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The Ultimate Guide on Writing Your Personal Statement for University Applications

Have you ever heard of the term “personal statement” or do you know what a personal
statement is? Do you not have a clue on how you can write one for your application to a
university for your study abroad? Today we’re going to learn how to write a personal
statement that will land you to the university of your dreams in your country of Choice.

What is a Personal Statement?

A personal statement is a short, carefully written essay designed to introduce you to the
admissions committee. You should normally write your statement in third person and in
the past tense. A personal statement is a short essay that provides information about
the applicant’s experience, background and aspirations.

Why you need Personal Statement?

The purpose of a personal statement is to provide the admissions committee with
information about your past, present and future achievements and aspirations, as well
as any other information which may be relevant. It is a compulsory part of the university
application process because it enables universities to see your personality and
understand your ambitions.


We recommend reading through our tips for writing a successful personal statement in
order to help you get started: Before we start I would like to list number of things that
you should and shouldn’t include in your personal statement, because we have to be
cautious for you to not be disqualified.

Don’ts

  1. Do not mention your name.
  2. Do not write your date of birth.
  3. Do not put a heading to your personal statements.
  4. It should not exceed one page.
  5. Do not list but describe your reasons

Dos

  1. It should be clear and simple
  2. Be truthful
  3. It should be 5 paragraph no more or less
  4. It should be 500 to 1000 words in total

Let get straight to our five paragraphs of a personal statement.

1st paragraph “The introduction”

Introduce yourself in a Creative, start with an introduction that grabs the reader’s
attention and clearly explains what you want them to know about you. They are
eager to know why you chose that particular course, what interested you to do the
course and add something like personal story that inspired you to do that course.

2nd paragraph “The Academic”

This paragraph includes of an academic history anything that you learnt related to
the course applying to. Provide evidence of academic aptitude by listing any
qualifications like Academic enthusiasm, the subjects done, how it is relevant to the
course, any academic seminars attended, any academic award ever received and
any leadership roles. You need to show the admission committee that this particular
course did not just come from the bleu but you have a connection and history with
that course.

 3rd paragraph “The experience”

What makes an application standout from the rest? Experiences and achievements on
resume should much with your personal statements. This can be work experience
mention all major places, mention roles and duties, mention skills acquired from it that
you think matches with your course that you’re applying for.

4th Paragraph “The interest”

Here you will need to demonstrate who you are by listing any positions you’ve held, memberships
of teams or societies, and interests and hobbies or a talent.

5th paragraph “The Conclusion”

A Personal Statement should be concluded successfully, this is a very important
part of it all, and your conclusion should much with the above mentioned statement in all
four paragraph. you need to add why the university, why the course and most
importantly show intention of coming back to your country after acquiring the skill and
the award that you are seeking.

Conclusion

The personal statement is the most important application document you will write. It’s
where you really get to introduce yourself to the university. It’s your chance to share
your enthusiasm for your subject and convince universities that they should offer you a
place on their course.

Now that you know what a personal statements and how to write one what are you
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