Writing a Personal Statement for University Application

An outstanding personal statement with your application for an university takes you closer to your dream career. Here are some tips to help you write the best personal statement for the university application.

Updated by Rakshitha N on 3rd March 2020

A personal statement is important for your application for a university. This lets you define yourself better on why you want to choose the particular course, how unique you are when compared with other applicants. The personal statement you write makes your application more appealing as this is what that defines your interest, experience, and

Do you want your personal statement to stand out? Here are some of the tips that are worth following to make your statement unique.

Think of how to write

Be specific about what you want to write. A good start is the best, you can start with a good sentence. As you approach the question, take time to think about what to write, your ideas, and voice. Structure your ideas to reflect on the course you are applying to.

Prepare a draft

As you start writing, turn on the character count so that it doesn't extend more than 4000 characters. An exhaustive essay is expected with a character count of 4,000 and 47 lines.

Talk about skills and strength

With the character limit of 4000, you must talk about your skills, your strength to be marketable for the university. You can talk about your passion, interests and future plans. Try to avoid explaining your weaknesses as this might end up in a negative way.

Start with a good opening statement

A good start will always give you a lead. Find an interesting opening sentence to describe yourself well and real. You do one have to stress yourself to find the best sentence, it may strike you at random moments, so take your time and think about how you want to project yourself to get few ideas about possible sentences.

Honesty is the key

Be honest about what you write, write your real strengths, experience, and skills. Don't write about the skills you are not familiar with, it's always good to not create a false image as you could be questioned about it later.  

Double-check essay

After you complete writing your personal statement, you should check for the vocabulary, and sentence formation. We advise you to read it loud and double-check the essay or get someone to check it before you submit the personal statement.

Submit the application

After you write well by following these tips, submit it to the university. You must wait for the shortlisting of the application. We advise you to not read it after submission and just wait for the hearing.


Dos and Don’ts to write a personal statement

Here are some of the dos you include in the essay and come don'ts you must avoid,

Dos:

  • Frame the essay to show your enthusiasm and passion toward the course you are applying for.

  • Show your strengths, skills and how unique you are in the essay.

  • Create essays with good informative sentences. Several drafts could be created before submitting the final application.

  • Checking the essay before submitting it is always recommended before submission.

Don’ts:

  • Copy personal statements of others or share yours with others. Personal statements are checked and it could affect your chances to get the offer from that university.

  • Create a false image, strength as you could be questioned about it in the further process.

  • Exceed the character limit of 4,000 and 47 lines.

  • Proofread your statements many times and avoid relying on the spell checker.

  • Submitting our application at your last minute could make the university skip important information you filled. Hence it is better to apply sooner.


Conclusion

The Personal statement is an important step during the application process, this adds more information to sell yourself as a deserved student for the university course. Hence you must be very aware of how to frame your strengths, skills and your interests in the personal statement. This article helps you frame the best personal statement for university application.