Getting ready for the interview

Some organizations want to know the students who have applied for scholarship. They need to get to know you closely and determine the most suitable applicants for them. Pay attention to the following points in order to be successful in an interview which will take an average of 30-60 minutes.

 

Research the institution thoroughly before the interview.

The more information you have about the institution, the better you can convey your eligibility to the interviewer.

Design your answers to the classic questions which may arise during the interview.

If necessary, rehearse in front of the mirror and decide how you will use your body language.

What are your strengths and weaknesses? Prepare for how you will highlight your strengths and explain your weaknesses.

Pay attention to what you wear. Arrive at the interview site 10 minutes early.

Make sure that your cell phone is turned off.

 

 

Things to watch out for during the interview

Be wary of basic etiquette and addressing.

The interviewer is trying to get as much information about you as he/she can.

Your behavior is as important as your sincerity, your successes and your talents.

Be gentle, do not enter into any discussions or political debate

If you do not know the name of the interviewer, you should address the person formally.

Give clear and sincere answers to the interviewer's questions.

 

Do not get into discussions or explanations which are irrelevant

Do not smoke even if it is offered.

Do not look at your watch.

If you do not know the answer, simply say so without any comment.

Make eye contact and do not talk about money unless asked by the interviewer.

Watch your hand gestures and body language. Look self-assured.

An interview is not a place to obtain information about the institution. if possible, do not ask any questions.

 

 

Questions which may be asked during the interview:

 

1.Would you tell us about your interests?

2.What will this scholarship change in your life?

3. Do you have any other scholarship applications? If so. which ones?

4. Why did you choose that particular branch of the university? Your expectations?

5.What kind of position you expect yourself to be in by the age of 40?

6.What are your strengths and weaknesses?

7.Why do we need to choose you, instead of someone else for scholarship?

8.How often do you practice your religious duties?

 

If you fail the interview:

Be positive, You will encounter many more interviews in the future and during your career. You will also interview applicants. Consider this as an experience and try to find out where you made mistakes.