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Why the SOP is an important part of the application process

Article explains what admission officers expect from a Statement of Purpose and how one can write an interesting Statement of Purpose.

Students looking forward to pursue higher education abroad are expected to write a Statement of Purpose. Here Kunal Ambasht of EGE Global Education explains what admission officers expect from a Statement of Purpose and how one can write an interesting Statement of Purpose.
 
SOP is a student’s personal statement that explains his/her professional and career interests. The admissions committee will definitely want to know the reason behind the student’s decision in choosing a particular course and studying abroad. To know if the student is eligible for the programme the committee also oversees the student’s academic background.  
 
For e.g. if a student is applying for an MBA programme abroad after working for a period of 3 to 4 years it is important to explain the reason for leaving the job.  Students are also required to explain in detail the expectations out of the course, skills he/she would acquire and how it would be utilized effectively after course completion.
 
The concept of the Statement of Purpose is the same for all students applying for master’s programme without work experience. The admissions committee does not expect detailed information from them as they have no work experience. For them the focus is more on academic background, interested projects and research areas. For undergraduate students its more about getting clarity of their interest areas and what they want to do after their course completion.
 
Therefore the concept is the same for all but the difference is in how they explain themselves.
 
The next video in queue explains the difference between conditional and unconditional offer letters and what role a conditional letter plays in the visa application.
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

Writing a Statement of Purpose?

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