1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you going, and are you under a sponsorship (if applicable)?
The course I applied for was BSc Economics.
2. What was included in the application process to your university?
The application process was really easy, all I had to do was the personal statement. After that it’s just filling up my details on UCAS.
3. Were supplements required as part of your application?
Thankfully, supplements or anything additional weren’t needed for the application.
4. What did you include in your personal statement?
In my personal statement, I talked about how my passion for economics came about. It’s important to support your claim too by telling them things you have read or have done related to this field. It wasn’t easy trying to identify how I suddenly had an interest in the subject, so I had to dig real deep to find the truth. And then there were lots of economic issues that I was already into so I wrote about them. After that, I told them about what I like doing and my extra co-curricular activities. I wrapped up my personal statement with a sweet last sentence.
5. Did you have to take any admission tests?
Economics courses at most universities (including mine) don’t usually required any sort of test to be taken.
6. How was the interview session (if any)?
Fortunately, I did not have an interview session.
7. What do you think contributed to your success of your application?
I think being truthful about my interest was the element that contributed most to my success. I did not have any work attachments, nor did I have any amazing ECAs or academic achievements to write about. It was just me writing about my interest. Also, I think relating my life experiences to economics was really important. I literally had to go around town just to gain inspiration from events happening around me and then I related these to economics.
8. What advice do you have for future applicants? Is there anything else that you would like to share?
If you are applying, be sure to be honest and really down to earth in your application. Having lots of PS drafts are normal, I did so many drafts before submitting. Also, if English isn’t your first language, it can be tough putting your ideas to words, so don’t be afraid to get some help for that.
The writer will be studying economics at LSE and will be sponsored under JPA. Also, the writer LOVEs making up and imagining meaningless but funny stories with his/her friends. The writer is also single. 😉