Personal Statement Introduction Examples

This page contains personal statement introduction examples that have gotten people accepted to the best universities/colleges in the world–some even on full scholarships.

Note: Don’t copy these openers, remember, original statement is key to writing a personal statement that sells.

Personal Statement Introduction Examples by subject

Sciences

Personal Statement Introduction Example: Mature Student career change to Engineering personal statement

Having had a successful 11 year career in the travel industry, it may seem a little peculiar that I am now applying to study engineering. When I was younger, I had planned to become an engineer and at 16 I took an apprenticeship with the Royal Navy. Not liking the military lifestyle, I left the Navy a little disheartened and found a job working in a travel agency. After a relatively rapid career progression, I was fortunate enough to have a superb position as a Promotions Manager for British Airways in New York. Within a few years though, I realised that my career was not where I wanted it to be and decided to finally train to be an engineer.

Applicant was accepted by:

  • Cambridge University
  • University College London
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Surrey
  • University of Southampton

Personal Statement Introduction Example: Electronics Engineering personal statement

Flirting with electrons has worked wonders. Electronics engineers have manipulated these positron antiparticles to revolutionise fields as diverse as acoustics, medicine and robotics. Impressed by these phenomenal advancements, I am ambitious to join the wonderful people who relentlessly strive to change our lives for the better.

Source: Studential

Applicant was accepted by:

  • Imperial College London
  • The University of Birmingham
  • University College London
  • The University of Sheffield

Personal Statement Introduction Example: Civil Engineering Personal Statement

Engineering, the result of the equation : Scientific knowledge + Mathematics, with the purpose of creating processes from which all Earth’s inventions develop. It is a concept which dates back from the early beginning. All the revolutionary inventions and dignified contructions such as the great “7 Wonders of the World”, ancient cities, castles of which fabulous ruins impress every human eye, are based on Engineering genius, precision and ability of a mind with high caliber.

Source: Studential

Applicant was accepted by:

  • The University of Birmingham
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • The University of Nottingham
  • University of Southampton


Personal Statement Introduction Example: Mechanical Engineering Personal Statement

I grew up as a boy who loves robots and motorbikes very much. Thus, I love things that move
especially those that are related to engines.

Source: Studential

Applicant was accepted by:

  • Imperial College London
  • University of Bristol
  • The University of Manchester
  • Cardiff University   

 

Personal Statement Introduction Example: Mathematics and economy personal statement

In Mathematics there is no good, no evil, no tomorrow, no yesterday, no reality. I have always been attracted to Mathematics by the unquestionable symmetry that surrounds us, everything being based on means of geometry. I am truly convinced that the solution of a difficult problem is as important as the knowledge and the strength we gain in finding it.

Applicant got accepted by:

  • University College London
  • The University of Liverpool
  • University of Exeter

Personal Statement Introduction Example: Neuroscience Personal Statements

In recent years there have been a myriad of ground breaking discoveries in science. However, I believe more can be done in neurology as we have a worldwide ageing population with dementia affecting many sufferers and their families. I wish to study neuroscience as I would like to examine conditions such as this, but also investigate other aspects of the brain such as neuroanatomy. Having had a close family member diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I’ve been exposed to the fragilities of the human brain from a young age. Even though watching the slow deterioration has been distressing, I have also found it very interesting to see how such a complicated organ can be subjected to such large changes due to a degenerative condition. As a result of this personal experience, my desire to study the intricacy and complexities of the brain has substantially increased.

Applicant was accepted by:

  • University College Londer
  • Kinds College

Personal Statement Introduction Example: Neuroscience Personal Statement

From a young age I have been fascinated by how biological processes happen and work. When I went to an exhibition about the brain during my GCSE years I came across Santiago Ramon y Cajal and my curiosity for Neuroscience expanded. Intrigued by Cajal’s drawings of neurons which first showed that there are individual cells in the brain. I quickly delved into neuroscience and was captivated by the complexity of a fundamental part of our body. Neurodegenerative diseases such as Schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease alongside other injuries fascinate me, as I want to know if there could be a cure for paralysis or Alzheimer’s disease.

 Personal Statement Introduction Examples: Arts and Humanities

Personal Statement Introduction Example: International Relations Personal Statement

Throughout my travels, studies, and experience in the world, I have been able to attain what I hope to be a worldly and open-minded perspective. In my efforts to further broaden and improve this perspective, and fully pursue all of my academic passions, I hope to have the privilege of attending university in the United Kingdom.

Applicant was accepted by:

  • The University of Sheffield
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • King’s College London
  • University of St Andrews
  • The University of Warwick
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