Application Information

Credibility Interview

As part of the application process, some students may be asked to participate in a credibility interview. This can happen whether you are applying from within Slovenia or from overseas.

The purpose of the interview is to ensure that you are a genuine student and that you have credible reasons for coming to Slovenia to study a programme at Academia.

The interview will first take place online with Academia’s Representitive and later at the Embassy or at the visa application centre where you apply.

What will happen at the interview?

You will be interviewed in person, on the phone, or via video link first by Academia’s Representative and if successful later by a visa officer from Slovenian Embassy. You will be asked to talk in English about your reasons for coming to Slovenia and about your study plans. Your ability to converse in English will also be assessed as part of the interview.

For this reason, it is very important that you prepare carefully for the interview and think about how you will answer the questions.

If you fail to attend the interview, or if you do not answer the visa officer’s questions in sufficient detail, or in a satisfactory level of English, you may be refused a visa.

What will I be asked at the interview?

Academia’s Representatives and the visa officer will ask you questions which aim to check if you genuinely intend to be a student in Slovenia. It is possible that the questions will focus on some of the following areas:

  • How you have carefully planned and considered your reasons for study in Slovenia
  • What research you have undertaken about your course and chosen university / college
  • Why you have chosen your course and university / college
  • What are your career aspirations and how study in Slovenia will benefit you
  • What you plan to do when you return home after you graduate


How can I prepare for the interview?

If you receive an invitation to attend a visa interview, you should make sure you plan sufficient time to prepare and think about your answers. Do not underestimate the importance of answering your questions in full detail and in good English. If you prepare thoroughly, this will also help you to feel calm and confident at the interview.

A good starting point for your preparation is for you to review the information you include in your application.