Australia student visa interview ☎️ questions and answers

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Australia student visa interview questions and answers 2018

GTE assessment (Genuine Temporary Entrant) is a part of a student visa requirement. Quite often cases officer wants to discuss with a prospective student the reason, why he or she wants to study in Australia. Here’s a first-hand conversation between a prospective student and a case officer.

Dear X, I’m from Australian High Commission, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, New Delhi, India. I’m your case officer Y. Not a big surprise for you that I was your case officer earlier time as well. Do you feel comfortable to answer few of my questions at the moment?

—Yes madam. I have no problem at all

1. What is your full name?

2. Okay tell me your passport number, and where it was issued from?
—Mmm.. It is xxx and it was issued from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ZZZ

3. Your highest qualification?
— Bachelor degree. I am a fresh BBA graduate from XYZ University.

4. Your IELTS score and subscores?
—Mmm.. Overall band score of 7.5. That is 7.5 in Listening, 8.0 in Reading, 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in speaking.

5. Why you scored just 6.5 in writing while you have exceptional results in other modules? 7.5 hmm.. Brilliant score by the way.
—Yeah, that’s quite low. Task 1 of writing was little confusing and it took me like 5 minutes to think about how to start. I couldn’t manage the given time very well. I had just 20 minutes left when I began writing Task 2. I couldn’t check grammar and spellings in the end of the test. That is probably the main reason that I scored just 6.5 in writing.

6. What was your previous IELTS score?
—Hmmm.. It was 6.5

7. Why are you again applying for Australia?
—Australia is indubitably one of the best countries in the world for higher studies. Since the day I completed my plus two, I wanted to go Australia to further my studies. With a huge hope of pursuing Australian degree, I applied for Australia student visa in May 2012 but that was my bad luck that I couldn’t get visa. Now I am again applying for the student visa. I have good grades and good IELTS score, so it is beyond doubt that I had access to all the best educationalists in the world, including Harvard and Cambridge, but still I chose Australia because Australia has a very perfect climate. Beside this there are ample reasons, but one major reason is that the Australian education system promotes innovation and creative thinking along with skills of teamwork which I found very essential for the students.

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8. Do you know why you were rejected before?
—Yes. I didn’t satisfy the GTE conditions which are essential under Streamlined Visa Processing System of a student visa.

9. You applied with loan from NCC bank before.. Now why you are applying with cash?
—Either we go with cash option or loan option, the main purpose is to show that we have adequate fund to study and live in Australia. My father had 47 lakhs in SBI bank and it was maintained since 8 months. We have money in few co-operatives as well, so we will have no problem in paying tuition fees and other expenses.

10. Earlier time you said you want to start up your business in the future, but now you’ve written in your SOP that you want to become an accounting expert. Why?
—Well, I was just a high school graduate when I applied for student visa last time. I didn’t know much about the scope of the courses, but now I have graduated my bachelor degree. I am more matured and have understood so many things. I specialized finance in my bachelor program. Like any aspiring university graduate I contemplated various options and finally concluded to become an accounting expert because you know the scope of accounting expert and financial executive is top in the world.

12. There’s accounting courses in India as well, why did you chose to go that far? India should be convenient for you.
—Yeah there are numerous accounting courses offered by the Indian Universities but one thing they lack is international exposure which is I think very essential for the student like me who wants to become one smart accounting expert.

13. Why did you chose Flinder’s?
— Well, the decision to study at flinder’s is based on my extensive research. It holds ranking among the world universities for accounting study. It emphasizes innovations and add excellence in our study. It helps students to understand that education is more than just taking books from the library. It provides window of opportunities for the students so that when they graduate they will have much more than just a degree. It also helps research students by providing a wide range of resources as it has a good collaboration with a world-leading research institute, groups, and centers.

14. Tell me about Flinder’s.
— Flinder’s is one good university in South Australia. It is centrally located in Adelaide central market just a minute away from Train station. It has 4 metropolitan campuses in Australia. The one where I am applying has the largest number of students, almost 27000.

15. How do you prove yourself as a genuine student?
— I never had gaps in my studies. I was always serious towards my studies. The transcripts and certificates from school till university shows that I am a genuine student.

16. Why did you apply by yourself without any help from educational agent?
— Well I had been to many consultancies but nobody showed interest on my documents. But I was never sad because I knew someday I will reach the point where I always dreamt to be. So I started applying myself. The international student officer at Flinder’s was so supportive that he helped me a lot with admission and all.

16. Give me some guarantees that you’ll come back to Nepal after study.
— Well, my only motive to Australia is for study. I want to get a degree from there and establish myself as a good example of accounting expert in Nepal. And you know I am the only son of my parents, so I have many responsibilities towards them as they are already old, so I have to come back to look after them and take care of their property.

Okay X, that is the end of our talk. I’m very pleased to say that you have been granted a visa. Congratulations on your visa success

As you can see the most important is to answer questions honestly, but in the way and manner which will address GTE assessment properly. Should you wish to discuss your particular situation please do not hesitate to contact us or book a consultation with a Migration Agent.

41 thoughts on “Australia student visa interview ☎️ questions and answers

  • 25/08/2016 at 10:31 pm

    Hii sir/mam i have choose certificate4 in business and i have completed my 12th with medical stream could u tell me the relation between both studies

  • 27/11/2016 at 7:04 pm

    Hi guys I have lodge my student visa and now visa officer is asking additional documents. Even I have submitted additional document so is there any chance to reject my student visa. I’m in worry.

  • 01/03/2017 at 2:56 pm

    Ielts 5.5…
    university :southern cross university
    Course :Diploma of business
    what could be the interview question and how much gurranted about the visa

    • 13/01/2018 at 3:29 pm

      Well – it’s easier to get a visa for an University than for any diplomas or certificates. Give us a call to discuss.

  • 04/08/2017 at 1:53 am

    I hv experience of one yr as computer opeartor after in cse .if interviewer ask why u did this low profile job after hw i can answer this question

    • 17/08/2017 at 11:21 am

      Finding a high profile job right after the school is sometimes difficult. You had to start somewhere to gain a work experience and that was the only one you could secure in IT field – makes sense?

  • 12/08/2017 at 8:20 pm

    Hi sir…..
    I am apply in master of engineering in Victoria university in Melbourne
    I got one conditional latter from vu and this condition is success full to pass gte assessment .
    I get this latter 5days ago but still I could not receive any update from vu. Also my agent send to mail to vu like which type condition in this gte assessment like interview related as well as Elicourae related..
    Again i asked to my agent what is gte condition but still they could not give to me answer …
    ….so sir….what is gte assessment requirement?
    How to pass this gte assessment?

    • 17/08/2017 at 11:14 am

      GTE assessment is a document required for a visa application. If the university is asking for one it might be their internal process. Schools sometimes asking for Statement of Purpose. You’ll have to describe in your own words why would you like to study in that particular school, that particular course. I can follow up with your visa application. Please give us a call to +61 (7) 3668 -658 or contact us through the form here: so we’ll have a chat what shall be done so you could get a visa.

  • 18/08/2017 at 3:02 pm

    I have a question about the student visa . My visa was expired on 31/07/2017 and on 20/07/2017 i apply for a new student visa now i am holding a bridging visa. But today is 18/08/2017 the visa has not be granted yet . So when when my visa granted? thanks

    • 20/08/2017 at 9:47 pm

      Can take a while. Currently, it takes up to 3 months for a student visa to be decided.

  • 09/01/2018 at 11:59 pm

    It has been 33 days after i lodged my file for Australian student visa. I didnt get a telephonic interview and there is no update. I cant even track my file because it was submitted online. What should i do?

    • 13/01/2018 at 3:28 pm

      Have a look at the department’s website what is current average time for a visa decision.

  • 30/01/2018 at 5:08 pm
    Permalink name is ashen.I have applied for Master in business degree programme.I have add 5 mouths English course also.I payed 5 months English course cost and 6 moths my degree programme cost .so do I have to show another 6 months course fee and living cost or only the living cost? because I already payed one 1 year course fee.

  • 13/02/2018 at 6:48 pm

    i want to know questions related to GTE of fund regarding for australia

  • 02/03/2018 at 1:59 pm

    I got 5.5 bands in each module
    University:-southern cross university
    Course:-bachelor of information technology
    SO, how much guaranteed about visa??
    What about the visa interview???

    • 03/03/2018 at 8:14 am

      Which visa?

      • 03/03/2018 at 4:08 pm

        Subclasss 500
        Student visa

  • 12/03/2018 at 5:38 pm

    Sir,i am selvakumar from india.i applied australian student visa 500 on jan 19.i got refusal notification on feb 14.i attend visa can i reapply?? Can i get visa?..what i do sir?.i took more effect for this but i cannot get visa?please help me sir

    • 14/03/2018 at 10:04 am

      Applying for a student visa became a complex process, refusal ratio is quite significant especially for Cert and Diplomas. We had a success with visa grants when people had it refused initially. Please book a consultation so we’ll discuss your case.

  • 14/03/2018 at 1:50 am

    Hiii Dear
    I just want to know that as i have done btech in electrical engineering and in apic college sydney campus and there i have applied in master of business and project management course so can you guys please tell me visa granting rate to me ?
    In simple can i get visa of the said course
    Hope you reply sòon.

    • 14/03/2018 at 9:48 am

      It’s more complex than just stating you want to do another course. Bear in mind GTE assessment. In general, it’s easier to get a visa granted if visa applications is lodged onshore.

  • 15/03/2018 at 6:21 pm

    sir, i have applied to western sydney university for master of nursing. actually i completed my bachelors of science in nursing in 2016 and got my result on 2017 may. So because of ilets preparation and nursing license examination in nepal its becoming some gaps and my intake also differ to july. so do i need to provide any work experience in this gap as i havnt been working yet .is there any risk for visa refusal because of this gap? reply soon sir

    • 15/03/2018 at 8:57 pm

      A gap should not be an issue. Make sure you’ll satisfy all the other GTE requirements.

  • 24/06/2018 at 4:30 am

    Hi. I got enrolment from one australian Univeristy with scholarship. I have a question regarding the certificate of english test, because i do not have any valid certificate currently. I got admission in postgraduate research program by showing medium of instruction. So is there any possibility that i will get exemption from this test? would be very helpful if you respond. Thank you in advance

    • 28/06/2018 at 7:08 am

      You got a CoE from the school already, right? Don’t understand what’s your concern?

  • 09/07/2018 at 7:27 pm

    hello sir I am applying for diploma in applied commerce at meadowbank campus of Tafe Nsw
    could you please tell me about visa sucess rate and can I get visa ??
    and what about interview ??

  • 07/08/2018 at 4:39 pm

    What are the possibility of getting a visa to study diploma in Hospitality management in Kenvale?I wish to know the ratio of visa grants for diploma application. Thanks.

    • 13/08/2018 at 10:54 am

      I wish to know that as well, but this data is not publicly available.

  • 20/01/2019 at 8:16 pm

    Sir i have got 57% marks in 12 class and in ielts i got 5.5 not less than 5 and i got enrolled in deakin university and lodge my visa application 7 days ago what will be tha chances of interview and can i will get the visaa
    Plz reply me

    • 11/02/2019 at 7:55 am

      Where are you from? Whether you’d be interviewed depends mostly on the country of your passport.

  • 10/02/2019 at 9:20 pm

    Course- Masters of business administration
    University- Federation University Australia
    What can be the questions from the University in interview

    • 11/02/2019 at 7:30 am

      You need to let uni know what you have studied so far, proof of your English and maybe a statement why you have chosen a particular course. Usually, there is no interview.

  • 08/05/2019 at 5:31 pm

    Sir I have applied for masters in information technology in cq university Melbourne I have 5 years experience in software testing . Am married and don’t have children and my husband is also dropping dependent visa. What type of questions should I have asked.. how the chances of visa for my profile.

    • 07/07/2019 at 11:20 am

      Refer to Ministerial Direction 69 – that’s the kind of information they want to know while assessing GTE criteria.

  • 07/09/2019 at 3:33 pm

    Hello sir I have applied for diploma of cookery 1.5 years and hospitality management 6 months at Queensland mooloolba campus I completed my ICS in 2017 and after the results I had been working in a hoel as assistant chef now .I got 6.0 bands overall ,and have got my offer letter as well ,before I lodg visa please tell me what kind f question the interviewer can ask,a’m from Pakistan ,plz do tell me and how many chances for visa approval ,I’ll be waiting sir,

    • 18/11/2019 at 6:37 pm

      You’ll have to write a letter in which you’ll convince a case officer you’re a genuine student.
      Please refer to Ministerial Direction 69 – that’s the kind of information they want to know while assessing GTE criteria.

  • 08/01/2020 at 8:22 pm

    Hi sir,
    Today i applied for gte got admission in csu brisbane with pte overall score 56 and no module lessthan 50 got refused for canada may i know the chances of visa and how many days it will take for gte approval.
    Thanks in advance

    • 10/01/2020 at 10:29 am

      Hi Pavani
      GTE approval? Don’t really understand what sort of approval you are asking about here.

  • 31/01/2020 at 4:03 pm

    My gte got refused by university charles strut university is there any chances if i applied for one more time.

    • 02/02/2020 at 8:30 am

      GTE is a quite important part of enrollment and a visa application if written poorly – well…
      Yes, you may try again – contact us if you’d need an assistance – we can also help with an enrollment and a visa application.

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