Why your applications to study in Australia can be rejected.
Some applications to study in Australia are turned down year after year and sometimes students may see their applications for admissions into Australian universities declined.
Students may not be able to identify reasons why their applications are denied on their own and may become underwhelmed if the outcome of their applications were negative.
We would like to address a common problem that affects students in this article. We would also briefly explain or share some tips to help students perform well in their GTE interviews which is usually the final stage in the GTE process before a university in Australia issues an offer of admission to a student.
Not all students are required to undergo the GTE interview as it is only determined by the risk level assessment of your country or regions within your country of residence. If you are using a study abroad agent then the process may be easier and you may not understand much about the GTE assessments.
A GTE assessment is a Genuine Temporary Entrant assessment to determine the genuine intentions of a student applying to study in Australia. The questions you are asked are to determine if you meet the study requirements of the university. It is not the same as your Statement of Purpose. A student usually has only one attempt at this, so understand the tips shared here very well. Watch the video to understand what you should anticipate if the university you are applying to, invites you for a GTE interview.
Apply the following tips when preparing for your GTE interview
For a successful outcome, try as much as you can to become familiar with the following points when preparing for a GTE interview:
- Research and understand the structure of your course; identify personal reasons why you have chosen the course and how it will you find a job after studies in Nigeria; know how much you will earn on completion of the course you chose if you gain a job; learn about life and culture in Australia; highlight points that show how education in Australia compares with that in Nigeria; and the cost of studying your cost in Australia. If you don’t do a personal research, your response to the questions in a GTE interview will be Generic and your application will definitely be declined.
- Give examples to support your reasons or points as you answer the questions you are asked in the GTE interview. If we asked you why you are reading this article, would you say you saw an ad in response? That would be a really bad answer. Definitely you are reading this article because you would like to be better prepared if you are required to undergo a GTE interview. You may then go on to cite as an example, to show how being prepared makes you feel confident doing any thing you are about to do. Can you now see how it works?
- Be specific in your answers. Would you simply say studying in Australia is practical and is theoretical in your country as a response if you are asked to compare studying in Australia with studying in your country? While that may be true, it is not enough to succeed in a GTE interview. Remember the interview is meant to prove that you are a genuine student. Think about a more convincing answer to the question on your own. If you can’t, contact our team via email to help you out.
- Present facts to back or support claims you are making. For example you may be asked to say what you know about the Australian culture. You may also be asked about the structure of the program you want to study. A really good research prior to the interview will help you present facts even citing or making references (to articles, and other sources of information) to show how you obtained your facts. If you were attending a job interview, would you not prepare facts to convince the interviewer you know some important detail about the company?
- Speak with enough clarity and do not try to answer from a prewritten speech. So taking some time to understand your points and freely expressing them is key. To help you do this, try explaining your points to a friend. Then in the interview try to do the same but avoid using slangs you normally would use while discussing with your friend. Just speak formally like you would before a job interviewer.
- Ask questions so that you can understand a question properly before answering. When politicians are asked questions, to make sure they understand the questions properly before responding they normally tell the asker to repeat the question. It is better to give a correct answer than a quick one. Asking your interviewer questions at times demonstrates your keenness
- Remain calm and don’t be nervous. Taking time to prepare yourself will improve your confidence in the interview.
Now that we have shared the following tips with you, we hope that you will apply them. Remember if you don’t practice, you will not improve or prepare yourself well enough.
If you are intent on applying to study in Australia or anywhere else next session, then we can assist you with gaining admissions into any of the Australian or international universities and securing a visa for you.
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