King's College London

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Scottish Parliamentary Program

St. Mary's University

STEM Summer Research Placements (Brisbane, Dublin, Glasgow, Granada, Limerick, London)

University of Cambridge

University of Havana

University of Oxford

All Other Programs


King's College London

For your personal statement you should answer the following three questions (no more than 200 words for each answer).

  1. King's College London (KCL) is very much focused on the importance of an international student experience. Please talk about internationalization from your own perspective and how having an international experience at KCL would contribute towards you becoming a ‘global citizen’.
  2. Studying in another country and adapting to a new education system can be very challenging. Please talk about the strategies you will use to integrate yourself into life at KCL and life in London.
  3. Please list some examples of KCL modules (courses) that appeal to you and talk about:
    • How these modules correspond with your current degree
    • How these modules would contribute towards your long-term career aspirations
    • What aspects of KCL life do you hope to get involved in outside of your academic commitments?

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

In a few paragraphs, please describe your interest in studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, concentrating on how your time at the RCS will impact you as a student, as a professional, and as an artist.

 

Scottish Parliamentary Program

Please write a 500 word essay on why you wish to participate in the program. This is the opportunity to demonstrate motivation to embark on the program and should also discuss any voluntary or campaigning experience which you feel are relevant to your application.

St. Mary's University

Please write a paragraph on why you are applying to St. Mary's specifically.

STEM Summer Research Placement - Brisbane, Dublin, Glasgow, Granada, Limerick, London

All undergraduate Summer Research placement applicants should submit a brief interest statement along with their other application requirements via Passport. This will be essential to gauge each candidate’s aptitude for research. Please be sure to list any pertinent lab science courses, field study and undergraduate research experience.

Applicants must indicate a preferred research topic and two alternates. A complete list of research topics for each location is available on the program page.

University of Cambridge

Please write a short essay about what interests you about the University of Cambridge, and why you are applying to the Cambridge program. This essay should be at least one page in length.

University of Havana

Please provide a personal statement of 750 words in Spanish* about your interest in studying abroad in Cuba. This essay will be used both to determine your interest and your level of Spanish proficiency.

*Please note that only Semester students are required to write their essay in Spanish. Summer students can write in Spanish or English.

University of Oxford

In a few paragraphs, please describe your reasons for applying to Oxford. As the Personal Essay is an important part of the review process, please submit an essay that is at least a page in length and include detailed and specific examples behind your choice of program.

Students should rather concentrate on information including:

  • What you can bring to the Oxford community
  • Why the tutorial system and Oxford style of education draw you to Oxford
  • Your passion for your area of study and intellectual engagement
  • Academic goals for your time abroad
  • Future career and educational aspirations
  • Personal interests and experiences which are directly related to your application to study at Oxford

Simply saying that you wish to attend Oxford because it is prestigious and you feel you deserve a placement because of your academic performance will not be well-received. Instead, be specific, be serious, be engaging, and - above all - proofread!

Other

If your program is not listed above, then please submit a statement that reflects your academic strengths and interests, your motivations for studying abroad, and how studying abroad may affect your future academic and professional plans. You should also comment on why your program is the best fit to help you achieve your study abroad goals. (300-400 words)