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Students and visitors in Cambridge

 If you are applying to a University in the United Kingdom from abroad, you will be expected to complete an application form and to write either an essay on the subject you wish to study, or complete a standard UCAS Personal Statement Worksheet.

Oford University viewed from above

  If you are to be successful in your application, you will have to be certain that your grammar is correct and that you have used the correct vocabulary. However good your 'Spellcheck' may be, it cannot highlight contextual errors or many other linguistic mistakes.

Durham University students graduation ceremony

  Submit your application form, essay or worksheet on-line to us before sending it to your intended University, and we will undertake an application form analysis and provide a critique [an itemised criticism] to allow you make a better impression with the selectors.









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Hints and Tips

Think carefully about what you are being asked to provide and write yourself a list of the key points you will need to include.

Write as many drafts as you need. No one but you will see them, so if you make mistakes they are of no consequence. Remember that what you write the first time is not the final version, it is just your first attempt. Read through it carefully and highlight passages where you need to include more information, or rearrange the presentation.

You are being asked for information about yourself that will give the selectors their only opportunity to assess your character and suitability for the course. Do not be tempted to exaggerate or lie, as this will quickly be detected.

 The standard UCAS Personal Statement Worksheet is divided into these sections:

  1. Writing about the course. Here you will write about why you are applying for a course and why the subject interests you. It is important that you get across to the selectors that you understand what this subject involves, particularly the areas of study. You will be expected to give the reasons why you think you are suitable for the course. This is particularly important, and you should provide details of any particular skills or relevant experience you may have with this topic. Any current or previous studies of this subject or related subjects will be persuasive, as will any other, non-educational activities that demonstrate your commitment to, or interest in the subject. [See the UCAStv video guide at www.ucas.com/personalstatement.]
  2. Write a new unique essay for each application. Do not use the same essay for more than one application as universities can check what you have submitted elsewhere. 
  3. Skills and achievements. Here you will need to demonstrate to the selectors the skills you have that will help you to successfully complete the course. These can include accredited and non-accredited achievements, and to demonstrate that you are suitable for life at a university, other life achievements of which you are proud in or out of school, and personal attributes that make you interesting, special or unique. [Further information and examples are available at www.ucas.com/personalstatementskills.]
  4. Hobbies and interests. As with Skills and achievements, this will be your chance to demonstrate the type of person you are. Too often applicants ignore the importance of these details, and yet when making comparisons between two similarly qualified applicants, selectors will give extra importance to this information. Make sure you give some indication of how you think these things relate to the skills you will require for your course.
  5. Work experience. Not everyone will have had the opportunity for previous work experience, but where you have, particularly if it is relevant to your chosen course, you should provide details here. These should include the duration and nature of the job and any responsibilities you had or skills you acquired.
  6. Mature students. Older applicants are always welcome, as universities place value on their experience in life as well as work. If you have not been in full-time education recently, you should give details of all the jobs you have done, whether or not they were paid, together with information about your current employment.

 As an international student you will be expected to demonstrate an adequate level of English. All education conducted in English and other activities outside education that required the use of English, should be given. If you cannot demonstrate that you have a good enough understanding of English, it will be assumed that you will be unable to successfully complete your course.

 Think about why you want to come to Britain to study and tell the selectors in your personal statement. Educational reputation, heritage and future employment prospects are all useful reasons.

 You should also consider what your future plans are. Why you believe that a course at a British university will improve your career prospects, particularly how you believe that you will be able to make use of the knowledge and experience you gain while studying.

The UCAS Application

You are limited to 4,000 characters [that is words and spaces] or 47 lines of text [including blank lines]. Whilst you do not have to use up all the space provided, as you  apply on line, the software will advise you of the number of characters remaining  to be used when you save the application. You will still be able to review your application after you have saved it.

The on-line system will not accept bold, italics or underlining and automatically removes them when you save your statement.



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