It is indeed a scary feeling to stand up in front of an embassy officer and wait to hear that your visa has been approved. Why are students scared? Number one reason is because they lack preparations. So as to avoid failing your student visa interview, take note of these two common misconceptions and be prepared.
Misconception #1: Only students accepted in top U.S. universities or colleges can get a student visa.
- This is definitely NOT TRUE. Yes, the ranking of the university or college that you going to will be looked at by the embassy officer during your interview but this will not be the main determinant factor for you to get a student visa. The main thing here is for you to prove why studying in any university or college in the U.S. is worth all the effort you will making. Be ready to answer why you chose to study in the U.S. instead of studying in the top universities in your home country.
Misconception #2: You need to have millions in your bank account to show during your student visa interview.
- Financial capability is truly a factor that the embassy will check. You need to be able to prove that you have planned well for your studies and part of that planning should be how you will be able to finance your studies. You DO NOT have to be a MILLIONAIRE to get a student visa. You just have to show that you have enough to cover your school’s fees and your cost of living in the U.S. If you will be supported by your parents, siblings, grandparents or other relatives, that is totally fine. Normally, U.S. universities provide the ballpark amount on how much money you would need to have so as to complete your studies.