Cardiff University Interview
Attending an interview
If you’re not from a low risk country, then as part of your visa application you may be required to attend a short interview at a visa application centre.
The interview will focus on your reason for coming to the UK – this is known as a credibility interview. An immigration officer may ask you questions about your immigration history, your previous education, the course you are planning to study with us, your post study plans and your financial circumstances.
If you do not attend this interview without a good reason, your application will be refused.
You should be able to answer the questions at the interview without the assistance of an interpreter and to a standard that matches the English Language requirements that are stated on your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).
To help you prepare for this interview, here are some examples of the types of questions you may be asked.
if you’re going back to education after a long break from studying, you should be prepared to explain why you have chosen to do this, as well as:
- how studying this course will help with your future plans.
- how this course fits in with any previous courses you have done.
You should know the following details of your course at the University, including:
- how long your course is
- what modules you will be studying
- how you will be assessed
- what qualification you will receive at the end of your course
- whether the course offers any professional qualifications/recognition
- why you have chosen not to study this course in your home country.
You should also know some details about us. For example, you may be asked:
- where Cardiff is in the UK
- how big the University is
- why you chose to study with us
- what other places you considered.
You should not be asked about your academic ability to follow the course, as we have already assessed this.