Standard and meaningful visa SOP example is hard to find these days. All you get is some copy pasted and repeated stuff in each SOP samples you find on the internet. I personally went through hundreds of visa sop samples but couldn’t find anything different in all of them.
With all that being said, I decided to share my personal SOP (Statement of Purpose) which I have prepared staying awake for days and nights for my Canada Student Visa application. I would suggest that you take only ideas and references from this SOP and do not copy paste the whole SOP as it is.
Visa SOP is the most crucial part of your student visa application and visa officers are highly interested in reading your honest statement of purpose. So, if you copy paste content from someone else’s visa SOP, then they will figure out it really well. I get this question asked a lot: how to write a statement of purpose?
In this post, I will explain it all.
What is SOP?
The full form of SOP is “Statement of Purpose”.
SOP simply means stating your genuine and convincing purpose for your student visa application to whatever country you are applying to.
Most countries like, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK require you to write statement of purpose and attach in your visa file. Out of all these, Canada tops the list as they are super curious behind knowing your intentions behind your visa application.
Visa SOP (Statement of Purpose) is all about sharing your experiences and giving a firm statement and/or a reason why you are eligible for any particular country where you want to study. So, my experiences and your experiences and reasons won’t be the same as yours and vice versa.
You will get to know more in a minute once you go through my sop example.
How to Write A Statement of Purpose?
It’s all about letting them know why do you want to go to their country to achieve your dreams.
Writing statement of purpose is all about proving your point about why you are perfect fit for their country and why their country is perfect fit for you.
Be honest and pour out all of your passion in writing that one paragraph. That one paragraph can change your life. Don’t take it lightly. Don’t take it for granted.
In order to write straight to the point SOP, first off, list down the things you want to write in one piece of paper. Then, start explaining those points in quite professional and convincing manner.
Try to make good use of your vocabulary. You can reference to some of the words I have used in this particular sop example.
Statement of Purpose Format
I have encountered numbers of people saying there’s no particular statement of purpose format.
I disagree with that. Totally.
I mean you are most probably planning for graduate school statement of purpose.
That’s not a small thing.
Visa officer would be more interested if you sound more professional in your SOP. And, in order to do that, your SOP needs to be formatted really well.
In this SOP example, I have followed really nice statement of purpose format targeting to make the beloved visa officer as engaged as possible.
Without wasting much of your time, let me show you my visa SOP sample. One can refer to this statement of purpose sample for Australian visa application, Canada visa application or USA visa application or any other countries for that matter.
My Personal SOP Example
Name: Unnit Metaliya
Address: 9051, Cameoriana Boulevard
Sydney, New South Wales,
Australia – 2254
High Commission of Canada
Subject: Statement of Purpose for Masters
I would like to have this opportunity to introduce myself as a tech enthusiastic person whose life is basically all about computers and programming. Ever since my father bought me a computer, there were hardly some days in which I would not be on my computer learning something new, doing something interesting.
Slowly and gradually, the hobby became a passion and I made myself determinant about making a career in Computer Science. This passion and love for computers led me to pursue Bachelors of Engineering in Information Technology from Gujarat Technological University.
Why Masters of Applied Computing at the University of Windsor?
As I considered my alternatives for post-graduate studies, the Masters of Applied Computing at the University of Windsor has emerged for various reasons. The interdisciplinary way of the program is particularly appealing to me, as this will give me a much more extensive, more down to earth comprehension of all major concepts of Applied Computing, including the advanced database concepts and also the network and security concepts.
With the innately worldwide nature of today’s computer programming industry, it is vital for me to contemplate in a universal domain far from my home country, and doing as such in one of the reputed university in Canada will absolutely give me a novel advantage in my career pursuits.
Having had the privilege to learn practical aspects of multiple programming languages and subjects such Data and File Structure, Operating System, Database Management Systems, Object Oriented Programming With C++, Software Engineering, Computer Graphics, Web Technology and Programming, Advanced Java Technology etcetera in my under graduation, I am confident of adding to the paradigm diversity of the applied computing world by joining the University of Windsor for my post-graduation.
The Master of Applied Computing offered at the University of Windsor will surely substantiate me with the right acquaintance, dexterity, and practice to accomplish my professionalism. Advanced Computing Concepts, Network and Data Security and Advanced Systems Programming are among the few courses, which I wish to pursue there.
Working out with the highly experienced and skilled faculties along with the prominent facilities being provided will surely back me in my academic pursuit.
My profile is having all the pre-requisites for the admission and I have secured my admission there. I have secured 7.07 CGPA in my under-graduation and scored overall 7.0 bands in my IELTS test.
In addition to the courses that I have taken in my under-graduation, I have been exceptionally active outside of the classroom, participating in extracurricular activities and working on personal projects in order to inspire myself and broaden my perspectives. For instance, I have developed Personal Time Management Application, a project, despite the fact that being non-academic, at last, gave me an opportunity to learn and implement latest technologies for personal use.
I have developed a graphics based game which was solely focused on increasing typing efficiency of users. Moreover, I successfully delivered a presentation to my juniors teaching them PHP Programming and Importance of Programming. All of my past endeavors makes me feel highly motivated and energetic at adopting new attitudes and encountering new things. This is definitely why I have chosen to keep improving myself by considering for a graduate degree in the University of Windsor, Canada.
Why Masters in Canada?
Canada was the first and final choice for me when I was in a phase to choose a country for my post-graduation because of some straightforward reasons. The education system of Canada is brilliant in all sorts of ways and ranked as best among the whole world. In addition to that, Canada is a safe and peaceful nation with superb health care facilities.
All Canadian institutes provide a dynamic, innovative and challenging environment in which one can create and nurture their true potential. Canadian qualification will surely be a strong base for boosting my career and building my future.
Every year, talented students from all over the globe do come Canada to study so that they can make their dream come true. Studying with them will surely expose me to their cultures and ethics, as well as improvise my communication skills.
How to end a statement of Purpose?
Now comes how you should end your SOP part which is really important as this will be the last thing that will be sticking in visa officer’s mind before he proceeds with next steps. You need to make sure it’s appealing in your own SOP.
After completion of my masters in Canada I intend to come back to my home country with the outstanding skillset and join the IT industry, which continues to thrive in India, as a computer engineer.
In past decade, the world has shown tremendous growth in IT sector and there is and will be a huge demand for IT professionals in near future. So, I would like to come back as a high skilled techno-functional computer engineer and join some reputed organization to make a bright career.
Hence, after completing my course I am confident that I will easily get a suitable job in leading IT organizations in India. At the end, my only goal is to be a successful and dynamic professional in near future which can make me stand out among all. Also, I have paid 11,360 CAD in my tuition fees and 10,035 CAD in Scotia Bank’s Student GIC Program to cover my first year living expenses.
Dear Sir/Madam, I hope that you will find all my documents in proper order and I kindly request you to process my visa application as soon as possible. I am very much thankful to you for giving me your valuable time to process my student visa application.
I hope you liked my visa SOP example and got to know something new from it. It will surely help you out in your visa application.
I wish you all the best for your further process.
If you have made this far, great!
Frequently Asked Questions (after reading this SOP)
These are the messages I get on my social media from people after finishing going through my shared statement of purpose. Please check if your question is listed here. If not, feel free to reach out. I’d love to help.
I would like to share few good words shared with me by the people who took my professional help for writing their SOP. Testimonial #8: Client contacted us with a doubt. We solved it in reply. Client contacts us back with visa approval update. One of the many happy moments for us. And, many more. If you want to know more about the process, feel free to reach out to me at Also Read:
Testimonials from my past clients/students:
I would like to share few good words shared with me by the people who took my professional help for writing their SOP.
Testimonial #8: Client contacted us with a doubt. We solved it in reply. Client contacts us back with visa approval update. One of the many happy moments for us.
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