personal statement draft
Hi, I would like to ask for your help. I am writing a draft about personal statement. As I researched about samples, I stumbled upon this site. So anyway, this is my question;
1) Do I really need to write my essay with this pattern,
o Motivations with which you apply for this program
o Your education and work experience in relation to GKS.
o Reason for studying in Korea
o Any other aspects of your background and interests which may help us evaluate your aptitude and passion
for graduate study or research.
or I can write how I want it as long as I am able to show the required information for my personal statement?
p.s. Im preparing this early for next year, since I heard GKS annually do this. :D
Welcome to the Forum and hope that my comments help!
As a former scholarship administrator, here are some of my general comments:
- please follow and answer each of the questions as required by the scholarship (if there is any);
- if no specific guidance question, put yourself into panel's shoes, i.e. why the panel have to choose you as the scholar?
***** why Korea & this programme (as you mentioned)?
***** why this time?
***** what are your strengths/previous experiences/education that make you excel in the field?
***** how could you contribute to this programme/college/Korea during and after the programme?
In the statement, you should also demonstrate how you are familiar with the programme and your aspiration to certain area, especially if you are applying for research position.
I believe around 600 words in English would be the best length for readers.
Thank you for your thoughts. Greatly appreciate it. Will definitely take note of this.