10 Most Common F1 Visa interview questions

MS in US, F1 Student Visa Questions

Ram Pulipati


How many backlogs did you have ?

I had a few backlogs across 2–3 semesters, but i cleared all of them now. I am weak in Math and Core computer science courses , it took me sometime ….

International students go through a lot of effort and stress to get through the F1 interview and admission process to reach the US and pursue a career there. All kudos to you !

I was talking to a lot of people recently that have attended the F1 visa interviews. I have attended the interview a few years ago and spoke with a lot of people in the recent days who took the interviews. The questions I prepared for 8 years ago, and the questions I have seen candidates prepare for now haven’t changed much. So here are the list of questions.

1.Who’s sponsoring your education ?

Self financed: you or your family may be sponsoring your education without any loans. if you have good supporting narrative, that should be okay. otherwise you may have to come up with a good narrative or story that supports your case.

education loan: this is easy, your have a loan to pay your education.

GA or TA, makes it much more easier

nobody will ask for financial proofs, we all keep them as backup, that’s okay. but no one is gonna ask you to show ’em.

my answer: I have an education loan, and my dad’s going to sponsor my monthly expenses. I also have savings from my job which will last for a few months.

2. Which college are you attending? What’s your major.

my answer: I am going to UofA, officer. My major is MS MIS.

3. Why did you choose this major ?

my answer: After my undergrad in Computer science, and having worked in IT for 2 years, I realized that my liking is more towards business and management. I don't want to lose my techie edge, and i want business exposure as well. Hence i wanted a course that’s half business and half tech. So i chose MIS.

4. Do you have any direct relatives in the US?

No, officer.

5. What other admits do you have ?

I have admits from WSU, UTD, UFL.

6. Why did you choose this college over other admits?



Ram Pulipati

10yrs exp as a PM, Dev and Co-founder. Studied, lived & worked in US, Canada & India. Want a FREE PM resume consultation? -> www.linkedin.com/in/janakiramvit.