Every year, so many students applying to study abroad. Among those application documents, you may not sure about how to write your personal statement. So here is the guide for you.
How To Write Your Personal Statement: Why we need Personal Statement?
Not like CV/Resume, a personal statement is a promotional essay about yourself. The letter is a reflective essay that showcases your own interesting story, and why you’re the right candidate to the course/university you’re applying to.
Contrary to what most students believe, admission teachers actually scrutinize every applicant’s personal statement letter. Although they consider other credentials, the personal statement letter has weight in identifying worthy applicants.
How To Write Your Personal Statement: Best Tips To Write An Excellent Personal Statement Letter
We suggest you write in the format below. Make sure you emphasize the following:
- your background;
- why you want to apply to the program and;
- what you plan to do in the future and how it will help you.
Here’s a sample personal statement letter that you can follow:
University Name (or To whom it may concern about)
(Introduction) My name is <your name> from <your country> and I would like to apply to the <program> at <your university>.
- A paragraph introducing your background, academic ability, and discuss what makes you the right candidate.
- A paragraph explaining why you are interested in the program and how you found out about the program. You can also mention people who helped you such as WentChina or friends in China. Explain what you know about the program and what are the strengths of the program. Show that you’ve done your homework and that you understand the program and university.
- A paragraph explaining your future plans and career goals, how the program will help you, and what you plan to achieve in the future.
(Conclusion) Briefly summarize the content of your letter.
Thank the reader for taking the time to review your application (e.g. “I look forward to the opportunity to study at your university.”)
<Your name and signature>
<your phone number>
So now, is it much more clear for you to write your personal statement?