All you Need to know before attending a Credibility Interview

With Grand Dreams Comes Greater Responsibility!

Choosing the UK as your study abroad destination requires you to have the prerequisites of thorough research, passion and well-situated financial stability to make it happen!

If you are a student applying to a University in the UK, you ought to be prepared for that Credibility Interview to Ace it.

Don’t skip out on this article to regret it later!

Get to know everything about a Credibility interview here!

Also Read : 6 important things to remember when you go for your international education

What is a Credibility Interview?

The Credibility Interview introduced by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) serves as a pre-screening procedure for your UK Student Visa Approval. The purpose of a credibility interview is to ensure that only ‘genuine students’ are given a Student Visa to study in the UK. It plays an integral part in the University’s decision to issue a Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) letter and thereby grant you a Student Visa.

When will I be asked to attend one?

You may receive an invitation to attend a credibility interview if :

  • University comes across a discrepancy in your SOP or supporting documents you have provided
  • University intends to gather more information to decide on your application.
  • You have previously studied a course that corresponds to the same level as your program choice
  • You are a mature applicant resuming studies after a significant time gap or work experience

The one-on-one online interview conducted by a university representative could span 20 to 30 minutes with English as the medium of communication. Failure to attend the interview may result in your visa refusal. Hence, get yourself well-prepared before attending one.


Here are some things you need to keep in mind while preparing for a credibility interview :

Credibility equals Clarity!

Your Authenticity is verified through the clearness in answers you provide at the Credibility Interview. Avoid generic answers, and make it a point that your answers don’t contradict each other. Stand by the information you have provided in your SOP while you elucidate it further with no room for ambiguity using personal examples. 

Have a Plan

“A goal without a plan is just a wish”

Having a plan reveals your passion and motivation to succeed and grow!

Make a well-structured goal plan backed up with facts to convince the interviewer that you are ready to take action. Research in detail the University, the Course you have chosen, its modules, and how it connects progressively with your previous educational background or your area of functioning if previously employed. Utilise the opportunity to demonstrate how this will lead you to achieve your future goal.

Also Read : Reasons To Study In The UK

English Proficiency

Along with the illustration of your motivation, a credibility interview is a venue to assess if your English language skills are sufficient enough to enable you to study in the UK.

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Sound Economic Status

Demonstration of sufficient funds plays a vital role in your visa being granted or refused. The Entry Clearance Officer must be persuaded that the expense of your education will not cause financial hardship for you or your family. Therefore, get prepared to explain your financial support and how you intend to fund your studies and meet your living costs in the UK. 

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