Social media
Contact information
Email

info@applycourses.com

Phone

+91 9800 897 000

Boon for your Statement of Purpose

To study abroad every student needs to write a Statement of Purpose (SOP). An SOP is like an article written about yourself. It proves why you are the best candidate for a given course or grant, and why this course or grant is the most suitable one for you. Your SOP can work as a boon if written well, or else can be a curse.

While writing an SOP, always remember that the admission officer or the visa officer has gone through dozens of SOP before reading your one. So, your SOP should be written in such a way that stands different in the eye of the person reading it. Always try to show you are original, different and the most interested one.

To make your work a bit easier, we have come up with the format and the questions which you need to keep in mind while writing an SOP. If you are able to answer the below points in the best way you can, your SOP can work as a wish fulfiller.

How to start your sop?

The beginning of the sop plays an important role as it creates an impression about you in the mind of the reader. So, try to write something impressive about yourself which shows you are intelligent, hardworking and interested. You may also begin with some quotes, but keep it short and simple.

Give enough time to write a proper beginning. If your first sentences are dull, irrelevant, eccentric or pompous, or worse still, full of grammatical or spelling mistakes, your reader will quickly form a negative impression which will be hard to dispel.

Points you need to cover:

  • Personal information

-Your name and date of birth
-Are you married? If yes:

  1. how long have you been married?
  2. do you live together?
  3. do you have children?
  4. will your spouse/children accompany you to study in Australia?
  • The reason that the student has chosen to undertake the course/s of study listed in the Visa Application.

- This should include all courses that the student is intending to study, eg English – Diploma – Bachelor etc.

  • The reason for the student choosing the University or College.

 - The student will need to list other education providers that they have also applied to and explain why they selected the particular education provider.

  • The reason for the student choosing to study in the particular country instead of home country or usual country of residence.

- The student will need to explain the value of the course compared to a similar course in the home country.

- The student should indicate what providers in their home country they have either applied to or have conducted research on.

- The student should provide specific details on how they conducted their research.

  • How do you plan to fund your study, accommodation and living costs in Australia?
  • Details of planned living arrangements in the country.

- The student should include details of any partner/spouse, children, siblings, relatives or friends who are in the country, especially if they intend to reside with any of the above during their study at the university or college.

  • The relevance of the course/s to the student’s academic and/or employment background.

- The student should detail any previous courses or subjects related to the intended study at the college/university.

-  The student should detail their previous/current employment and how the course will benefit them in the future.

  •  The relevance of the course/s to the student’s future career and/or educational plans.

- The Student should include information on all the research they have done in respect of their Career development, including:

  1. Names of companies they have approached.
  2. Details of the type of position they would be eligible for upon graduation (evidence of Email communication, research on company’s website or employment websites)
  3. Information on the salaries that each of the companies are currently offering for similar roles (eg. Copies of website information, email communication etc.)

Remember

  1. ·         Try to be innovative.
  2. ·         Use appropriate language.
  3. ·         Be selective with your content. Write only the important things.
  4. ·         Edit thoroughly.
  5. ·         You can see sample sop for reference but, don’t copy the content.

Share this post :



Related Articles