tuition fee waiver or
teaching assistantship or research assistantship. That will
prove to be a positive point.
11. Why do you think the university is giving scholarship to
Tip: You should know how much scholarship you are getting
and probably the reason university is giving scholarship to
you Visa Officer wants to know if you are aware of the
scholarship programs and financial aid. Also if you have
submitted any Statement of Purpose for scholarship then
mention about that and carry a copy of the same.
It is because of my academic records, GRE & TOEFL Score.
12. From where did you do your under graduation?
Tip: Mention the name of the course and the university. If
the university has high ranking or some specific feature,
mention that too.
13. Tell me something about your past?
Tip: Be prepared to tell them that what you were doing
between your last school and till today. Make sure your
answers are focusing on your achievements, skills, you being
a sincere student.
After completing my studies, I worked in ABC Company as ……
Executive for X years. After that I joined XXX Company and
presently working over there for last Y years.
14. Who is sponsoring your education?
Tip: If you have a scholarship, say that. Else mention the
name of your sponsors, you may add that your father and
mother are supporting you for your higher education as per
the financial documents.
My father and relatives (As per Visa documents & Funds)
15. What does he do?
Tip: Visa officer basically wants to verify the financial
capability of the sponsors. You are advised to go through
the Income tax returns, and supporting documents of your
sponsors carefully. Have a good idea of the income source of
16. What savings does your family have?
Tip: Make sure your answer focus on proof of having
sufficient funds. Go through the financial documents
carefully and mention the savings as per the documents.
Always carry a detailed bank account statements and CA
report with you. If you have taken an education loan then do
mention about that and carry a copy of Loan letter with you.
My father is having savings of around XX Lakhs. And my
mother has a fixed deposit of XX lakhs. Collectively they
have sponsored me for XX lakhs. We are also availing an
education loan from XYZ Bank for X lakhs.
17. What is your father's annual income?
Tip: Visa Officer wants to know if your father's annual
income is sufficient enough to meet your expenses of
studying abroad. They think that money can be put into
banks, but annual income is a proof which they heavily rely
upon to decide the student's parents capability to meet his
educational expenses. You should mention the annual income
as per IT returns.
His annual income is XYZ.
18. How many brothers and sisters do you have?
Tip: Such kind of questions is basically to verify weather
your family has other members for whom your parents may have
to raise fund later on. Basically such questions are asked
to evaluate the balance of income and expenses of the family.
19. Do you have any relative in Canada?
Tip: Be truthful at this instance. Visa Officer will have
record of this (about your brother/sister/Mother/Father)
with them. If your distant aunt or uncle stays there, then
you don't have to say about them. All that matters is your
immediate relatives i.e. own brother, sister, father or
mother. Any of your relative overstaying in Canada may not
be favorable considered.
20. Is your brother/sister enjoying there?
Tip: Visa officer wants to know what the intentions of your
brothers and sisters are. Never answer in a way that makes
them believes that they plan to settle or overstay. Any of
them overstaying in Canada may not be favorable considered.
You may say that he is finding life tough there and has
plans to come back to India after completing his
studies/after a year or two.
21. What are the course commencement and completion dates?
Tip: You should remember the exact dates. Visa Officer wants
to know if you are well aware of the course duration and
22. Where do you plan to stay in Canada?
Tip: Mention the address where you have planned. This should
reflect that you are serious about your studies and have
made all arrangements for your education abroad.
23. What do you plan to do during your vacations?
Tip: Visa officer wants to know your ties to your home
country. You can say that you plan to come back to meet your
family and friends here in India. You should not say that
you plan to work in Canada as that shows you are not
financially strong and you are going there to earn money.
This will make the Visa officer believe that even after
completing your education, you would like to do job and
24. Show me your GRE and TOEFL Score?
Tip: Carry all documents in such a way that it becomes easy
for you to remove and present them to Visa Officer without
any wastage of time, whenever asked for. Always try to put
the better score on the top. The speed at which you are able
to show the relevant document whenever asked for also counts
a lot. Visa Officer wants to know how sincere you are at
your studies. Remember your scores and exam dates.
25. What is your undergraduate GPA?
Tip: You should convert your percentage in GPA and remember
26. Can you show me your degree?
Tip: Handover the degree confidently and look at the visa
officer. If asked only for a degree, do not show the mark
sheets of each semester.
27. Mention some professors' name?
Tip: Do research the university and find out specifically
the professors in your department before going for visa
28. Did you get in touch with any professors in this University?
Tip: Before going for visa interview, you should contact
professors in your department. VO wants to know how sincere
you are for doing graduation from your chosen university.
Yes, I exchanged some emails with Prof XYZ. With the area of
his research and the interest I have in that particular
subject, I guess I can be good research assistant under him.
It is always advisable to carry the printouts of the emails
29. What are your future plans? Do you intend to stay in Canada?
Tip: Your answers should reflect clarity of thought, clarity
of your intentions and strong ties to your home country.
I am sure the recent growth of Indian economy will open many
avenues for me to start my company back in India. After
acquainting with latest technologies in Canada, I look
forward to start my company here in India.
30. Do you plan to work there?
Tip: Visa Officer wants to know your intentions. You should
answer in such a way that Visa Officer is convinced that you
are financially strong and plan to return to your home
country after completing your studies.
31. Do you have enough funds while you are there?
Tip: You should be confident and say yes. Visa Officer wants
to know if you have enough funds to meet your educational
32. What is the location of your university?
Tip: You should do some research on your university before
visa interview. You should know its exact location and the
location of different campus as well (if any). Location
might be one of the reasons that you selected this
particular university, so make sure that you know its exact
33. What's the difference you can make by doing your MS in
Tip: You get better opportunities once you do your MS. Show
foreign companies coming to India investing in your field.
State some technical words expressing the advancements in
Most of the Universities in Canada are going in parallel
with the latest technologies. Educating myself in those
technologies will provide me the necessary skill-set to
start up something of my own in future.
Disclaimer: LearnHub advise all the students to answer
truthfully in a visa interview, and the examples and advice
are only to guide students to present themselves with their
best foot forward, so they understand what is expected of
their studies in Canada as well. The actual visa interview
questions may differ.
Hi all, i completed my b.tech with 65.62% in 2006. can i
get student visa for canada. If so Please tell me the
process for that.and how much will cost for doing M.S. is
part time jobs available are there?
i am a student of BBA in 4th year.my husband is an chemical
engg. CGPA(3.1 out of 4).I have keen interest to go CANDA
for higher education and my husband also.so what will be
the better option for us????pls suggest me..and for
immigration what will be needed?????
Hi.. This is Neetha... Will any one will answer generally
what questions will be asked in interview as i got married
recently and my hubby stays in canada and i want to visit
canada as a dependent... and also will there be a language
option for interview.. if there can we select the language
at the time of interview or is that it is compulsory to
answer in English.
Is Police Checking Done for getting visa confirmation as
that done when we have applied for passport??
If police checking doesnot include personal interview by
police officals, then how is police clearance done for
Please reply soon if any one knows
HI, My Brother is in India and he wants to come CANADA as a
"PR" Visa. And soon he is going to have a Interview for
that so, can some one Give a Idea, what KIND of Questions
Canadian Embassy ASK in interview??????