What are the chances of getting a Student F-1 Visa for MS in Computer Science after completing MBA in India?
I have completed a BS engineering in computer science, then an MBA, and have worked for 2 years in India. Now I have applied for an MS in computer science program and got admission in a U.S. university. During my visa interview, will my MBA have any negative effects on getting the visa? Since I want to do MS in computer science, I naturally applied for that program. Will they ask why I want to do MS after MBA?
That’s an interesting question to answer. Two scenarios are possible when deciding to go to the US to study MS in computer science after completing an MBA in India.
- Case 1 – An easier way to enter the United States
- Case 2 – Much interested in the technical field than in business
In your interview, the visa officer might ask you, "Why do you want to go to US for a second master’s degree?" So being prepared for all possible questions is the best that you can do.
Case 1 – An Easier Way to Enter the United States
Even though the comment says taking an MS is what he/she really wanted to do, if that were to be the case, the next question in the comment was:
If so, how can I convince them that this is really what I wanted to do?
If you happen to read the post, F-1 Student Visa Interview Tips – Not Tricks, you will understand that it’s hard to get your passport F-1 visa stamped when you lie about something during the interview. That is, of course, unless you are a very good liar.
If you are planning to go to the US just for the sake of entering America, any fake answer you prepare will expose your secret plan.
So always make sure you come up with a very polished answer that would make some sense.
Case 2 – Much interested in the Technical Field than in Business
If this scenario happens, where you are really interested to study in the US and are determined to get that valuable education, you should have no problem in convincing the visa officer, right?
You are definitely going to speak about the truth during the interview, so why do you still feel anxious if you just need to say the actual reason for going to the U.S.?
You have said, “…that’s what I wanted to do”, then you will should have the explanations for that reasoning.
However, if you didn’t have a clear reason when you said, “I really wanted to do that,” then you will fall into Case 1.
Good luck with your visa interview. Do share your experience after the Interview.