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University of Plymouth International College

Personal Statement Questionnaire

You are required to submit a personal statement as part of your application to study at UPIC and University of Plymouth.

What is a personal statement?

A personal statement is a short testimonial, written by you, which tells us more about your skills and experience, and – most importantly – why you want to study with us.

Before you complete the form, think about your answers carefully and make sure that you check them before clicking ‘Submit’. All statements will be checked for plagiarism, so please make sure that this is your own work. Once you have submitted your responses, our admissions team will update you on the status of your application within two working days.

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UPIC Personal Statement Questionnaire

We would like you to talk about what made you want to study with us here, so you might want to discuss the location of UPIC and the University, and the University’s facilities. We are also looking to find out why you have chosen to study here rather than at another university, so you can mention the other institutions you have applied to and tell us why you have chosen Plymouth instead. (75 words minimum)

Choosing to study in another country is a big decision, so tell us why you have chosen the UK rather than another destination. If universities in your home country offer similar courses, please tell us why you’ve chosen to study abroad instead. (50 words minimum)

You might wish to talk about why this subject interests you, or any modules or classes that you have found interesting. (75 words minimum)

We would like you to talk about the career you hope to have in the future. You might want to talk about any skills that you hope to gain from your degree, and how these will help you in the future. Please try to be specific; for instance, if you hope to run your own business in the future, explain what kind of business. (75 words minimum)

This is your opportunity to tell us about your past experiences. You might want to discuss the previous courses that you have studied and found interesting, and how they link to your chosen course. If you have not been studying for more than a few months, we would like you to discuss what you have been doing in that time, how your experiences have related to your chosen course, and why you are now choosing to return to your studies. (75 words minimum)

Please insert the name of the course you are applying for.