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.