Following F1 Visa interview experience was posted by Subham, one of active members at Fall 2011 PhD and the PhD page was created after he requested an exclusive page for PhD students.
- Semester: Fall 2011
- Degree: PhD in Marine Sciences
- University: State University of New York at Stony Brook
F1 Visa Interview
VO( a very jolly gentleman) : Good Morning, How are u today?
Me: Fine, Good morning
VO: So what are ur qualifications?
Me: I am an MSc in Environmental Sciences from Calcutta University
VO: So, which subject in Physical Sciences (My i20 referred my subject of phd as “Physical Sciences, Others”
Me: Marine Sciences.
VO: so, how did u get a scholarshio?
Me: I applied to the school and they granted me a scholarship.
VO: OK, so what are ur research interests? what will u work on there?
Me: (detailed in brief about my research interests)
VO: So, marine science..thats an unconventional choice!
Me: a bit, but its…
VO: Could u explain me why u chose to do a phd in marine science after an MCA?
Me:…I am not an MCA , I am an M.Sc..
VO: Ok, sorry there, your visa is approved..Have a nice trip to USA.
It lasted for around 3 mins…today I got my Visa
Congrats Subham and thnaks for sharing your experience. Hope you will hang out here to get information about Travel and life in USA.