Statement Of Purpose

Updated on - November 11th 2019 by Rachit Agrawal

SOP Samples- Objective

An SOP is an important part of the admission process. Students should write a SOP for the
following reasons.
● It is an important application which is required to acquire admissions in universities
abroad.
● An SOP helps universities decide if applicants are interested and capable for admission
in the selected course.
● It gives an understanding of whether the student will be able to contribute significantly to
the Institute and society.
● An SOP is the best way to express oneself, career goals, and achievements.
● A good SOP is key for admission to top international universities.

Why are SOP Samples important?

As SOP is an important part of the admission process, it is necessary to write a good SOP.
Hence an SOP sample provides an understanding of what points to include, what points not to
include, what format to follow, what points to cover, etc. It is important for a candidate to
understand what kind of details to mention in the SOP.

SOP Sample for MBA

The format for writing an SOP for an MBA or management course is different as compared to
other courses. While preparing an SOP for an MBA program we need to include two separate
lists – one personal and another professional. For MBA courses many Universities abroad
require work experience. Hence, we need to include work experience in your statement of
purpose as well. Firstly, students have to choose what specialization they would like in their
MBA program. Hence, depending on that one should ensure that the personal and professional
experiences both are related to each other.

SOP Sample for PhD

For a Ph.D. application, each and every document in the application process plays an important
role in presenting a candidate’s profile to the admission committee. Each of the documents such
as SOP, sample research papers, research essay etc can be a deciding factor for the university
to select the student. A Ph.D. SOP largely focuses on the research work carried out by the
candidate. The SOP for a Ph.D. course/program should showcase the candidate’s research
ability, time-management skills, efficiency, analytical and reasoning abilities.

SOP Sample for MS

While writing an SOP for an MS or Masters or course, what needs to be considered is the kind of
course for which the student is applying to. Discussing the industry he/ she plans to join
and relating it to the long-term goal is the best way to start writing an SOP for MS course. Firstly
we need to explain the background, academic and professional achievements when the
individual has achieved. Then we also need to mention why he/ she wishes to enroll for that
particular course at the university and what he/ she plans to do on completion of the course. All
the information discussed in the SOP should lead towards the decision of applying to the
chosen course and college, where you would discuss the opportunities you would get by
studying under some professors and contributing to their research work.

SOP Sample for Masters

For writing an SOP for a Masters of course, what needs to be considered is the kind of course
for which the student is applying to. Discussing the industry he/ she plans to join and
relating it to the long-term goal is the best way to start writing an SOP for MS course. Firstly we
need to explain the background, academic and professional achievements when the
individual has achieved. Then we also need to mention why he/ she wishes to enroll for that
particular course at the university and what he/ she plans to do on completion of the course. All
the information discussed in the SOP should lead towards the decision of applying to the
chosen course and college, where you would discuss the opportunities you would get by
studying under some professors and contributing to their research work.

SOP Sample for Graduate School

While writing for an SOP for graduate school, students must focus on their plans and career
goals and how that particular graduate program will help them achieve their goals. Different
graduate schools have different requirements. However, the main information which has to be
mentioned in an SOP for graduate school is what you want to study, why you want to study that
field, what experience one has in that field and what they plan to do once they get their degree.

SOP Sample for University

The SOP for a university contains details such as who they are, what has influenced their career
path, professional interests and where they plan to go after their university education. The
statement of purpose is like a chance for the candidate to talk directly to the admissions
committee. It is a means to stand out from among various candidates with similar qualification. It
is a chance to convince the admission committee and prove yourself to be passionate and
different from other applicants.

SOP Sample for Bachelors

While writing an SOP for a Bachelors course it is necessary to mention about the secondary
education details and intermediate details such as PUC or 12 th. Also one should mention the stream in which they have completed the intermediate and talk about why he/ she is
interested in that particular field of study. The field of study in the bachelor’s course should be in
the same stream from which the intermediate has been completed. E.g. science, arts or
commerce. Candidates also need to mention about their hobbies, interests etc and why they are
interested in that particular field of study and what they intend to do thereafter.

SOPs of students studying abroad

Swapnil Shah

University of Massachusetts

Uvika Sahni

Royal Melbourne Institute Of Technology

Riya Gupta

Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Pradyut Bhatnagar

The University of Hong Kong

Nidhi Agrawal

Deakin University

Vahini Goyal

Swinburne University of Technology

Swapnil Shah

University of Massachusetts

Nidhi Agrawal

Deakin University

Tejas Vohra

University of Hong Kong

Prateek Biyani

University Of Sydney

VIVEK VEERI

Monash University

Shrinivas S

University of South Florida

Bharat Bhushan

Macquarie University

Abhishek Jaiswal

University of Southern California

Varun Garg

University College Dublin

Tushar

Aston University

test mentor

Acsenda School Of Management

Gourav Chhabra

RMIT university

Test Appupl

Academy Of Art University

Tarun

Monash University

Riya Gupta

Macquarie Graduate School of Management

Nidhi Agrawal

Deakin University

Utsav Agarwala

Macquarie University

Pooja

University Of Melbourne

Siddharth Agarwal

The University of Hong Kong

Remshed Shaheer

University Of Technology Sydney

Pimpal Nath

University of South Florida

Satbir Singh

University of Calgary
Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard

Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.

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