At the pinnacle in global technology and economics, Germany has a definite advantage in providing global education. A presence of premier institutes, and the lack of tuition fee makes the country a virtual haven for students who wish to study abroad.

This definitely mandates strict visa regulations, about which outgoing students need to know. Visa officers need to assess prospective immigrants on the basis of their character, state of mind, financial strength and other motives.

Some basic question types and an idea of the points that your answers should cover, for a Germany student visa interview are given below:

Questions will comprise of one of these core types;
Simple factual questions, routine question for detailing, and tricky questions to test intentions.
Initially, simple personal questions can be asked including;
Please tell me about your family members?
Please tell me about your education?
Are you comfortable with English?

Other major question types have been listed below.

Q. What do you know about Germany/Munich/any particular state/historical city in Germany?
Basis: These questions are asked to test your willingness and enthusiasm to study in Germany.
Expectations: The interviewer expects you to have a rough idea about the country’s important cities and states; specialties of each region and historical background of famous sites like the Brandenburg Gate.
Take note of the countries sharing a border with Germany. Have an idea about the German government and important social figures and politicians.

Q. Why do you want to study in Germany? Why not study in Canada or the US? Why did you prefer a German University/German program? Isn’t this program available in your own country?
Basis: This is a tricky one, meant to assess your intentions and a possible contribution towards the country.
Expectations: German Universities are renowned world-over for their global standards and technical superiority. Also, the education is tuition-free, which results in significant cost benefits for the student.
However, it is expected from you to talk first, and at length, about German superiority in the program, the technical and infrastructural advantages and the uniqueness of the program being offered at the German University that you have chosen to study in.

Q. Tell me about your University/ program/ course details?
Basis: These questions are the routine, detailing ones; meant to assess whether you have a thorough knowledge about the University and program being offered.
Expectations: A thorough familiarity with University and program details is expected. You should be able to enlist Course content and semester wise break-up of electives if asked.
Have an additional fact-check about significant contributions done by your department, University or campus. It is always better to know about famous personalities who have passed out from your university.
Other questions that may be asked for detailing include;
What are the course modules that you will be studying?
What is your university’s/department’s email address?
What is the start and end date of your course?

Q. How will this tenure cost you? How will you finance your stay here? What are your funding sources?
Basis: This assesses your financial capability. It is expected that you are in good financial standing and can bear living expenses in German cities.
Expectations: Tell them about your estimate of living costs. Mention any scholarship that you have received. Give your financial status and the employment status of your family members, if asked. Germany study visa requirements include details of the funding agency (banks, NBFCs) and Blocked Account in a German Bank. Ensure that all financial details are in accordance with the Proof of Financial Means submitted by you.

Q. Are you proficient in the German language?
Basis: This is a very significant question which may determine the status of your Study Abroad Student Visa.
Expectations: If you have obtained German language certification from a recognized agency like Goethe (Goethe Zertifikat), then this provides an instant advantage to you. If you have done a similar distance learning/ local university course and have a certification, you may show it.

However, if you are not at all familiar with German language, tell them that your entire course is conducted in English and demonstrate your willingness to learn the language to better understand German culture and interact with the resident population.
Other questions that may be asked include,
How will you repay your education loan?
What will you do if your visa is rejected?
Will you like to extend your stay after studies?

Questions must be answered frankly and truthfully, without hesitation. The questions are meant to assess your fidelity and to help the visa officer in determining whether you are a worthy candidate for the visa. Bagging the Germany Student Visa will be greatly facilitated if you are well-aware of all these points.

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