Screening candidates for intentions to study
·Why do you want to study in the UK?
·What re the benefits of studying in the UK compared to your home country or USA/Canada/Australia etc?
·Why did you choose this university/college?
·How did you find out about it?
·Which other universities/colleges have you considered?
·Where is the university/college?
·Do you know anyone who has already studied there?
·Do you know roughly how large the university/college is?
·Why did you choose this course and how does it relate to your previous study?
·How do you explain the gaps in your study/professional history?
·What is the relevance of your course to your future career path?
·What qualification will you receive?
·How long does your course last?
·How is your chosen course assessed?
·Do you know what level your course is at?
·Did you consider any other course?
·Does this course offer any professional recognition?
·Are you planning to stay in the UK on completion to study for a higher award?
·Are you thinking of transferring to another institution on completion?
·What facilities are you expecting at the university/college?
·Will you need help finding accommodation?
·Do you need a meet and greet service?
·Do you understand the responsibilities of students entering the UK under Tier4 of the PBS?
Screening for financial viability?
·What is your current occupation?
·Do you have relatives who have studies at a similar level or studies overseas?
·Do you think your course is appropriate for someone your age?
·Who is financing your studies?
·What is the profession of your financial sponsor and what relationship are they to you?
·Do you have evidence of the financial status of your financial sponsor e.g. bank statements for the last 6 months, bonds, investments
·Are you able to verify the genuineness of these documents?
·Would you be able to pay your tuition fees in full up front?
·Have you checked the refund policy?
·Do you know how much living expenses are?
·Do you know whether you are entitled to work part-time in the UK?
·Do you know how many hours you are allowed to work each week?
·Do you know the likely hourly rate of pay?
·How reliant are you on being able to work?
Students must not show that they are dependent on part-time wages while they study. Alarm bells should ring if they ask about the hours allowed to work/wages they can earn.