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Study Abroad Interview Preparation for International Students

Expert study abroad consultants at IEC Abroad understand that interviews are an important component of
the admission process.

Interview Preparation

Therefore, all efforts are made to prepare prospective international students, through a number of sessions conducted by professionals with vast experience in interview processes and techniques. The practice is the key to appear calm and collected at interviews.

While a few minutes may just not be enough to showcase all your skills, experience, affiliations and ethics, the answers that you provide in the interview do count, as every detail is noted.

With practice, you will definitely be able to answer some of the most common questions asked at the interview. Students must remember that most questions tend to be open-ended as you will be allowed to speak elaborately about past experiences. The floor is thrown open for you to provide direction to your speech, which, of course, should be free of unnecessary tangents.

General questions

Tell me about yourself?

An interview commences with this statement, where the listeners await your positive and academic details.

Why do you want to attend our school?

Typically, the interviewers are looking to know if you have done your homework and expect reasons as to why their institution suits you the best.

Explain your school’s grading system

For this, students have to speak about their achievements and then explain the grading scales along with the receipt of your awards.

Why do you want to study this subject?

When they ask this question, interviewers are trying to assess your genuine interest in the subject. You should be able to tell them how much you love this field along with your career goals and aspirations.

What are you reading at the moment?

Especially, if you are a student of English literature, you can expect this question. This also sparks a discussion between you and the interviewers.

What brings you to this university?

Much like question #2, you might have to sell your skills with this question. At the same time, you must not be tempted to exaggerate.

The achievement that you are most proud of…?

With this question, the interviewers want to know more about your academic achievements. Try to mention a recent accomplishment.

How would your friends describe you?

A very generic and broad question, it gives you the opportunity to talk about your personality. You may want to try and say something meaningful and memorable.

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