What is a personal statement?
Your UCAS personal statement is your opportunity to tell universities about your suitability for the course(s) that you hope to study. It is part of your online application to universities. You only write one personal statement and it is available to all the universities or colleges you have applied to.
In your personal statement you need to demonstrate your enthusiasm and commitment to university level study and, above all, ensure that you stand out from the crowd.
You can enter up to 4,000 characters (this includes spaces) or 47 lines of text (this includes blank lines), whichever comes first. You do not have to use all the space provided.
Before you begin...
Take a look at our 'How to write a great UCAS personal statement' video and take notes on the dos and don'ts when it comes to writing yours.
Build your personal statement
Once you complete the personal statement creator we'll email you a copy that you can use on your UCAS application.