F1 Visa Interview Experiences

F1 Student Visa – Masters Pharmaceutics and Drug Design


When you read this interview, you’d wonder why this student’s F1 Visa for Masters Pharmaceutics and Drug Design was rejected in the first attempt.

Hello everyone, I am Gaurav Sharma from Agra and I got My F1 Visa today for Masters Pharmaceutics and Drug Design. I am highly thankful to Happy Schools for my success

  • University: Idaho State University (MS Pharmaceutics and Drug Design)
  • GRE: 1290 (old pattern). Today’s Equivalent would be 310/340
  • TOEFL: 96
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy: 70%
  • Research: 12 research papers
    • 10 International Conference
    • 8 Poster Presentation
  • 1-year teaching experience
  • 3 industrial training and many more.

Quick Notes:

  • Visa Attempt: Second (Denied 20 daye earlier)
  • Admission to just one university

F1 Visa Interview – Masters Pharmaceutics and Drug Design

Me: Good morning sir. How are you (with a smile)
VO: Good morning and Passed the documents

Me: USA is a leading country for the latest pharmaceutical research and I want to learn those techniques.

VO: Which course?
Me: MS in Pharmaceutics and drug design

VO: Schools you have applied?
Me: Idaho state univ, Virginia Commonwealth university and Texas Tech University.

VO: How many admits
Me: Only from Idaho State University.

VO: Why only these univ.
Me: Because the research which I have done in my bachelor of Pharmacy parallels to the research being done at Idaho State University.

VO: What research
Me: To increase the solubility of drug.

VO: What you were doing previously
Me: For 10 months I was a lecturer of pharmacueutics and for 1 months I did training at NJIL, Agra

VO: You are from
Me: Agra, Near Taj Mehal

VO: What you will do after MS
Me: I’ll go for PhD. I will return back to India and do PhD under my father

VO: What is your father?
Me: He is a Scientist. Senior scientist. At agra

VO: In which journals your publication have been published
Me: Told some journals names

VO: Do you have copies of your publication
Me: No. but I have list of publication. He checked them on internet.

VO: Why you don’t want to take admission in India
Me: Because USA is the leading country for Pharmaceutical research and wants to learn those techniques.

VO: Your visa has been approved and you will get your passport in 7 days.

Me: Thank you sir
VO: Ok Bye bye

I am highly thankful to Happy Schools. It is because of F1 Visa interview experiences and tips I gained, I got my visa. I was thinking that instead of spending thousands of money on counselor I should have given it to Happy schools 🙂

Lessons Learned

  • Key of visa is Confidence.
  • Other documents are also required but most important is your personality.
  • Practice for the test by yourself at least 20 times and your job is done.

Series: F1 Visa for Pharmacy

  1. F1 Visa for Masters in Regulatory Affairs
  2. F1 Student Visa – Masters Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (This Article)
  3. F1 Interview Experience – Masters in Pharmacy

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  1. wow , nice to see you interview session. basically interview session is very easy part , if you have basic sense .
    i would like to give suggestion for upcoming interview session. be relaxed and try to realized actual fact of you subject and information which country is your destiny

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